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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

The upgrade at the Giant Gas Station on Chestnut and Cherry streets has been completed.

This is the first upgrade since the station opened more than a decade ago.

The self-service station was closed for several days last week while work was performed. Improvements include a bright red canopy, an lluminated logo and improved lighting and pumps.

Motorists, however, are not seeing any lower prices when they fuel their vehicles.

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It's not too early to mark...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Disturbance reported

Coplay Police responded at 1:22 a.m. Saturday to the Log Cabin Tavern, Second & Hall streets, on a report of a disturbance.

On arrival, patrol officers observed several people standing outside the tavern. Officers were told an altercation occurred between two men in the bar.

One of the men was hit in the face with a set of keys, police said. The individual who was struck confronted another man, who he thought threw the keys, police said.

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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 8

· Officers responded to a burglary in the 200 block of Prospect Street.

· A report of harassment brought police to Catasauqua Auto Sales, 623 Howertown Road.

· Police were called to the 100 block of Pineapple Street to investigate a theft from a vehicle.

· Officers responded to a report of vehicle tires slashed in the 100 block of South Front Street.

· A report of a disturbance...

Election Policy

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to...

Gateway mural is dedicated

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

A mural depicting Catasauqua and elements of its history has been taking shape on a wall of a Pine Street building in recent weeks, thanks to the efforts of artist Matt Halm and his assistant Christopher Kosztyo. Many area residents have stopped to view the work in progress as a brick was transoformed into a colorful welcome at the borough's Pine Street Bridge gateway.

On Oct. 13, the artists officially presented the finished product to the borough at a dedication ceremony.

The...

Roughies Report

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

The high school has announced that PSSA retests are scheduled for all seniors beginning on Monday, Oct. 22, and ending on Friday, Nov. 2.

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Seniors should report to the auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a cap and gown assembly at 10 a.m.

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Students interested in going on the Varsity "C" Club's NIT trip to New York City Nov. 23 should sign up with Mr. Snyder in the guidance office.

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Any senior girl interested in playing in the powder puff...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 10

· Officers responded to a report of the theft of a DVD and prescription drugs from a vehicle at the Redner's Quick Shoppe, 33 W. 21st St.

OCTOBER 11

· A report of a deer that jumped over the front of a vehicle and hit a Northampton police cruiser on the left front side brought officers to the railroad crossing on 21st Street.

· Police responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash in...

CAST to host 'Annie' auditions

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre Company will be planning their 21st season at a meeting open to the public, on Monday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Sheckler Elementary School at 251 N. 14th St., Catasauqua.

Organizational plans as well as plans for this year's production of "Annie" will be discussed. Audition material will be available at the meeting.

Auditions for adults will be held Sunday evening Nov. 4, and student auditions will be held Monday Nov. 5....

Sheckler News

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Students from Catasauqua High School will be visiting Sheckler Elementary School classrooms to read to students on Guest Reader Day tomorrow. This is a tradition every fall that Sheckler and CHS students have come to enjoy.

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Sheckler Shack will be open for students to shop Oct. 23-26. One grade level will have the opportunity to make purchases each day – grade four on Oct. 23, grade three on Oct. 24, grade two on Oct. 25 and grade one on Oct. 26.

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The annual...