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Lackawanna County and SWB Yankees LLC have reached a tentative agreement that officials believe will keep the New York Yankees Triple-A baseball team playing in Moosic for decades to come, the county announced Friday.
The two sides resolved the final outstanding issues late Thursday night and handed the deal over to lawyers to reduce to a formal, written contract, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien said. Both sides are confident enough in expecting a final written agreement that they have invited contractors to move in equipment to start work on the up to $40 million new stadium, where the team would play starting next year.
“It’s a substantial step forward,” Mr. O’Brien said. “We still need a signed document.”
A county announcement said the two sides “are on the verge of an agreement,” but Mr. O’Brien and Commissioner Jim Wansacz agreed with the characterization of events as a tentative agreement
Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/county-baseball-deal-close-enough-to-prep-for-demolition-1.1296307#ixzz1rMzp7p4f
Editor’s note: Here’s a seasonally appropriate story 🙂
ARCHBALD, PA – With a pastel purple house, purple highlights in her hair and a zest for the creative, 73-year-old Jean Calabro was destined to be the “egg lady.”
A resident of Archbald for more than 50 years, she has been decorating her home for Easter and Christmas for almost as long – and people can’t help but take notice.
Her front lawn is covered in an assortment of neon plastic eggs, interspersed with wooden bunny cutouts, larger eggs and inflatable Easter decor.
But according to Mrs. Calabro, this isn’t her best work. She didn’t even bring out her 7-foot bunny this year.
Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/archbald-woman-has-an-easter-decorating-legacy-1.1296677#ixzz1rMxPMnRL
Berks County tied for the 19th-highest growth rate among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties from 2010 to 2011, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
“This is good news for Berks County,” said county commissioners Chairman Christian Y. Leinbach.
Part of the reason for that growth is Berks is in the middle of a growing corridor from Lehigh to Lancaster counties, Leinbach said.
Lehigh tied for Pennsylvania‘s second-highest growth rate and Lancaster tied for fifth.
POTTSTOWN, PA — In less than six weeks’ time, the greater Pottstown area has generated 14,711 food items and 669 containers of laundry detergent to benefit local families in need, filling The Mercury’s Community Media Lab many times over.
On Friday, 230 food items and 18 laundry items were added to the total.
Blogger Merrill of Ivy Lane Designs , dropped off 90 jars of peanut butter to The Mercury office Friday morning, and blogger Heather Graham of There’s Drool in the Salsa!! , was making her way to area drop-off points throughout the day to collect donated pet food and laundry detergent items, the total count of which was not available Friday afternoon.
Read more: http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120407/NEWS01/120409556/-1/news/prayer-procession-collects-food-fill-the-media-lab-effort-just-shy-of-20-000-goal&pager=full_story
One of the most beloved artists in America has apparently died of natural causes, at home, according to a statement from his family. Thomas Kinkade was 54 and leaves behind a wife and four daughters.
Kinkade lived in Los Gatos, California.
The Sands Bethlehem Event Center will be serving up a meaty act that played Bethlehem’s Musikfest several years ago.
Meat Loaf — the theatrical rocker whose 1977 album “Bat Out of Hell” sold 14 million copies in the United States, making it the fifth-best-selling album of all time, and produced three Top 40 hits — will play the event center July 25, according to his website, http://www.meatloaf.net
The Sands has not announced the concert yet, and ticket information wasn’t immediately available.
Read more: http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/music/mc-meat-loaf-sands-bethlehem-20120406,0,2262730.story