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Board honors Capt. Michael Sorrentino upon his retirement


Special to The Press

During the South Whitehall Sept. 7 commissioners’ meeting, Police Capt. Michael Sorrentino was recognized for his 33 years of service with the township police department.

Commissioner Kelly read the proclamation:

“What I have tonight is a Distinguished Service Award presented to Capt. Michael A. Sorrentino. The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners, township staff and citizens of South Whitehall Township would like to take this time to recognize your distinguished career of service with the South Whitehall Township Police Department, from July 17, 1989 to Sept. 2, 2022, and your 33-year career with the South Whitehall Township Police Department has been one of exemplary commitment and stellar leadership as you’ve served our community ...”

Police Chief Glen Dorney presented Sorrentino with a plaque with his badges.

Dorney said the plaque would be displayed on the wall of the police department.

In other matters, Tricia Dickert was named township secretary.

Attorney Bill Malkames, representing Dorneyville Shopping Center, wanted to propose a text amendment to the shopping center ordinance. He told the board the name, “Dorneyville Shopping Center,” has been used since approximately 1964 but the shops have changed over the years.

The board suggested he meet with the zoning or planning departments before coming back to commissioners.

PRESS PHOTO BY MICHAEL HIRSCH At right, South Whitehall Township Police Chief Glen Dorney presents a plaque with two badges to Capt. Michael Sorrentino at the Sept. 7 commissioners' meeting.