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Fire Calls

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

March 4

· Stations 35, 39 and 40 responded to a switch on a pole that was arcing at 5614 Main St., across from Precious Petals Flower Shop, 2:39 a.m.

· A reported gas leak at 2670 Lehigh St. (found to be a slight odor of ethyl mercaptan, however, no meter reading of LEL or gas) brought out Stations 36 and 37, 7:32 a.m.

March 6

· Stations 37, 37 and 38 responded to a fire alarm at 3902 Elizabeth Court for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors activated, found to be caused by a water problem, 5:19 p.m.

March 7

Answers available

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Library establishes political action committee, new email address

If you're confused about what is going to happen to the Coplay Public Library, you now have an avenue for getting answers.

Library board President Natalie Reichl has invited anyone with questions to call her directly at 610-440-0252 or email savecoplaylibrary@gmail.com.

Reichl announced at the March 14 library board meeting that the email address had been established. She and board Vice President Michele Gruber will be answering the emails.


Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Coplay Garden Club meeting – 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., Coplay. Information: 610-261-1243.

· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Salem United Church of Christ, Walnut and Third streets. Presentation on Doctors Without Borders. Information: Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

· Lehigh Valley Horse Council meeting – 7 p.m., Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem. Discussion: "Mounted Orienteering: Can Your Horse Find His Way?" Information: 610-317-8701.

Local initiative gearing up

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Communities That Care presented at public forum

More than 50 people devoted two hours to learning how to become part of a community that cares.

They spent part of an afternoon at Lehigh Carbon Community College learning about Lehigh County Communities That Care, or CTC.

Local attendees included Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., Coplay Mayor Joseph Bundra, Whitehall Police Chief Linda Kulp, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Principal Peter Bugbee, Coplay Public Library Interim Director Maryrose Farquhar and Coplay Councilman Bill Leiner Jr.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News



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


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

Whitehall-Coplay School board committee meetings – Education/Student Activities Committee 4 p.m.; Operations/Transportation Committee, 5:30 p.m.; Finance/Personnel committee, 6:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the WCSD Administration Building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

New home

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The newly built three-bay Hokendauqua Fire Station needs only a few odds and ends before it is complete. Assistant Fire Chief Francis Bilder said the $140,000 fire station on Second Street includes a much needed storage area and a restroom. Bilder said funding for the fire station came from hoagie sales, Christmas tree sales and other projects, as well as a loan from the fireman's relief association. The two fire trucks are now housed in the new station. A dedication ceremony will be held in early summer.