My Corner, Your Corner: Fondly remembering John Lombardo and Lenny Insalaco

It’s hard to believe we lost Lenny Insalaco and John Lombardo 25 years ago. John was 25 years old and Lenny just 20 when they succumbed while responding to a blazing inferno on Main. Street, Pittston on March 15, 1993. John served with Pittston’s fire company while Lenny with West Pittston, both volunteers. These brave […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: Stephanie Jallen’s quest to be the best has begun

This weekend begins the quest to be the best for Stephanie Jallen, of Harding. She’s competing against the world’s best in PyeongChang, South Korea for her second go-around at the Paralympic Games. Stephanie grabbed two bronze medals at the Games at Sochi, Russia, four years ago. The 22-year-old has been training and living for this […]

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Dupont Fire Co. member thank those who attended breakfast

Dear Editor: The Dupont Volunteer Fire Co. members would like to extend their thanks to the more than 600 people who atended their annual pancake breakfast and made it a success. Also, a special thank you to the Leo Club members from Pittston Area High School and their advisor Ann Marie Paddock. Also, thank you […]

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Life Deconstructed: Coming around to my son’s relationship

My oldest son has been acting in a peculiar manner lately. He’s been better behaved, downright chipper, imbibes less frequently, and doesn’t go out every day that ends in y. Something is amiss. Something big. I wonder if he’s sick. Oh, he’s sick all right. Love sick. Blech. It’s a girlfriend. He’s a 23-year-old little […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: More about Mayor Mike and the City of Pittston

Social media was abuzz last week after my column about Pittston Mayor Mike Lombardo was published online. A lot of good is coming out of the city and the comments reflected the fact that the mayor’s constituents seem happy. Remember, Mike has only been back in office for two months. If you didn’t catch last […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: Mayor Mike Lombardo’s love for Pittston is infectious

If you ever have a chance to talk to Mayor Michael Lombardo, you’ll notice the love he has for the City of Pittston, which he once again now heads, is infectious. Next time you see him on the street, just ask him what’s new. Fair warning: if you do stop him, be prepared to put […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: Quotes are part of writer’s shtick

At the end of my weekly column, I always offer quotes, something I’ve been doing since 1999 when I wrote my very first column. I can’t tell you how many times people have stopped me in the last 19 years to tell me how much they love reading the quotes. What I’ve strived to do […]

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Peeking into the Past: Beatles garner mixed revues

1950 – 68 YEARS AGO Fred A. Ramage, cashier at the Liberty National Bank in Pittston, announced a new service for customers. A check imprinter manufactured by the Todd Company of Rochester, New York made it possible for customers to have personal checks printed in-house with their name and address free of charge and bound […]

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My Corner, Your Corner: Get ready for Pittston’s St. Patrick’s Parade

Get set, Pittston. You are less than three weeks away from downtown’s first event of the year – the St. Patrick’s Parade to be held at noon on Saturday, March 3. I checked in with Sarah Donahue, Pittston’s special events coordinator and the city’s best-known cheerleader, on the upcoming parade. When you talk to her, […]

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YATESVILLE – Wyoming Area’s superior bench strength was the biggest difference in the game when the Lady Warriors defeated Pittston Area, 57-43, in Monday’s Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1-2 crossover girls basketball game. In a comparison of benches, the Lady Warriors had statistical advantages of 26-7 in points scored, 9-4 in rebounds, 8-1 in steals […]

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