Blindness doesn’t hold back Luzerne County assistant public defender

Luzerne County Assistant Public Defender Steph Fernandes has come to expect personal questions from her juvenile clients when they realize she is blind. The 28-year-old Kingston resident assures their often embarrassed parents she is not offended by such probing because demystifying her life shows others a blind person can thrive independently. “Most people do not […]

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Peeking into the Past: Proclamation asked citizens to reaffirm allegiance to US

1948 – 69 YEARS AGO Many in Greater Pittston were disappointed when they found out that President Harry S. Truman would not stop in the city during his whirlwind whistle-stop campaign to win a second term in office. He did, however, travel through the area on his way to Wilkes-Barre. Even though it was during […]

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Luzerne County District Attorney pleads for more staff

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis delivered a passionate pitch for three additional assistant district attorneys during Tuesday’s council budget work session. “I don’t know how much longer we can continue with the positions we have,” she said. “I’m trying to do my best to keep us from sinking.” The office currently has […]

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Sky Zone Pittston works to improve customer experience

PITTSTON — Since Sky Zone Pittston’s opening three years ago, the indoor trampoline park has made tweaks to better market itself to the Greater Pittston community. Some of those decisions can be traced back to General Manager Ed Kearns. “It’s just trying to improve the customer experience to be more friendly and social media interaction,” […]

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Pittston library’s scarecrow festival combines fun, learning

PITTSTON — The colors of autumn aptly set the stage Saturday for Pittston Memorial Library’s Scarecrow Festival. While manning the front desk, Carol Coolbaugh said pumpkins that were offered to the first 100 children were gone in the first 15 minutes of the event. “Not only were the children having fun with the wonderful display […]

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West Wyoming Borough holding Electronic Recycling Nov. 2

FORTY FORT — There will be an electronic recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Luzerne County Soccer Fields hosted by the West Side Council Of Governments. Cost to pre-register is $25 per car. All pre-registrations will occur at local borough buildings. West Wyoming residents may register at the Town Hall, […]

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Holy Rosary School in Duryea holds fundraiser for Hurricane Irma victims

DURYEA —Holy Rosary School recently held a dress down day and ice cream social to benefit the victims of Hurricane Irma. School families, students and teachers raised over $500 which will be donated to St. Paul’s Catholic School in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Second-grade students, from left, Emma DeSanto, Dominic Marranca, and Kaitlyn Talipan enjoy ice […]

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Wyoming Area Catholic students participate in Regional Forensic Competition

Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter recently participated in the Holy Redeemer System Regional Fall Forensic Competition. The school’s junior varsity and varsity students competed with 45 other students from six other diocesan schools in the Holy Redeemer system. Students who represented Wyoming Area Catholic School in the forensic competition are, from left, first row, […]

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Local duo Frank Galoardi and Deb Switzer perform classic jazz songs and oldies throughout area

WEST PITTSTON — They’ve only been performing with each for a few months, but this duo makes it seem like they’ve been together for years. Frank Galoardi, who goes by the stage name of Frankie G, and Deb Switzer are a local duo that performs old jazz standards from 1928 to 1970 under a name […]

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Dupont VFW Veterans Day Ceremony is Nov. 11

DUPONT — The Dupont VFW Post 4909 and Amvets Post 189 will conduct Veterans Day Ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 11 at the Dupont V. F. W., 401 Main St., by the outside mural. In case of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held inside the V. F. W. The public is invited to […]

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