Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WHS teacher earns doctorate

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Dr. Jeffrey Lear, mathematics, physics, programmer and informal teacher leader at Whitehall High School (WHS), recently received a Doctor of Education in educational leadership and administration from East Stroudsburg University (ESU). He has been with WHS since 2001.

At the Dec. 16, 2017, winter commencement, held in Koehler Fieldhouse, Lear was the only person to receive a doctoral degree. There were 325 bachelor’s degrees, 66 master’s degrees and the one doctoral degree awarded....

District news: Information night planned for Jan. 24 at Gockley Elementary

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Information night for incoming kindergarten parents is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Gockley Elementary School, 2932 Zephyr Blvd. Parents of all kindergarten-aged children (5 years old by Aug. 31) who will be enrolling for the 2018-19 school year are invited to attend.

Parents will have the opportunity to learn about a typical kindergarten day, enrollment procedures, transportation and curriculum and tour the kindergarten classrooms and school.

Staff and administrators...

Whitehall library: New year, new programs

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library board and staff would like to wish all of our patrons a happy New Year! We are starting a new year of programs and activities at the library.

We are preparing for the changeover to our new library circulation and catalog system called SPARK in 2018. We will be changing sometime this spring, so continue reading the newsletter, handout and website for information. The library board, staff and friends of the library are planning a lot of fun programs for the new year, so...

Whitehall Police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 18

A road rage incident on Lehigh Street brought police to the scene.

Officers responded to fires in the 1500 block of Alta Drive and the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.

Suspicious vehicles on Seventh Street and Coplay Circle were reported.

A vehicle was recovered in the 1000 block of Grape Street.

A report of identity theft in the 3200 block of Coplay Court was investigated.


North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 24

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Bridge Street.

DEC. 25

An animal complaint brought police to Grove and Clover streets.

In the 1200 block of Seventh Street, a burglar alarm was investigated.

The department responded to a civil matter in the 400 block of Birch Street.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a report of a...

Catasauqua: American Legion has bingo

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., has bingo every Wednesday night.

Now that the doldrums of winter have set in, come out Jan. 10 for a fun evening of bingo. The doors and kitchen open 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts 7 p.m.

There are 22 regular games, specials, 50/50 and two jackpots.

For questions or reservations, call 610-266-7170.


Come out this winter and visit the Catasauqua library, Third and Bridge streets, and check out all the new...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Dess Alt Yohr is now fer-bei; wos now aw-fongt is yoh gons nei.

Mier leava un mier wolda, fom Neia biss tzu’m Alta. Darrich feel Ongsht un Druvvel; darrich Tzittera un darrich Farricht. Darrich Grieg un grossa Schrecka; dess dutt de gons Welt be-decka.

The old year is gone; what is now beginning is all new.

We live through much fear and trouble; through nervousness and through fright; through war and through terror; this covers the whole world and we leave this to the...