Friday, August 28, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. Here's a look at how the system works and what it means for taxpayers and voters:



To register to vote online, go to the website — — and complete the form.


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.

Last year the Pennsylvania Supreme Court distributed new rules forbidding judges from hiring family members. This decision was applauded as a much needed curb on nepotism and one which brought Pennsylvania’s judicial guidelines into conformity with much of the nation.

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.

Marriage licenses

Lawrence James Schulz II and Larissa Noel Gorski, of Beaver Meadows.

Charles Bernard Dahn Jr., and Jennifer Holly Sadusky, of Lansford.

Jed Mark McFarland and Rochelle Lee Pearson, of Palmerton.

Matthew Gregory Hoffman and Constance Lee Palmer, of Palmerton.