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Fire calls

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEB. 4

A vehicle accident and general cleanup on MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36, 39, 40, 3501 and 3502 (deputy chief).

Stations 3509 and 3552 assisted police at 1280 MacArthur Road.

FEB. 6

A cooking fire at 1177 Sixth St. brought Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 to the scene.

FEB. 7

Stations 36, 39 and 40 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 5525 Summit St.

A malfunctioning sprinkler at 2661 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 37 and 38.

FEB. 8

School board awards honorary diploma to veteran

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Green Beret John Ferreira received four Distinguished Service Medals

“This was a piece of unfinished business for him.”

At the Feb. 12 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting, John D. Ferreira accepted an honorary high school diploma on behalf of his 83-year-old father, John Ferreira.

Through Operation Veteran Recognition, the district is able to grant a high school diploma to any honorably discharged veteran who has served in the United States military and who would have been a member of a graduating class during the years served.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 15

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

TUESDAY 20

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

WEDNESDAY 21

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

Save the date: Coplay to honor Barkley with parade March 24

Friday, February 9, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Councilman Stephen Burker has announced that the borough plans to have a community parade for Penn State football star and Whitehall High School alum Saquon Barkley.

“[Barkley] has been someone this community has followed throughout his football career,” Burker said.

The date is set for March 24.

“We have not worked out all the details,” Burker said. “Security considerations are being worked out. We will have some great speakers. Saquon and his family support the parade.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 8

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

MONDAY 12

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

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 13

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

WEDNESDAY 14

Facebook changing the way news feed is presented

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

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The changes to the news feed started rolling out last month. According to Facebook, your news feed will prioritize posts from friends and family over businesses and pages, including local newspapers.

Architect hired for building study

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay municipal site would house police, public works, administration

At Coplay Borough Council’s workshop session Feb. 6, Councilman Charles Sodl summarized a series of committee meetings that selected an architect to look at a new borough hall.

“We can’t make any reasonable decisions going forward until we at least look at all of our options,” he said. “We are looking for a feasibility study to get a firm estimate on what it would cost for a new borough building that would house police, public works and administration.