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Friday, October 26, 2012

Homes northwest of Hometown's Five Points intersection (SR309 and SR54) are encouraged to boil their water following a water main break Thursday morning. Crews spent time yesterday digging up asphalt and replacing a large water line located at the intersection of Purnell and Hometown Avenue in Hometown. Crews stated the water boil advisory is in effect til Monday. Workers worked fast to repair a water main break yesterday in Hometown.

Friday, October 26, 2012

During a special meeting Thursday, the Panther Valley School Board hired an interim Elementary School Principal, Mary Figura, Jim Thorpe, to fill in for Principal William Lombardo, who is on unpaid leave through August 20, 2013. Figura's hiring is effective October 29 and continues for 90 days, at a rate of $260.23 per day.

In other action, on the recommendation of Superintendent Mrs. Rosemary Porembo and Special Education Supervisor Dan Borden, the board also approved a $7,500 settlement for a student identified only as No. 14772.

Friday, October 26, 2012

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Hurricane Sandy raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 22 people dead across the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm to hit the U.S. East Coast with a superstorm next week.

Sandy knocked out power, flooded roads and cut off islands in the storm-hardened Bahamas as it swirled past Cat Island and Eleuthera, but authorities reported no deaths in the scattered archipelago.

Friday, October 26, 2012
Casey Gavalla

Slatington Woman's Club Girl of the Month for October is Casey Gavalla.

Sports have always been a big part of Casey's life. She has been involved with soccer since she was 6 and played on several club teams throughout the years, including NLYAA, Northampton soccer club, and also several fundraiser/tournament teams. Decorating floats for the annual Halloween parade each year will always be one of her happy memories from soccer.

Friday, October 26, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Bill Smelas, Peter Kern and John Aulenbach talked about the years they worked for New Jersey Zinc Company at a Palmerton Area Historical Society meeting.

At the Oct. 8 meeting of the Palmerton Area Historical Society Peter Kern, John Aulenbach and Bill Smelas told about the New Jersey Zinc Company. The three all began their employment in the early 1960s.

Kern said he has done a presentation about the company eight times recently as there is interest throughout the Lehigh Valley. He was attending the University of Minnesota when applications were being requested for Zinc Co. workers. He got the job at $4 per hour, which he termed reasonably good pay for the time.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A New Ringgold man was one of six defendants who were brought to Schuylkill County court on bench warrants after failing to keep a previous hearing date.

Steve Miller, 59, received a hearing before Judge Charles M. Miller, who dissolved the bench warrant and released Miller on $5,000 unsecured bail with special conditions. He must reside at 31 B Green House Lane, New Ringgold, with a phone number and must not relocate without a written permission from the district attorney's office.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Yenser's Tree Farm in Lehighton and several other local Christmas tree farms in Carbon County are donating real Christmas Trees as part of the nationwide Trees for Troops program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Association, the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx.

Last holiday season more than 19,300 trees were delivered to more than 70 military bases. This brought the total to more than 100,000 Christmas trees delivered since the beginning of the program in 2005.

Local growers and residents sent 443 trees on two trailers with Yenser's serving as coordinator.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Palmerton could incur up to $50,000 in additional engineering costs for its brand new wastewater treatment plant.

By a unanimous vote, borough council agreed on Thursday to extend the engineers overseeing timeline of the $10 million project.

Borough Manager Rodger Danielson told council that the extra engineering costs would likely be capped at about $50,000.

"Some we have, and we are still trying to work with the contractor," Danielson said. "The entire plant should still be up and running by the end of December."

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Carbon County Navy Club, Ship 260, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct,. 29, at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St. New members are welcome. Applications will be available at the meeting for associate or regular membership. Commander Scott Reinhart will be in charge of the meeting.