Supervisor’s seat still an issue at Pittston Township meeting

By B. Garret Rogan - For Times Leader


    PITTSTON TWP. — The outcry that erupted after the special meeting earlier in this month to appoint Frank Sciabacucchi to serve the rest of the late Joseph ‘Murph’ Adams’ term as supervisor spilled over into Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.

    Lori Adams, daughter-in-law of Murph Adams and wife of Joseph Adams Junior who also vied to take his late father’s seat, reiterated her opinion that the process to select Sciabacucchi was flawed.

    She also accused him of making disparaging remarks on social media and saying that “now that Murph’s gone, I’ve got some cleaning up to do in this town.”

    “The only thing I can do is the best job I possibly can do,” Sciabacucchi said, adding that he hoped it would be enough to someday win over his detractors.

    He also praised the calm nature of Tuesday’s meeting and compared it to the raucous nature of his appointment meeting, which he referred to as an “insult.”

    Following the meeting, he refused to comment on allegations that he insulted the Adams family.

    In other matters, township officials informed residents that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation refused to lower the speed limit from 35 mph, add stop signs or reduce the 10-ton weight limit for trucks on Oak Street.

    The speeding and truck traffic on the street, which connects Route 315 to the Pittston Bypass, are regular sources of frustration for township residents.

    Several audience members urged the township to rigorously patrol the road to hopefully give Pittston Township a reputation that would dissuade truck drivers from choosing Oak Street on shipping routes.

    The board of supervisors will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on March 21.

    By B. Garret Rogan

    For Times Leader

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