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South Whitehall Township

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Top South Whitehall Township Articles

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  • Singing the blues over headlight glare

    Singing the blues over headlight glare
    Q: My question is about the bluish colored headlights, and the fog lights and parking lights that many drivers have on at night. I thought there were laws regulating the number and brightness of the lights on the front of the car. In many cases the...
  • 'But officer, the speed limit is 70 mph, can't I go 80?'

    Q: As you know, the 10-over-the-speed-limit allowance is an unwritten rule permitted in Pennsylvania and in many other states. Is it likely to continue when the 70 mph law goes into effect? — Manny Kokolis, South Whitehall Township ‍ Q:...
  • Pennsylvania gasoline taxes go up Jan. 1

    Pennsylvania gasoline taxes go up Jan. 1
    HARRISBURG — In an east Allentown industrial zone on Quebec Street north of Union Boulevard, 23 tanks rise high into the sky, the pipes that connect them running deep underground. This is a Petroleum Products Corp. fuel pipeline terminal. For a...
  • Unwanted passenger: Roadway litter

    Q: Regarding your column a few years ago on the trashing of the Lehigh Valley, I started traveling Route 22 to visit the area weekly in the early '70s, and never noticed a significant amount of trash. As a permanent Valley resident, I'm now appalled by...
  • MacArthur Road traffic signals seem to be headed in the wrong direction

    Q: I never noticed it before, but I'm sure this has been in place for years. Traveling north on MacArthur Road approaching the Lehigh Valley Mall entrance, there are three traffic lights facing motorists. One of those signals is positioned over the...
  • Crosswalk chaos could be avoided just by reading the plain English of state law

    The Dash of Death Promenade extends 32 feet or so from the curb next to The Morning Call's main entrance to the curb by Allentown's Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority bus terminal. People have odd reactions when I step off the curb onto...
  • Cadillac-Packard snafu illustrates need for a paid (septuagenarian) consultant

    There, on the front page of The Morning Call last Saturday, was Uncle Wilson's 1952 Cadillac, or an exact replica thereof. When he visited from Delaware, neighbors were impressed by the sight of a new Caddy in the gravel driveway next to our house,...
  • Newfangled Christmas movie culture forces a trip to DVD shelves

    The digital video disc was introduced to America in the late 1990s and, for no good reason at all, people started switching from VHS to DVD. Several years after that, our kids got it into their heads that my wife and I should try to join the 21st...
  • Legionnaires' disease story is very personal for one journalist

    The military veterans, gathered to celebrate the nation's bicentennial, had made it through World War I, World War II, Korea or Vietnam, only to be struck down by the mist from a hotel's air-conditioning system. It was the first time the world would...
  • Dorney Park's Snake Pit gets planning commission nod

     
    The Snake Pit, Dorney Park's proposed seven-story complex of water slides, is one step closer to wet and wild reality, after the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission recommended preliminary final approval on the project Thursday. "It's another...
  • Valentine's Day 2014: Love in the dead of winter

    Valentine's Day 2014: Love in the dead of winter
    Thursday’s nor’easter, which piled more than a foot of new snow onto this longest of winters, dumped the ultimate cold shower on local romance. Allentown’s Manny Trinidad wanted to woo his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. So he...