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  • No-ethanol gas in Fountain HiIl? False alarm. Tank ran dry a month ago.

     
    Lynn Sfanos of Salisbury Township emailed in response to Friday's column on the scarcity of ethanol-free gasoline, suggesting that Friedman's Service Center at 1002 Broadway, Fountain Hill, might still be selling "pure" gasoline, for which many readers...
  • House Passes The #PaBudget: Next Stop Governor's Desk.

     
    HARRISBURG _ The Pennsylvania Legislature has sent Gov. Tom Corbett a key part of what is widely expected to be the first on-time state budget in nine years, though a last-minute push to legalize public school vouchers stalled before reaching......
  • Lehigh fills first of 2 Zoellner leadership jobs with the center's original director

     
    One of the leadership positions created for Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center when the university reorganized its management and decided to replace its managing director last month will be filled by the woman who was Zoellner’s first...
  • Licensed professionals sanctioned

     
    Here are the latest disciplinary actions against licensed professionals from the Lehigh Valley area, as reported by the PA Department of State in June and July. The statewide list is here. July 2011 PA Board of Barber Examiners Bucks County......
  • Sixteen months later, inspection stickers still aren't sticking

     
    In my April 2010 column on faulty Pennsylvania windshield stickers -- the "inspection stickers" denoting compliance with safety and air-pollution regulations -- PennDOT officials said they were aware of an issue with un-sticky stickers peeling away from...
  • Oil-and-chip: More tar-and-feathering from readers

     
    According to my entirely unscientific poll, virtually nobody likes the oil-and-chip treatment applied to streets for longevity, despite the universal belief (as far as I know) among highway engineers and public-works directors that it truly is cost-...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The Day After Irene.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're one of the lucky Pennsylvanians who have electricity this Monday morning and you're reading this entry, then welcome, glad you made it through the storm all right. And if you don't have electricity......
  • Bally Sportsmen to host junior pheasant hunt

     
    Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe announced a Berks County sportsmen’s clubs has signed up to host junior pheasant hunt. Clubs throughout the state will share in about 1,800 pheasants the agency is providing for junior...
  • Is your doctor on this list of sanctioned professionals?

     
    The Pennsylvania Department of State recently released its monthly list of professionals who were sanctioned by their licensing boards. Here are the professionals who were disciplined from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding counties. Don't miss Thursday'...
  • Auctioneer George Jacob III surrenders license amid state probe

     
    I introduced you to Barto (Berks County) auctioneer George Jacob III earlier this year in a Watchdog column. One of his customers, Marian Strybuc of Pennsburg, called to tell me she hadn't been able to get her auction proceeds from......
  • #HBGFlooding Updates -- Full List of Closed Wastewater Treatment Plants.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you're a Capitol Ideas reader within the flood zones of Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre, we hope you made it out of town with time to spare. As of 6 a.m., here's the latest information we......
  • Kate Gosselin caught speeding again

     
    Berks County mom Kate Gosselin got a ticket for speeding Sept. 9 when Pennsylvania State Police police said she was going 88 mph in a 65 mph zone. The ticket for the lead-footed mother of eight cosy $174. Kate who......