Scott Hoke, professor and researcher at Cedar Crest College and a consultant with Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Kerrie Baker, chair of the college’s psychology department, joined the Communities That Care group at the June 22 meeting.
The Ironton Rail Trail affords a scenic and historic experience for walkers, joggers and bicyclists as towering trees and remnants of the cement and iron industry stand as sentries along the side of the trail. The IRT meanders across Coplay Borough and Whitehall Township and includes a spur in North Whitehall Township.
The IRT Oversight Commission realized the number of people on the trail daily was large and wanted solid figures of exactly how many.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners is hoping the lure of possible state funding will attract a buyer for a dilapidated building that once housed Lehigh Valley Dairy.
Howard Lieberman, executive director of Whitehall Township Industrial & Commercial Development Authority, told the commissioners at their workshop meeting Monday there will be a meeting July 9 with the owner of the property and two prospective buyers. He said things “appear to be moving forward.”
In a news release June 22, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-19 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.
Milander’s Deli, 301 Center St., closed its doors mid-afternoon June 22.
Owner Dean Fenstermaker said the closure of the market was something he could not have even imagined when opening the business Jan. 1, 2016.
Contending the store had choice lunch meats, steaks, chicken and other staples from recognized and established vendors, Fenstermaker reported that business was steady with a good clientele until the Coplay-Northampton Bridge construction started in 2017.
“The store took a big hit,” he said. “It was a major setback.
An unintentional alarm system activation at 3127 S. Church St. brought out Stations 36, 38 and 39.
Stations 36 and 37 responded to a malfunctioning sprinkler at 1139 Lehigh Ave.
A malfunctioning carbon monoxide detector at 2655 Crystal Drive brought out Stations 37 and 38.
Stations 35 and 36 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Orchard Drive.
Stations 36 and 3502 (deputy chief) were dispatched and canceled en route to Route 903 in Jim Thorpe.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.