Luzerne County Councilman Rick Williams won’t run again

Luzerne County Councilman Rick Williams won’t run again

After investing nearly six years in Luzerne County’s new home rule government, local architect Rick Williams said he has made the “difficu...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Pot of money left from Luzerne County tax-break program

Pot of money left from Luzerne County tax-break program

A total of $2.88 million is up for grabs from an expired tax-break program, but it’s still unclear how it will be split among taxing bodies.The ...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Luzerne County releases newly compiled list of real estate holdings

Luzerne County releases newly compiled list of real estate holdings

Luzerne County has compiled a list of all county-owned properties, something council members have been seeking for years in their goal to unload unuse...

August 15th, 2017 |  


Hazleton-area Hershey plant receives $1.54M assessment reduction

Hazleton-area Hershey plant receives $1.54M assessment reduction

Another big-ticket property assessment challenge — this one involving a Hershey plant — has been settled as part of Luzerne County’s...

August 14th, 2017 |  


River Common fountain water bill questioned

River Common fountain water bill questioned

A $54,731 payment for water at the River Common fountain has been raising eyebrows at Luzerne County government meetings.The 2016 payment was made pub...

August 14th, 2017 |  


34th annual Pittston Tomato Festival gets underway Thursday, Aug. 17

34th annual Pittston Tomato Festival gets underway Thursday, Aug. 17

PITTSTON — After more than 30 years, the Pittston Tomato Festival has taken on a life of its own.From its original location on Kennedy Boulevard...

August 13th, 2017 updated: August 13th, 2017. |  


Luzerne County prepping for central court opening

Luzerne County prepping for central court opening

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County’s new central court is still on track to open Oct. 1 in a building next to the prison on Water Street, the c...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Luzerne County tax-claim operator releases auction results

Luzerne County tax-claim operator releases auction results

A total 94 properties were auctioned during this week’s Luzerne County free-and-clear, back-tax auction, said Sean Shamany, of county tax-claim ...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Pittston Area boys reach semifinal of Patriots Cup

Pittston Area boys reach semifinal of Patriots Cup

HUGHESTOWN — The boys from Scranton Prep and the girls from Dallas won titles Aug. 5 when the Pittston Area Soccer Booster Club held its annual ...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Consultant outlines proposed energy saving projects for county

Consultant outlines proposed energy saving projects for county

Luzerne County government spends more than $1.2 million annually on electricity, water and other utilities at a dozen of its buildings, equating to $1...

August 10th, 2017 |