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Bids due soon on bridge replacement

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Work to begin in December

Bids on the long-awaited construction of the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge will be opened Sept. 15.

Work on the two-year project should get under way by mid-December. The project will include the demolition of the steel grate bridge that spans the Lehigh River and the large vacant apartment building Lehigh County acquired earlier as part of the project.

Lehigh County Director of Capital Projects Glenn Solt said Tuesday construction bids for the estimated $13.5 million project are presently being advertised.

End of the line

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rubble is all that remains of the former Egypt Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714. The building, erected following World War II, has been replaced by a new state-of-the art post home and social quarters that opened last month at a special ceremony. The site of the former post home will become a paved parking lot. The flags and veterans monument will remain.

Class rankled: Ranks change after graduation, upsetting students, parents

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part series.

In April, the top 10 students in the Whitehall High School Class of 2012 were called to the principal's office, one by one, to learn their class ranks.

Annemarie Hartzell waited. But she was never called.

"I was really upset because I knew I was in the top 10 for the last three years," said Hartzell, who will soon be a freshman at Elizabethtown College. "I went home in tears."

The next day, she learned from the guidance office that she was 11th out of 367 students.

Bundra recognizes Stanley Reinhard

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Coplay Mayor Joseph Bundra recently presented the Mayor's Award and Proclamation to Stanley Reinhard Jr.

A plaque recognizes Reinhard for his volunteerism and community service.

The surprise ceremony was held last Wednesday at the American Legion Post 426, Coplay, where the Legion also held a meeting and installation of officers.

Reinhard's family and friends were present for the ceremony recognizing his many accomplishments.

"Stanley Reinhard Jr. has displayed a longtime commitment of community volunteerism," Bundra said.


Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Coplay Community Days – 6-10 p.m., Coplay Community Park, Second and Keefer streets. Pay one price rides 6-9:30 p.m.

· Senior expo hosted by State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road. Information: 610-502-2701.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

PennDOT to help with line reconstruction

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority will get a little more help from PennDOT than originally anticipated.

CWSA held a special meeting Aug. 2 to settle a dispute with PennDOT over costs to reconstruct the sewer line that will be disrupted by the construction of the Hokendauqua to North Catasauqua Bridge.

The authority assumed the full cost of the replacement would be borne by PennDOT because the line is in satisfactory shape.

At CWSA's July meeting, PennDOT pointed to rules that required it to pay less than a third of the cost.