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ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

You know it is bad when a tweet like this appears in your feed.

“Statewide PENNDOT update. Speed Restrictions. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph throughout PA.”

Twitter users received that message Nov. 15 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation when a powerful snowstorm blasted into the state.

Drivers experienced the pounding weather firsthand.

Area roadways went from snow dusted to covered to dangerously slippery in what seemed like a flash....

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 29: Elem. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, sweet potato tots (Zephyr: sweet potato fries), celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken mash bowl, steamed corn, salad plate, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice

Friday, Nov. 30: Elem. — Cheese...

Cementon/Egypt: Drop off gifts for Operation Santa

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

It’s that time of year again for Operation Santa. There will be a fireman at the Laurel Fire Company firehouse 6-10 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 to receive gifts for Santa to deliver to Cementon children.

Gifts may also be dropped off at the fire hall bar 4-10 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 and 13; 4-11 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9; and 7-11 p.m. Dec. 3 and 11.

Please have the child’s name and address attached to each gift.

Santa will begin delivering 8 a...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 12

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., officers assisted a resident who fell.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers in the 1200 block of Eighth Street for a report of an open door.

In the 100 block of Wood Street, police investigated a disturbance report. Members of the department gave advice regarding the domestic issue.

Simon Antipas, 35, of Catasauqua, was arrested for...

Coplay Public Library: Library will be closed Dec. 4

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library will be closed Dec. 4 for a staff development day. No items will be due that day, and no fines will be charged.

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Don’t forget about storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica. It will be 11 a.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 and 13.

We would love to have your young ones participate — no library card is necessary. Children of all ages are welcome, and no preregistration is required.

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The library will close 6 p.m. Dec. 10 for the staff Christmas party. No...

Northampton police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 1

Officers assisted Emmaus Police Department in the 100 block of Bridge Alley. A male, who had two warrants, was located, taken into custody and released to an Emmaus officer.

In the 100 block of West 26th Street, a reportable accident involving three vehicles occurred.

NOV. 2

A reportable accident involving four vehicles took place in the 900 block of Main Street.

The department...

Coplay police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

Police assisted a citizen with an eviction issue in the unit block of North Third Street.

Officers assisted a citizen with a parking issue in the unit block of North Second Street.

The department addressed parking complaints in the unit blocks of North Second and North Front streets.

NOV. 20

A reckless driver in the unit block of North Second Street was investigated.

Police...

Railroad memories

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

We recently wrote a five-part series on railroad memories, which resulted in a number of people sharing their own railroad experiences with us. So I called my friend Mike Bednar, a former railroad engineer and author of a number of railroad books, requesting more information. He graciously agreed.

Mike and his friend Ken Bealer authored the book “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District” in 2010. They write that seven railroads at one time served the area.

Do our older...

Resident turns self in after 2017 robbery

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh Township

Steven Poliquin, 29, of Lehigh Township, has been arrested for a 2017 armed robbery at Turkey Hill in Cherryville.

Lehigh Township Police Department said Poliquin contacted Lehigh Township police to turn himself in for the armed robbery that occurred approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 17, 2017, at the market, located at the intersection of Blue Mountain Drive and Lehigh Drive.

The initial police report stated a male subject wearing a mask and brandishing a...