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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.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Back in November, when budget discussion reached the panic stage in Summit Hill because of a shortage of funds, there was some dialogue held about possibly eliminating some street lights.

There were several suggestions aired including removing some from White Bear Drive, taking some away from the Ginder Field, and even having fewer lights on some of the blocks in the community.

The borough pays a per-light fee to PPL Electric for street lights.

At the time, it was agreed to have a study done on the street lights and possibly have some removed.