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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.

Tree crashes through roof

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

'Miracle' no one hurt

A huge oak tree fell through the roof of a Fullerton home during Hurricane Sandy, leaving a family homeless.

Kelly Serensits, 24, was sitting on the sofa reading a book at about 9:15 p.m. Oct. 29 when the tree crashed through the roof of the family's residence, narrowly missing her.

The tree obliterated the home's family room and damaged other parts of the Cape Cod style brick dwelling located at 425 Oakwood Circle.

Happenings

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 8

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· 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.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 8

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

MONDAY 12

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 13

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

WEDNESDAY 14

Fire Calls

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 22

· Stations 36 and 37 recalled for a reported gas leak in the area of Fifth and Fairmont Street, 8:26 a.m.

· Mutual aid to Woodlawn Fire Department for a duct detector alarm at LA Fitness, 1515 Mauch Chunk Road, brought out Station 36 for 3631, 8:32 a.m.

Oct. 24

· Stations 36, 38 and 39 responded to a reported smoke alarm going off in a neighbors home at 3451 Limestone Drive, found to be forgotten cooking, 12:37 p.m.

· A motor vehicle accident with a spill of antifreeze at Fourth and Grape Street brought out Stations 35 and 36, 5:31 p.m.

Coplay council challenges right to record meetings

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Monday night, Coplay Borough Council challenged the public's right to record meetings.

At the end of council's Nov. 5 workshop, resident Anne Killeen asked council to provide a spot for recording devices that wouldn't interfere with the use of the podium from which members of the public are required to address council.

"You are supposed to address council to let them know that you are recording a meeting," council President Lou Bodish told The Press, one of two people recording.