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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
JUDY DOLGoS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Charles and Cathy Weber stand outside their home in Kidder Township. The PennEast Pipeline is currently slated to cut across their property, possibly requiring the destruction of their home.

The Kidder Township Board of Supervisors will act as an intervener before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to protest a proposed gas pipeline.

The PennEast Pipeline Company has filed a pre-filing proposal with FERC for review. The proposed pipeline will run from the fracking location in the Dallas area to Hopewell Township, New Jersey.

The proposed route will transect parts of Kidder Township.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Several appointments were made by Summit Hill Borough Council on Monday, including a new Emergency Management Agency coordinator for the borough and a new face on the borough's Water Authority.

Kevin Steber was named the EMA coordinator, succeeding John Allesch, who moved out of the area.

Five people applied for the position. Besides Steber, they are Edward Nunemacher, James D. Smith, Charles Byers and Joseph Bohovich.

Steber is a sales engineer in the pumper/tanker group at KME Fire Apparatus in Nesquehoning.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Young at Heart Seniors will meet in the social hall of the Polk Township fire house in Kresgeville at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3.

A Chinese auction will be held and there will be refreshments.

Guests are welcome. For information, contact Janet at 570-722-3895.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Carol Snyder shows a few photos she took of some of the buildings that were looted during the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.

The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, are filled with a sadness and anger.

The remnants of the brutality that unfolded last August in the town of 21,000 can still be seen today former bustling businesses now sit silent, their smashed storefront windows hidden behind painted plywood. Within the streets, small reminders of the riots and demonstrations are ingrained in the asphalt, but overall, an eerie quietness now fills the air.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The following graduates of Northampton Community College's registered nursing program received nursing pins at a ceremony on Jan. 24. They include:

Albrightsville: Jodi Lillman

Kresgeville: Roena Tolkaniets

Saylorsburg: Heather Holmes, Morgan Perez, Tricia Smay

Slatington: Stephanie Tomasco

Walnutport: Christopher Hummel, Tricia Smay, Roena Tolkaniets, Caitlin Wallbillich, Brittany Wunning

Christopher Hummel received the Leadership Award.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Owens

A fourth suspect in an armed robbery in Nesquehoning earlier this month has been arrested.

Borough Police Chief Sean Smith and officer Timothy Wuttke arrested Tyquan Shakeem Owens, 18, of Lansford Court in Lansford on Jan. 22 in connection with the armed robbery of two girls, ages 12 and 13, on Jan. 17.

Three accomplices, Izael Flores, 18, of Willow Lane, Nesquehoning; a 16-year-old male whose name has not been released but is being charged as an adult; and Elijah Frey, 18, of East Railroad Street, Nesquehoning, were arrested and arraigned last week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
JARRAD HEDES/TIMES NEWS Maya K. van Rossum, of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, speaks to about 30 area residents about the dangers of the proposed PennEast pipeline on Tuesday at Flow Restaurant in Jim Thorpe.

It was technically a Carbon County Democrats for Change meeting, but Tuesday night's discussion at the Flow Restaurant in Jim Thorpe focused on what group president Linda Christman called a strictly non-partisan matter; the proposed PennEast pipeline.

The 108-mile natural gas pipeline has been at the forefront of many residents' minds lately, especially those who live near its path from Wilkes-Barre to New Jersey.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Patrick Mazziotta of Walnutport, a volunteer at the shelter, paints a tree in one of the kennels of the Carbon County Animal Shelter. The shelter will host a painting party on Saturday to help brighten up the walls in the kennel area.

Carbon County Animal Shelter is looking for a few people who like to paint and love animals.

The shelter, located at 63 Broad St. in Nesquehoning, will be hosting a painting party on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to provide a little brightness in the kennel area.

Tom Connors, director of the shelter, said that they got the idea to paint murals in the kennels because this time of year is gloomy, so they wanted to give the dogs some fun things to look at while they wait for their forever families to adopt them.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK – The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, nondairy competitors and other perceived enemies getting louder online.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A disturbance at St. Luke's Hospital-Miners Campus in Coaldale resulted in criminal charges for a Tamaqua couple.