Lehighton hears sign request for…

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Jerry McAward, owner of the soon-to-open Lehighton Outdoor Center, stopped by the municipal building to update residents and council on the construction. McAward said the company is expecting a soft-open in mid-August.

Lehighton hears sign request for…

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Jerry McAward, owner of the soon-to-open Lehighton Outdoor Center, stopped by the municipal building to update residents and council on the construction. McAward said the company is expecting a soft-open in mid-August.

Carbon County court – drug cases

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He was arrested on Aug. 4, 2016, in the300 block of Abbott Street, when Lansford police responded to a report of suspicious people in the area. Lockwitch was one of those found on scene.

Carbon County property transfers

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Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 221 deeds, 173 mortgages and 278 other writs during the month of May. As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $26,596.77. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $20,625; data processing fees, $1,697.54; notaries, $70; commission on transfers and writs, $3,087.03; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,117.20.

Troop 555’s Widdicombe earns Eagle…

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This has been a very busy spring for Troop 555 out of Jim Thorpe as it has honored yet another Eagle Scout candidate. Christopher W.R. Widdicombe of Albrightsville actually completed all of his requirements for obtaining his Eagle rank last year, but had to leave for college before the troop was able to celebrate his accomplishments.

Appliance fire in Jim Thorpe

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Fire companies from numerous Carbon County communities responded to a dwelling fire Tuesday at 211 North Avenue in Jim Thorpe. The originated as an appliance fire.

Carbon County court – DUI

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Two defendants entered guilty pleas to driving under the influence charges before Judge Joseph J. Matika on June 2 in Carbon County court. Jennifer E. Gizerian, 33, of Jim Thorpe, also pleaded to one count of reckless endangering another person.

Thorpe waives fee for Stay At Home fest

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The cost of putting on a Fourth of July festival got a little more affordable Thursday night for the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304. By a unanimous motion, Jim Thorpe borough council voted to waive the $750 fee it normally charges the legion to hold its annual Stay At Home Festival in Memorial Park on the first Saturday in July.

Movies: Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival channels ‘rebellious spirit of Molly Maguires’

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The poster for Jim Thorpe's first Independent Film Festival, created by Tomas de Vasconcellos to capture its dark, irreverent and rebellious spirit. The poster for Jim Thorpe's first Independent Film Festival, created by Tomas de Vasconcellos to capture its dark, irreverent and rebellious spirit.

Animal shelter plans yard sale, fun day

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Carbon County Friends of Animals will host its community yard sale and fun day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 24 and 25 at its shelter, located at 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe. There will be food available, as well as things to amuse the children such as a clown, balloon animals and face painting.

Jim Thorpe Class of 1964 salutes…

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Ronald Hydro, retired state trooper, with Edward Solomon, chairman of the Jim Thorpe Area High School Class of 1964. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO During the May get-together, the group honored several of those within their membership who have performed distinctively in the public service of their community.

Giant Supermarket in Carbon County Now Selling Beer

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“It's a good idea. Yeah, I was going to make a stop on the way home and then I thought this is so convenient, why make two more stops?” said Kathy Kita, Jim Thorpe.

Lehighton considers food truck…

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Last month, council agreed to create an ordinance for mobile food vehicle licensing, which would create regulations for mobile food trucks. Borough Manager Nicole Beckett said the borough received a few requests for food trucks along the trail and within town.

27 win nominations via write-in votes…

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Twenty-seven people were successful write-in winners of Democratic and Republican nominations for borough and township offices in the primary election held on May 16. The results of the tabulation of write-in votes was completed this week by the Carbon County Elections Bureau headed by Lisa A. Dart, director, with some of the nominations establishing general election races that previously were unopposed. In other cases, candidates who appeared unchallenged on one ballot, solidified their election chances by winning a nomination on the opposing side.

St. Luke’s awards scholarships to 14…

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Scholarship recipients were honored at St. Luke's Miners Campus. Front row J. David Bohri, MD, Karlie Gemino, Riley McHugh, Alexis Baddick, Erika Cruver, Julia Banning, Chole Markovich, Muskan Khatiwala, Madison Ansbach, Maureen Donovan, board of trustees Chair Back Row Mark Kender, MD, Brendan Morgans, Deidre Ressler, Matthew Derr, Desiree Malacusky, Jordan Reis.

