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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...

Whitehall police

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

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 11

Police responded to a mental health call in the 400 block of Florida Avenue.

Officers responded to a report of a runaway in the 200 block of Fifth Street.

Officers investigated credit card theft or fraud in the 3400 block of St. Stephen’s Lane.

A domestic offense against family in the 2500 block of Eberhart Road brought police to the scene.

JAN. 12

Suspicious vehicles on...


Monday, January 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 28

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

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

Coplay, police reach contract agreement

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Coplay Borough Council’s first regular meeting of the new year Jan. 15, Councilman Charles Sodl released details regarding the new police contract.

“We still have minor things that need to be approved,” he said.

If both sides could not have reached an agreement, the contract would have gone to arbitration. Council unanimously approved the contract to avoid the arbitration requirement.

The contract is for three years and gives officers a 3-percent raise each year. Life...

Former police officer enters race for district judge position

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Todd P. Heffelfinger, a retired Whitehall Township police officer, has announced his candidacy for the upcoming magisterial district judge race in the 31-1-07 Judicial District, which encompasses Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay. Heffelfinger received his certificate as a magisterial district judge in December of 2017.

Heffelfinger, 56, is a 25-1/2-year veteran of Whitehall Township Police Department. Since retiring in December 2015, Heffelfinger has been employed by...

Graduation contract approved

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Jan. 14 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting, the board approved a graduation contract with Lehigh University to hold graduation 7 p.m. June 3 at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem.

The board approved field trip requests by Samantha Neas, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School science teacher, for the middle school Science Olympiad students to travel to Garnet Valley High School Jan. 27 to compete at the Garnet Valley Invitational. Her request for the Science Olympiad team to travel to and...

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

All are welcome!


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information or questions, call 610-264-...