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Carbon County

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  • Romney Campaign confirms Pennsylvania itinerary

    Romney Campaign confirms Pennsylvania itinerary
    Mitt Romney's campaign has confirmed his itinerary for his Saturday foray through Pennsylvania. The "Believe in America: Every Town Counts" tour will feature the following stops: Weatherly Casting and Machine Company in Weatherly, Carbon County, for a...
  • Trout season opens statewide in Pennsylvania on Saturday

    People in the Lehigh Valley have been trout fishing for almost two weeks now after the regional opener in Southeastern Pennsylvania kicked off on March 30. The rest of the state opens for trout season 8 a.m. this Saturday, April 13, and should see...
  • 'Pass with care' confuses in Carbon

    Q: Heading up the mountain on Route 903 north in Jim Thorpe, about a quarter-mile past the Jim Thorpe Memorial, there is a sign saying 'pass with care.' However, the solid double-yellow line never breaks. Can I still pass on the double yellow? —...
  • Trout action should pick up with warmer weather

    Trout action should pick up with warmer weather
    Trout fishing opened in the 18-county Southeast Region of Pennsylvania last Saturday, and opens statewide on Saturday, April 13. Trout fishing opened in New York on April Fool's Day – no joke – and opens in New Jersey Saturday. With warmer...
  • How Postal Service, pit bulls intertwine: history can be bizarre

    At a pivotal point in history, the deputy postmaster for all the American colonies arrived in Bethlehem because of a grave threat to Pennsylvania, where the French and their Indian allies were winning the French and Indian War. If emergency defensive...
  • Beloved loons landed, got stranded because of ice, lights

    Beloved loons landed, got stranded because of ice, lights
    Before we get to a discussion of loons, which are worthwhile animals, it is necessary to again mention another category. That is because on Sunday, while discussing the traumatic (to humans and other innocent creatures) dining habits of pit bulls, I...
  • Baby girls to be made honorary Girl Scouts Monday

     
    More than 5,000 baby girls will be born in the United States on Monday March 12, and each will be invited to become an honorary member of Girl Scout Troop 2012 in honor of Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary. Monday is exactly 100 years since Juliette...
  • Land of the midnight pay raise wins awards for government transparency

     
    Pennsylvania government always will be known to me as the land of the midnight pay raise, when our coward state legislators voted to enrich themselves and other political bigshots while us working stiffs were sleeping several years ago. Others have......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: No Big Nittany Bump For Corbett?

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The last time Gov. Tom Corbett faced an emergency -- in this case, the floods in northeastern Pennsylvania, he saw his approval ratings shoot up in the region. A new survey by the Democrat-friendly Public Policy...
  • Supreme Court Hearing Redistricting Argument From LV Residents.

     
    The new lines for Pennsylvania’s 203 state House seats and 50 Senate districts are unconstitutional and need to be redrawn -- again. That’s the argument that lawyers for several Pennsylvania voters and a top state lawmaker made to the state......
  • New bridges open on Turnpike's Northeast Extension, I-476

     
    The Pennsylvania Turpike Commission recently celebrated the opening of the new I-476 bridges over the Lehigh River in Parryville, and in East Penn and Mahoning townships, Carbon County. The side-by-side spans also carry traffic over the Lehigh Canal,...
  • Audit cites errors handling veterans' benefits claims

     
    Today's Watchdog column is the latest about military veterans and the poor treatment they've received from their government when they apply for benefits for service-connected disabilities. Air Force veteran Stephen Berger, who lives near Jim Thorpe, has...