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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Although supervisors unanimously voted to increase the budget for 2013 by a half mill, there was some disagreement on the allocation of part of the extra half mill that taxpayers will be paying resulting in a 4-1 vote on the millage adoption. Supervisor Bruce Steigerwalt felt that some of the millage should have been moved into the building fund which the new $2,279,009 budget does not address.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

On the second floor of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, students from the Tamaqua Middle School have designed and painted two murals. The murals are on poster paper and are models of a project the students will paint in the community, under the guidance of their art teacher, Kim Woodward, in spring 2013.

The murals depict architectural and historical images of Tamaqua, and show it to be a tidy, industrious, thriving town. And that's just what Tamaqua can be, so say the organizers of the Tamaqua Safety Initiative.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
TN ARCHIVES/DONALD R. SERFASS The Restaurant at the Station, Tamaqua, has been sold. Doors closed Sunday at the popular gourmet eatery and current owners expect to fully vacate the site by Wednesday.

The meticulously restored Victorian-style restaurant that has anchored the Tamaqua National Historic District for the past eight years has been sold and the doors temporarily closed to business.

The Restaurant at the Station closed shop on Sunday, reportedly part of an initial step in transition to new ownership.

According to reports, the restaurant will reopen at some point in the future as "Vonz Restaurant at the Station," with new owners at the helm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A decision on whether a Palmerton couple may construct an addition onto their property is likely to be rendered.

The borough's zoning hearing board will reconvene at 7 p.m. Thursday, to revisit a request by Fred and Maria Nothstein, of 767 Columbia Avenue.

The couple wants to build an addition that will extend five feet from the side property line, and is seeking a side yard variance. However, Section 307.A of the borough's zoning ordinance requires a 10-foot side yard.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Slow down, sit down and remember the reason for the season.

That's the message Tamaqua vocalist and musician Susan M. Featro wants people to feel when they attend her Holiday Concert, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. Proceeds will be split between the Arts Center and the Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Schuylkill Haven woman, who smothered her one year old son to death because he would not stop crying, pleaded nolle contendre (no defense) to charges of criminal homicide and aggravated assault and was sentenced to a long state jail term by a Schuylkill County judge Monday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Audriana and Sydney Wertman came to the Post to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus.

The Ladies Auxiliary of R.W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215, Walnutport, held a Christmas party for children and grandchildren of members on Dec. 8.

Twenty-four children were registered. Santa Claus brought each a candy cane and chocolate Santa Claus and the auxiliary contributed several gifts and a bag of goodies.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

An Ohio truck driver was killed in a crash involving two tractor-trailer rigs along foggy Interstate 80 in Monroe County early Monday morning. State police at Swiftwater identified the deceased driver as Daniel Snyder, 41, of Youngstown. According to troopers the crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. as Snyder's rig crashed into the rear of another rig which had stopped after it hit a concrete slab that had fallen off a third rig. There was dense fog in the area at the time. It took several hours to free Snyder from the wreckage. He was pronounced dead about 6:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Carbon County commissioners on Thursday approved appointments to various boards and authorities.

They reappointed Josiah Behrens of Jim Thorpe to a four-year term as Public Director of the Conservation District; Commissioners Chairman Wayne Nothstein was appointed to a one-year term as Commissioners' Representative.

The Rev. Doris Bray of Palmerton was reappointed to a five-year term on the county Housing Authority.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting your garbage bill on your computer can save you some money if you live in Summit Hill.

Summit Hill Borough Council is making some changes on its garbage billing policy. One change is that residents who opt to receive their bills via the Internet will receive a 5 percent discount.

The Internet billing discount will replace a previous discount afforded to residents who paid their bill annually instead of quarterly.