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Thursday, May 25, 2017


Friday, April 21, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall police seek public’s help to ID armed robber

South Whitehall Township police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who robbed the Speedway, 3890 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, during the afternoon hours of April 20.

Police say a black male, approximately 19- to 25-years-old, standing 6-foot to 6-foot 1-inch tall with a thin build, displayed a black handgun and forced customers to the floor.

He forced the employees to open the cash registers before fleeing on foot with an undetermined amount of money.

Young anglers ‘Fish with a Trooper’

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

“Hook up with fish rather than handcuffs.” Pa. State Master Trooper Marc Allen, community service officer

Master Trooper Marc Allen, of the Community Service Unit of State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, recently organized a fishing trip at the accessible recreation area of Leaser Lake, Lynn Township, to treat children from throughout the Lehigh Valley to a day of fishing.

There were 20 kids and 22 troopers, so they were paired one and one.

The troopers, both active and retired, were chosen because they were already fishermen and knew how to work with the kids.

Milot resigns from Weisenberg board

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The first order of business for the Weisenberg Township supervisors was to accept Chairman Bob Milot’s letter of resignation.

A supervisor since 1998, Milot cited health issues as his reason for resigning.

A resolution was presented citing his many accomplishments while serving on the board.

His recommendation for replacement was Roadmaster Tony Werley. The board agreed to the appointment of Werley and he was sworn in by township Secretary Janet Henritzy.

He will finish the unexpired portion of Milot’s term, which will last until 2018.

Audiences invited to fly away with Peter Pan, April 28-30

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Any adult looking to find relief from the daily grind will find a welcome break at the end of this month by visiting with Peter Pan and his friends in Neverland as Northwestern Lehigh Middle School thespians stage the family favorite.

Seventh grader Molly McGorry debuts as the boy who refuses to grow up.

“In the beginning Peter is a little more pushy and kind of like a brat,” said McGorry. “He’s kind of freaked out Wendy saw him crying.”

McGorry easily relates to her character.

“He’s a very free spirit and can do whatever he wants,” she explained.

Dog wardens to check for licenses

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will conduct a license canvass in Lehigh County May 3. Multiple wardens will go door-to-door educating dog owners as well as checking the status of their dog licenses and rabies vaccinations.

All dogs 3 months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs.

Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.

Lehigh County commissioners discuss additional fee for vehicle registration

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Those living in Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each non-exempt vehicle registration.

During their April 12 meeting, commissioners discussed authorizing the fee.

Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program.

The board is expected to vote on the bill at its April 26 meeting.

Commissioner Dan Hartzell, cosponsor of the bill, along with Commissioner Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.

Board discusses bridge issues

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in Local News

An update was given at the April 13 Lowhill supervisors’ meeting on the impending Bear Bridge repair.

Supervisor Rob Werley, Road Foreman Joe Kalusky and township Engineer Ryan Christman all met with state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, to discuss funding and expediting the permits needed.

Christman advised the board that at this point, the best choice for replacement would be a precast arch.

The township’s original game plan had been repair of the bridge, but at this point, in order to meet regulations, the project is looking more like a replacement.