Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Board gets sneak peek at complex

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Architect presents renderings of township’s new emergency services site

The construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township municipal building is within budget and on schedule, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners learned at its meeting Sept. 9.

Moving the project forward, the board approved both an ordinance to accept a proposal for the removal of hazardous materials including asbestos and a resolution conditionally approving the land development plan at the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Gary Butko

Mr. Gary Butko was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School and vo-tech, specializing in masonry, in 1976.

Gary’s first job was with a bricklaying firm, earning $5 an hour. After a few years, he was employed by MCP, a metal company, for 18 years.

When the plant closed, he started his cement career at Lafarge, recalling, “I started on the tire dock, feeding tires into the plant’s kilns, later transferring to the labor gang and the pack house.”

Mako to host third annual senior expo Sept. 13 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Senior citizens residing in the 183rd Legislative District are invited to the third annual free senior expo scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The event is sponsored by state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd,

“This event is always very popular and provides valuable information,” Mako said. “Many times, seniors, family members or their caregivers are unsure of resources and opportunities available to assist older residents. This expo brings a variety of resources together all in one place.

School board hears students’ travel experiences

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

WCSD administrator also gives presentation on summer reading program

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Sept. 9, London Club adviser Joseph Krempasky introduced Whitehall High School students Kayleigh Moyer and Megan Kelly, who presented a slideshow of their 2019 trip to Eastern Europe. Students traveled through Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.

Moyer’s most memorable part of the trip was the visit to Auschwitz.

“I can genuinely say this was the most life-changing thing I’ve ever done in my entire life,” she said.

Fire calls

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 29

A fire at 78 Madison Lane brought out Station 36.

Station 36 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.

AUG. 30

A brush fire at 2126 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36 and 3501.

Stations 36, 38, 39 and 3501 responded to a carbon monoxide incident at MacArthur Commons.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Pine Street had Stations 35, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) on the scene.

Stations 35, 36, 39, 40 and 3503 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5465 Second St.


Lehigh County Citizens’ Academy classes to begin Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

September doesn’t just mark the first days of school for returning students; it’s also the beginning of the Lehigh County Citizens’ Academy.

Lehigh County will be officially unveiling its nine-day academy, open to local residents, 6 p.m. Sept. 12 in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township 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.


Zoning board OKs brewery in borough

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Establishment planned for Oak, Ninth streets

Investors who want to put a brewery in an abandoned building at Oak and Ninth streets in Coplay faced a room full of residents from the quiet neighborhood during an Aug. 29 meeting of the zoning hearing board.

After listening to statements from both sides of the issue, the board approved the request with restrictions.

David Daly, of Lansdale, purchased the building and poured money into the structure to get it cleaned up. Henry Rhoads, of Kutztown, is the brewer, while John Schultz, of Kempton, and Robert Dwinell, of Whitehall, are financial investors.