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Friday, November 1, 2013

Voters within the four townships of the Pleasant Valley School District have some choices to be made this election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Voting time is from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

On the Monroe County level, voters will decide who will be: the Judge of the Superior Court, R-Vic Stabile or D-Jack McVay Jr.; County Coroner, R-Robert M. Allen or D-Thomas A. Yanac Jr.

Incumbent Claudette Segear is running uncontested for county treasurer.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Want to learn more about the status of the new development of the former New Jersey Zinc Company's West Plant?

George Petrole, chief operating officer for Northface Development LLC, Lehighton will present an update at a mixer sponsored by the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the West End Saloon in Palmerton.

Based on plans shared with the public over three years ago, Petrole plans to develop the site at 1120 Mauch Chunk Road into a 100-acre-plus sustainable high tech office park that could create thousands of jobs.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua voters who normally cast their ballots at the Tamaqua ABC High Rise will have a polling place change for the Nov. 5 election. The change is due to the reconstruction of the US 209 bridge in the 200 block of East Broad Street. The voting station will be located at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. The bridge reconstruction project is estimated to be completed in November of 2014. According to Sean Brown, Pennsylvania Department of Tranportation Safety Press Officer, the project is on schedule.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

School board races for districts in the TIMES NEWS coverage area were mostly decided in the May primary where candidates secured both nominations.

Here is a list of who will be on the ballot for next Tuesday's general election.

Tamaqua Area

Tamaqua Area School District, elect four, the four candidates are unopposed as they won both nominations in the primary election

They are Thomas A. Rottet, Aaron R. Frantz, Bryan W. Miller, and Mark Rother.

Panther Valley

Voters in Coaldale cast ballots for the Panther Valley Area School District.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Contests for mayor and council are featured in a number of borough contests in next Tuesday's Municipal General Election. Other offices to be filled are tax collector, auditor, and polling officers. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Here is a rundown for the TIMES NEWS coverage area:

Tamaqua

Mayor Christian P. Morrison, Democrat/Republican, is unopposed as he won both nominations in the primary election for another term as mayor.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

This pumpkin patch in Kresgeville is the work of Judy Kresge. It could be Charlie Brown's pumpkin patch because at night, the Great Pumpkin rises up and glows for all to see. Judy decorates for every holiday and her displays are always crowd pleasers. "People actually stop and ask if they can take pictures. I do it because I like bringing pleasure to other people," she says.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A memorial fund has been established at the Jim Thorpe National Bank for the Midas family, who lost their son, husband and father, David Midas, last weekend.

Donations can be made by visiting the Jim Thorpe National Bank, Jim Thorpe branch; or by stopping in the Carbon County sheriff's office, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The spotlight for the Municipal General Election to be held next Tuesday in Schuylkill County centers on the contests for sheriff and district attorney. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Sheriff Joseph M. Groody, Democrat, is seeking re-election to his second full term and is opposed by Patrick M. Reynolds, Republican, a former military police officer with the U.S. Army, who is making his first political bid for an elected office.

Thursday, October 31, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Adam Berk works on his 7-year-old daughter Harmony's makeup before trick-or-treat night in Jim Thorpe. Harmony went as Frankie, one of the dolls from Monster High. Most Carbon municipalities held trick-or-treat Wednesday night. Monroe municipalities will host the little ghouls and goblins tonight.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pocono Medical Center will be offering free oral cancer screening at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Valerie M. Hodge Memorial Dental Center at 175 East Brown St., Building #2, Suite 114, East Stroudsburg.

Pre-registration is required; call 570-476-3750.