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Monday, June 27, 2016

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, has announced its 2016 spring graduates. Local undergraduates receiving degrees include:

Carbon County:Melissa I. Young, Albrightsville

Lehigh County:Konstantinos C. Kalamaris, Slatington; Jillian L. Onyskiw, New Tripoli

Monroe County:Erin Dougherty, Brodheadsville; Robert P. Kitchen, Saylorsburg; Diane D. Klapatch, Saylorsburg; Jacob P. Percey, Effort; Corrine A. Urland, Saylorsburg

Northampton County:Paul E. Cooper, Danielsville

One local graduate received a master’s degree:

Melissa Burke, Kunkletown

Monday, June 27, 2016

Keystone College held its 145th commencement at the Pavilion at Montage in Scranton on May 14. Degrees were conferred upon these local students:

• Joshua Vega: Tamaqua, bachelor of science, School of Professional Studies

• Victoria Wargo Nichols: Jim Thorpe, certificate in early childhood education, School of Professional Studies

• Joel Eric Seyler: Slatington, bachelor of science, School of Arts and Sciences

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, has announced the spring 2016 dean’s list.

Carbon County

Albrightsville: Cindy Betances, Casey Currier, Nyasha Ellis, Jessica Frantz, Marcia Goldstein, Sean Leslie, Sylvester O’Connor, Justin Seersma and Rachel Walck.

Beaver Meadows: Michael Hydock Jr.

Bowmanstown: Gabriel Scott

Monday, June 27, 2016
This undated file image released by Disney shows the character Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, in a scene from “Finding Dory.” In its second week, “Finding Dory” easily remained on top with an estimated $73.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. PIXAR/DISNEY VIA AP, FILE

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Finding Dory” tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel “Independence Day: Resurgence,” as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters.

In its second week, “Finding Dory” easily remained on top with an estimated $73.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the $41.6 million opening of “Resurgence,” which debuted well off the pace of its 1996 original.

The first “Independence Day” opened with $50.2 million, or about $77 million in inflation-adjusted dollars.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, has announced the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester.

Carbon County:Kylie Catena, Lehighton; Lauryn Solt, Bowmanstown

Lehigh County:Konstantinos C. Kalamaris, Slatington

Monroe County:Erin Dougherty, Brodheadsville; Nicole L. Kregeloh, Effort; Robert P. Kitchen, Saylorsburg

Northampton County:Paul E. Cooper, Danielsville

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold open houses from 4-7 p.m. onJuly 19at three campus locations in Schnecksville, Allentown and Tamaqua.

The Tamaqua open house will be held off-campus at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center at 125 Pine St.

LCCC’s open house provides an opportunity for prospective students to learn about scholarship opportunities while finding out more about the ways the college can help students succeed, including access to child care, computer and technology labs and career assistance.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College awarded more than 800 degrees to 2016 graduates during recent commencement exercises.

Local graduates include:

Carbon County

Albrightsville: Cindy Betances, Jessica Frantz, Melissa Napoletano, Larisa Osti, Melissa Rivera and Rachel Walck.

Beaver Meadows: Frances Boyle and Michael Hydock Jr.

Bowmanstown: Peter Balliet and Gabriel Scott.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Palmerton Borough Council received an update Thursday evening on upcoming road construction, which will be done in two parts.

Part A involves curbing and stormwater upgrades. Borough manager Rodger Danielson said the water department is already taking care of a few repairs on the 400 block of Harvard Avenue ahead of the road paving project for Part B, which is the borough’s 2016 Road Program.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Two defendants entered pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika on Tuesday in the Carbon County court.

Francis D. Blasko Jr., 28, of Coaldale, and formerly of Lansford, pleaded to one count of theft.

He was charged by Summit Hill police with stealing $1,300 in cash from Michelle Midas and Ian Miller of Summit Hill, who were friends and who let him into their home.

Matika placed him on probation for a year and ordered he make restitution of $1,300, render 50 hours of community service and have no contact with the victims.