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  • 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...
  • Concrete island at new Whitehall intersection cuts turn lane short

    Concrete island at new Whitehall intersection cuts turn lane short
    Q: Why in the new construction did they make the concrete island so long on northbound MacArthur Road approaching Mechanicsville Road? If it were smaller, more cars could stage farther back in the left-turn lane for Mechanicsville and not be blocking...
  • Shankweiler Road drainage drop-off to be addressed

    Q: PennDOT repaved Shankweiler Road between Route 309 and Cedar Crest Boulevard in mid-August. On Shankweiler just west of Cedar Crest, there is a deep ditch adjacent to the south side of the road. This drop-off, without any guardrail, is extremely...
  • PennDOT paving job goes begging on Route 309

    Q: The exit ramp from Route 309 north to Tilghman Street west has been ground up for quite some time now. Is there any schedule of when this exit ramp will finally be resurfaced and finished? It is a rather bumpy exit. — Joe Scull, Coopersburg  ...
  • Snow kept mail carriers from delivering to some houses

    Snow kept mail carriers from delivering to some houses
    Lee Smith's neighborhood finally is thawing out. Ice patches have receded. Grass patches have reappeared. And mail is being delivered regularly. Smith is among several people who live in the neighborhoods off Presidential Drive in Whitehall Township...
  • Unplowed street gets icy reception from taxpayers

    Unplowed street gets icy reception from taxpayers
    If you're unhappy with how often, or how well, your street has been plowed during this horrendous winter — at least it gets plowed. Catherine Magditch lives on North Ott Street where it dead-ends against Route 22. South Whitehall Township doesn'...
  • Recent scams try to scare and tap your curiosity

    Con artists are as slick as the ice building up outside. They're constantly looking for new ways to get us to slip up and fall for their costly tricks. They often try to scare you, as they did last week to Agnes Gackenbach of Emmaus. She got an...
  • Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies

    Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies
    Authorities say they know who is responsible for the annoying, deceptive phone calls that bombarded Lehigh Valley seniors last year with offers of free medical-alert devices. A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week and froze the...
  • Bedbugs bugging care home residents

    Bedbugs bugging care home residents
    Bedbugs have disrupted life at a personal care home in South Whitehall Township so badly that some residents are not getting their psychiatric care, state officials say. The Department of Public Welfare cited Trexler Park Manor about a week ago for...
  • Debt collectors could face new regulations

    The calls to Dorothy Smith of Bethlehem started in January. She was told she owed nearly $8,300 for an unpaid home-improvement loan. Smith told the caller, Portfolio Recovery Associates of Virginia, that she didn't owe the debt. The money had been...
  • Whitehall appointment is one for the history books

     Whitehall appointment is one for the history books
    In at least one respect, Phil Armstrong is exactly what Whitehall Township needs. That is to say, he is not much of a politician. For a township board of commissioners sometimes contaminated by political scheming, posturing and cronyism, that's just...
  • Bird feeder fuss has Bethlehem Township in a tizzy

    Bird feeder fuss has Bethlehem Township in a tizzy
    The neighbor, who is one of the finest individuals you could ever hope to meet, nevertheless has been observed engaging in what some people might consider to be unlawful behavior. Dick Tracy, a notable figure in Lehigh Valley education and sports...