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Day wins third term in 187th District

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

In the 187rd District, incumbent Gary Day, a Republican, was challenged by Joseph Haas, a Democrat, for the two-year term as state representative.

Day, who had no primary opposition, was seeking a third term, while Haas, who defeated William Bispels in the primary, was seeking his first term.

Day easily won re-election.

Unofficial results show Day garnered 63 percent of the vote to Haas' 37 percent.

Day rolled to a nearly 2-1 margin in Lehigh County, his home.

Berks County, home to Haas, gave Day a 12 percdent margin of victory.

Officials visit PPL command center

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey along with Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, met with top officials at PPL Electric Utilities' Emergency Command Center in South Whitehall Township on Oct. 31 to review the company's response to the power outages from Hurricane Sandy.

"This is the second largest storm in PPL history with over 440,000 PPL customers affected," PPL Chairman and CEO Bill Spence said. "We have been provided with great assistance by state and federal agencies.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

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

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

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

North Whitehall

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Union Lutheran to present holiday craft and quilt show

Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will have a holiday craft and quilt show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

The festive, free admission event features more than 60 juried crafters with a wide variety of handmade items for sale, just in time for seasonal gift-giving.

The crafts include an eclectic mix to appeal to anyone's special needs or interests, such as handmade purses, crocheted apparel, hand-woven baskets, cards and paper products, jewelry, LED bottle lamps, and homemade candy.

New escrow policy proposed

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have reviewed a proposed new policy governing escrow payments for township services requested by residents.

At the Oct. 17 meeting, Director of Administration Tony Ganguzza offered comments on the proposal.

"This is a brand new agreement and policy drafted by Solicitor Joseph Zator," Ganguzza said. "We want to have policies and agreements ready for people when they come in requesting things such as street vacation."

Marcus receives advocacy award

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland School Board member Roberta Marcus received the Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award recently at a state level school leadership conference in Hershey.

Given by the Pa. School Boards Association, the award is presented annually to an individual or an entire school board in recognition of leadership in legislative advocacy on behalf of public education.

The award was established last year in honor of Allwein, the association's former assistant executive director for Governmental and Member Relations, who died unexpectedly.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, NOV. 8

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

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

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

Day and Haas on ballot for seat in 187th District

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

In the 187rd District, incumbent Gary Day, a Republican, is facing an election day challenge from Joseph Haas, a Democrat, who defeated William Bispels in the primary.

Day is running for a third term.

First elected in 2008 with 52 percent of the vote against opponent John Ritter, Day garnered 70 percent of the vote in 2010 against Richard Stine.

Day told The Press why he was seeking re-election.