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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Tamaqua area man was one of six defendants who received hearings on petitions filed in Schuylkill County court for reduction of bail as set by district justices.

Joshue Dewire, 23, of 66 Holland St., Tamaqua R.D., had his bail reduced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin from $25,000 percentage to $500 percentage each on two complaints filed against him.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Coaldale council is poised to regulate open burning in the borough.

Solicitor Michael Greek on Tuesday said he has given council members copies of neighboring Tamaqua's burning ordinance.

The next step is to have Fire Chief Richard Marek study the ordinance, and then council expects to adopt Greek's version, which would be tailored to Coaldale.

The ordinance would ban the burning of furniture and trash, among other restrictions.

The ordinance would also require any burning to be conducted a set number of feet from buildings.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal, Chris Czapla has announce the middle school Students of the Month for August 2012: Tristan Selig (7th grade), Brandon Hottenstein (8th grade), Julian Huegel (8th grade), Sean Hagans (8th grade), Taylor Troxell (7th grade), Ashley DeAngelo (6th grade), and Dalton Bodman (6th rade). Missing from the picture are students of the month Alyssa Alabovitz (8th grade), Jeffrey Letterhouse (7th grade) and Michael Serrano (7th grade).

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Pocono Medical Center will provided free oral cancer screening on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Monroe County Family Health Center-Valerie M. Hodge Memorial Dental Center at 175 East. Brown St., Building #2, Suite 114, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301.

Pre-registration is required. Call (570) 476-3750 now through Nov. 16.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Metro Public Adjustment, Inc. explained how they help homeowners maximize insurance settlements to members of the Carbon Builders Association. From left are, Anthony Ricciardi, regional manager; Larry Meyerhofer, regional vice president; Timothy Clow, regional manager; and Michael Troutman, CBA president.

Is it time to review your homeowners insurance coverage?

With the recent rash of superordinary storms, homeowners may find damages to their home which may be covered by their homeowners insurance.

What happens after the claim is approved, the check arrives and your contractor shows up to give an estimate, but finds hidden damages and your check won't cover the costs to repair your home? Homeowners do have the right to have the adjuster return, but who will back up your request for more money to repair your home?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The future of the Carbon County recycling program is on everyone's mind.

During a recent meeting of the county Solid Waste Advisory Committee, members of 15 municipalities; as well as solid waste officials, met to discuss what can be done for the recycling program in the county.

Currently, Carbon County services 14 municipalities through the blue bin recycling program. Other municipalities have curbside recycling programs in place.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Chris Czapla has announced the middle school Students of the Month for October 2012: Jacob Rudy, 6th grade; Kayla Sherry, 6th grade; Aaron Wargula, 7th grade; Matthew Smarr, 8th grade; Abbigale Agosti, 7th grade; Cailyn Joseph, 8th grade. The school set a record of 73 students nominated for the October Student ot the Month.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Members of the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group, are again holding their monthly Tamaqua Community Donation Drop-Off and Free Giveaway event this Saturday, November 17. They will be giving away over 10,000 items; most of which are smaller household items.

All donations, no matter how small or large, can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the storage lockers located next to Schickram's Car Wash, Rose Street in Tamaqua.

The free giveaway, which is open to all income levels, starts sharply at 9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Penn State Cooperative Extension presented three Rachel W. Hoffmeier 4-H Scholarship awards at the annual banquet. From left are, Howard Gregory, president of the 4-H Development Advisory Committee; Courtney Getz of Palmerton; Elyse Kistler and Jacqueline Malloy, both of Lehighton.

Carbon County Conservation District, Carbon/Monroe Farm Service Agency, Carbon/Monroe Natural Resource Conservation Service and Penn State Cooperative Extension combined forces to recently host their annual awards banquet at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance building.

Mindy Graver, Family and Consumer Science Educator, Penn State Extension, served as master of ceremonies.

Graver welcomed everyone to the annual banquet. The banquet allows the agencies to thank the people who help make their projects so successful throughout the year.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Mayors who attended the Carbon County Citizen Corps Council Tuesday evening gathered with Mark Nalesnik, Carbon County Emergency Management Agency coordinator, second from right. With him are, from left, Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck, who is also president of the Carbon County Citizen Corps Council; Summit Hill Mayor Paul McArdle; Nalesnik; and Jim Thorpe Mayor Michael Sofranko.

A handful of mayors from Carbon County listened and learned about a group that could help them better prepare their municipalities.

During the Carbon County Citizen Corps Council meeting Tuesday evening, Mayors Paul McArdle of Summit Hill and Michael Sofranko of Jim Thorpe, learned about the importance of making sure elected officials and their staff on the municipal level are educated and prepared for emergency situations.