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Tax diversion program may be considered for project at former Valley Crest

For the first time since Luzerne County’s 2012 switch to a home rule government, a proposal to consider a tax diversion known as a TIF may come before county council, in this case to fund infrastructure improvements leading to the former Valley Crest Nursing Home site in Plains Township. Intense grilling is expected due to […]

8 Comments - 10:41 pm

Wyoming Area Catholic School announces Catholic School Week schedule

EXETER — Wyoming Area Catholic School announces the following activities for Catholic Schools Week, which will be held Sunday, Jan. 28 to Saturday, Feb. 3. SUNDAY, JAN. 28 • Open House — An Open House will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Families visiting the school will have the opportunity to tour with school […]

8 Comments - 10:00 am

Exeter Borough officials attend Martin Luther King Jr. Unity breakfast

Exeter Borough Mayor Denise Adams, along with former Mayor Cassandra Coleman, Exeter Borough Councilmen John Morgan and Joseph Pizano, recently attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast sponsored by the Wilkes-Barre NAACP at the Best Western Gennettis. Coleman, the current Northeast Regional Director for Governor Tom Wolf, was the keynote speaker. From left, are […]

8 Comments - 9:58 am

Former Pittston mayor Joseph Keating dies

PITTSTON — Mayor Mike Lombardo credited one of his predecessors with getting a great deal done for the city during his term. Lombardo pointed to the work Joseph Keating did on the city’s infrastructure and his ability to keep the city on sound financial footing as two examples of the former mayor’s accomplishments. “He deserves […]

8 Comments - 9:55 am

Pittston Area grads Nick Yuhas and Chris Montagna start vegan cookie business

Chris Montagna has enjoyed cooking and baking his entire life, and always wanted to turn that enjoyment into a profession. Now, with the help of his friend Nick Yuhas, the two Pittston Area graduates are turning Montagna’s dream into a reality with their vegan cookie business, Radiant Recipes. Montagna, of Pittston, got the idea for […]

8 Comments - 9:51 am

Luzerne County controller audit detects health insurance billing errors

Luzerne County government charged some employees too much for health insurance coverage and others too little in 2017, resulting in a net shortchanging to the county of $2,751.37, a new county controller’s office audit shows. The county is owed $6,769.75 from those undercharged, while the county owes $4,018.38 to those overcharged, according to the audit […]

8 Comments - 11:53 pm

Former Pittston mayor Joseph Keating dies

PITTSTON — Mayor Mike Lombardo credited one of his predecessor’s with getting a great deal done for the city during his term. Lombardo pointed to the work Joseph Keating did on the city’s infrastructure and his ability to keep the city on sound financial footing as two examples of the former mayor’s accomplishments. “He deserves […]

8 Comments - 11:52 pm

Duryea Sons of American Legion Squadron 585 holding pasta dinner March 3

DURYEA — The Duryea Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 will hold a pasta and meatballs dinner from 3 to 8 p.m.Saturday, March 3 at the post home, 329 Main St. Cost is $8 and includes pasta, meatballs, homemade sauce, salad, bread and butter. This event is eat-in or takeout and delivery is available […]

8 Comments - 6:25 pm

West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee selling banners

WEST PITTSTON — The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee will sell banners for its fundraiser. The banners cost $150 and present banner renewals is $50. Checks are to be made payable to The West Pittston Cherry Blossom and contact person is Toni Valenti, Treasurer, who can be reached at 570-655-0416. Checks are to made to […]

8 Comments - 6:24 pm

Dupont Volunteer Hose Co. #1 breakfast is March 4

DUPONT — The Dupont Volunteer Hose Co. #1 will hold its 53rd annual breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 4 at the hose company Hall, 308 Main St. This event is all-you-can eat and tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. There will be lottery trees and […]

8 Comments - 6:22 pm

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