Is there really a problem with Climate Change?
Is there really a problem with Climate Change?
Steve Pheiffer of Penn Forest believes that America's food distribution system is in need of a makeover.
He wonders how long can we continue to transport produce thousands of miles to markets in northeastern Pennsylvania, importing factory-farmed food – harvested while immature – from fields treated with pesticides and herbicides.
So, he has been thinking about a time when there will be factory farms in northeastern Pennsylvania – literally, since they will be built in abandoned factories converted to LED grow light hydroponic farming.
It seems when someone is elected to congress and as soon as they're sworn in they start working on re-election.
I think it is about time that we limit congress to one term (maybe 5 or 6 years). That way they can forget about getting re-elected and focus on doing their jobs and working for the country an not forthemselves.
If we don't do something soon this country will be held hostage by people trying to make a name for themselves. I don't care what party, they are all gulity of thinking about themselves.
MLLORYTOWN, Ontario – Although there was no escaping the recent heat wave that swept the East Coast, a trip to the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River provided relief for a group of local anglers in the form of plenty of smallmouth bass.
Fishing out of Caiger's 1000 Islands Resort, there was no need to endure the strong midday sun and the oppressive humidity. Pre-breakfast and post-supper action was enough to satisfy the most avid anglers in the group and gave wives a realistic chance of out-fishing their husbands.
With kayaks, canoes, inflatable rafts and paddleboards becoming increasing popular, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is reminding operators of these watercraft that it is important to know what safety equipment and regulations apply.
An East Stroudsburg man is behind bars after being arraigned on 60 counts involving sexual assaults on three young boys.
The incidents in question allegedly occurred in Gilbert.
Shawn Michael Kyttle, 20, was arraigned Thursday before District Judge JoLana Krawitz of Stroudsburg.
The youth were ages 3, 5, and 6.
Kyttle was arrested after Trooper Patrick Finn of the Lehighton barracks of the state police and Kate Croll of the Monroe County Children and Youth conducted an investigation of the sexual assault of the three children.
For seven years, I've had an excellent licensed handyman who has kept the roof on my house in good shape.
I've hired him each year to pressure wash it and to give it another coat of the rubberized paint that strengthens the roof.
This year, however, he has so much work that he hired an assistant. Unfortunately, that assistant is grossly overweight (it mattered when he was on the roof) and is still in the learning stage. I didn't know all that until it was too late.
Want to know something about the Panama Canal?
Ask Mazie Ziegler. She's been there.
Iceland? She was there, too.
Germany? She's visited numerous times.
Thailand? She was in the steamy jungles and visited an elephant hospital.
Ziegler, 98, is a retired librarian who has spent much of her adult life traveling. She has visited every continent except Antarctica. Because of her age, she doubts if she's going to get there.
Area residents have the chance to roll up their sleeves and save a life in their community by donating blood at any Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive this August.
Blood drives during the month of August are as follows:
* Tuesday, Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Phoenix Rehabilitation & Health Services, 1022 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton; chairwoman: Stephanie Hill - (610) 377-5845.
* Saturday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Bear Creek Lakes, Stewart Hall, Jim Thorpe; chairwoman: Pat Crane - (570) 325-4789.
I read somewhere this week that Judge Judy of television fame works five days a month, and makes $45 million a year. Now that's nice work if you can get it.
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.
A recent survey says 80 percent of Americans are unhappy with the way Wahington is handling our nation's economy. My question is, what's wrong with the other 20 percent?
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
This letter is in response to the article in the Times News dated Wednesday July 20, 2011 regarding Tamaqua residents and their sudden mandate to connect to the Tamaqua Borough Inc.'s sewer line. A few thoughts came to mind while reading this article.
Virginia Ellen, a New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue volunteer, was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club.
She discussed the dog rescue, which is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving Australian Shepherds and Aussie mixes in the United States and Canada.
Rotary Club of Lehighton meets Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Beacon 443 Diner / Restaurant.
Do you remember how happy you where when you got your first job? I was ecstatic! I also remember my first paycheck. I was upset by the deductions from my gross pay, and was told that some of these deductions were for my benefit. Unemployment Insurance will pay me benefits should I lose my job. Social Security will ensure that I have a good life in my old age. Federal, state and local taxes provide me with many government services including paved roads, protection from bad guys at home and abroad, and a safety net in case of national disasters. Let's get real!
President Obama has proposed a manned space mission to an asteroid by 2025 and a manned mission to a Mars orbit by the mid-2030s. Congress has not acted and given the ideology of the current House of Representatives, prospects for action are bleak.
A TIMES NEWS editorial on July 22 stated that thanks to the "short-sighted Obama administration, the space program we grew up reaping so many benefits from, has ended." You might want to reconsider your editorial.
What most people will remember about July 22nd, 2011 is the smoldering temperatures that kept almost everyone indoors. For 47 Little Leaguers at Jim Thorpe's LL complex. the heat was of no concern. That was because Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs pitcher Scott Mathieson brought the big guns to town.
There are some 14.9 million caregivers annually providing unpaid care for the estimated 5.4 million people with Alzheimer's disease.
