Whitehall Township's emergency response team was posted deep in the bowels of the municipal building's command center as Hurricane Sandy came through the area.
With an emergency generator providing power, the township's emergency management personnel coordinated its activities with police, public works and firefighters.
The roof of the dugout at Sammy Balliet Stadium rests against the structure behind it after being blown off the dugout during Hurricane Sandy Oct. 29.
Trick-or-treaters hit the neighborhoods of Whitehall and Coplay.
As Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast Monday, area residents prepared for the worst. The Whitehall Family Diner posted this sign announcing it was closing early Monday afternoon. Schools and the Lehigh County Court system also remained closed Wednesday. For more storm coverage, see next week's issue.
The Wandering Singers visit St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.
The Press and Blue Ridge Communications are asking the public to remember those who have given so much.
Blue Ridge invites all to participate in Keystone Soldiers and its Stockings for Soldiers program by sending much needed and requested food and hygiene items and Christmas cards to our men and women spending Christmas away from home.
Last week's "open" committee meeting in Coplay didn't take place after all.
In an attempt to avoid being caught in a violation of the Sunshine Act, which requires government officials to do business in public, Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. scheduled what he intended to be a public meeting of the health and insurance committee Oct. 25.
He asked that the meeting be listed in The Press' Happenings section and had it posted on a borough bulletin board and website.
However, after talking to Pennsylvania Newspaper Association attorney Melissa Melewsky, Leiner changed his mind.
An upgrade to the Coplay Parkway Pavilion and other related projects are likely to take place in 2013.
Coplay Community Days, the annual late summer festival that takes place at the 11.5-acre Coplay Parkway at the town's north end, may be funding projects at the site, specifically improvements to the pavilion.
Matthew and Stephany McCauley's new home in Coplay came with a surprise.
Apparently the home was supposed to have off-street parking. The driveway was never installed, however.
The McCauleys learned of the requirement Aug. 30 when they received a notice of violation from the borough for not having off-street parking at their home, located at 57 N. Fifth St.
"No one plans to install a driveway on a home they just purchased," said Matthew McCauley at a zoning hearing Oct. 25. "It would put us under serious financial hardship."
The demolition of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, followed by construction of the new bridge which runs across the Lehigh River, is only a few weeks away.
Motorists will soon reach their destination via the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, the Pine Street Bridge connecting West Catasauqua in Whitehall Township, and further south using bridges linking portions of Whitehall to Race Street in Catasauqua.