I must respectfully, but emphatically, disagree with an editorial by my colleague, Deb Palmieri, in the Jan. 31 edition, "Administration's encroachment on the Second Amendment is unacceptable."
Sadly, instead of recognizing that the right to bear arms, like other rights guaranteed in our Constitution, is not absolute, Deb results to the 'slippery slope' argument that other gun rights extremists are using, when she says, "First, assault weapons ... and magazines holding more than 10...
Thursday, Feb. 14: Elem.–Tacos, refried beans, buttered corn, sliced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S.–Nachos grande, buttered corn, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, milk. H.S.–Nachos grande, buttered corn, assorted fresh fruit, refried beans, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Feb. 15: Holiday.
Monday, Feb. 18: Holiday.
Tuesday, Feb. 19: Elem.–Chicken fries, whole grain dinner roll, baked beans, mandarin oranges, assorted...
Although Coplay Borough did not see a noticeable increase in overall police activity in 2012, the number of assaults is on the rise.
According to a report presented by police Chief Vincent Genovese at the Feb. 5 council workshop, the borough experienced 2,988 incidents in 2012, compared with 2,987 in 2011.
In 2011 there were six assaults reported, compared to 20 in 2012, said Genovese.
In 2011 there were 115 reported crimes and in 2012 the total was 166.
Mr. Stephen Decker was born in Baltimore, Md., and spent his youth in historic Frederick, Md. The family moved to Allentown in 1963 where his father was a supervisor for Cook Coffee.
Stephen graduated from William Allen High School in 1969 and pursued a very interesting career. First stop was employment with S&H Green Stamps (remember them?) in their premium warehouse for $60 a week.
Next it was delivering milk for Freeman's Dairy (Best by Test), where the hours for the six...
Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and supporting the smart growth of green technology is at the heart of the solution to most issues we debate in this great nation.
When we talk about gun related issues and problems with violence in our society, the greater issue is social stability coupled with economic growth.
Most people who have quality jobs and something significant to lose, refrain from making horrible and atrocious decisions.
When we talk about joblessness...
The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Shade Tree Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
The Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m.
A basket social is also planned for Saturday, 3-8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-2 p.m. The drawing will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.
For more information, call 610-262-2123.
The Quota Club of Northampton is holding its annual oldies dance Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.
No Kill Lehigh Valley has scheduled two vaccination clinics.
One is set for Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Affordable Pet Center, 2022 Main St., Northampton. The other is Sunday, April 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at CHAAR Saddlery, Farm & Pet on Airport Road, just south of the Route 22 intersection.
Vaccinations are available for cats and dogs. There is a fee.
Operation Catsnips are scheduled for April 5, 7 and 14. These events offer low cost spay/neuter...
St. Andrew's Young at Heart will be hosting a casino bus trip to Hollywood Casino near Hershey on Friday, Feb. 22. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. For availability and cost, call Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.
The regular monthly Young at Heart meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the St. Andrews Catholic Church social hall at 1 p.m. From the parking lot in the rear of the church, enter through the side door. I hear they always have a fun time.
Dues are being collected at this time...
A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism.
The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.
"This app provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool," said state police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "The See...