Whitehall Mall’s Sears store is expected to close in early 2020, according to a Nov. 7 news release from Transformco, which purchased the store’s assets in February.
This location, at 1259 Whitehall Mall, is one of seven Sears or Kmart stores in Pennsylvania set to close.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, l p.m. The Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra will entertain. Guests and non-members are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Old-Fashioned Christmas events at various sites in Emmaus. For a complete list of events, visit www.emmausmainstreet.com or call 610-739-1273.
“You guys are awesome!” Mike Drabenstott said when addressing the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Nov. 26.
Drabenstott is the chairman of the board of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. He was thanking the Lehigh County Commissioners for their support.
In other business, the Chief Clerk for Registration and Elections Timothy Benyo told the commissioners additional privacy screens and booths are planned for future elections. Lack of privacy was one of the major complaints heard from voters after the last election.
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Salisbury Township residents who use public water provided by the Lehigh County Authority will have to pay even more in 2020.
In 2020, for Salisbury properties served by the LCA, water rates are to be raised by $8 quarterly or $32 annually.
Previously, the pass-along increase was to be $6 quarterly or $24 annually. The water rate is to increase from $6.60 per 1,000 gallons to $7 per 1,000 gallons.
The 2020 sewer rate increase is the same: $3 quarterly or $12 annually.