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Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Charotin Hose Company of North Catasauqua responded to the following calls recently, according to information on the fire department's website.

Fire alarm

Aug. 8, 9:50 a.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to the North Catasauqua High Rise at 1400 Main St., North Catasauqua, for an automatic fire alarm. Catasauqua and Northampton fire department personnel responded as automatic mutual aid.

The alarm was sounding in the attic. A crew checked the attic and found...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Church, Second and Union streets, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the parish center.

The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, roll, butter, beverage and dessert.

You may purchase tickets in advance by calling the church office at 610-264-0332 or email kim. Tickets will be available at the door and takeout will also be available.



Northampton police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Police responded to a verbal dispute between a man and woman in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue.


· A motor vehicle crash brought officers to Main Street and Lerchenmiller Drive.


· Police responded to report of an intoxicated man who punched a woman in the 1800 block of Main Street.

· A report of a sink smashed off the wall in the women'...

Coplay column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the arrival of autumn, trees are turning shades of yellow, brown and orange are falling to the ground.

Unlike some communities, where leaves can be swept off the curbs for pickup by mechanical devices, the borough of Coplay requires its residents to place leaves in large plastic bags for pick-up on Fridays. Public works personnel will undertake this task during next several weeks.

A reminder to all borough residents: burning of leaves is prohibited.



Rougies Report

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

The PSAT test will be administered in the Catasauqua High School cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 to 11 a.m. The deadline to register is noon on Friday, Oct. 12.

This test is for any junior who is planning to attend a four-year college. Sophomores may take this test for practice only but will be required to take it again as a junior.


The guidance office has announced that representatives from St. Joseph's University will be at the high school on Tuesday Oct. 9...

Should fifth-graders attend CMS?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Are Sheckler Elementary fourth-grade students prepared, both academically and psychologically, for attending Catasauqua Middle School?

Kim Jarrah, a Catasauqua resident and mother of a CMS student, shared her concerns with the Catasauqua School Board at the worshop meeting Tuesday. She described the difficulties her daughter has encountered due to transition from Sheckler to the middle school, which includes students in fifth through eighth grades.

Armed with research she...

New guidance staff comes to CMS

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in School

Catasauqua Middle School welcomes two new faculty members to its guidance department.

Amy Dymond-Jones, who has been at CMS for seven years, will head the Olweu Bullying Prevention Program and will serve as the assigned counselor for all grade levels this academic year.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being outdoors.

Amy Miller has returned this year after spending time at the middle school last spring. This semester...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle tires slashed

Coplay police on Sunday were called to the unit block of South Fourth Street to investigate a report of damage to a vehicle.

Police on arriving at the scene found two tires slashed on a neighbor's vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was not available at the time of the report, police stated.

The neighbor informed police he observed two tires slashed on his neighbor's vehicle while it was parked in front of his home.

Police respond to suspicious...

Northampton column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Congratulations to the Northampton Area Public Library, which has received a $4,000 grant from the Best Buy Children's Foundation.

It comes from the Community Grants program in partnership with local Best Buy stores to support programs that help youth excel in school, engage in their communities and develop life and leadership skills.

The grant will be used to purchase laptop and tablet computers and equipment to be used in the library's Teen Cyber Space project. This is an...