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Schnecksville Playground Association election, Nov. 16

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by MATTHEW RAPP in Local News

Schnecksville Playground Association is announcing a re-organization to its board of directors for 2018.

The executive board currently includes a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and webmaster.

Beginning in 2018, a marketing director and a volunteer/fundraising director will be added.

The five at-large board positions will be dissolved along with the position of webmaster.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; 8-9 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous.

Harrison gives final report on Econo Lodge

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Attorney John Harrison, hired by South Whitehall to handle issues relating to the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Drive, presented a final report to commissioners at their Nov. 1 meeting.

Harrison was brought in during the summer to conduct an investigation of the Econo Lodge after a shooting on the premises which affected an adjacent business.

The incident raised concerns among neighbors regarding their safety and the possibility of illegal activities going on at the motel.

They were uneasy about long-term occupants living in the back portion of the establishment.

No tax increase in North Whitehall

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall Township Manager Jeff Bartlett recently gave supervisors and the audience a summary of the proposed budget for 2018.

The budget workshop was attended by only two residents who offered comments.

Bartlett noted that for seven years in a row, no tax increase has been warranted.

There is a possibility of having an $86,000 surplus next year.

Operating expenses are similar to those in 2017, but he noted, insurance costs are rising.

Insurance rates for the township will increase but not as much as in the private sector.