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Opinion: Editor's View: Chickens make interesting companions

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked.

Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery. But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little...

Letter to the editor: Thank you for successful 'night out'

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

To the Editor:

Thank you to the more than 250 residents who attended the 18th Annual Coplay Town Watch "National Night Out Against Crime" celebration Aug. 7. A large thank you goes to the more than 30 volunteers who ran the event.

The American Club of Coplay hosted the event at their beautiful pavilion. It was a great night.

Thank you to the National Association of Town Watch for their near 30 years of work helping to keep the nation safe. The CTW has been part of NATW...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Car windshield damaged

A resident of Whitehall reported to borough police on Aug. 9 the windshield of her 2001 Buick Century was damaged.

She told police Andre Ehly-Young, no address given, had her cell phone and when she asked that he return the cell phone to her, he threw it against the car's windshield, causing it to crack, police said.

Ehly-Young was cited with criminal mischief, police said.

Damage to the windshield was estimated at $264.

GPS unit...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Boardmeets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., if needed.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

North Catasauqua Civil Service Commission meets at 6 p.m., 1066 Fourth St.


Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S....


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Street improvement specifications have been sent to contractors for work to be done on Hanover Township roadways, according to a report by township Engineer Fredrick Hay.

"The paving will be on Cedar Hill Drive, around the Allentown Apartments," Hay told Hanover Township Council members at their Aug. 1 meeting.

Hay said bids are expected to be returned within the next few weeks.

The road surface on Cedar Hill Drive was disturbed when improvements were made to the sewage...

Lockers, students may be searched at CHS

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua High School Assistant Principal David Domchek explained to board members during the Aug. 1 policy committee meeting careful precautions are taken before he and other high school administrators and teachers search a student's locker or personal effects.

Domchek's explanation came in response to an inquiry by board member Christine Naegel regarding the school's search and seizure power as codified in the proposed 2012-13 high school student handbook.

"We take all the...

N. Catasauqua Column: Young at Heart meets Wednesday

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

This month's meeting of St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the church basement.

The group's casino trip to Mohegan Sun will be Friday, Aug. 31. Seats are still available for this bus trip.

On Oct. 3, a trip to Ace in the Hole Dinner Theater to see 'Winderbar" is planned and on Wednesday, Dec. 5 they will be going to the Rainbow Dinner Theater for a show called "Christmas in Paradise." Seats are available for both trips. These trips are open to the...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 700 block of Front Street.

· Police responded to a theft in the 800 block of Race Street.

· A report of suspicious activity brought officers to the 700 block of Second Street.


· Officers were called to the 200 block of Bridge Street to investigate a report of suspicious activity.

· A parking complaint brought police to the 500 block...

Coplay column: Currently no candidates on Nov. ballot

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.

The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-...