Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Microbrewery hosts wing-eating contest

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

One of the popular food trucks that gets invited to Taylor House Brewing Company, 76 Lehigh St., Catasauqua, is Buck’s BBQ.

“We always get good reviews when we invite them to set up,” said Annette Pompa, co-owner of the business.

Buck’s returned the compliment by holding a wing-eating contest Sept. 28.

“They have some pretty big wings,” said second-place finisher Jarred Barno.

County budget continues move through approval process

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners moved the proposed 2020 budget closer to the finish line Oct. 9 when two Republican commissioners voted with the Democratic minority to pass county Executive Phillips Armstrong’s budget.

The 5-3 vote brought praise from Armstrong, who called Commissioners Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, the Republicans, “statesmen, not partisan politicians.”

Whitehall VFW takes veterans on outing

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners Vice President and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293 member Philip Ginder and Joseph Bundra, with Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission, coordinated a day trip Sept. 26 for service members residing at Cedarbrook Nursing Home.

“We have been doing this for years, but when the bridge construction was underway, we had to stop. Now things are open again for us,” Ginder said.

The VFW wants to resume these day trips on a regular basis.

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 1

Stations 35 and 36 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.

OCT. 2

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 904 Pennsylvania St. was handled by Station 36.

OCT. 3

An outside rubbish fire at 1002 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief).

OCT. 5

Stations 39 and 40 responded to a brush fire at 5473 Prospect St.

OCT. 6

A motor vehicle accident with no injuries on Rising Hill Road brought out Stations 37, 38 and 3503.

State of the Counties event is held

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Sept. 19, executives of Lehigh and Northampton counties gave a combined presentation on the state of the counties. The event was sponsored by Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County executive, talked at length about the new voter ballot system, adding it was secure and offered a paper trail for voting. Some of the costs will be offset by state grants.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


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


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.