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Pittston Area Key Club receives grant

The Pittston Area Key Club recently received a grant from the Key Club International Youth Opportunities Fund, which provides financial support for Key Club International events and projects. The grant will enable the students to donate much needed personal items for the women and children living at the DVSC shelter and also provide materials to […]

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Greater Pittston library news for the week of Dec. 17, 2017

PITTSTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY Special holiday hours announced PITTSTON — The library announces its hours for the upcoming holiday season which are as follows: CLOSED Monday, Dec. 25 Tuesday, Dec. 26 Monday, Jan. 1 Modified hours Thursday, Dec. 21 — 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: I’m predicting a long, cold winter

No denying, the winter season has begun and I’m thinking it’s going to be a snowy season. How do I know this? It’s just a gut instinct. I have no meteorology background except for two semesters in college. But it’s the middle of December and we’ve already had two 3” storms and a few nights […]

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Months-old Luzerne County ethics complaint still in envelope

Luzerne County’s ethics commission received a complaint in July, but nobody has even unsealed the envelope to read it yet. The reason: the envelope must be opened by an outside attorney under the council-adopted ethics code. And the commission has been unable to find lawyers, even though it has posted repeated public advertisements. Due to […]

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Pittston Area, Wyoming Area high school athletic schedule

VARSITY ATHLETIC SCHEDULES Dec. 17-23 MONDAY, DEC. 18 Girls basketball: Wyoming Area at Western Wayne, 6:30 p.m. TUESDAY, DEC. 19 Girls swimming: Wyoming Area at Pittston Area, 4 p.m. Boys basketball: Wyoming Area at Lakeland, 7:15 p.m. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20 Wrestling: Hazleton Area at Pittston Area, 7 p.m. Wrestling: Valley View at Wyoming Area, 7 […]

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Avoca Borough children enjoy Christmas party, complete with Santa Claus

AVOCA — A Christmas party for borough children 10 and under was held Dec. 9 at Queen of the Apostoles Parish on Hawthorne Street. The event, sponsored by the Avoca Neighborhood Crime Watch, Avoca Hose Co. and Avoca Lions Club, offered pizza, drinks, prizes and visit from Santa Claus himself. Jillian Lyons poses with her […]

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West Pittston Moose Lodge celebrates 105th anniversary; George Nisky honored

WEST PITTSTON – They call him the anniversary man. The last time 92-year-old George Nisky entered Moose Lodge 1207 was for the organization’s 2012 centennial. Five years later, Nisky — a member of the Lodge since 1945 — made the trek from Wyoming Manor Personal Care Center on a snowy Sunday evening to celebrate the […]

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Snow provides wintry backdrop to annual Duryea Christmas Stroll

DURYEA — Mother Nature cooperated, providing a dusting of snow Saturday for the annual Christmas Stroll along Main Street. Santa Claus and Krampus visited and even posed for a photo. In folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon,” who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with […]

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Disney-themed event at Wyoming Library brings out all ages

WYOMING — The Wyoming Free Library welcomed the Christmas season on Dec. 10 with a Disney-themed event that brought out dozens of children to make a craft, choose a book and spend time with family. Library Director John Roberts said the colorful event was consistent with the library’s commitment to family and community. “Even our […]

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Luzerne County Council approves budget, rejects slot machines in truck stops

After nearly two months of review and debate, a Luzerne County Council majority voted Tuesday to approve a $138.4 million budget for 2018 with no tax hike. Council also voted against two other proposals that would have allowed slot machines in truck stops and placed a question on the May primary ballot asking voters if […]

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