Friday, July 11, 2014


Monday, April 25, 2011

John "Jack" Kuller, 60, who was Lehighton Fire Chief for more than 15 years and a member of the Lehighton Fire Department since 1979, died Friday.

On the website of the Lehighton Fire Department, members under his command wrote that "Jack was the leader many strive to be."

Anyone who has been in Kuller's presence knows the accuracy of that assessment.

Kuller was at the fire company for training sessions virtually every Monday night. You could find him there on Saturday mornings, often helping to wash apparatus.

Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

President Obama was recently in Pennsylvania pitching his "Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future." His "Blueprint" calls upon America to "secure and control our energy future by harnessing all of the resources that we have available and embracing a diverse energy portfolio." Fortunately, Pennsylvania is already doing this – and has been for centuries.

Without an official written plan, Pennsylvania forged ahead to develop its own blueprint. We are producing energy for a secure future this very second and, at the same time, propelling our state's economy out of the Great Recession.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Although Earth Day was celebrated this past weekend in Jim Thorpe, the official date of "Earth Day" is Friday, April 22.

According to Wikipedia, the on-line encyclopedia:

"Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.

"Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coaldale, like most of the local communities, takes great pride in the accomplishments of its town, and the people who have been born and raised there.

The list is long for such a small community, from scholars, to civic leaders, from athletes to military heroes. And the town will never neglect to boast of its history in the coal mining industry.

The town took a hit to its pride recently, when police uncovered two drug operations, including a methamphetamines lab kit housed only a stone's throw from the local police station.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011

Pennsylvanians know their history. They also cherish it.

Never was that made more obvious that in a recent public-opinion poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research.

The poll revealed that Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly oppose plans for a casino earmarked for a half mile from the historic Gettysburg Battlefield.

Number us among those who oppose the casino and its location.