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Maxatawny files suit against Upper Macungie

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Police department assets are at crux of the issue

Much like a divorce lawyer's war story about the couple spending thousands fighting over a $100 piece of furniture, the split of Upper Macungie Township from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department took on an air of wastefulness when Maxatawny Township filed legal actions Nov. 1.

That is the view of Upper Macungie Supervisor Sam Ashmar who spoke with The Press.

"I don't see how this makes sense," Ashmar said.

Though part of the conflict is the inventory and value of property, a quick review of vehicles and weapons suggests a total value of no more than $200,000.


Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 noon at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, membership recognition luncheon. Singer Claude Shappell will entertain. Bring non-perishable food item for Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.

·AARP Chapter 3115 noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Light lunch. Accordion player Joe Weber will provide entertainment. For information, call 610-395-2820.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

New multi-year fishing license now available, Harhart announces

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, state Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, said Nov. 30.

Available now, the PFBC will sell three-year and five-year fishing licenses for the first time in its history.

A three-year fishing license will be valid through 2015; a five-year license will last through 2017.

South Whitehall

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by SY HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Library offering computer class

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is offering the following events:

Reference Librarian Noah Roth will be leading a basic computer class, covering email, the Internet and job search skills between 9-10 a.m. Dec. 8.

Tina Fowler will present holiday harp music from O'Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" 2-3 p.m. on Dec. 8.

Night at the Movies will take place 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the township building, 4444 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township.

All events are open to the public. Registration is needed for the computer class.

Group opposes water lease

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Privatization of Allentown's water system would have an adverse effect on the entire Lehigh Valley, Glenn L. Hunsicker of the city's registered petition committee, says.

Speaking to South Whitehall commissioners at their Nov. 21 meeting, Hunsicker said water is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity.

His committee was established in opposition to Mayor Ed Pawlowski's plan to lease Allentown's water and sewer operations for 50 years to fund pensions.