Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 19

Stations 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Mickley Road.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 3174 Brynwood Drive was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 38.

Station 39 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 6955 Chrisphalt Drive.

AUG. 20

A gas leak at 900 Mickley Run brought Stations 36, 37 and 38 to the scene.

AUG. 21

A motor vehicle accident with injuries brought Stations 35 and 37 to 2005 Pine St.

Station 36 responded to a brush fire at 1120 Livingston St.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

SEPTEMBER

MONDAY 9

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 10

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

WEDNESDAY 11

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

Community conversations: Group seeks your input

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

CTC working on getting residents involved in discussions of timely topics

At the Aug. 16 Communities That Care meeting, the group continued discussions on proposed community conversations.

Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, noted Whitehall Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. was interested in the idea. Michelle Khouri, Whitehall-Coplay School District registrar, also lent her support at a previous meeting. According to Continenza, they will be getting together after the Sept. 20 meeting to discuss logistics.

Commissioners to see remediation bids

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Municipal building in need of asbestos removal; vote is expected Sept. 9

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners will vote Sept. 9 on an ordinance to accept a proposal for the removal of hazardous materials, including asbestos, in the township municipal building.

At the board’s workshop meeting Sept. 3, commissioners discussed the plan to decontaminate the basement of the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road, which has asbestos around the pipes and in other areas. This will help the construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and renovation of the township building to continue moving forward.

First Presbyterian welcomes new pastor

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by KAT SCHNEIDER in Local News

At long last, the congregation at First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will have a leader at the helm.

After two-and-a-half years of searching and reviewing applicants for the position, the congregation has named the Rev. Christine Kass, or “Pastor Christy,” as its head.

A former journalist, Kass worked as a reporter and editor before entering Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem. Congregants first met Kass when she filled in as a pulpit supply, or temporary pastor, one Sunday.

Fire calls

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 13

A hazardous condition on Quarry Street was addressed by Stations 39 and 3501.

AUG. 15

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 responded to an unintentional alarm system activation at 1500 MacArthur Road.

AUG. 16

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Main Street was handled by Stations 35, 37 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 responded to an unintentional alarm system activation at 823 Third St.

AUG. 17

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36, 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs).

AUG. 18