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Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 11

Officers responded to a domestic offense against family in the 4100 block of Bridge Street.

Retail thefts in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road were reported.

An animal complaint on Mauch Chunk Road was received.

Police were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 1400 block of Lehnert Road.

A report of trespassing in the 300 block of Fifth Street was received.

DEC. 12...

Nourishing the family

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

If you want to know how many items come up when you enter “manure” in the search box on the Penn State Extension home page, the answer is 61. That is just between the various agricultural programs that provide education to farmers and growers. Really, there should be more. Manure is a “nice” word or technical term for something else we also call fertilizer. But let’s face it — even in family relationships, sometimes things can get pretty ... well, you know.

While this is a gross (...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

TUESDAY 2

Allen Township Board of Supervisors holds a reorganization meeting 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 4714 Indian Trail Road.

Bath Borough Council holds a reorganization meeting 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building, 215 E. Main St.

Moore Township Board of Supervisors holds a reorganization meeting 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

East Allen Township Municipal Authority meets 7 p.m. in the township...

District news: Northampton Area School District PTA meetings are planned

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

District PTA groups will meet in January on the following days. Mark your calendar. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Moore, 6 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, at the elementary school

Borough, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, at the Siegfried building

Lehigh, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2018, at the elementary school

Middle school, 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018, at the middle school

George Wolf, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018, at the elementary school

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Reminder: Schools will be closed through...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 16

In the 500 block of Fourth Street, a report of suspicious activity brought police to the area.

A wiper blade was stolen from the 300 block of Church Street.

At Phoenix Forging Company Inc., 800 Front St., officers investigated a report of a vehicle on private property.

In the 100 block of Wood Street, a vehicle was stolen, the department said.

A vehicle was tagged in the 200 block...

Lehigh Township supervisors pass 2018 budget

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A $4,896,115 budget was passed at the Dec. 12 Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meeting. The millage rate remains as it has for several years — at 5.7 mills.

Supervisor Chairman Darryl Snover thanked Dell Grove and Blaine Holden for their service as supervisors. This was their last meeting. Holden thanked everyone who came to the meetings during the 10 months he served on the board.

“I sat where you sit, and it is a very businesslike event. I wanted to see how things were...

Coplay: Saengerbund plans New Year’s Eve party

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will hold a Silver Feier New Year’s Eve celebration 3:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Emil Schanta Band will entertain.

For more information, call 610-262-9937

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For the 3,000-plus people who call the one square mile of Coplay home, 2017 was a pretty good year.

Phase three of the Community Plaza was completed; there are only three more phases to go. Family and businesses can still contribute to the clock and a other plaza projects....

Moore Township: Gun club to host Dec. 31 party

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a New Year’s Eve bash beginning 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. There will be live music from Banned from the Ranch.

Tickets include admission, food, party favors and a midnight Champagne toast.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.

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Moore Township Athletic Association will hold its next monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018.

The meeting will take place in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary...

North Catasauqua Police

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 17

Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 1200 block of Second Street.

The department performed a welfare check in the 1000 block of Front Street.

A DUI report at Fourth and Buttonwood streets brought police to the scene.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a domestic issue in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

DEC. 18

A motor vehicle accident...