Lehighton’s 18th Annual Bike Night was a huge success, with thousands of bikers attending the event and hundreds of cars flooding into the Mahoning Drive-In Theater Saturday.
Category Archives: Carbon County Regional
PennDOT, Safety Partners Mark National Work Zone Awareness Week March 23 to 27
With National Work Zone Awareness Week occurring March 23-27, Acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards today joined representatives from the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC), the American Traffic Safety Services Organization (ATSSA), and various traffic-control companies for an event in Harrisburg calling on motorists to drive safely in work zones and be mindful of the people behind the cones.
Press Release: Constable’s new policy designed to protect medical marijuana patients and privacy rights
The resolution makes the Office of Constable for Sunbury’s 9th Ward the first law enforcement agency in the state, and perhaps the country, to make it official policy not to enforce or cooperate in the enforcement of any acts which prohibit, penalize, or criminalize medical marijuana.
Courts are the center of self-government
We need to ensure that juries, and not judges, are deciding the most important issues that govern our affairs, with common law grand juries, in particular, derived from the people, and not controlled by the courts, further serving as a check on the abuses of government.
Announcing a collaboration between the NEPA VMA and the Gazette
We at the Independent Gazette are excited to announce a unique partnering with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Multicare Alliance (NEPA VMA) to bring the Veteran of the Month program to Gazette readers. This column is designed to recognize local veterans, in addition to being a conduit for any veterans needing assistance, having questions, or looking for guidance or help in working through the copious quantities of red tape the veterans must navigate on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact the organization, located at 71 West Northampton Street, Wilkes Barre, 18701. Their phone number is (570) 706-2066. We encourage the public to contact the Gazette or the NEPA Veteran Multicare Alliance with any story, information, or question, as we’ll be highlighting such community input monthly. We’ll also be publishing notice of events of particular interest to vets.
Silence is Compliance: An attack on the King’s soldiers
Because some of my questions were outside the box compared to most being asked at those PSP press conferences, I’ve been called all kinds of names, from “the fake journalist” to “that anti-cop guy,” just because I asked if “actively surrendering” included shooting an unarmed man in the back, which understanding Lt. Col. Bivens confirmed as correct.
Andy Ostrowski challenges Lou Barletta for PA’s Eleventh Congressional District seat
Like David vs. Goliath, Little ol’ Andy is taking on Big Lou. David, with his support system, God, had the ability and resources to accomplish what some at the time thought impossible. Andy, a Democrat, reached out to his political support, the Democratic Party and was told to back down and don’t try; in other words, withdraw. Anybody but Andy. The party even picked an Obama campaign worker, Rev. Micah Sims, to run in the primary. Ostrowski won. Shunned by his party, he is going it alone.