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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Supervisors to oppose Allentown water sale

Upper Milford Township supervisors will join Whitehall Township in opposing the proposal being considered by the City of Allentown to sell or lease its water and sewer system to a private entity.

At supervisors' Feb. 21 meeting, board member George DeVault raised the issue, saying if the plan goes through, it would have a significant impact on township residents, who get some of their water from Allentown and use Allentown's wastewater treatment plant through the Lehigh County Authority.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 27

The Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, will host a writing workshop 6:30 p.m. Author David Miller, of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, will lead the workshop teaching writers three ways to get published. For information or to register, contact the Lower Macungie Library at 610-966-6864.

The Allentown Public Library will hold open mic night and off the page poetry 7 to 8:30 p.m. It is a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and inspiration in an intimate setting. Come perform or just listen.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Members ponder borough's long-term projects

Macungie Borough Council will consider the best way to approach long-term projects on the borough's to-do list and how best to finance them.

This is in full knowledge the borough will be incurring debt, said President Chris Becker, with the intention of paying the costs of capital projects. In total some $1.1 million needs financing and Becker started the discussion rolling at the Feb. 19 council meeting by listing the pros and cons of a bond or a conventional loan.


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Dan Bellesfield coordinates training for 911 operators

In case of emergency, dial 911. The advice is sound; the number is memorable. The caller is usually experiencing some level of distress. So, who takes the call?

Dan Bellesfield, Lehigh County's 911 operations and training coordinator, trains the operators and designs the procedures to keep the emergency communications system reliable and efficient.

Bellesfield grew up in Allentown and later lived in Salisbury Township. The son of an Allentown firefighter, he views his involvement with emergency services as a "natural transition."

Lower Macungie man joins patients on wall of honor at podiatrist office

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Herman Lipton, 100, is the second male centenarian to have his photo highlighted on the wall of honor in the office of Dr. Raymond Fritz Jr.

Lipton will join Charles Herman of South Whitehall and several 100-year-old female patients in the photo gallery at Allentown Family Foot Care, South Whitehall Township.

Lipton told The Press he moved to Allentown 50 years ago from Bronx, N.Y.

Today, Lipton lives with his third wife Althea, 86, at Country Meadows in Lower Macungie Township.

He said he met Althea when they were both volunteers at Gross Towers in Allentown.