Friday, September 4, 2015
Motorists fueled up for the holiday weekend as a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline cost $2.39 at the Fast Fill Exxon in Lehighton Thursday morning. JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS

Wallets won’t be hit as hard after motorists fill their gas tanks this Labor Day weekend.

Gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in over a decade, according to the American Automobile Association’s fuel gauge report.

Motorists fueled up for $2.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline at the Fast Fill Exxon, Sunoco and Giant Food Stores pumps, all along Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East in Lehighton, on Thursday morning.

The average regular unleaded gallon in Pennsylvania is currently $2.48, down from $3.45 last year at this time.


When I was a kid, I lived for summer. Couldn't get enough of those warm, languid days filled with fun in the sun.

Now that I'm a big kid, nothing has changed. I still wait with great anticipation for the sultry, summer days I love.

I still lap up every delicious moment of summer, wishing it would last all year.

I like the fact that I live in Florida where we have a joke about our four seasons: Feels like Summer, Almost Summer, Steamy Summer and Still Summer.

State’s Game commission needs to wake up

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to “vent.”

First they sell record numbers of doe permits — mistake.

They combine doe season with buck season, creating a legal “brown and down” situation — huge mistake.

Now the deer population is at a 30-year low because of the above actions.

What did they do with all of the payoffs from insurance companies for eliminating a large percentage of the deer herd?

Now they have the audacity to request an increase in license fees to hunt nonexistent deer.

DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Tamaqua dancer Amanda Carson performs with a saber on South Swatara Street about 8 p.m. during the peak of the Dear Tamaqua extravaganza.

Tamaqua's summer spectacle was a showpiece of collaboration and the poster child for cooperation.

Dear Tamaqua ... In a New Light was a multimedia walking experience presented by the Tamaqua Community Arts Center on Aug. 4.

The event culminated two years of devotion by 70 volunteers who corralled their own talents and drew on strengths of others.


John Schickram to 2 MK Enterprises: Property on West Rose Street for $50,000.

Shirley French to John Myers: Property at 191 Owl Creek Road for $30,000.

Rush Township

Jeffrey G. Benedict to Seitz Brothers Property Holdings: Property on Ryan Avenue for $34,000.

Schuylkill Township

Thomas E. Edmonds and Karen L. Edmonds to Thomas E. Edmonds, Karen L. Edmonds, Christopher W. Klingaman, and Kristen L. Klingaman: Property at 490 Valley St. for $1.