Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Halal recertified as district judge

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Robert C. Halal, of Whitehall, has again been certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board (MJEB) and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), the educational program for magisterial district judges is held in Harrisburg.

Whitehall Twp. candidates forum planned for April 26

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A Whitehall Township candidates forum will be held April 26 in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

The event has been organized by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

Doors open 6 p.m. The program will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Audience members will submit questions for the candidates to answer. Each candidate will have time to address the audience.

There is no cost to attend.

Players of the Stage to present ‘Quality Street’

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Christian theater group Players of the Stage has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20-22.

This four-act comedy, based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Dr. Valentine Brown.

She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.

For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her sister Susan operate a school for genteel children.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

THURSDAY 20

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

TUESDAY 25

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

WEDNESDAY 26

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.

County discusses additional $5 fee for vehicle registration

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Residents of Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each nonexempt vehicle registration.

The board of commissioners at its April 12 meeting discussed a motion authorizing the fee. Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program. The board will vote on the bill at the April 26 meeting

Commissioner Dan Hartzell, co-sponsor for the bill, along with Commissioner Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.

Borough to explore dog park idea

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Councilman suggests it be part of proposed upgrade of Saylor Park

At Coplay Borough Council’s regular meeting April 11, Councilman Stephen Burker asked other members of council to consider a dog park for the borough.

“Several residents approached me and asked that I mention it to see what the level of support is on council,” he said.

Mayor Dean Molitoris and Councilman Mark Molitoris were positive about pursuing the project.

“I have been approached also, and I think it is something we should consider,” the mayor said.

Council President Louis Bodish did not comment on the project.