Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

In September 2017, Dent announced he would not seek an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the then-15th District after...

Northampton police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers investigated a report of debit card fraud in the unit block of West 21st Street.

A reportable accident, involving three vehicles, occurred at Howertown Road and East Fourth Street.

MAY 20

Police responded to a report of a male causing a disturbance in the 2300 block of Dewey Avenue.

MAY 22

Members of the department checked on the welfare of a female in the 2000...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 20

Officers were on the scene of an overdose in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

Officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 3000 block of North Fourth Street.

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle.

A report of fraud in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was addressed.

A reckless driver on MacArthur Road brought police...

Emergency services building location is chosen

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Plans for a new emergency services building in Whitehall Township are moving forward.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners heard a resolution to authorize the pre-design phase of the proposed building at its workshop meeting June 4. Commissioners will vote on the resolution at their June 11 meeting.

After looking at numerous sites throughout the township, officials decided the new building will be built on the township municipal complex, behind the existing municipal...

north Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 18

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a possible DUI at North Dauphin and Irving streets.

Police investigated a domestic issue in the 1200 block of Fifth Street.

Traffic stops were conducted on Howertown Road and Grove Street and at Second and Eugene streets.

MAY 19

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

A disturbance in the 1100 block...

Another view

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Before acting, I ponder this phrase taught to me by my mother years ago. If whatever I am about to say or do does not fit the framework of “something nice,” I simply refrain from putting it out to the world. This second look has stopped me from doing a lot of things I know I would have regretted.

“When anger rises, think of the consequences,” Confucius said.

Instead of always saying what is on your mind...

Coplay: Dinner is set for Saturday

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will have a baked chicken dinner 4-6 p.m. June 9 in the church hall.

The menu includes chicken, lettuce with bacon dressing, baked beans and more.

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The Ironton Rail Trail Commission will hold its annual 5K run/walk 8 a.m. June 10, starting at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

The IRT will again be part of Coplay Community Days in late August.

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Coplay Sports Inc. will meet at its Sixth Street...

Fullerton: Church plans June 8, 9 festival

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., is hosting its annual parish festival 6-10 p.m. June 8 and 5-10 p.m. June 9.

There will be ethnic festival foods, featuring the famous halupki dinner June 8 and steamed clams June 9. There will also be baked goods, a bake sale and a beer stand, as well as adult and children games, raffles and desserts.

Live entertainment will be provided June 8 by Lo & Behold and June 9 by The Chaz Band. An entertainer with...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 17

A vehicle was stolen in the 200 block of Front Street.

Police sought vehicle repossession information in the 400 block of Race Street.

In the 300 block of School Street, a dispute occurred over a traffic incident.

Police assisted an outside agency with a report of a missing dog in the 800 block of Chapel Street.

On Race Street, police responded to a reportable motor vehicle...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Registration is underway for summer reading program

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Registration for the summer reading program, for kids and adults, began June 5. The theme this year will be “Libraries Rock” — and we will be rockin’!

The program for adults (18 years and older) will run June 5-Aug. 24. The kids’ program runs June 5-Aug. 18. To participate, you must register either at whitehallpl.org or at the front desk. All you need to do is keep track of the books you read or listen to, write down the title and author, your name and phone number and turn in the...