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New signs welcome visitors to township

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Motorists driving through South Whitehall Township will soon be seeing new welcome signs with a covered bridge image.

At a recent commissioners’ meeting, Director of Operations Randy Cope stated the new signs will replace the existing ones and will continue the branding efforts of the township.

Commissioners approved the purchase of 25 signs at a cost of $4,200. Public works staff will install the signs.

In another matter, commissioners approved David F. Wilson to fill a...

Meetings set to review comprehensive plan

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall officials have begun the process of updating the 2009 Comprehensive Plan and have scheduled three public meetings to start the undertaking this summer.

The township team of planner Gregg Adams, Director of Community Development George Kinney and Director of Geographic Information Systems Dave Manhardt has begun preparing for the meetings and the project.

Adams explained to The Press a comprehensive plan includes goals and aspirations in terms of community...


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To The Editor:

State Sen. Pat Browne has introduced a bill to demolish the buildings on the 195-acre property at the Allentown State Hospital in East Allentown.

Lehigh County Commissioners over the years have built a $50,000,000 jail, enlarged the county courthouse and built new administration offices.

For the past four years, commissioners have authorized various studies on the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility, including a report on Cedarbrook co-...


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“And I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments, that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election,” Special Council Robert Mueller said in his now history-making report. “And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”

In an analysis of the report by Lisa Desjardins, with, Mueller said Russia attacked in two ways: “[Mueller] writes, first, that it carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential...

Area state senators and representatives

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-...

Library hosts Lego challenge for youngsters

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, recently hosted a Lego Challenge as part of a variety of STEAM-based projects for kids ages 2-5.

Head of Youth Services Jaclyn Hoimes gave four challenges to the children.

They were each given a cup of assorted Legos to work with and they could work individually or in groups of two or three.

Each challenge was timed for five minutes.

The first challenge was to make an animal or part of an animal and the second was to...

Commissioners OK first reading of LCA lease extension

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Lehigh County Authority is expected to receive its requested 43-year lease extension.

In a preliminary first reading, Lehigh County commissioners approved, by a 9-0 vote, amending the LCA’s Articles of Incorporation to extend its term of existence 43 years from the date the agreement is approved by Pennsylvania’s Department of State.

The move allows the LCA to negotiate long-term financing at the best rates for capital improvements for its water and wastewater systems...