Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Associated Press

SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) - With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains.

The sightings led to another round of school closures and a feeling among some residents that law enforcement is spinning its wheels more than five weeks into the massive manhunt.

I just returned from an Old Broads Convention.

In reality, it was the 16th annual New England Traditions Convention for decorative painters, held in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

I said it was an Old Broads Convention because I swear, out of the almost 300 attendees, most were women, and one transvestite, with 90 percent of them over the age of 60. Half of them were probably over 70. Some walked with canes, others with walkers and there were even a couple with their Jazzy.

Political pundits agree that pocket book issues will once again be driving white working-class voters at the polls for the midterm election in two weeks.

Immigration reform, once a hot button issue, has been pushed to the back burner amid news about the possibility of Ebola-infected people and terrorists coming through our porous southern border. That threat should concern us all.

Special to the Times News and file photos THE FIRST TWO PICTURES SHOULD GO TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY COMPARE THE OLD AND NEW This 1910 postcard is of a gristmill in Wickford, Rhode Island. The history of the mill is not known in the records of The Society for the Preservation Of Old Mills. European settlers arrived in Wickford as early as 1637. The mill has the appearance of early Greek and Roman mills 2,000 years ago.

Not all old mills are old, according to Jeff Donat, member of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills, as he recently shared his interest in grist mills with the Palmerton Area Historical Society.

Donat went to see an old mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts, only to find it was built to look old in 1929 by Henry Ford as his method of preserving Americana.

Pepperidge Farms used the mill to grind its flour until it outgrew the building. Oldsmobile used it as a background for an advertising picture, unaware that Ford had built it.

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Rosemary Ondeck to Rosemary Ondeck, 11 E. Market St., P.O. Box 172, Tresckow, property at 11 and 13 E. Market St., $1.

Bank of America, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, property at 8 Main Road, Junedale, $1.

East Penn Township

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to David Shields Jr., Saylorsburg, property along Sand Quarry Road, $926.50.