Save the Jim Thorpe bridge
The Carbon County Commissioners now want to spend over 2 million dollars to build a walking bridge across the Lehigh River to some type of trail.
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Fewer teens behind the wheel
The number of 16- and 17-year-old licensed drivers has been dropping faster than the gas gauge on a poorly tuned Ferrari.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Carbon adds probation officer
To help alleviate the burden on officers and allow them to do a better job, the Carbon County Salary Board voted 4-1 to create an additional adult probation officer position at no added cost to the county.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Irish eyes aren't smiling
When it comes to attracting people to Jim Thorpe, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade may rank number one every year for a single-day attraction.
Bridge work starting
A bulldozer removes small trees along Route 209 in Jim Thorpe, part of the beginning of the construction of the new Route 903 bridge that will span the Lehigh River.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Creating inside the box
To look at a rectangle is to see something simple: four straight lines, connected in the same way, just in different sizes.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Where's the beef?
Mike Suzadail, meat manager at Jim Thorpe Market, said,"There's no relief in sight.
Carbon Co - Rt 903 Bridge Project in Jim Thorpe
Work has begun to replace the structurally deficient PA 903 Jim Thorpe Memorial Bridge over the Lehigh River, Lehigh Canal, Reading Blue Mountain Northern Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad in Jim Thorpe Borough, Carbon County.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
The Times Leader
The North Mountain Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association will hold its annual antler scoring session March 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the old Noxen School.
Remembering Angela Friends share memories of Tamaqua woman on the one-month anniversary of her murder
Angela Steigerwalt will be remembered for her ready smile, quick wit and ability to make people she just met feel like old friends.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Two face drug charges following raid of Jim Thorpe residence
Gregory William Acevedo, 49, and Joseph Francis Demuro, 29, both of 10 W. Sixth Street, were arraigned before District Judge Joseph Homanko of Weatherly.
LCCC surveying parents of college-bound...
Sean Dallas, executive director of college relations for the college, explained that the college is currently doing an online survey in Carbon County for parents, asking how the college can best support their students.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
'We're excited about the...
Carbon County officials are eager to work with groups involved in the Route 903 bridge replacement project in Jim Thorpe.
Time to make up snow days
Meanwhile superintendents have been spending time struggling with rescheduling the days off to meet the Pennsylvania Educational Code to complete 180 days of instruction by June 30. While none of the schools in the local area are seriously considering holding school until the end of June, there have been challenges to scheduling all the days.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Kids consignment sale has new venue
Danielle Andreas, one of the organizers of the sale, explained that the event, scheduled for March 13-16, has moved to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Drugs common denominator in numerous...
Numerous defendants entered guilty pleas before Judge Joseph J. Matika in Carbon County Court Tuesday, with the vast majority of the cases having one common factor illegal drug use and drug addiction.
Hearings continued in road rage fight
Hearings for two Carbon County men involved in an apparent road rage incidents in Lehighton last Dec. 18 have been postponed for another month.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Carbon group starts for those raising...
That's why the Carbon County Child and Family Collaborative, which is made up of a number of area agencies, schools and organizations, has created a support group for Carbon County grandparents acting as the main caregiver for their grandchildren.
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'Kids for Cash' hit close to home for documentary's maker
The story at the heart of "Kids For Cash" - judges taking kickbacks from the developer of a private juvenile detention center, then funneling thousands of children there - happened right in Robert May's backyard.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Snow in forecast closes schools again
But this winter has caused a lot of headaches in the form of school closures that are delaying the end of the school year.