Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Fire calls

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 21

A false alarm at 3219 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 38 and 3501.

Stations 35, 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on South Lehigh Avenue.

A cooking fire, confined to a container, at 1000 Chestnut St. was handled by Stations 38, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief).

Stations 35, 39, 40 and 3501 responded to a false alarm at 5228 Lincoln Ave.

JAN. 22

A false alarm at 5111 Willow St. brought out Stations 39, 40 and 3501...


Monday, February 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 4

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at klatte_08@yahoo.com or mooreelementarypta.digitalpto.com

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life,...

Information night at Gockley

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

It was standing room only Jan. 23 as Whitehall-Coplay School District parents filled the Gockley Elementary School cafeteria for kindergarten parent information night.

The 2019-20 school year will be the first year of districtwide full-day kindergarten at Gockley Elementary. The district is planning to hire five or six new kindergarten teachers, and six new modular classrooms will be added in July or August. These classrooms, each with its own bathroom, will be connected by an...

Coplay tavern gets new owner

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Matt Hartman plunked down a good bit of change to purchase the long-vacant Log Cabin Tavern at 31 Second St., Coplay.

“We have a lot to do, and we need to get permits from Coplay and get more paperwork to the liquor control board for our license. We’re looking at at least a month before we want anyone to take a look inside,” he said.

Hartman grew up in Coplay, on Seventh Street. His brother owns Boxers Bar & Grill in Northampton, so he understands the business.


Whitehall officials address traffic concerns

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township officials say they have heard some concerns about traffic at the newly opened McDonald’s at the corner of MacArthur and Mechanicsville roads, but there have not been any official complaints.

The McDonald’s opened early last week where, decades ago, Impy’s Mickley Hotel once stood. The newly constructed building has two drive-thrus and entrances on both the southbound side of MacArthur Road and on Mechanicsville Road about a block back from the traffic light....

Catasauqua: Preschool program planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.

The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.


Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

It’s that time again. The annual seizure of increased property taxes by our government schools system is upon us.

As in past years, we are given an amount the tax will increase; this year, it’s 3.79 percent, but we are told, “We are not going to finalize it at 3.79 percent.”

New year, same old story.

Where is the warehouse tax money going? How about a spending cut and tax decrease? That’s not likely to happen in the foreseeable future because we are...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 19

A disturbance in the unit block of South Fourth Street was investigated.

Police responded to a business alarm in the 1000 block of Chestnut Street.

JAN. 20

Officers were on the scene of domestic disputes on Schreiber Avenue and Chestnut Street.

A disturbance in the unit block of Tapler Drive was investigated.

The department assisted North Catasauqua police with a report of an...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I am responding in reference to a story by Al Recker that appeared Jan. 10 in the Northampton Press. The article concerned Northampton Borough Municipal Authority’s (NBMA) offer to acquire the Whitehall Township Authority (WTA) in exchange for paying Whitehall Township money for its assets.

In this article, it states that NBMA’s rate per 1,000 gallons is $4.25, and WTA’s rate is $5. Please be advised that NBMA’s rate structure is twofold. NBMA’s rate per 1,000...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall Township Public Library joins new LCLC group

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

As of Feb. 4, Whitehall Township Public Library will become part of the new Lehigh-Carbon Library Cooperative.

This SPARK project has been in the works since October 2016, and we are proud to offer all of these new resources and services to our patrons.

All patrons will receive a new library card that can be used at any of the LCLC libraries: Whitehall Township Public Library, Coplay Public Library, Public Library of Catasauqua, Emmaus Public Library, Lower Macungie Public...