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Roughies Report

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in School

On Thursday Nov. 15, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute will hold an open house at their Schnecksville campus from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Parents and families of current and prospective students can attend a special academic center presentation, visit open classrooms and lab demonstrations and learn more about the school and what it has to offer.

While there, visitors are also invited to shop the bakery, flower shop and the school store. Instructors will be available to provide...

Northampton police

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 30

· A report of a trampoline that broke loose from an unknown location, striking and damaging the hood of an engine and right fender of a vehicle due to hurricane winds brought officers to the parking lot of the Northampton Regional Ambulance Corps, 1525 Canal St.

OCTOBER 31

· Police responded to a report of a woman hit in the face by a man in the 1400 block of Railroad Street.

· A...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOVEMBER 7

· Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash on South Church Street.

· Police were called to the Peachtree Playground, 1456 Robert St., to investigate a report of a fight.

· Officers responded to a fire in the 1600 block of Jackson Street.

· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought police to MacArthur Road.

NOVEMBER 8

· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought...

Mr. Modem

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Q. How do I get my Windows Live Mail spell check back? It suddenly disappeared and refuses to work.

A. Windows Live Mail (WLM) automatically checks messages and underlines, with a red squiggly line, any words it suspects are misspelled. If your Windows Live Mail is no longer doing this, it needs to be restarted, which is not difficult to do.

With Windows Live Mail open, press the Menu button at the top of the screen, or you can press the ALT + M keystroke combo on your keyboard...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 19

The Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.

TUESDAY 20

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.

Catasauqua Borough...

Tax rebate

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities until Dec. 31.

More than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program."

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $...

Sewer plant reverts to backup power

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

At the storm-delayed executive session of Catasauqua Borough Council Nov. 1, borough Manager Eugene Goldfeder reported that the sewage treatment plant was running on a generator after last Monday's Hurricane Sandy.

"We have partial power restored, but the full system is not up," he said.

According to Goldfeder, the three-phase power system requires additional input.

"We elected to stay on emergency power because the loss of full three-phase power might harm some of the...

Superstorm Sandy blows into town

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The damage from superstorm Sandy can still be seen in communities throughout the Lehigh Valley.

As the storm blew into the community of Catasauqua last Monday evening, it knocked down trees and power lines, causing many in the borough to wait out the storm in the cold and the dark.

Although the residents of Catasauqua were not exempt from the wrath of the storm, borough Police Chief Douglas Kish told The Press through the efforts of emergency management, the borough was able to...