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Sunday, March 18, 2018

New Tripoli firefighters respond to record number of calls in 2017

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by JUSTIN SWEITZER in Local News

The New Tripoli Fire Company reported a record-breaking amount of fire calls in 2017, detailing the yearly report to Lynn Township supervisors at the board’s Feb. 8 meeting.

Deputy Chief Gary Kuntz Jr., who gave the report, said the company responded to 183 calls last year.

“We had 183 alarms last year, which was our most ever,” Kuntz said.

He also gave the board yearly statistics compiled from emergency reports that show how efficient the department operated on fire calls.

Meetings offered on spotted lanternfly

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Penn State Cooperative Extension will present the following spotted lanternfly public meetings from 7-9 p.m. in March.

·March 7: Weisenberg Fire Department, 2500 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township.

·March 14: New Tripoli Fire Co., 7242 Decatur St., New Tripoli.

The latest updates on spotted lanternfly biology, control and management in Lehigh County’s affected townships will be presented.

Seating is limited. To register, go to or call 1-877-345-0691.

Lynn Twp planners approve 24 acres for inclusion in agricultural security

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by JUSTIN SWEITZER in Local News

Planners in Lynn Township approved land for agricultural security at their Jan. 16 meeting, recommending approval for two parcels owned by resident Christopher Wentz into the township’s agricultural security area.

The parcels recommended for approval are located along Hernhutter Strass Road, with a 23.7-acre parcel located to the north of the road and a .3-acre lot along the south side of the road.


Thursday, February 15, 2018 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.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Friends, classmates walk to raise funds for Wyatt

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in Local News

Northwestern Middle School student Wyatt Newhard, who has been battling neuroblastoma since age 3, was the grand marshal of “Walk For Wyatt” during the Nov. 17, 2017, fundraiser.

Students in the middle school helped raise funds for Wyatt’s favorite charity, Star Treatments, which provides VIP rides to medical facilities for children battling cancer.

Family, friends, classmates and staff members, both current and from his years attending Weisenberg Elementary School, joined him for one hour on the track.