Parkland Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Court upholds Lehigh County’s right to display seal with Latin cross

Friday, August 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County’s official seal, which features a Latin cross and other symbols relating to the county’s history may continue to be displayed in public.

According to information provided by Becket Law, which represented the county in the lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 on Aug. 8 that the county can maintain the Latin cross in the seal.


Thursday, August 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·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.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Martin praises Crisis Intervention Team training

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently praised the value of Crisis Intervention Team training provided to Lehigh County Law Enforcement and the Hub Model used by Upper Macungie police.

CIT training is an international model for training first responders, specifically police, about what mental illness is as well as what constitutes intellectual disabilities and other disabilities which affect mental health.

The training is being provided to members of law enforcement in Lehigh County.

Therapy Dogs are all ears at library reading festival

Friday, August 16, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

One of the fun activities during the summer at Parkland Community Library is the “Read to the Pups” program.

On July 29, children were invited to stop in, sit outside on the grass on a blanket and practice reading their favorite stories to the gentle Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs.

On this particular evening, five Therapy Dogs listened intently as the kids read their favorite tales.

Consultant lists goals provided by residents for comprehensive plan

Friday, August 16, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Consultant Thomas Comitta returned to South Whitehall July 30 for the third comprehensive plan meeting which took place in the forum room at Parkland High School.

This time, attendance was far less than the full house at the previous session.

Comitta began with a summary of suggestions given by residents at the two earlier meetings.

Residents bring issues to the board

Friday, August 16, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall resident Charles Horwith wanted to know more about building coverage on a lot.

He alleged, during the supervisors’ Aug. 5 meeting, that his neighbor exceeded the maximum lot coverage by building an addition to an existing building near the intersection of Old Post and Mauch Chunk roads near the Binney Mart.

Township Solicitor Lisa Young attempted to explain the process for calculation of the maximum lot coverage.