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Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, is the final day in which candidates for offices on the local and county levels in Carbon County are able to file nominating petitions.

As of the close of the business day on Friday, the Carbon County Elections Office reported there were 68 candidates filed on the Democratic side, while 50 persons filed Republican petitions.

The latest filings included:

Democrats

Danielle R. Condly, 400 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, Jim Thorpe School Board, four-year term.

Amy L. Potsko, 221 Hudsondale St., Weatherly, Weatherly School Board, four-year term.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lower Towamensing and Towamensing supervisors held a joint meeting on Jan. 24 to discuss the possibility of garbage pickup by the Towamensing crew in Lower Towamensing beginning April 1.

However, there was no reply to Towamensing Township by the requested March 1 date, it is assumed they have found someone else, said Towamensing secretary Lora Nothstein.

In other business during a meeting of the Towamensing supervisors, Eric Snyder presented the Woods Campground plan.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
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Georgie is a male American Shorthair, who has been neutered and is up to date with his immunizations. He is looking for a good home with a loving family. For more information on Georgie, and all the othe cats available for adoption, contact the Carbon County Friends of Animals at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

During the month of February, the students at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, worked towards the quality of tolerance. The following were chosen as the Students of the Month: front from left, Matthew Rehrig, first grade; Dylan Rocchetti, second grade; Andre Velez, kindergarten; and Isabella Blasko, fifth grade. Back row, Urielle Cuevas, fourth grade; Tony Stianchie, eighth grade; Jordan Reis, seventh grade; and Eric Aleksiejczyk, third grade.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Carbon County Department of Solid Waste has announced that it will hold its spring 2011 electronic recycling event on April 25 and 26 at the Lower Towamensing Township building.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on April 25, and noon to 6 p.m. on April 26.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Blakeslee man was allegedly fleeing from police when he was involved in an accident which claimed the life of a young Effort woman.

Theresa Ricciardi-Garcia, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which happened at about 1:22 p.m. Thursday on Route 115 in Chestnuthill Township.

Benjamin T. Farrell, 26, who was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota, was injured and taken to Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for treatment.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Participating in the World Day of Prayer service at All Saint's Episcopal Church, Lehighton, were, front from left, Pat Cook, Mable Fritz, Josephine Rhyder, Pat Strohl, Joan Mertz, Mary Kay Levendusky; back, Barry Shupp, Shirley Stamm, Rose Marie Austin, Emma Weaver, SLAM; Jenny Keiper and third row, John Kadilak. Also assisting were Janet Algar, Charlotte Knappenberger and the Rev. Jane Bender.

Representatives of several churches in the Lehighton area participated in the 2011 World Day of Prayer service held Friday at All Saint's Episcopal Church, Lehighton. The program was sponsored by Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship.

Welcoming the attendees to the hour-long service was the Rev. Jane Bender, pastor of All Saint's church.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is returning more than $2.2 million in licensing fees to municipalities in continued support of their law enforcement and alcohol education activities. These fees were collected during the six-month period ending Jan. 31.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Carbon County Salary Board approved the following changes during its monthly meeting last Thursday. The changes are as follows:

Courts

Ÿ Establish the primary on-call rate of $45 per day covered by the AFSCME District Council 87, Local 2483, court appointed professional employees union, effective March 3.

Sheriff

Ÿ Change the rate of one deputy sheriff from $12.04 per hour, to $12.40 per hour, effective March 5.

Ÿ Change the rate of one part-time security officer from $10.71 per hour, to $11.03 per hour, effective April 5.

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