My Corner, Your Corner: I admire those who can leave the comforts of Greater Pittston

For as long as I live, I’ll always wonder what life would have been like if I had moved out of Greater Pittston. Don’t get me wrong — I enjoy living in Northeastearn Pennsylvania, especially this time of the year when the trees change colors. For those living south or southwest, the most common comment […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: Halloween memories still fresh in my mind

“Halloween is coming; the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat!” Halloween has always been a fun day for children and adults alike. There’s something about getting dressed up in a costume and being someone or something else. Back in the day, store-bought costumes had masks with that stretchy […]

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Chamber Chatter: Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce planning for busy winter season

The mission of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the growth and development of business and the quality of life in our community by helping to keep our members informed, connected and prosperous. The chamber organizes and directs the energies of those who believe that a community worth living in is a […]

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Peeking into the Past: Wyoming man’s long quest to receive father’s World War I medals realized in 1992

Editor’s note: This Peeking into the Past column was first published in the Sunday Dispatch on Nov. 7, 2010. Question 1 The City of Pittston received a $3.38 commission in November 1962, which usually totaled 50 cents. What strictly enforced rule brought about an increase in commission from a source that in today’s world is […]

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Letter to the Editor: Duryea Rec Board thanks donors for supporting Halloween party

Editor: Members of the Duryea Rec Board would like to thank the generosity of the following organizations and/or personnel for their contributions to our very successful Halloween party held Saturday, Oct. 29: Keisinger Funeral Home, Montage Mountain Homes, Bob Bejeski, George Colburn Repairs, Bimbo’s Bakery, Tomato Heads, Lois Hanczyc, Wendy Radle, Kathy Polak, Ellen Velehoski, […]

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Beyond the Byline: John P. Cosgrove was a great friend to me and to Greater Pittston

I was a young reporter headed to our nation’s capitol for the first time. Prior to that, I had covered some big events, including Penn State football overtime thrillers against Michigan and Wisconsin, along with the trials and tribulations of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. But now, I was on my way to […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: NEPA is a sea of beauty this time of year

With the trees changing colors, giving landscapes everywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania their final hurrah, it’s time to admit summer is gone and autumn is settling in. In the midst of all the yellows, reds and oranges of fall, there was, perhaps, one last burst of summer. Autumn around here can be fickle and a bit […]

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Letter to the Editor: Family of late Avoca Councilman Tom Fritz thanks community for recent benefit

Dear Editor, There are no words great or eloquent enough that can thank all of our family, friends, and the Avoca community for the outpouring of support for our family over these past few difficult months. I would tell Tom how we were showered with love, support, prayers, and food, during the several months that […]

8 Comments - 11:37 am

My Corner, Your Corner: Technology changes, but the purpose stays the same

Over the last few weeks, my daughter Tiffany has been bugging me to pull out the old videos I shot when the kids were young. Having videos of my kids only conjured up memories of when I was a little guy and my dad would film events. When I was growing up, the only thing […]

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Peeking into the Past: Old photographic plate used in 1958 Sunday Dispatch tribute of Pope Pius XII

1948 – 62 Years Ago West Wyoming Borough council members proposed a 5-cent-per-ton tax to be placed on coal in order to cover a budget shortfall. The measure did not pass, as proponents of the tax only half-heartedly concurred with the new measure. As property tax remained at 19 mills, the rising cost of government […]

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