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Coplay police

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Police respond to alarm

Coplay Police on Friday evening responded to an alarm at an apartment at 11 N. Front St.

Police said on arrival they determined the alarm was located on an exterior wall of the building. Unable to determine what type of alarm was sounding, police said everything inside the building was secure.

Lehigh Count Housing was notified and then dispatched personnel to the apartment building, police said.

Disturbance reported

Police responded...

Speeding motorists leads to discussion of police force

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The issue of speeding motorists on township roads in residential developments led to a discussion of starting a police force in Allen Township.

At a recent supervisors meeting, a resident of Felice Drive contends motorists treat the street in his neighborhood like a motor raceway. He said most of the speeding takes place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and that the majority of drivers ignore the posted stop sign.

The supervisors were asked to consider posting a police officer on...

Letter to the editor: History of Mayor's Achievement Award explained

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor,

As a point of clarification, the Coplay "Mayor's Achievement Award" was an award I developed in 2002 when I was the Coplay mayor.

The award is presented to former, retired Coplay elected officials having a long, distinguished volunteer service to Coplay. I felt it was and is important to recognize hard work.

Past recipients include Helen Schnecker, Mayor John Zsigovits, Ron Oakes, Mayor Leonard Klingler, Mayor Josephine Shemanski, Joyce Long, Rollie Yudt...

And the winner is ...

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Al Cannon, 44, of Northampton, holds up a chicken bone after being declared the winner in the hot wings eating contest at Coplay Community Days Saturday. He downed the 12 wings in 2 minutes and 24 seconds to win a prize of $100. Contestants were judged not only on speed but also on how well they cleaned the meat from the bones. Also at Community Days, 19 singers competed in the semifinal round of the Best of the Best Karaoke Contest. The finals take place at the Gin Mill in Northampton...

Opinion: Research candidates before voting

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Opinion

The Aug. 15 arrest of state Rep. Joseph Brennan, D-133rd, on simple assault and DUI charges, and the subsequent press release announcing he would not seek re-election in November should lead residents of the Lehigh Valley to conduct deeper research into who their candidates and elected officials are.

We, the people, should place higher standards on our elected officials, and those public officials should abide by higher ethical and moral standards.

What drives someone to run...

Recreation center still designated as emergency shelter

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Acting on a request from the Northampton Area School District, Northampton Borough Council agreed to the continued dsignation of the borough recreation center on Lerchenmiller Drive as a temporary emergency mass shelter facility.

The measure passed by a 6-0 vote. Abstaining from the vote was Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski Sr. Councilman Robert McHale was absent.

Borough officials were informed students, faculty and staff would utilize the recreation center only in the event any...

Borough, police reach agreement

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton and its police officers have reached an agreement regarding a new wage and benefits contract.

Police have been working without a contract since the former one expired Dec. 31, 2011.

At a meeting of borough council Aug. 16, borough lawmakers ratified a three-year-contract with its 10 uniformed police officers. The new agreement materialized hours before the stalemate would have caused the negotiations to move to binding arbitration.

"The police...

Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.


Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.


The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st...

College Corner

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Whiffen receives degree

Maura E. Whiffen of Catasauqua received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College during the college's commencement ceremonies held May 12 on the college campus in Annville.

Among more than 430 to receive degrees from Lebanon Valley College, she is a graduate of Catasauqua High School.


Local residents enroll

Meghan E. Shafer of Bath and Alexis J. Russo...


Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· "Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" presentation by nationally award winning photographer and editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press Johanna S. Billings – 1 p.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.

· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Luthern Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at:...