Lehigh Valley residents may have noticed the clear-cutting of areas under power lines in your neighborhood in recent years. It is quite difficult not to notice these newly cut sections of power line rights-of-way.
Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requiring power companies to clear-cut these areas beneath their power lines. This includes the area 10 feet outward on both sides, extending from the outer conductor of the power towers.
This federal mandate was passed...
Outside Kotsch's Market on Fullerton Avenue in Whitehall, Cadettes from Troop 6675 from Salem UCC Church in Catasauqua tried to entice customers and motorists to purchase Girl Scout Cookies by using decorated signs and waving cookie boxes. They are, from left, Holly Wagner, Serena Leonard and Brianna Nunez, all of Catasauqua. Troops have fanned out across the region at many locations to attract sales.
There were plenty of winners at St. Mary's Bingo Jan. 13.
More photos of bingo players Jan. 13 at St. Mary's Church.
Truck takes out traffic light
Borough police at 7:22 a.m. Jan. 17 received a report of traffic lights and poles down at the southeast corner of the intersection of Second and Chestnut streets.
Pierre Voisine of Lang Saint Basile in New Brunswick, Canada, was driving a tractor trailer when he cut the turn too close, knocking down the lights, poles and a business sign and pole for Raadical Restaurant. He pulled over following the incident, police said.
There was little or...
This is the first of a two-part series.
Very rarely is Rev. Becky J. Beckwith in an elementary school.
Yet, that is where she found herself on the morning of the shooting in Sandy Hook. The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton had gone to volunteer for a few hours at the school in Salisbury where her daughter, Jill Williams, works.
"Horrible, horrible things happen," said Beckwith, who was part of a panel Jan. 10 at St. John's which attempted to...
Taverns played a major role in the lives of Coplay residents going as far back as the late 1800s and early 1920s.
Hotels and bars thrived from the 1940s through 1970s. Some taverns have taken on a different use, while others have altered their businesses to cater to a dining experience for patrons.
Sechler's at Second and Chestnut streets was a watering hole for many Coplay Cement Company and Whitehall Cement workers. The men stopped in at the bar after a shift to quench their...
Catasauqua Middle School held its schoolwide spelling bee competition last Wednesday.
Congratulations to Jacob Becker, who came in first place and Mikaela Alleyne, who was runner-up. Both students were awarded a trophy with an engraved plaque and a dictionary.
Jacob was last year's spelling bee runner-up and Mikaela was the winner.
Jacob will advance to the preliminary written exam scheduled for Feb. 21 at Northampton Community College. The top ranking spellers from this...