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Schuylkill County

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  • Goats helping Hawk Mountain take bite out of weeds

    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day. In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
  • Barbara Mancini, persecuted nurse, is finally back at work

    There still is anger over what Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and others tried to do to a nurse for easing the pain of her dying 93-year-old father in Pottsville — while others were trying to prolong his agony. If I were in Barbara...
  • Kathleen Kane furor over corruption probe may be excessive

    At first glance, it looked like another damaging blunder for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She shut down a corruption investigation of fellow Democrats in Philadelphia — four current legislators and a former judge — even...
  • Did brutal winter dump more litter?

    Did brutal winter dump more litter?
    Q: The litter along I-78 is absolutely disgusting. As soon as you come over the border from New Jersey into Pennsylvania it's nothing but trash all along the highway. It's bad enough seeing the deer carcasses; at least they decompose. I live along I-78,...
  • Hall of Fame announces two fiery new inductees

    It's time to start wrapping up Hall of Fame induction season. I always milk this mercilessly, but this year was complicated further by the goal of choosing two Mount Rushmores, one for the greatest Hall of Famers and one of true Lehigh Valley greats...
  • Fish-for-Free on Memorial Day in Pennsylvania

    You can do more than just grill burgers and hot dogs this holiday. Memorial Day is Monday, and while we honor those who served and gave their lives for our country and way of life, we also use the holiday as the unofficial start to the summer season....
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  • Bethlehem real estate agent, Emmaus social worker among professionals sanctioned by state

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (May 9) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website,...
  • Taking heed in 2013

    It doesn't seem that long ago that I was passing along some New Year's resolutions we should make in 2013, such as checking our credit reports and protecting our smartphones from hackers. The year sure flew past. It's already time for me to reflect on...
  • Another veteran squares off with VA for benefits

    Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth. The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed. He said...
  • Kathleen Kane blames everyone but herself for a ruthless prosecution

    Decency, or what serves as a modicum of decency in Harrisburg, finally prevailed in the case of a woman accused of the crime of trying to help her dying 93-year-old Pottsville father end his agony. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane decided...