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Monday, March 25, 2013

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Rentschler Chevrolet is supporting Northern Lehigh Softball through the Chevy Youth Baseball and Softball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the Spring 2013 youth baseball season.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Merchants in downtown Lehighton are considering asking Lehighton Borough Council to replace the parking meters, for a trial period, with limited free parking. Heading the discussion and field questions was Lionel Cote, Lehighton chief of police. He told the merchants that although the parking meters provide a little revenue, their main purpose is to control vehicle parking in the downtown. Cote said, "Removing the meters seems to be, among merchants, the most popular decision. But without some sort of policing, it could be disastrous."

Monday, March 25, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Legislative Brunch planning committee meet to discuss details for the upcoming event, to be held April 26, at the Whispering Pines in Jim Thorpe. They are, seated, from left, Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, Larissa Kimmel, and Oscar Santizo. Standing, Megan Croizier, Mindy Graver, Viki DeMarco, and Cheri Mae Santore.

Carbon County officials want to shine light on a big problem in the county.

On Friday, April 26, the fourth annual Legislative Brunch, sponsored by the Interagency Council of Carbon County and the Child and Famly Collaborative Board, will bring to light the drug and alcohol problem in the communities and state; and look into ways of finding solutions.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Big changes are coming to the economic development groups in Carbon County.

Beginning in May, a newly-formed group that deals with businesses and economic growth within the county will begin official operations.

Dawn Ferrante, executive director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation, explained that the privatization of the Carbon County Economic Development Office has been in the works for four years and is finally coming to fruition.

Monday, March 25, 2013

In need of self-defense strategies?

If so, then women, children and teens should plan to attend a pair of self-defense seminars next month in Palmerton.

The free seminars on Women's Self-defense and Children and Teens Anti-Bullying will be held at Rat Pack Fighting Systems, 468 Delaware Avenue.

Rat Pack Fighting Systems will conduct a Women's Self-defense Seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

Geared toward women ages 12-and-over, the seminar will teach women to be prepared in the event danger strikes.

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Kidder Township Board of Supervisors held a brief meeting on Thursday, March 21. The supervisors approved the payment to Carbon County on the narrowband project.

Carbon County has been working on the narrowband radio project with area municipalities since early 2011 when the county commissioners decided to help ease the burden emergency personnel were facing as a result of the federal mandate by applying for a countywide grant.

Monday, March 25, 2013

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Fairway Chevrolet is supporting Valley West Little League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the Spring 2013 youth baseball season.

Monday, March 25, 2013

In an article in Friday's TIMES NEWS on the Marshall Tucker Band concert at Penn's Peak, the original members were listed instead of the current band members.

The band members who performed at Penn's Peak were Doug Gray, lead vocals; Pat Elwood, bass; Rick Willis, guitar and vocals; B. B. Borden, drums; Marcus Henderson, keyboards, saxophone, flute, and vocals, and Chris Hicks, guitar and vocals.

Gray is an original member of the Marshall Tucker Band.

Monday, March 25, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

While most Easter bunnies were out hiding eggs over the weekend, this one chose to simply hang out and relax in the backyard of a Tamaqua home.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ten first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabiliation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Thursday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program, their record is wiped clean. However, if the fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.