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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sandra Gaumer, secretary for Franklin Township, has supplied additional information on a story about the bridge cameras on the Thomas McCall Bridge that was featured in Tuesday's edition of The TIMES NEWS.

The controller cameras were installed to look down on traffic on either end of the bridge to detect backups and then regulates the lights to turn green when traffic backups occur of more than quarter length of the bridge.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Outgoing president Ginny Novy chose as her President's Project donations to the three fire companies and three basketball hoops. The hoops, installed by the Nesquehoning Street workers, were placed in the back of the Nesquehoning Recreation Center and two at the Hauto Park.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Federal and state officials have announced that a number of Pennsylvania counties will get $1,048,000 to offset the costs of the February snowstorms, but Carbon, Schuylkill and Monroe counties are not among them.

The money will go to Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, Philadelphia, Somerset, Westmoreland and York counties.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Slatington Library would like to thank everyone who has contributed to its annual fundraising campaign and encourage anyone who hasn't yet, to support your local library and encourage you to visit the library. It has books, audio books, computers, magazines, and movies. It is there to serve you and are once again asking for your support. Any amount is welcome and appreciated.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Residents who live in the Palmerton Area School District will see a 3.9 percent increase in their property tax rates next year.

The school board on a 5-4 vote granted final adoption to the 2010-11 budget, which calls for a 1.64 mill increase that will raise the millage rate from 42 to 43.64 mills.

The adoption of the budget means a person with a home valued at $100,000, and assessed at $50,000, will pay $2,182 in property taxes to the district next year, $82 more than this year's $2,100 rate.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS Tom Pilla (left) and his son Chris work on the rear of the former Agosti's Food Market in Hometown.

The Pilla family has plans for the former Agosti's Food Market in Hometown.

Tom and Nancy Pilla of Lake Hauto, along with Joel Risteter, Pottstown, who is Nancy's brother, closed on the sale on the Agosti property, located on Route 309, on May 27.

The store, which at one time was the Hometown IGA, was previously owned and operated by Ermano Agosti of Lake Hauto and his family for many years before closing last year.

The new owners are planning to operate an old fashioned butcher shop in the store, as well as opening up space for tenants to lease.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

POTTSVILLE – The Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) announced that it will join other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the fifth annual National Dump the Pump Day on June 17. All riders of the STS fixed route system will ride free that day.

The 2010 National Dump the Pump Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation to save money, protect the environment, reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil, and improve the quality of life.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Six motorists who entered guilty pleas Monday in Schuylkill County court were placed by President Judge William E. Baldwin in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP).

They were:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A free community dinner will be held at Grace-St. Paul's United Methodist Church, located at 40 Church Road, Jim Thorpe, on Saturday, June 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome.

For more information contact (570) 325-9151.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A committee within the Palmerton Area School District has been charged with the task of revising the district dress code policy.

The school board unanimously agreed on Tuesday to form a committee comprised of parents, school board policy committee members, and administrators to review the district's dress and groom policy.