Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Board denies request for S. Church St. sidewalk deferment

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

At the Jan. 13 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the board voted on a number of ordinances and resolutions, including two pertaining to the construction of a new warehouse along South Church Street, just off MacArthur Road.

Representatives from Bohler Engineering came before the board to make their case for an ordinance deferring the construction of curbing and sidewalks on South Church Street. The proposed sidewalk would give pedestrians a path from the site of the...

Whitehall man charged in homicide

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by CHRIS REBER in Local News

U.S. marshals have arrested a Whitehall Township man whom they believe to be the final suspect in a double homicide that occurred last month in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Marshals arrested Zaire Unique Burkett, 20, of Whitehall, Jan. 17.

Burkett is the fourth suspect charged in the Dec. 4, 2019, shooting of Dylan Beinert, 22; Khalil Durante, 23; and Walter Howard Durante at a home on Silver Maple Road in the Sun Valley area. Beinert died at the scene, and Khalil...

Remembering: Visiting a new settlement named Weaversville

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, Mr. Oberly and this writer received a phone call from Ms. Toby Gilbert, who resides in Houston, Texas. She has read some of our columns and wondered if we would be interested in the Weaver family. The village in Allen and East Allen townships was named for a family descendant.

Toby’s sister Ms. Susan Jenkins, an attorney, has done extensive research on the family lineage. Their mother, Margie Jenkins, granddaughter of Amanda Weaver, is a descendant of Samuel Weaver,...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 23: Gockley, Steckel — Grilled cheese sandwich or PB&J, green beans, cucumber with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; Zephyr — Steak sandwich or PB&J, sweet potato fries, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice

M.S., H.S. — Steak sandwich (M.S.: or PB&J), seasoned wedges, cucumber with dip (H.S.: broccoli with dip instead), banana, chilled peaches, milk choice (M.S.: celery sticks also); H.S. premium — Buffalo cheese crunchers, salad...

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

School Choice Week is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options, Reenock said.

“Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their homes,” he added.

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Fire calls

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 6

Stations 35, 36 and 3501 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 3768 Wentz Court brought out Stations 36, 37, 38 and 39.

JAN. 7

Station 39 assisted North Whitehall with a building fire at 3220 Mauch Chunk Road.

JAN. 8

A boiler malfunction brought Stations 35, 38 and 3501 to 3129 N. Third St.

Stations 35 assisted the police or another governmental...

Another view

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Are you a poor, lonely, sad, single woman having a hard time finding the right man to take care of you? Have you forgotten how to be a woman? Have no fear, the men of the manosphere are here to save you and re-educate you in how to be a “proper” woman.

Don’t miss The 22 Convention: Make Women Great Again, planned for May 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. At this convention, the roster of all-male speakers promises to “help you dramatically improve your life as a woman and total femininity.”

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Catasauqua: J4 Celebration, high school mega reunion meeting is Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The next planning meeting for the Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, will be 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the community room at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

The event is set for July 4 at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is welcome to join.

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Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price...