· Officers assisted EMS in the 600 block of South 14th Street.
· A report of juveniles who threw a firecracker at a house brought police to the 400 block of Second Street.
· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 900 block of Bridge Street.
· A report of two men fighting brought police to the 700 block of Third Street.
· Police responded to a report of a burglary in the 800 block of Faith Drive.
· A report of identity...
The heat wave has abated a bit, but not without invoking memories of many older citizens.
Very few owned refrigerators in the 1940s. When they did come onto the market, the price was too high for many families.
Many in the borough still remember Gusty Hobel, who operated an open truck delivering blocks of ice. Gusty chipped the frozen blocks of water with an ice pick and used iron hooks with a handle to make the delivery. Children loved the shavings of ice left behind.
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· An alarm summoned officers to the 2500 block of Augusta Drive.
· Officers responded to a report of a vehicle keyed in the 4100 block of Wilson Street.
· Police were called to Jordan Park Beverages, 1208 MacArthur Road, to investigate a broken glass door.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of First Street.
· The theft of iron fencing brought police to the 100 block of...
It was a Saturday in early January when Joy, a 45-year-old Northampton resident, found a lump in her right breast.
She shared her story to help readers understand the importance of the Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society programs it funds.
The following Monday, Joy, a single mother of two boys ages 13 and 16, saw her doctor. A mammogram and ultrasound revealed an abnormally shaped lump in her right breast and a suspicious node on her right side.
Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Police responded to a dispute between a man and woman in the 600 block of Walker Drive.
· A report of 60 CDs stolen from an unlocked vehicle brought officers to the 300 block of East 12th Street.
· A report of a vehicle hitting a corner home brought police to the 100 block of East 21st Street.
· A report that a juvenile removed a wallet from a vehicle...
Two Catasauqua students were recognized for their accomplishments in technical education in May.
SkillsUSA hosted the Elmer Gates Enterprise Awards, honoring 38 senior high school career and technical education students from the Lehigh Valley. The awards were presented at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center on Route 512, Bethlehem.
The honorees, including Catasauqua High School Class of 2013 members Devon Wagner and Braxton Strauss, were selected for their scholastic...
The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has generated much public comment.
On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.
The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman was legally justified in defending himself.
Last February, Martin was shot and killed by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator, in Sanford, Fla. after Martin attacked Zimmerman by knocking him down and...
The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is hosting a free Summer Car Cruise on Thursday, Aug. 1. Music, food, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing will be featured along with classic and antique cars on display at the North Catasauqua Park from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a half-price sale Aug. 5-17. The shop will close for housecleaning and changeover the week of Aug. 19 and will reopen Aug. 26 with new clothing...
After 31 years of teaching, Catasauqua High School English and journalism teacher Charlie Post has decided to move on to the next stage of his life.
In reflecting on his career of teaching at CHS, Post sees himself as being very fortunate.
"I never considered this a job," he says of teaching. "I very rarely say in the morning 'I'm going to work.' I say, 'I'm going to school.'"
Post said he started teaching in the Catasauqua Area School District September of 1976. He was...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Cypress Street.
· The theft of a registration plate brought police to the 1100 block of Howertown Road.
· A parking complaint brought officers to the 600 block of Green Street.
· Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on...