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Whitehall police

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 24

A domestic offense against family in the 500 block of Orchard Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a mental health call in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

Suspicious activity on Route 22 and Mickley Road was reported.

Police investigated a report of trespassing in the 4500 block of North Church Street.

Officers responded to a report of littering in the 3600 block of Lehigh Street.

N. Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 1

A drug investigation brought police to the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

Officers investigated a report of fraud in the 1000 block of Third Street.

A security check was conducted in the 1100 block of Howertown Road.

JUNE 2

Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 700 block of Palomino Drive.

JUNE 3

A report of fraud in the 1100 block of Fifth Street was investigated.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JUNE

(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)

THURSDAY 25

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

JULY

WEDNESDAY 1

East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Board meets 4 p.m. in the township municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

THURSDAY 2

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Whitehall-Coplay School Board should hold the line on taxes

To the Editor:

I was astonished when I picked up my local paper June 11 and read how the Whitehall(-Coplay) School Board voted to increase property taxes 4.5 percent.

During a time with record unemployed and families struggling to pay bills, the board voted to increase taxes again to the homeowners. While other school districts are holding the line or implementing zero increases and another with no teacher salary increase, Whitehall(-Coplay School Board) just can’t help themselves and passed this budget.

Moore Township: MTAA plans July 1 meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Athletic Association will hold its next monthly meeting 7 p.m. July 1 at the township recreation center pavilion.

Bring your own chair as social distancing will be practiced.

For more information, visit mtaaredhawks.org.

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Keystone Collections Group will serve as the new real estate tax and per capita tax collector for residents of the Northampton Area School District, effective July 1. Real estate and per capita tax bills will be mailed separately on or around July 1.

Catasauqua: Garden club cancels July 1 meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club has canceled its July 1 meeting.

Sue Kittick was scheduled to discuss cooking with herbs.

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Catasauqua Borough Manager Steve Travers would like to commend the participants, Catasauqua High School students and community members on the borough’s recent Black Lives Matter march June 5.

Travers described the event as a safe environment. He said the borough and police department were prepared in case the march turned violent, as was seen in many towns across the country. This was not the case in Catasauqua.

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Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran Church creating drive-thru VBS program

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is planning a drive-thru Vacation Bible School July 6-10. Each morning will feature a drive-thru adventure, which will include Bible characters, fun and games.

Challenges and themes will change daily. There will be a water day, a stay-in-your-car egg hunt and lots of other creative experiences. Children will receive snacks, take-home crafts and other surprises.