Students in Jim Thorpe Try to Break S’more-Making World Record

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Hundreds of students packed the parking lot of L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe on a mission – a mission to break a Guinness World Record for making the most S'mores at the same time. “I think it's pretty cool to have a small town like this get together and make history,” said Olivia Smelas, 7th Grade.

Thorpe holds out from county group…

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Jim Thorpe remains the only borough in Carbon County to not be a member of the countywide Council of Governments, but one of its residents and a local state senator's aide is trying to change its mind. “We don't have a street sweeper and here we sit yet we're not a member of COG when it could help out,” McArdle said.

Carbon County commissioners

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Flags to be flown at half-staff. a Hired Christianne E. Archer of Lehighton as a part-time parking/meter attendant; Emily E. Kattner of Jim Thorpe as summer liquid fuels coordinator; Noah G. Goldberg of Jim Thorpe and Adam J. Nevenglosky of Nesquehoning as summer laborers for buildings and grounds, all effective May 15.

100 turn out for Thorpe meeting

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Despite pleas from residents, Jim Thorpe Area School District's board of directors did not vote Monday night to withdraw the nearly 900 property assessment appeals it recently filed against those who have purchased property in the past three years. According to Dr. Michael Principe, board president, the governing body was acting on the advice of its attorney, Greg Mousseau.

Job fair Thursday for tourism industry

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The upcoming job fair, to be held at the LCCC Jim Thorpe campus, 1100 Center St., is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday.

Help requested for Thorpe appeals

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The tax reassessments taking place in the Jim Thorpe Area School District could have “decades of ramifications” on the borough, area agencies are saying. On Thursday, a handful of agencies and a business owner who will see a tax hike of $8,000 more annually over what he pays now for his business voiced concerns at the Carbon County Commissioners meeting.

Jim Thorpe revisits parking ban…

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One year ago, Jim Thorpe Borough Council allowed a Main Street resident to keep his parking spot following a disagreement with his neighbor, but on Thursday night, the governing body reversed course. Council unanimously voted Thursday to advertise the same ordinance it shot down last April.

2017 Primary election – Jim Thorpe…

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Voters in the Jim Thorpe region of Carbon County will see contested primary election races in two of the three municipalities in the district on Tuesday. Likewise, they will see competition for positions on the Jim Thorpe Area School District Board of Education.

JT delay denied, hearings begin

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Kidder Township resident Robert Bieniek did not know what to expect when he headed into his tax appeal at the Courthouse Annex in Jim Thorpe on Tuesday. When he first received his appeal in the mail, he figured that a slight increase in his tax rate would be acceptable.

Thorpe delays school tax appeals

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After nearly an hour of impassioned personal accounts from residents and business owners detailing how tax increases would harm them, Jim Thorpe Area School District's board of education voted for a continuance on the appeals at Monday's meeting. Approximately 150 homeowners and business owners in the area pleaded with the board to put a stop to the tax appeals.

South Carbon continues to lead senior…

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After eight events, the South Carbon County seniors are continuing their lead in the 2017 Carbon County Senior Games with a score of 462. Monday's event was miniature golf at Heisler's Dairy Bar in Tamaqua due to a washout on Friday that forced the games coordinator to switch things around a bit.

Annual fishing derby planned

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The Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 and the Germantown Grove Association will host the 64th annual Fishing Derby for Carbon County's special needs students. The event will take place Thursday and Friday, beginning at 9 a.m., at the Germantown Grove in Jim Thorpe.

Thorpe mulls parking request

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Carbon County's request for 10 bagged parking meters in downtown Jim Thorpe may be met by the borough, but not without a cost. Last fall, the borough approved bagging three meters in front of Molly Maguires Pub and Steakhouse during a one-day trial run for the county's transition to a central court system for its preliminary court hearings.

Duck Derby benefits St. Joseph’s

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The St. Joseph Regional Academy Duck Derby in Jim Thorpe drew onlookers who gathered at the finish line on Mauch Chunk Creek to watch the arrival of about 1,700 plastic ducks. VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe held its Annual Duck Derby on Mauch Chunk Creek in Jim Thorpe on Sunday.

Safety Day brings crowds out to Mauch…

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Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein demonstrated the importance of bicycle helmets with the Coconut Crusher during Safety Day at Mauch Chunk Lake on Saturday. Nothstein dropped a weight on a coconut protected by a helmet, and then without a helmet, to show what damage an accident can do to a human head.