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County commissioners debate authority's charter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners discussed a plan to extend the Lehigh County Authority's charter at its Feb. 13 meeting.

The Lehigh County Authority, who provides water for a majority of Lehigh County, currently has 36 years remaining on its charter, but the charter needs to be extended to 50 years in order for the authority to be able to bid on the lease for Allentown's water.

Commissioner Percy Dougherty, who co-sponsored the bill to extend the charter along with...

Penny Hahn says 'no' to funding LCCC

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Catasauqua Area School Board President Penny Hahn does not believe the district should be funding Lehigh Carbon Community College.

The board Feb. 11 voted to approve the LCCC 2013-14 budget, with Hahn voting in opposition.

"I'm going to vote no because I still don't think we should be paying for the college, period," Hahn said. "I'm sorry but we need to concentrate on our K-12, not above.

The district's share of the LCCC $41,860,769 budget is $193,688, which amounts to...

District saves $644,000 by refinancing

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Catasauqua Area School Board has found another way to save the district and taxpayers money.

Brad Remig, of Public Financial Management, told the school board Feb. 11 by refinancing a 2009 bond in the amount of $8.9 million the district has captured $644,000 in savings.

Remig said the refinancing of the bond amounts to $484,000 in savings in this year's budget.

"This is good news," Remig said. "You didn't do any restructuring or extend debt out."


School board struggles over approving class advisor

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

It's official.

Catasauqua High School teacher Alexis Sziy can now formally move forward and serve as the junior class advisor and assist the junior and senior classes with this year's prom.

A sticky issue arose during the Feb. 11 meeting of the Catasauqua Area School Board when Sziy's appointment was initially turned down by a vote of 4-4.

Voting in opposition to Sziy's appointment were school board members Dawn Berrigan, Carol McCarthy, Christine Naegel and Sally Reiss...

Hanover acts on noise complaints

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Hanover Township residents who raised a ruckus about noise last fall will be happy to hear the township administration has heard their pleas and responded with attempts to control noise levels.

In November, when a trucking company sought approval to add a maintenance terminal on its property near the Sherwood Estates development, residents filled the council meeting room at the municipal building during a hearing. They came to object to the amount of noise that could be generated with...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

A celebration of fairy tales and folk tales at Sheckler Elementary School is coming up soon. During Read Across America Week Feb. 24-March 1, a number of fun reading-related events are planned for students to enjoy.

The celebration kicks off Monday Feb. 25, with Read Aloud Day. Teachers will read a fairy tale or folk tale to their students.

Green Eggs and Ham will be on the menu for lunch in the cafeteria Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Students are encouraged to wear Cat in the Hat...

Allow your children to amaze you

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Our Christmas card this year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.

All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.

I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.

The photo included my husband and me as...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

The Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.


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

Service News

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Schmidt retires

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Schmidt retired after 32 years in the U.S. Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadron.

Schmidt, the son of Walter K. Schmidt of Northampton and the late Joan Braun Schmidt, graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1981.

He has flown HC-130 and E3 AWACS aircraft including 91 combat and combat support missions.

In Alaska, he flew in 111 rescue missions resulting in 116 persons saved and 25...