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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Carbon County's municipal tax collectors are "doing a good job," county officials are saying.

Robert Crampsie, county controller, said his office conducted the annual audit of the 23 municipal tax collectors' collections for the year 2011 and reported it to the board of commissioners recently.

Crampsie said that the tax collectors are collecting on average 94 percent or $10,669,767 for county tax collections throughout the year, 2 percent over what was budgeted for the year, which was $10,457,373.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The West Penn Community Easter Egg huntil will be held in West Penn Park on Saturday, April 7, at 1:30 p.m. All children up to age 12 are welcome to participate.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Palmerton Caucus of the Carbon County Republican Committee today announced their unanimous endorsement of Dave Argall for the State Senate. In the group's endorsement, their Chairman, Daniel F. Geissinger, III, spoke of Senator Argall's record of accomplishments and fighting for Carbon County in Harrisburg.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at First Congregational Church, Coaldale.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Schuylkill Conservation District manager Elizabeth Hinkel explains the sometimes complicated state Manure Management Plan forms to Kevin and Diane Miller of East Penn Township.

Young people in the Carbon County 4H Livestock Club learn all about taking responsibility for the cattle, swine, sheep, poultry or goats that they raise.

Recently, they learned exactly how that commitment extends beyond the daily feeding, grooming and care: How to properly manage the mountains of waste that their livestock produces, and how to manage the mountains of manure-management paperwork required to be filled out and kept on-site by the state.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Palmerton Area School District has whittled down next year's budget to the tune of a 3.4-percent increase in the property tax rate.

Donna Les, interim business manager, presented to the board of directors at a committee workshop on Tuesday the adjusted 2012-13 budget, which equates to a .64-mill reduction that now calls for a 1.67-mill increase.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Preparing for what seems to be the eminent arrival of natural gas drilling companies to Schuylkill County, the West Penn Township Board of Supervisors is taking actions to ensure some sort of control over the land and protection for its residents.

The Marcellus Shale legislation Act 13 of 2012, which was signed by Governor Tom Corbett in February has many implications, but the one concerning municipalities most are the issues related to control over natural gas operations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Traffic on SR309 in Kline Township was backed up for about a mile while emergency personnel loaded an injured woman onto a helicopter following a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer.

A woman was lifeflighted to a Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, for a head injury around 3 p.m. yesterday after her sport utility vehicle (SUV) impacted a tractor trailer on SR309 in Kline Township, just south of McAdoo near Silver Brook Road.

While traveling north on SR309, the woman, Teresa Sokoloski of Hazleton, reportedly turned her vehicle into the path of a tractor trailer, also traveling north on SR309, driven by Samuel Pagan of Woodbury, N.J.

Rescuers had to pop the door off her Honda CR-V to safely remove the woman, who was the only person in the vehicle.