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Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 31

· Officers responded to a domestic call in the 5400 block of Pennsylvania Street.

· A report of a disturbance between a mother and son brought police to the 1700 block of Elmhurst Street.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Mickley Road.

· A report of wires down brought police to Fairmont Avenue.

· Officers were called to the 700 block of Pennsylvania Street to...

Northampton column

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Cracked Walnuts will entertain.

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host a basket bingo Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the games begin at 1 p.m.

The cost of a ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For tickets, call 610-502-1037.

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Coplay column

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Compared to many areas, Hurricane Sandy delivered only a soft punch to Coplay.

Among the most notable damage occurred at Sammy Balliet Stadium, where the dugout roof was blown right off its block walls. (See photo, page 5).

At St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery, the large cross that marks the final resting place of the church's former pastors tilted precariously forward.

The traffic light at Second and Chestnut streets was out for a couple of days.

The borough...

Exchange Club hears FBI presentation

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Members of the Northampton Exchange Club were provided an inside look into the operations and evolution of the FBI at their recent dinner meeting at the Northampton Memorial Community Center.

The presentation was given by Albert Sproule, a former FBI agent who currently serves as an assistant professor at DeSales University in its criminal justice undergraduate and graduate programs.

"America has to be resilient. We live in a world of uncertainty," Sproule said, noting the FBI...

ANOTHER VIEW

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

With the tumult and ballyhoo of the current election cycle behind us, let's look to the future with a keen eye toward our past.

Our veterans stood tall when the threats of fascism, communism and terrorism threatened our security.

Their blind and unyielding dedication to defending democracy and freedom has continually helped preserve all we hold dear as American citizens.

As Veterans Day approaches this Sunday, thank a veteran who has served our country in any way you can...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCTOBER 28

· Police responded to a disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street.

OCTOBER 29

· A report of criminal mischief brought officers to the 1100 block of Fourth Street.

· Police responded to a report of a wire down in the 600 block of Penn Street.

· Officers were called to the 700 block of Hunter Street to investigate a report of a tree down.

· A report of wires and...

Hurricane Sandy impacts region

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TYLER MARTIN and SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

While the rains and wind from Hurricane Sandy subsided in the Lehigh Valley, the financial and emotional toll continues.

Approximately 443,000 PPL Electric Utilities customers lost power due to downed limbs and lines resulting from the Oct. 29 storm. Met-Ed, another local utility company, had approximately 252,000 customers impacted by the storm.

PPL had 2,500 linemen working to restore power to the eastern part of the state. Another 1,500 workers from Florida, Georgia, North...

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

You are invited to the last of the regular monthly meetings for the year of the Indianland Garden Club Tuesday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is entitled "End of the Year Wrap-up and 2013 Planning."

This month, the meeting will be held at the Hanson Hall of Hope Lutheran Church. Note this is a change from the usual Kuntz Hall meeting location. The Hanson Hall is situated on the eastern end of the church building.

Members may bring the...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, will host a bingo event on Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning 1 p.m. The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or takeout meals.

Come on down for a relaxing afternoon and don't forget to bring along a friend.

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St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the parish center. Takeout is available.

Advanced tickets are available....

Editor's VIEW

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

After more than six days without power, the popping drone of the generator began to sound as normal as the chirping birds and the occasional passing car I used to hear.

"When are you supposed to get your power back?" I was asked Friday.

"Christmas," I said.

The other person paused briefly as if startled.

"Oh, my word," she said. "You're serious!"

Almost. A sense of humor definitely helped my husband, Sean, and I deal with the circumstances. But beneath the...