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EDITOR’S VIEW

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

We can’t ignore global warming, not with Greta Thunberg leading the way

When my children were younger, a favorite 1996 movie was “Alaska,” a story about two children who searched for their missing father in the mountains of Alaska. Along the way, the two learn valuable lessons and meet a baby polar bear on the run from poachers. My children loved the adventures of the baby polar bear. My youngest son had a stuffed polar bear we affectionately named “Cubby” from the movie.

So should we be concerned about the images we see of the starving polar bears in Alaska losing their homes?

North Catasauqua police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 15

Police were on the scene of a DUI involving drugs in the area of Limestone and Eugene streets.

A verbal domestic problem in the 1200 block of Howertown Road was investigated.

DEC. 16

Officers responded to security checks on Main, Arch, Second and Milton streets.

A traffic stop was conducted at Fourth and Cypress streets.

DEC. 17

Police were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the 1200 block of Fourth Street.

Northampton police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 11

A reportable accident at Center Street and Lilac Court involved one vehicle.

Members of the department investigated a juvenile problem in the 1600 block of Laubach Avenue.

DEC. 12

A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the front bumper, during a hit and run at East 16th Street and Lincoln Avenue. White transfer paint was left at the scene.

Whitehall police

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 14

Suspicious activity in the 100 block of East Union Street was reported.

Police responded to an animal case on Orchard Drive.

Officers investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 600 block of Eighth Street.

DEC. 15

A death investigation brought police to the 300 block of Hill Road.

Officers were on the scene of a reported assault in the 1100 block of Sixth Street.

The department responded to a disturbance in the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.

Rap of the Gavel

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

MONDAY 6

Coplay Borough Council meets 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 8

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

THURSDAY 9

District News: WHS graduate nominations sought

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District is looking for Zephyr Graduates of Distinction. The graduates of distinction award recognizes Whitehall grads who have a marked achievement in academics, music, arts, civic or military service, community service or significant personal achievements.

Nomination forms are available at whitehallcoplay.org, Whitehall Township Public Library and Coplay Public Library or by contacting Dr. Barbara Chomik at 610-439-1431, ext. 1021.

The nomination deadline is Jan. 8.

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