Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Josephine B. Curmaci

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

quality control inspector

Josephine B. Curmaci, of Taylor, died March 5, 2020.

She was a daughter of the late John and Anna Koziol of Scranton.

She was a Scranton Technical High School graduate.

She was a quality control inspector at Consolidated Molding Products, Scranton.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Curmaci Mathews of Whitehall; a son, Dr. Vincent Curmaci, DDS, with Anna Striano of Bethlehem; two grandsons, Brett Mathews of Whitehall and Matthew Curmaci of Bethlehem; a granddaughter, Alisa Curmaci of Philadelphia; nieces; nephews; and friends.

MacArthur Road stabbings under investigation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township Police Department is investigating two stabbings that occurred March 15.

According to the report, officers were called just before 5 a.m. to the 1200 block of MacArthur Road.

James L. Lucas, lieutenant of criminal investigations, said police discovered two males with stab wounds.

They are being treated at a hospital for their injuries, he added.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked contact Whitehall Township Police Department at 610-437-3042.

Election Policy

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates and readers

As we approach the April 28 primary election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the April 2 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Coplay: Borough municipal building is closed

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., is closed for two weeks, according to Paul Boyle, public works director.

The youth basketball programs and aerobic classes are canceled. The fitness room on the second floor is also closed.

The police station hours, public works and garbage collection services remain intact.


Coplay Sports has suspended baseball and softball programs.

Further updates will be announced as information is received.


Dolores E. Silvius

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Dolores E. Silvius, 84, formerly of Breinigsville and Hokendauqua, died March 2, 2020, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Charles H. Silvius for 65 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Oliver W. Resh, John Schlosser Sr. and the former Lillian Leabold.

She was a 1953 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, and attended Faith Church, Trexlertown.

Healthy Living program is April 7

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State Extension

Individuals who are interested in learning more about how healthy living habits can benefit your brain and body are encouraged to participate in a workshop offered by Penn State Extension 10-11:30 a.m. April 7 at Catasauqua Municipal Building, 90 Bridge St.

The Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research program is designed for individuals of any age who are interested in healthy living and aging well.

Northampton police

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 19

Officers responded to a noise complaint in the 600 block of Main Street.

A juvenile issue in the 1400 block of Laubach Avenue brought out police.

Police were asked to check the welfare of a male in the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

FEB. 20

Officers investigated a neighbor complaint in the 700 block of Washington Avenue.

A report of harassment in the 2100 block of Main Street was investigated.

Lehigh Township: Preschool registrations being accepted

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church’s preschool is accepting registrations in the 3-year-old and 4-year-old classes for the 2020-21 school year.

Children must turn the appropriate age for the class by Sept. 1.

For more information, call Deb Gable at 610-767-7523.


Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

2020 census: What you need to know

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Local News

What is the decennial census?

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provides the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs.

Why is it important to me?

Responding to the census is not only our civic duty, but it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 census is used to: