Coplay Aggregates has removed more than 200 tons of contaminated fill containing high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from the quarry, it was reported at the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting Feb. 11.
At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Feb. 11, PTO Plus president Toni Fillman discussed the Scholastic book fair bingo, held Feb. 8 at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School. Fillman credited book fair coordinator and volunteer Tracey Corteen, members of Whitehall High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society and PTO Plus volunteers with the success of the event, which was a fundraiser for Zephyr Elementary School.
Coplay will begin its 150th anniversary celebration April 6 — and what better way to commemorate the event than with a locally themed board game highlighting the borough’s community, civic and business greats?
In 2014, two Whitehall natives, Justin Sommer and Benjamin Bush, thought it would be fun to create a Coplay-inspired version of Monopoly for residents to enjoy. They called it Copolopoly. Their goal was to put a twist on the traditional Monopoly game, while representing the small borough of Coplay and the businesses it has to offer.
With detailed planning underway for public sewer improvements along Summit and Prospect streets, Bud Newton, of Newton Engineering, presented Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority with a new concept at the authority’s regular meeting Jan. 17.
Newton represents developers who are interested in an age-qualified development on Mauch Chunk Road and Schadt Avenue. The proposed development is a town house subdivision near Fellowship Community. The new development is not served by CWSA, and the developer proposes tying into CWSA’s system at an end-of-the-line manhole on Schadt Avenue.
Mr. Bruce Keim was raised in Bethlehem, graduating in 1972 from Liberty High School, where he was a member of the track and field team. One of his favorite teachers was Mr. George Pavlinski, who taught math and motivated the students.
Upon graduating, he enrolled at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. During the summer, he was employed at Bethlehem Steel, where his father and relatives were employed.
Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency on Mauch Chunk Road.
Station 39 offered assistance to police or another governmental agency at 3338 Winchester Road.
A gas leak at 1325 Fairmont St. was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3501.
Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency on Chestnut Street.
Assistance was provided to police or another governmental agency at 3150 Grape St. by Stations 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).
Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Kenneth P. Stephens Jr. has announced his candidacy for the upcoming magisterial district judge race in the 31-1-07 Judicial District, which encompasses Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay.
Stephens was born in Allentown in 1964. He graduated from William Allen High School in 1982 and Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 1986.
He has lived in Whitehall since 1990 with his wife, Donna, and their three children, Zachary, Dylan and Taylor.