Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 1

Stations 35 and 36 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.

OCT. 2

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 904 Pennsylvania St. was handled by Station 36.

OCT. 3

An outside rubbish fire at 1002 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief).

OCT. 5

Stations 39 and 40 responded to a brush fire at 5473 Prospect St.

OCT. 6

A motor vehicle accident with no injuries on Rising Hill Road brought out Stations 37, 38 and 3503.

State of the Counties event is held

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Sept. 19, executives of Lehigh and Northampton counties gave a combined presentation on the state of the counties. The event was sponsored by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County executive, talked at length about the new voter ballot system, adding it was secure and offered a paper trail for voting. Some of the costs will be offset by state grants.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 17

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 22

Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 23

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.

Board denies zoning change request

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Egypt residents pack meeting to voice concerns about proposed housing

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners denied a request to rezone nearly 50 acres of land in the northern tier of the township from low to medium density, after neighbors opposing the plan filled the room at the board meeting Oct. 14.

Joseph Iudicello, representative of the residuary trust of Andrew Yastishok, said the trust owned 155 undeveloped acres bordered by Spruce and Spring streets, Egypt, that was zoned R1, or very low density. The trust had requested a 49.9-acre section at 4500 Spruce St. be rezoned from R1 to R3, or medium density.

2-day clothing drive helps those in need

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts free event for community

The local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 1881 Van Buren Drive, Whitehall, was full of activity and good spirits Oct. 11 during a clothing drive event.

According to Peggy Shafer, local director of public affairs for the church, the humanitarian department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City, Utah, shipped approximately 12,000 pounds of clothing to the Lehigh Valley area. The truck was unloaded Oct. 8 at the Whitehall church.

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPT. 17

General cleanup after a vehicle accident at 3800 Mechanicsville Road was handled by Stations 35, 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

SEPT. 18

Stations 35, 36, 38, 39, 3501 and 3503 were on the scene of a building fire at 4383 Truman St.

SEPT. 19

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Fairmont Avenue brought out Stations 36 and 3501.

Stations 36 and 3501 responded to an overpressure rupture, overheat or explosion on Route 22.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35, 39, 40 and 3501.

Commissioners hear request to rezone nearly 50 acres

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

At its workshop meeting Oct. 7, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners heard a request to rezone nearly 50 acres of land in the northern tier of the township.

Joseph Iudiciello, representative of the residuary trust of Andrew Yastisacehok, said the trust owned 155 undeveloped acres bordered by Spruce and Spring streets that was zoned R1, or very low density.