Those caregivers are prone to high levels of frustration, burnout and stress – factors that can take a heavy emotional and physical toll without adequate support.
A free Alzheimer's Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.
A Coaldale man who pleaded guilty to burglarizing a home received a state prison sentence imposed by President Judge William E. Baldwin in the Schuylkill County Court. Six others who pleaded guilty were also sentenced.
Just when you think Congressman Holden couldn't be any further out of touch with people of Schuylkill County, he stuns us yet again. Holden's latest stunner is that he agrees with Barack Obama that Uncle Sam's credit card limit should be increased beyond $14.3 trillion, and that wasteful spending shouldn't be decreased as a condition for increasing the credit card limit!
Imagine that you are an invisible visitor in the homes of some people on the first day of the new school year. What might you hear and see?
ELEMENTARY TEACHER: (Dressing in a light-weight pants suit and packing up a box of teddy bears, Goldfish crackers, and an already-overstuffed planning book) – "I hope I have a good bunch of kids this year. Hope we get them all on the right bus at the end of the day. Did I remember to pack my tissues?"
Mauch Chunk Pharmacy won a pair of games to pull into a first place tie with Highland Beverage in the Jim Thorpe Summer Basketball League.
Highland Beverage overpowered Jim Thorpe National Bank, 85-68.
The "brew crew" was led by Mark Zaengle's 26 points with Brad Hurley chipping in with 18. Mark Klotz and Frank Jacobs also gave solid efforts scoring 15 and 14 for Highland.
Dennis McGinley had 27 for JTNB.
Mauch Chunk Pharmacy outlasted Getz's 57-46.
You probably know that there are 22 amino acids found in animals, that 14 can be synthesized from other elements in the human the body, that eight can't and need to be consumed, and that chains of them create proteins, the building blocks of the body.
But how many of them can you name? Arginine? Ornithine? Lysine, maybe?
And for how many can you cite what they specifically do?
That's why you should commit the name theanine to memory. It's an amino acid that does far more for the body than just build protein. It helps your body do things you want your body to do.
With the funds dwindling to pay for maintenance expenses, the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission is seeking alternate funding by investigating grants and other funding sources.
Members of the LCRC met Thursday to discuss the latest repairs to the canal towpath and the funding issue took top precedence on the agenda.
Members said that they are hoping to apply for funds from the county commissioners through the hotel tax.
Now that it's almost August, are you looking forward to going back to school? Why or why not?
Carbon County's Veterans Affairs office proved that it is working to benefit its veterans.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioners Wayne Nothstein and William O'Gurek, chairman, recognized the outstanding work Henry Desrosiers, director of the Veterans Affairs office, and Bonnie Gawlik, credit service officer in the Veterans Affairs office, has been doing over the last year.
Nothstein reported on the Adjutant General's end of year report, which breaks down the monies brought into Carbon from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011.
State police were justified in using deadly force against a Chestnuthill Township man on Thursday at his residence, Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine said.
Christine made the determination after reviewing the facts involving the death of Robert Joseph Kish, 29, whom police shot after he allegedly took hostages, set his house ablaze, struck a trooper with bird shot pellet from a 410 gauge shotgun, and exited the burning home carrying a bolt-action long gun after initially using a woman as a shield.
The Summit Hill Basketball League donated $300 to the Summit Hill Recreation Commission. Pictured from left are SH recreation commission member Maria Szczecina, president Monica Marshall and Summit Hill Basketball League Commissioner Danny Matika. Szczecina stated that the donation will be used to improve the Ginder Field Playground.
Little about walking into the mill near Mantzville's St. Peter's Church today gives the impression that it has sat idle for some 70 years.
Entering, it feels as though the owner momentarily stepped out the back door. The C. J. Homm's "BB Feeds" sign, that lists prices of turkey starter and ground oyster shells, looks as vibrant today as any modern sign. The workings sit and wait as though their master will soon return to once again make them rumble.
Medical authorities were alarmed at the "threatened importation of typhus fever and the germs of other intestinal diseases" due to the high number of flies during the hot summer of 1911.
One Tamaqua Courier writer told how a many areas were initiating Swat the Fly campaigns in an attempt to control the flying menace.
"The chase after Brer Fly is no new form of sportsmanship," he said. "Few latter day swatters can equate the persistence with which the American housewife of olden times used to fall upon the trail of the little varmints."
Five area people were among eight who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Jacqueline Russell as follows:
"There's a big drug problem in Lehighton," said borough councilman Scott Rehrig. "Something has to be done."
Rehrig made the comment after three individuals complained about drug use in the community, and more specifically about a situation which occurred last year in the Community Grove during which two teenagers were allegedly beaten.
The council was told by the grandmother of one of the victims that "15 people" participated in the beating.
Retaliation by the father of one victim resulted in a prison sentence for the dad, she added.
I have just returned from Jim Thorpe, a place I had not visited for 10 years. It pretty much seems the same as it was back then nestled in the peaceful mountain side as described to me by my best friend while we sat in the Sinai desert back in 1984.