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Homeowners should beware of post-storm scam artists

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In the aftermath of Sandy come "storm chasers," aka rip-off repair people, who descend on areas after a natural disaster looking to scam those in need of home repairs.

Homeowners facing major repairs following Hurricane Sandy should be on alert for scam artists hoping to prey on older adults. AARP Pennsylvania wants to alert people about common contractor scams during a time when members may be most vulnerable, said Jim Palmquist, state president.

Business as usual

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Solicitor defends closed meetings

Coplay Borough Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enact requirements for the recording of meetings. In action, however, council did not apply those regulations equally to everyone.

At last week's workshop meeting, Council President Lou Bodish said it was "illegal" for The Press to record meetings without first informing council.

Melissa Melewsky, attorney for the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, told The Press Bodish's statement was incorrect, according to the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, the state law requiring public access to government meetings.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 15

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.

TUESDAY 20

The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 21

The Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Surveyor: sidewalks not necessary on Fourth St.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Whitehall Township Surveyor Carl Lagler said he believes curbs and sidewalks are not needed in the township.

Lagler's comments were made at this month's commissioners workshop meeting during a discussion involving whether to waive curb and sidewalk installation requirements for a section of Fourth Street.

The board listened to Lagler's report recommending the township requirement be waived for Fourth Street from Calvert Street to the dead end. The street is included in the township's 2013 street paving program.

Unanswered questions

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Vote on plastics firm postponed

Whitehall Township commissioners weren't happy with testimony at a hearing Monday.

As a result, a vote on whether to grant a request by National Plastics Corp. won't take place until next month.

The company, based in Palmer Township, is seeking approval to lease 40,000 square feet of space at Riverside Industrial Park on Lehigh Avenue.

The site was once the home of Tarkett, a former floor covering manufacturer.

Cementon, Egypt honor veterans

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Shrouded in early morning fog, a solemn ceremony observing Veterans Day was held Sunday in Cementon and Egypt.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt, joined by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Northampton, paid tribute to the men and women who served our country and sacrificed their lives, past and present, in peacetime or at war, along with those missing in action.

McNeill wins 133rd District

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.

In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.

In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.

McNeill, a resident of Whitehall, ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.