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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Tamaqua Area School District is reviewing a $24.8 million preliminary budget for the 2007-08 fiscal year that is projecting a deficit of $877,861.

The budget already includes a proposed 1.41 mill real estate tax increase, which is not enough to cover the deficit without using the district's reserves, according to business manager Connie Ligenza.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Residents of Carbon County are able to receive emergency alerts and notifications via mobile devices or email accounts through Carbon.alertpa.gov.

Sign up at carbon.alertpa.org to register with an email address and/or mobile device. Residents can choose what alerts they want to receive such as for the Carbon Emergency Resource Team, law enforcement or municipalities.

The Roam Secure Alert Network provides real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do and what not to do, who to contact and other important information.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Here is a list of cancellations today:

Due to the inclement weather, this evening's Palmerton Area School Board meeting has been postponed until 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4.

The Carbon County Planning Commission has canceled its meeting for this afternoon.

Bowmanstown Borough Authority regular scheduled meeting for this evening, has been canceled due to the weather.

Pet Store Universe in Lehighton will be closed this afternoon and reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
 

Send your cancellations to tneditor@tnonline.com and we'll post them here.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Summit Hill police is looking for information on two burglaries that took place in the borough recently.

Chief Joseph Fittos said that the department is investigating the two incidents, which occurred at the Park View Inn, 204 W. Ludlow St., and Sommers Inn, 50 W. Ludlow St.

The burglary at Park View Inn happened on Jan. 13. Fittos explained someone entered the establishment and took an unspecified amount of cash.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The Rev. Chris Deforest spreads cinders on the sidewalk in front of his home at Third and Iron streets in Lehighton this morning before heading to St. Johns Lutheran Church in Mahoning Township to take care of the sidewalks there.

This winter has been like the movie "Groundhog Day."

It seems like every time you blink, the area is bracing for yet another blast of snow that disrupts school; creates tricky travel conditions and brings the bitter, bone-chilling arctic temperatures.

Today is no different.

Snow started falling over the region by 8:30 this morning.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Tamaqua Area Athletic Alumni Association meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed, due to the weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 27. It will be held in room 108 of the Tamaqua Senior High School and will focus on by-laws, social activities and fundraising.

All former athletes, coaches and friends of TAHS athletics are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Mike Hromyak, TASD athletic director, mhromyak@tamaqua.k12.pa.us.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Due to the inclement weather, this evening's Palmerton Area School Board meeting has been postponed until 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Carbon County judges conducted parole/probation revocation hearings recently.

The hearings are held on petitions filed by the adult probation office to revoke the parole or probation of defendants for violating the conditions of their release.

Those who had hearings included:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Schools are beginning to dismiss early or close in preparation for the upcoming snowstorm, expected to hit the area later today. Here is the list of closures and dismissals as of 7:20 a.m.

* Jim Thorpe will dismiss beginning at 11 a.m. for the high school and 11:30 for Penn-Kidder and L.B. Morris.

* Lehighton, 11:20 for the middle school; 11:30 for the high school and 12:15 for the elementary

* Northwestern Lehigh is closed today * St. John Neumann in Palmerton is closed

* Carbon Head Start, dismissing at 11 a.m.

* Northern Lehigh is closed

Monday, January 20, 2014

The athletic department of the Tamaqua Area School District has formed a Tamaqua Area Athletic Alumni Association, thanks to the large amount of interest expressed at a reorganizational meeting held earlier this month. The newly formed group's second meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in room 108 of the Tamaqua Senior High School and will focus on by-laws, social activities and fundraising.