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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A group of local Democrats believe that having a Democratic Election Headquarters during the recent campaigns was such a positive experience, they were willing to reach into their wallets and fund a Democratic Information Center through 2013.

The new Democratic Information Center will be located at 110 S. First St. in Lehighton (across from the Senior High Rise) in the same location as the former Democratic Headquarters. An opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Interested supporters are invited.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Lansford man faces 11 charges from an apparent road rage incident in which a head-on collision with injures resulted (although his vehicle wasn't physically involved in the accident), and while his 22-month-old son was in his vehicle.

Joseph Mongi, 28, was charged by Mahoning Township police as a result of an incident which occurred on Oct. 23 at 8:36 p.m. along Mill Road (SR902).

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Early last night, a meteorologist on an area television station predicted about an inch of snow for Carbon County. That was down from about four inches a morning meteorologist had earlier predicted in the day good news for morning commuters. Right?

It turns out the morning weather forecaster was more accurate.

More than three inches of snow fell throughout the region overnight, canceling schools and making some morning commutes a little scary.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chestnuthill Township board of supervisors approved, 3-0, having John Mathews, a Chestnuthill Township resident, as an intern for the next few months.

Mathews is a student at East Stroudsburg University and needs 12 credits in administration and management. He will not receive any monetary pay. He will begin his internship at the end of January to the end of May. He will work with Dave Albright, the township manager. Albright is hoping Mathews will be able to put all the roadwork files into the computer.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Delano man was one of three sentenced on criminal charges in Schuylkill County Court

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The driver of this Jeep escaped serious injury just before 9 a.m. today after losing control while traversing the SR443 turn in Clamtown. Responding were New England Fire Company and West Penn Fire Company. Fire police detoured traffic around the area while the owner and a friend recovered the vehicle from the ditch. Lehighton Ambulance also responded.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Chief Dave Mattson

Chief Dave Mattson, who guided the Tamaqua Police Department since 2007, will step down from the position effective April 2.

Mattson told the TIMES NEWS that he met with the mayor and borough council president following Tuesday's regular council meeting and all parties agreed to the move.

"They're not happy with my performance," said Mattson. "They wanted to go in a new direction with leadership in the department."

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The potential conversion of a former Palmerton textile manufacturing facility to a warehousing use appears to have received a favorable review.

That was the indication given by members of the borough's Planning Commission, which on Tuesday morning agreed to make a recommendation to the borough's Zoning Hearing Board to grant a special exception for the plan.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Carbon-Monroe-Pike Mental Health Development Services Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in the MH/DS Administrative Conference Room, 724 Phillips St., Suite 202, Stroudsburg. For additional information, call (570) 420-1900 ext. 3367.

Victoria Mavis, president of HR Knowledge Base, will present to the Advisory Board for the January meeting. Everyone is invited to attend.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Pennsylvania state trooper who spoke out last Tuesday at Coaldale Borough Council against its decision to get rid of its full-time police department has been reprimanded by his superiors.

Frackville State Trooper Edward Sanchez, whose barracks covers Coaldale when police are not available, told council that the lack of a full-time police presence may cause the borough to end up like the "notoriously crime-ridden city of Hazleton."