Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

THURSDAY 8

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

MONDAY 12

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 13

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

WEDNESDAY 14

Congratulations, Class of 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Local News

371 join alumni rank at Whitehall High School

Members of Whitehall High School’s Class of 2017 gathered June 5 for the final time as seniors at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem.

The commencement marked the 113th in Whitehall history on the breezy June evening as family and friends gathered to cheer on their loved ones. The festivities were joyous as 371 members of Whitehall High School became alumni.

The event kicked off with the Whitehall High School band’s performance of “Pomp and Circumstance” as members of staff and faculty made their way down the aisle. Soon, the Class of 2017 followed — to the roar of the crowd.

Preserving farmland in Whitehall

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Township may acquire Mickley-Prydun Farmstead with help from county

Whitehall Township may partner with Lehigh County for the township to acquire a historic farm in the northern tier. The farmland preservation process is in keeping with the county’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.

The board of commissioners at its Monday workshop meeting listened to details regarding the project involving the Mickley-Prydun Farmstead at North Church and Spring streets. The wooded tract includes a barn and a log cabin and is sloped in some areas.

Coplay council hears of stormwater management program

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough Engineer Daniel Witczak presented some preliminary information regarding a stormwater management program to Coplay council members at their workshop meeting June 6.

With water and sewer customers in Coplay tagged with additional costs to reduce clear water infiltration, a project still not complete, the Environmental Protection Agency and Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection have teamed up to start a new mandated program that addresses stormwater management.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

MONDAY 5

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 6

Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

THURSDAY 8

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

CWSA, township discuss improvements to sewer service

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners has worked with Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) on several occasions regarding proposed revisions to the township’s 537 plan. A 537 plan is a formal plan to allocate public sewer service in the township and is required by the state.

At CWSA’s meeting May 18, a proposal to modify the 537 plan and bring public sewer to Summit Drive was discussed.

“The township is looking for costs to provide the sewer lines,” Vice Chairman James Carpenter said.

General Manager David Harleman explained how the costs are determined.

Sommer Fest set for June 3 at Tri-Boro

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by TINAMARIE MARTIN in Local News

On June 3, Lehigh Valley Community Benefit will be holding its second annual Sommer Fest bike ride and benefit. The event, rain or shine, will honor the life and memory of Joe Sommer Jr., who was tragically murdered in a senseless act of violence last year.

Lehigh Valley Community Benefit has been supporting Lehigh Valley families affected by tragedies since 2010. The group also donates to first responders, veterans organizations, animal shelters and other nonprofit charities — with a focus on “paying it forward.”

Suspect killed after Egypt robbery

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by MARK RECCEK AND STACEY KOCH in Local News

Allentown police shoot Coplay man after pharmacy theft; owner injured

A Coplay, North Whitehall Township, man was shot and killed by Allentown police after a robbery in Whitehall Township May 21.

The robbery at Whitehall Pharmacy, 4117 Main St., Egypt, occurred in the early morning. The pharmacy owner was shot by the suspect, identified as Joseph M. Hodgin, 43.

According to a news release from Allentown Police Department, Hodgin fled the scene of the robbery toward Allentown in a white pickup truck. Allentown police were notified, located the pickup truck at 10th and Chew streets and attempted to stop the vehicle.