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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rep. Doyle M. Heffley's (R-Carbon) district office in the Lehighton Borough Annex is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is now fully operational.The phone number for his second floor office in the former Lehighton High School at 110 N. Third St., in Lehighton is (610) 377-6363.

"We're excited to open our first office in the district, and I encourage constituents to check my website and legislative Facebook page for other satellite office openings in other locations in the near future," said Heffley.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Rose Walters of Willing Street in Tamaqua uses an umbrella to shield herself from freezing rain and sleet.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Formations of ice and snow appear to float on the surface of theLittle Schuylkill River, seen here running parallel to Schuylkill Avenue in Tamaqua.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Carbon County man, with a long prior criminal record, was sentenced to a state prison term on Monday by a county judge.

Jesse James Neff, 30, of Palmerton, was sentenced by Senior Judge Richard W. Webb to serve a total of 15 to 30 months on two counts of theft and one of criminal trespass. The trespass and one theft count are felony threes. Neff previously pleaded guilty to the charges.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Pictured is the Depot Square Park and Tamaqua Train Station covered with snow.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A winter storm system that moved through the region, dropping snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight and this morning, forced many area schools to close and caused tricky travel conditions for motorists during their commutes.

The storm started around midnight, leaving behind a couple inches of snow across Carbon and Schuylkill counties before the changeover to sleet and freezing rain.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Panther Valley Irish-American Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Kelly's Pub, Lansford.

This will be the annual reorganization meeting and will include election of officers and initial planning for the annual St. Patrick's Day Banquet to be held on March 17.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Joe Burns of High Street in Coaldale started his day shoveling sleet and snow outside his home.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Borough workers throughout the area spent all day today clearing snow and laying road salt to melt the sleet and freezing rain.Pictured are Tamaqua Borough workers replenishing their loads.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Borough and private employees around the region spent the entire morning removing fresh snow and ice. Pictured is a borough worker clearing roads in Coaldale.