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Thursday, January 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In a rare occurrence for a Congressional freshman, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) was elected to serve as the Ranking Member of a Subcommittee Cartwright will serve on the Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee for the 113th Congress. This post places Cartwright as the top Democrat on the subcommittee which is part of the larger Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

These white snowlike formations along Mill Creek in Aquashicola, near the border of Palmerton, appear as though they are piles of snow from afar. But upon closer investigation, you'll see they are really stacks of large crystalic shapes formed by passing water. A neighbor, who was also taking photos, said these only appear during extreme temperatures.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Four area residents, three from Tamaqua and one from New Ringgold, were arrested and charged with committing multiple burglaries in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville identified the suspects as Edward M. Matalavage, 36, of New Ringgold, Ryan M. Navitsky, 34, Matthew R. Martin, 33, and Justine Lockard, 25, all of Tamaqua.

Troopers said the four were involved, in part, with 11 break-ins that occurred over a span of time in 2011 and 2012. Matalavage and Navitsky were involved in most of the entries, troopers said.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Carbon County Environmental Education Center will host its "1st Annual Book Swap" from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The event is geared to those who have books that they no longer read. Cookbooks and children's books are also welcome.

Instead of throwing those books away or letting them collect dust, bring them to the center's first ever book swap and take home a new read, while saving the landfills from more trash.

There is no need to register for this program. For more information, call (570) 645-8597.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A free luncheon will be held at the Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, weather permitting.

All are welcome.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Close the Loop, a U.S.-made recycled products provider since 2000 based in Kunkletown, revealed that they became one of the first Benefit Corporations in Pennsylvania on Jan. 22. They support small, progressive, environmentally responsible product manufacturers who create innovative materials, recycled products, and green building materials. As part of their company goals they will transition into being the type of corporation that is intended to create a general benefit for the world around them.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Penn-Kidder Lions Club Chaplain Kenneth Cathcart, left, presents Danielle Pileggi with a Student of the Month certificate for the month of January at the club's breakfast meeting at the Terra Cottage in Lake Harmony. Also present at the meeting were her parents Dan and Sandy.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Borough has issued a water boil advisory for the 300 block of East End Broad Street following a water main break around 2:30 a.m. today at the intersection of East Broad Street (SR209) and Market Street. Borough workers spent all morning working in single digit temperatures. They also limited that section of SR209 into one lane for most of the morning.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

An insurance carrier has filed a civil suit in Schuylkill County court against the owners of the Magestic House in Tamaqua and one of its tenants over an alleged mercury spill.

The suit was started by Imperium Insurance Company, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., as subrogee (on behalf) of Pennrose Properties, LLC, the insured property.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

One degree Fahrenheit – at least, that was the coldest it got last night in Tamaqua. Other communities around our area were hit with slightly lower temperatures, some reaching minus 4 degrees. These temperatures are expected to stay in the single digits until Sunday.