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Agreement reached with sheriffs assocation

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners unanimously approved the collective bargaining agreement between Lehigh County and the Lehigh County Deputy Sheriffs Association at its July 24 meeting. The county will continue to collect the union's dues.

At the July 10 Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Scott Ott made a motion to direct the administration to renegotiate the part of the new collective bargaining agreement which requires the county to collect the union dues. The...

Tasting held at George Taylor House

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

The Red, White and George wine tasting opened to guests on a sultry July summer afternoon.

"This year we added crafted beers to the tasting table," said Brenda Wieder. Wieder is the newly appointed program coordinator for the George Taylor House.

"I've conducted many of the tours and look forward to promoting this historical site," she said.

The annual tasting event is a fundraiser for the historic George Taylor House sponsored by the Borough of Catasauqua and the...

Vacant building collapses

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A vacant building located on 405 Crane St. in Catasauqua collapsed Sunday evening, leaving nine individuals living adjacent to the structure temporarily without shelter.

In a telephone interview with The Press Monday morning, Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish said the police department received a call at 7:07 p.m. Sunday regarding the building collapse.

The police department, borough fire department, PPL, UGI and the borough engineer, Pidcock Co., were on the scene Sunday,...

Damaged roof, rain are blamed

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

They said 405 Crane St. was going to fall, and Sunday, it imploded in the rainstorm.

"It didn't collapse," Borough Council President Brian Bartholomew said. Barholomew was the senior borough official on site. "The inside caved in on itself, but the [exterior] walls held most of the debris on the lot," he told The Press Sunday.

Bartholomew said he was watching the building and not a drop of rain came off the roof.

"Everything went right inside," he said.


Editor's View

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

The recent proclamation by Angelina Jolie to have a preventive double mastectomy has opened the conversation about genetic counseling and the BRCA gene.

In an opinion piece written by Jolie for The New York Times in May, Jolie said she carries the BRCA1 gene which increases her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

"My doctors estimated I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer," Jolie said.

She said her mother died at age 56 of...

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

He [Mark Reccek in his "Another View" in the July 24 issue of The Press] states in Pennsylvania you cannot shoot in self-defense unless the assailant has a deadly weapon.

At first glance that sounds logical. Now think of this.

You are 5 foot 5 inches tall and weigh 135 pounds; the assailant is 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds. You have a legal gun and he doesn't.

Ask Mr. Reccek what he would do if he was the 5 foot 5 inch person. I am...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A disturbance brought officers to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

· Officers assisted an outside agency in the 300 block of Chapel Street.

· Police responded to a report of a missing juvenile in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.


· Officers assisted a citizen on Front Street.

· A domestic call brought police to the 200 block of Eugene Street.