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Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of an abandoned vehicle brought police to Reliable Auto, 967 Sumner Ave.

· Officers responded to a report of an unknown person in the 5100 block of Front Street.


· A request for vigilance brought officers to the 4100 block of Reliance Street.

· Police were called to the 400 block of Virginia Avenue to investigate a report of a verbal argument between a man...

Bidding to begin on road improvements

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Street improvement specifications have been sent to contractors for work to be done on Hanover Township roadways, according to a report by township Engineer Fredrick Hay.

"The paving will be on Cedar Hill Drive, around the Allentown Apartments," Hay told Hanover Township Council members at their Aug. 1 meeting.

Hay said bids are expected to be returned within the next few weeks.

The road surface on Cedar Hill Drive was disturbed when improvements were made to the sewage...

Opinion: Editor's View: Chickens make interesting companions

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked.

Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery. But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News



Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Boardmeets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., if needed.

Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.

North Catasauqua Civil Service Commission meets at 6 p.m., 1066 Fourth St.


Lehigh County Commissioners meet at 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S....

Northampton column: Pool closes Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool will close for the season this Saturday, Aug. 18.


The Northampton Area Public Library will host a "Hunger Games and Beyond" trivia tournament Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The tournament is open to 11- to 18-year-olds. Teams of two will compete, so bring a partner or let the library organizers pair you up.

Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded. Space is limited, so call the library at 610-262-7537...

Mad science!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Seven-year-old Austin Heeten gets a ride on the shoulders of John Cutlip during a lesson on the science of balance at the North Catasauqua Arts and Crafts program at the borough park. Cutlip visited the summer morning program July 11 with his Mad Science of Lehigh Valley lesson, teaching children that science can be fun.

Coplay column: Currently no candidates on Nov. ballot

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

There are currently no candidates on the ballot for municipal offices for the 2012 and 2014 elections. However, some in the community believe November's ballot will be filled with candidates seeking a seat on Coplay Borough Council.

The presidential ticket is not expected to draw large crowds to the polls like four years ago. Races are contested for U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives along with the state house and senate seats. Also, state Gov. Tom Corbett will seek re-...

Charotin Hose Co. Fire Calls

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

North Catasauqua's Charotin Hose Company responded to the following calls recently.

Fire alarm

July 18, 10:38 a.m.

Charotin firefighters responded to a residential fire alarm in the 1000 block of Howertown Road. The Catasauqua Fire Department was also dispatched as automatic mutual aid. A caller had reported smoke alarms sounding for a length of time. Upon arrival, personnel found unattended cooking by the resident. The smoke was ventilated.

Respiratory distress...