Here is a timeline of the closure process of Eastern Comfort Assisted Living's Palmerton-area facility:

Jan. 6, 2009: The state Department of Public Welfare notifies Eastern Comfort's President Stephen J. Miga of its intent to not renew the facility's provisional license.

Jan. 13, 2009: Miga appeals the decision

Feb. 24, 2010: The state Bureau of Hearing and Appeals denies the appeal.

March 10: Miga asks BHA to reconsider.

June 24, 2010: The Secretary of Public Welfare upholds the BHA decision.