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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

To the citizens of Coaldale:

Due to the extensive coverage by the media, I'm sure that everyone is aware of my personal legal problem. I must inform everyone that my attorney has given me strict instructions not to discuss my position regarding this problem with anyone. This I intend to continue to do. However, in order for our council to be able to carry on the very necessary business of running the borough with as little unnecessary distraction as possible, I will not attend council meetings until this matter has been put to bed. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS It is illegal and dangerous for installing the readdressing number markers on utility poles, like this.

Pennsylvania passed the Public Safety Emergency Telephone Act of 1990 (Act 78), providing a statewide emergency number, 911, for the purpose to direct emergency responders (fire, police and ambulance) to the site of an incident as quickly and accurately as possible.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Robert Facella received a chain-sawed eagle from his parents Robert and Sylvia.

The presentation of colors began the court of honor that ended with Robert Facella of Troop 109 Saylorsburg joining the ranks of Eagle Scouts.

Committee chair Jim Belanger welcomed Scouts, friends and relatives to the court of honor.

Dave Gower, Pocono District Chaplain gave the invocation asking God's blessing "on this young man."

He was escorted to the front of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Saylorsburg, by Adam Foley.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Volunteers with the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Tamaqua Volunteers group are in desperate need of donations for all the families affected by recent fires in Tamaqua, West Penn and Clamtown. Salvation Army Major Sharon Whispell stated, "Of course, monetary donations are the best way to help, but we are taking smaller-sized item donations for the families until Friday." Families of the recent fire will be given the opportunity to go through all the donated items Friday or Monday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Several Slatington residents said that after the last heavy rainfall they are experiencing flooded basements and water damage. They blame the problem on the new sewer lines that were replaced throughout the borough, mainly because they did not have water problems prior to the repairs.

Several council members said the problem is with the private laterals and not with the borough lines. However, the council members agreed to look at each problem individually in an effort to find a solution.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tamaqua Area High School Principal Stephen Toth has announced the date and time for orientation for freshmen and students new to the district. Orientation will be held in the district auditorium on Thursday, Aug. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the high school office at (570) 668-1901.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Coaldale's Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at borough hall, Third Street.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

At least one Coaldale councilman is frustrated with the continued presence of scaffolding at the entrances to the Coaldale Complex at Sixth and Phillips streets.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Alyssa Wentz, 16, of Lehighton, unloads Spanx, a 1,200-pound steer that she plans to show in the 4-H market steer division and then sell in the auction.

With only a slight chance of scattered showers in the forecast for the next five days, Bob Silliman, president of the Carbon County Fair said he is looking forward to a terrific run.

The Carbon County Fair, located along the Little Gap Road in Palmerton, opens today at 3 p.m. and the grounds are ready for the crowd.

On Tuesday, the animals and exhibits arrived, making the fairgrounds a blur of activity. Last minute glitches, decorations and supplies were being addressed by volunteers.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Movie goers got to stay in town last night as they enjoyed a free movie at the East End Park in Tamaqua, sponsored by the East End Park Association. The association's final free movie of the summer will be "Despicable Me", rated PG, which will be held on Monday, August 15 at 8:30 p.m. Pictured at the concession stand during movie intermission are Tavio Pavia, 6, Metta Pavia, 4, and Abby Pickford, 16, buying goodies from park volunteer Frank Miller. Association member Penny Gursky stated, "This free program provides local kids a fun place to go and enjoy a night with family."