Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Board overturns county budget veto

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In a party-line 6-3 vote Nov. 14, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners overturned county Executive Phillips Armstrong’s Oct. 31 veto of the proposed 2019 budget.

Democrats Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment, which would have reduced the tax rate for county residents.

The Nov. 14 action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be next year. Commissioners approved a 3.64-millage rate marked down from 3.79 mills Armstrong wanted.

Fire calls

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOV. 19

Stations 37 and 38 responded to a carbon monoxide incident at 3016 S. Birch St.

Station 35 assisted police or another agency on Mickley Road.

NOV. 20

Station 36 was dispatched and canceled en route to 1228 MacArthur Road.

NOV. 22

A water or steam leak at 1855 Fern Court brought out Stations 35, 36, 37 and 3502 (deputy chief).

A malfunctioning alarm system at 2180 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 38.

NOV. 23

Walk/Bike LV plan needs public input

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission released a plan dubbed Walk/Bike LV as a way to encourage development of walkways and bike paths to make it easier for residents to get outdoors. The proposal is a regional master plan for pedestrians and bicyclists. Some cities, like Portland and Seattle, lead the way in accommodating everyday trail users. Others like Tucson are a destination for bikers during the winter season.

Walking tour of historic Hokendauqua rescheduled for spring

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

A walking tour of the historic town of Hokendauqua, originally scheduled for Oct. 27, had to be postponed because of rain.

Whitehall Township Commissioner Jeffrey Dutt said the free tour, hosted by Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, will be rescheduled in the spring.

The purpose of the tour is to make people aware of the historical significance of the area that was created as a “company town” for the 19th-century Thomas Iron Works.

Dutt said there had been a good response to the tour with more than 40 people registered.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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