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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

Officers assisted a citizen in the unit block of South Third Street.

Police investigated the theft of an electric saw in the unit block of North Third Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 300 block of Schreiber Avenue.

SEPT. 24

A domestic dispute in the unit block of South Second Street was investigated.

Police were on the scene of a residential fire in the...

Lehigh Township: Send in your community news

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.


Lehigh Township Historical Society is presenting a program on Pennsylvania German gravestones 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in the social hall of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road...

Townhouse complex proposed for Atlas Road in Allen Twp.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Hanover Group Builders sent their engineer, Derrick Herman, to the Allen Township Planning Commission meeting Sept. 16. The developer proposed a four-unit townhouse complex along Atlas Road near its intersection with Savage Road.

The vacant parcel is zoned for high-density residential applications but does present problems.

As township Manager Ilene Eckhart pointed out, there is a mass of uniquely divided parcels on the proposed site, some of which have no designated owners. An...

Borough’s 150th anniversary to end Oct. 19 with Saengerbund event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.

The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Emil Schanta and his polka band will kick off the celebration with his Ein Prosit party...


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 29. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700

• Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association girls and boys basketball registration, 6-7:30 p.m., at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St. Questions about the boys programs: Tom Mullin at ...

E. Allen gets update on Keystone permit

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting Sept. 26, resident Tom Miller updated the board on his discussion with Keystone Cement and its permit application.

Keystone has a permit application to increase the size of its mining operation, which will impact residents in the area. Miller has a private water system serving a manufactured home community, prompting his concerns about potential disruptions in the aquifer that serves the township.

“I had a very...

Seeking home for howitzer

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

One of the matters discussed at the Sept. 19 Northampton Borough Council meeting was the future of the U.S. Army howitzer gunnery weapon located at the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 building, 1204 Main St.

Abra Development, Whitehall, acquired the building in July for $185,000, according to records in the Northampton County Recorder of Deeds office.

Earlier talks indicated the VFW would use a portion of the building for equipment storage and meetings. This was...

Allen supervisors OK Oak Lane water line upgrade

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the Allen Township Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting Sept. 24, supervisors approved moving forward with plans to upgrade Bethlehem Water Authority lines to improve water pressure for residents at the top of the hill on Oak Lane and residences in Drexel Heights.

According to Dale Hassler, township supervisor and fire chief, water pressure at the top of Oak Lane is lower than he would like.

“It is not a major problem for homeowners because they don’t have high pressure...