Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Coplay: Pool lessons to start

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Parkway Pool lifeguards will provide swim lessons in two sessions. Each class is one hour.

The first session will be offered July 6, 7, 13 and 14.

The second session will be July 20, 21, 27 and 28.

For more information, call 717-809-6789.

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The free movies continue 5-7 p.m. at Coplay Public Library.

The July 8 movie is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The July 15 movie is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

The July 22 movie is...

Fire, EMS groups receive grants

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced 28 fire departments and emergency medical services providers in her district in both Lehigh and Northampton counties will be awarded $366,603 through the 2018-19 Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grants, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“These grants will help provide financial assistance to the most vital organizations in our community,” Boscola said. “Our local fire departments and EMS...

Northampton police

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 21

At Main Street and Station Alley, a reportable accident involved three vehicles.

JUNE 22

A warrant service was served in the 600 block of East 20th Street. A male with an outstanding warrant out of Northampton County was taken into custody, transported to the station and released to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department.

JUNE 23

A reportable accident involving two vehicles...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Library is closed for holiday

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A reminder that the library will be closed July 4 for Independence Day but will be open regular hours the rest of the week.

From the library board and staff, we wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Sign up now for the summer reading program for all ages — kids and adults!

The summer reading program is off to a wonderful start, and the sky is the limit.

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Jolie Chylack, from Lehigh County Conservation District, will present the Buckets...

North Catasauqua police

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 23

Police were on the scene of a DUI and drug case in the area of Third and Eugene streets.

A domestic call brought officers to the 1000 block of Sixth Street.

JUNE 24

The department responded to a neighbor dispute in the 1000 block of Second Street.

JUNE 25

Police investigated a domestic call in the 800 block of Willow Drive.

The department assisted a citizen in...

Northampton: Festival scheduled

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Community Days will be held July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday.

A fireworks display is set for 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

The festival is sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet July 10 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by the...

Whitehall police

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 20

Officers were on the scene of a road rage incident on MacArthur Road.

A disturbance in the 5600 block of Main Street was investigated.

Police responded to a report of harassment in the 700 block of Second Street.

A report of identity theft at Lehigh Valley Mall was investigated.

Two thefts in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road occurred.

Police were on the scene of a motor...

Editor’s View

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they...