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Saturday, June 8, 2013

The land development plan for a new police barracks at Sei Pei Road and Route 209 must be signed and recorded before Steve Parisi can get his building permit. He attended the June 6 meeting of the Towamensing supervisors.

The matter of stormwater management was again discussed.

Parisi said a letter of credit is available so the stormwater is guaranteed to be completed. Solicitor Tom Nanovic was asked to look at whether the township can sign the land development plan without the stormwater plan.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe, downsized their library to make room for computers. Among those taking part in the packing up of books were, l-r, Avery Weber, Jeremiah Scott, Thomas Smith and Kim Bittle, Keystone Preparation instructor.

When Carbon Career and Technical Institute, Jim Thorpe, needed more space for computer labs, they found some space by downsizing the library in the Media Center.

"Our library wasn't being heavily utilized by the students, but our computers are always in use," said Kim Bittle, Keystone Preparation instructor. "The kids were only taking out a few books a year."

Bittle said that by downsizing the library, we created more space for computers.

"We didn't eliminate the library," she noted. "We downsized it."

She then sought to donate the books to other libraries.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

It's a bitter cold day in January 2010, and Kayla Marie Taschler, about a month shy of her first birthday, is strapped into a car seat in front of a blaring television set on the third floor of a Palmerton house. Her diaper is dirty, and she cries from hunger and thirst. It's been at least 16 hours since she last tasted food or felt the cool trickle of water on her tongue. Her parents sit two floors away, smoking marijuana, as Kayla dies.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

It's a bitter cold day in January 2010, and Kayla Marie Taschler, about a month shy of her first birthday, is strapped into a car seat in front of a blaring television set on the third floor of a Palmerton house. Her diaper is dirty, and she cries from hunger and thirst. It's been at least 16 hours since she last tasted food or felt the cool trickle of water on her tongue. Her parents sit two floors away, smoking marijuana, as Kayla dies.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
(Courtesy: The Library of Congress) The Landing of William Penn by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris. William Penn spent less than a total of three years in the province of Pennsylvania, was sued, placed in debtor's prison, died penniless, and with a contested will that led to his sons twice stealing Pennsylvania.

Sound familiar? The children of the second wife tried to manipulate a contract to take away what would normally be the rights of the children of the first wife. The second wife had three surviving boys two were named John and Richard. Through their manipulation of the system, they set about creating a rift between the European Americans and the Native Americans.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's 2012 Annual Child Abuse Report, there were 26,664 reports of suspected child and student abuse received in 2012, an increase of 2,286 over 2011.

Of those suspected cases, 3,565 were substantiated. That's an increase of 157, or 13.4 percent, in substantiated cases over 2011.

The report can be accessed at http://www.dpw. state.pa.us/ucmprd/groups/webcontent/documents/ document/p_034463.pdf.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Northern Lehigh High School graduation Class of 2013 fling their caps into the air during commencement exercises Friday inside the high school gymnasium.

A total of 147 Northern Lehigh High School students received their diplomas on Friday as rainy weather moved the 123rd annual commencement exercises indoors to the high school gymnasium.

Led by band director David Carroll, the Northern Lehigh Concert Band performed the recessional march, followed by the singing of the national anthem by senior choir members.

Principal Robert Vlasaty told the students they are about to enter adulthood, and with it comes very important responsibilities and demands.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pocono Area Dance Association (PADA) will host its "Spring into Summer" dance social on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at Lehighton Boys and Girls Band Hall, 197 North Sixth St., Lehighton. The event will benefit the Boys and Girls Band.

Music will be provided by Riverside Rhythm, a 17-piece big band whose repertoire includes instrumental and vocal hits from the 1920-40s.

For more information about PADA and the dance Saturday night, visit www.PADance.org, email info@PADance.org, or call (570) 580-0563.

Friday, June 7, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Rick Snyder (pictured in front of the ladder), sales representative, Rileighs Outdoor Decor, of Bethlehem, discusses lighting options with members of the Palmerton Holiday Lighting Committee in the borough park on Wednesday.

A Palmerton committee continues to make headway in its pursuit to have new decorations adorn the borough park by Christmas.

Members of the Palmerton Holiday Lighting Committee met at the home of Joe and Marj Federanich on Wednesday, after which they later gathered in the borough park.

Joe Federanich, who serves as chairman of the committee, announced that a bank account has been established through the Palmerton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The committee then agreed to award a bid for four new poles in the park to Pencor Construction in the amount of $1,400.