Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

MONDAY 8

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.

TUESDAY 9

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

WEDNESDAY 10

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

Walking through Egypt’s history

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society was founded in 1984. Its goal was, and still is, to preserve the buildings and pieces of land that are critical parts of Whitehall’s rich history.

People from all over were invited to meet 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., before embarking on a two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of the village.

Karen Gensey led those gathered on a full 1.3-mile tour of historic areas.

Fire Calls

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPT. 17

Stations 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2671 MacArthur Road.

At 4435 Main St., Stations 35, 36, 39, 40 and 3501 handled the extrication of victim(s) from a vehicle.

Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency on Route 329.

SEPT. 18

An animal rescue at 2025 N. First Ave. was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3501.

Stations 36 and 3503 (deputy chief) addressed a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 264 Fullerton Ave.

SEPT. 19

Probe continues after explosion

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Emergency personnel called to home on Juniper Drive

Whitehall police and fire department personnel were called to a home on Juniper Drive Sept. 21 for the report of an explosion.

According to the report, the emergency call was made just before 3:30 a.m.

Whitehall Police Lt. Gregory Bealer confirmed an unspecified device was located at the scene. Allentown Bomb Squad and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called to assist.

As of press time Wednesday, Bealer said the incident remained under investigation and no other information was available.

Sewage issue continues at township home

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

CWSA says stormwater believed to be originating in South Whitehall

Adam Faisetty, of 1202 Woodlawn St., Whitehall, made a second appearance before Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s board Sept. 20. On Aug. 16, he reported the problems he had with sewer water backing up into his basement. He said he installed an elaborate set of ball valves and cutoffs to prevent the water from entering his house.

All his protection did not stop water from backing up during the rains Aug. 21 and 22. He said he used his Shop-Vac to remove the water and the mess and called in Servpro to clean his basement.

County executive submits budget plan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

On Aug. 31, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, officials and residents received their first look at the proposed budget for 2019 when Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong presented his first budget since assuming office.

After a visual presentation of supporting charts and documents, Armstrong gave the hefty 488-page budget to Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty.

To make the proposed $506.1 million budget (themed “Back to the Future”) balance, Armstrong resurrected the 2015 millage rate of 3.79.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 20

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

TUESDAY 25

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

WEDNESDAY 26

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.

Fire calls

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SEPT. 10

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to an unintentional alarm system activation at 3731 Lehigh St.

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

Stations 36 and 3501 responded to an unintentional alarm transmission at 828 Third St.

At 212 American St., a cooking fire, confined to a container, was handled by Stations 36, 37, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief).

SEPT. 11

An unintentional alarm system activation at 3020 Fellowship Drive brought out Stations 37 and 38.