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Friday, June 22, 2018

Coplay approves new housing complex

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

As expected, Coplay Borough Council approved a new apartment complex at its meeting June 12.

The project is sponsored by DVS Enterprises and consists of multiple apartment buildings near the Ironton Rail Trail and the new Saylor Park. The new project mimics a similar-styled project across the street.

Council’s main concerns were with stormwater runoff. Ultimately, council agreed the protections and safeguards offered by the developer were adequate.

All bids for paving...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 7

Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road and Highland and Fuller streets was reported.

Officers investigated a theft in the 3700 block of Lehigh Street.

The department responded to a report of a wanted person on Kay Drive.

Animal complaints on Mickley Road and Hillside Avenue were addressed.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road and Mickley Avenue were investigated.

A suspicious person...

Coplay: Library planning wilderness program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is hosting the Wilderness Rocks program with the Lehigh County Conservation District 1 p.m. June 21.

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The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association is hosting an event 1:30 p.m. June 24 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

Organizers hope to develop a Democratic association, possibly referred to as the Cement Belt Democratic Association.

The group could include Democrats from Whitehall, Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and North...

Fullerton: Training for altar servers to begin

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., has announced that all students soon to enter fifth through eighth grades are invited to be trained as altar servers.

Training will take place June 25-28.

Call Mary Spieker at 610-266-0695 if interested.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, 585 Grape St., will be having its Vacation Bible School 5:45-8 p.m. July 23-27.

This year’s program is titled “River Rapids.”

For more...

Board moves forward with emergency services site

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to authorize the predesign phase of a new emergency services building at its regular meeting June 11.

The new building will be built on the township municipal complex, behind the existing municipal building on MacArthur Road. An old garage and several outbuildings will be removed.

D’Huy Engineering, of Bethlehem, will be preparing the predesign.

“My only question is how soon is a shovel going to...

Stiles: Fair opens June 25

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 70th annual Cement Belt Fair will begin June 25 and run through June 30 at Cementon Park.

The fair is open 6-11 p.m.

Stop by and enjoy some delicious food and entertainment! The kids are sure to love the rides, too.

The fair always closes with a spectacular fireworks show, so pay attention to the night sky June 30. Stiles residents may be able to catch a glimpse of fireworks from their front or back porches.

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Summer officially arrived 6:07 a.m. June...

Police seeking assault victims

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Police Log

A physical therapist employed by St. Luke’s Visiting Nurse Association was charged June 6 with sexually assaulting a 97-year-old Hanover Township man.

Arnee Rubi, 42, of McNair Circle in Northampton, was charged last week with two counts of indecent assault after having been caught in the act by the victim’s granddaughter during a home visit May 21.

Rubi had previously visited the victim on at least three occasions for home treatment of a hip injury, according to the report....

Fink family is honored for 200 years of farming

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Debra Palmieri in Local News

The Lehigh County Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation celebrated 30 years of permanently preserving farms for agricultural production during a ceremony June 7 at Heidel Hollow Farm, Germansville.

David and Sonia Fink, owners of Heidel Hollow, were recognized as having a Bicentennial Farm for 200 years of family farming.

More than 5,270 farm owners, through state and county programs, have preserved more than 550,000 acres...