Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Election Policy

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A message to our candidates, readers

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the 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 this April 12 edition.

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

Joseph R. Kornfeind

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

J. Kornfeind’s Market owner

Joseph “Duff” R. Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died April 1, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind for 65 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.

He worked with his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton. He and his wife then opened J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

And, what will you do when spring finally arrives?

The brave daffodils are long peeking through the frozen ground. Although bent over, as if weeping, they remain defiant, blooming bright yellow despite nighttime and early-morning below-freezing temperatures.

Patches of short, blue flowers cover the ground where the grass has dared not to grow.

Twigs and branches lay scattered across the back yard, ripped from the trees during damaging winds that marked this past winter.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 26

Police investigated reports of criminal mischief on Delphi Drive, Forest Road and Hill Road.

A road rage incident in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road brought officers to the scene.

The department responded to a fire in the 3100 block of Hokendauqua Street.

A threat in the 200 block of Mickley Run was investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 500 block of Spruce Street was reported.

Officers responded to a theft from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Basswood Lane.

Janice L. Wasko

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Catholic Church member

Janice L. Wasko, 71, of Whitehall, died April 3, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Paul G. Wasko Jr. for 46 years.

Born in Kalamazoo, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Merrit and Stella (Hayes) Needham.

She was a senior project manager at Parexel International, where she had worked for 25 years.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Whitehall man dies in crash

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

LEHIGH TWP.

A Whitehall Township man died Tuesday in a three-vehicle accident on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.

According to reports, Richard J. Pasko, 26, of Grape Street, was killed in the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the area of 3 Mile Lane and closed a section of the highway.

Pasko was pronounced dead at the scene. He died from multiple blunt force trauma, according to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, who said the death was ruled an accident.

According to reports, a woman was injured in the crash.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 16

Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

North Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the borough building, 1066 Fourth St.

TUESDAY 17

Catasauqua Borough Public Utilities Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.

Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.