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Grant to assist with farm purchase

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Whitehall Township is another major step closer to acquiring the prized 12-acre Prydon farm, thanks to action by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.

Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. confirmed the commissioners approved a $175,000 Future Green grant to go toward the purchase of the farm property. An equal amount is being sought from the state as a matching grant, according to Hozza.

The township earlier submitted a grant application with the Pennsylvania Department of...

Coplay police

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Alarms summon police

Residential fire alarms brought borough police and the fire department out on two separate calls Sept 23.

One alarm was at 10 N. Front St. where the alarm was sounding at apartment 11. The residents there had been cooking bacon that activated the alarm, police said.

The other alarm was at 11 N. Front St. where the fire alarm came from apartment A-2, police said.

A check found no fire taking place, police said.

Officers respond alarm...

Township officials discuss lawsuit, budget, future of Camp Whitehall

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

In a recent report to the board of commissioners, Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. indicated the township "continued its defense in the Barron lawsuit," a civil action related to a fatal accident on the Route 22 ramp.

The mayor said the plaintiff, who was not named in the report to the commissioners, "erroneously believes the township to be somewhat responsible for the conditions."

Hozza also reported the recreation department has resumed the youth martial arts and...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Zygmont A. Pines is urging residents across the Commonwealth to be wary of prank phone calls and text messages about jury duty.

District court administrators say there have been several instances statewide of citizens who received a phone call or text message from family members or friends, saying that their names appear in the local newspaper for failing to appear at jury duty. The call then directs them to dial another number where a recorded...

Pennsylvania Legislature supports our local heroes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JULIE HARHART, R-183rd in Opinion

When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.

As we prepare to recognize October as Fire Prevention Month in the United States, I thought this was a great time to recap some of the measures we have put in place in Pennsylvania to help ensure our firefighters have access to the...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor,

LVIA wants to spend $5 million to install a U.S. customs station. This will increase LVIA operational costs by more than $1 million a year.

LVIA just lost its flights to Canada because it had only three people per day.

Now the airport is proposing adding international flights to other places like Mexico which, due to ongoing drug violence, has a rapidly declining tourist market. American Express stated there has been a sharp decline in American visitors...

Hokendauqua column

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

The Women's Club of Whitehall Township will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Parker Hall, on the lower level of Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

The program will be "Piano Duets," provided by Lina Huett and Barbe Able.

Members are reminded to bring books for youth in grades K through 12 for the Literary Project. Also, donations are needed for the Whitehall Food Pantry.

New members are always invited. Call Marie at 610-264-4666 for more...

Winners crowned

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

From left, Irene Bartz, honorable mention; Carol Iannantuono, honorable mention; Jodie Scharadin, honorable mention; Miriam Landes, third place; David Lee, first place; and Margaret Kuhet, honorable mention, pose for a group photo. Lee is a resident of Whitehall. The individuals were selected as winners of the Parkland Art League's show, which ran at the Allentown Art Museum until Aug. 21. Not pictured are Jacqueline Meyerson, second place, and Karen Benco, honorable mention.

National Take Back Day

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The fifth annual National Take Back Day drug collection has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications, inlcuding pet medications, will be accepted at 16 sites in Lehigh County. Among them are:

· Catasauqua Police Department, 118 Bridge St., Catasauqua

· Slatington Police Department, 125 S. Walnut St., Slatington;

· Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem station, 2930 Airport Road,...