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Residents opposed to quarry dumping

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Lawrence Oberly and residents from the Atlas Road neighborhood appeared before the Allen Township Board of Supervisors Thursday evening to voice complaints regarding fill being dumped into an abandoned quarry near their homes. Oberly and the residents argued the operation is questionable and the township has ignored taking any corrective measures.

Towing policies discussed at Lehigh Twp. meeting

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Rich Leibenguth spoke during the Aug. 28 Lehigh Township supervisors meeting on behalf of all five tow companies in the township.

Representatives of each of the companies also attended the meeting.

Leibenguth said they read in the paper that Police Chief Scott Fogel commented he wanted to send towing work to outside vendors.

"The chief called me today and said he was misquoted. We want to let you know what we think," said Leibenguth.

Presently a rotating list among the five companies in the township has worked well.

Bingo game leads to surprise engagement

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Scott Leiby of Northampton and Gale Focht had won the jackpot during a recent bingo held at the Northampton Community Center.

Leiby, a ticket seller who walks the aisles between bingo games selling tickets for the upcoming rounds, walked onto the stage, approached the microphone and asked Focht to join him on stage.

Although initially hesitant, Focht with some prodding approached the stage with a look of bewilderment on her face.

"I was surprised. I really didn't know what was going on," Focht said.

Lehigh Twp. welcomes new police chief

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Papers are scattered across the desk and boxes and bags are on the floor.

"You'll have to excuse the mess, I'm still getting situated here," said Scott Fogel, the new chief of police in Lehigh Township.

Fogel started the position in August.

He first became a police officer in 1995 in Quakertown, where he worked as a patrol officer. In his first five years he became a juvenile officer and got involved with the bike patrol.

Fogel also worked as a grant writer at Quakertown where he helped obtain more than $110,000 in grants for the department.

Borough to try again for Monroe casino grant

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton will try again to get a slice of Monroe County's casino funding.

At its Sept. 6 meeting, council gave the go-ahead to Community Planner Victor Rodite to submit a grant application for Monroe County funding, which is generated by Mount Airy Casino.

"Victor [Rodite] has contacted two local companies to see if they would be interested in participating," Borough Manager Gene Zarayko advised borough lawmakers.