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Local Chatter: Wyoming Area graduate Francis A. Smith completes basic military training in Texas

Local Chatter: Wyoming Area graduate Francis A. Smith completes basic military training in Texas

Wyoming Area grad completes military training SAN ANTONIO, TX — U.S. Air Force Airman Francis A. Smith graduated from basic military training at...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Martin L. Mattei Middle School students host Pittston Area School Board members at breakfast

Martin L. Mattei Middle School students host Pittston Area School Board members at breakfast

HUGHESTOWN — Rosanne Ricotta sat next to sixth-grade student Victoria Kintha to enjoy breakfast.Until then, the two had never met but, within mi...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Wyoming Area School District announces scholarship information, including 10 new available scholarships

Wyoming Area School District announces scholarship information, including 10 new available scholarships

EXETER — Wyoming Area Scholarship applications must be submitted by email by Friday, Feb. 10. There will be no extension of that deadline and co...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Greater Pittston chapter of the Red Hats Society celebrates Edythe Kepics 90th birthday

Greater Pittston chapter of the Red Hats Society celebrates Edythe Kepics 90th birthday

PITTSTON — The Bloom and Bubbles, Greater Pittston chapter of the Red Hats Society, recently celebrated the 90th birthday of member Edythe Kepic...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Holy Rosary School Band preparing for spring concert

Holy Rosary School Band preparing for spring concert

The Holy Rosary School Band recently participated in a Diocesan-wide Christmas Concert and are currently preparing selections for the school’s s...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Sixth-grade students at Holy Rosary School in Duryea have poems published

Sixth-grade students at Holy Rosary School in Duryea have poems published

Sixth-grade students of Holy Rosary School in Duryea recently had their poetry selections published in the “Creative Communication Grades K-6th,...

January 20th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Nanticoke Area girls basketball improves to 13-0
WYOMING AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

WYOMING AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

EXETER – There were many years in the recent past that being forced to play all the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 opponents could have be...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Marty Ort of Old Forge will umpire Little League World Series tournaments

OLD FORGE — Marty Ort, of Old Forge, is among 92 volunteers selected to work Little League World Series tournaments in 2017.Ort has been selecte...

January 20th, 2017 |  


PGC set to vote on allowing semi-automatic rifles for hunting

PGC set to vote on allowing semi-automatic rifles for hunting

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expected to vote on a measure to allow semi-automatic rifles to be used in several hunting seasons, including deer...

January 18th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


Boys Basketball: Crestwood rallies past Wyoming Area

Boys Basketball: Crestwood rallies past Wyoming Area

WRIGHT TWP. — The basketball bounced from a battle underneath to the perimeter as the final seconds ticked off in the third quarter Tuesday nigh...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


H.S. Wrestling: Berwick dominates Pittston Area

H.S. Wrestling: Berwick dominates Pittston Area

George Brown (120) and Stone Force (220) each recorded pins in the Berwick wrestling team’s 50-12 win over Pittston Area.Nicholas Yule (106), Pr...

January 17th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Gabrielle Thomas and Michael Santiago to exchange vows

Gabrielle Thomas and Michael Santiago to exchange vows

Gabrielle Thomas and Michael Santiago, together with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride to be is...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Nutrition Corner: Avoid getting sick with these healthy tips

Nutrition Corner: Avoid getting sick with these healthy tips

Are you hearing that people close to you are getting sick? We know that handwashing is the first line of defense against picking up bad germs. However...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Local young leader, Ethan Kozden, readies for historic inauguration

Local young leader, Ethan Kozden, readies for historic inauguration

As a Summit Scholar, Ethan Kozden, an eighth-grader from Wyoming Area Catholic School, in Exeter, has accept the invitation to the Presidential Inaugu...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Bilingual session at LCCC

A bilingual representative from the Luzerne County Community College admissions office will hold an admissions information session 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 18 ...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Sarah Bryski and Victor Frederick V engagement

Sarah Bryski and Victor Frederick V engagement

Sarah Bryski and Victor Frederick V, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-to-be is the daughter of ...

January 15th, 2017 |  


World famous scientist was born and raised in Pittston

World famous scientist was born and raised in Pittston

Question:In 1948, what was deemed illegal in the city of Pittston , but was rumored to still be accessible to those “in the know?”1948 - 6...

January 12th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Your view: Some songs for the inauguration
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Your voice: Tired of paying taxes
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Your voice: Country needs to turn back to God
Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Your voice: Left-wingers showing their hypocrisy

Left-wingers showing their hypocrisyPresident Obama has stated: “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s mind about the...

January 14th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Reflecting on loved ones lost in 2016 and new beginnings

My Corner, Your Corner: Reflecting on loved ones lost in 2016 and new beginnings

As I look back at 2016, I say good-bye and good riddance.There are many who had a great 2016, and to those I say good for you and I hope 2017 is even ...

December 30th, 2016 |  


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader offers reasons for Clinton defeat

Dear Editor:Why did Hillary Clinton lose the election?When being interviewed, the governor of a neighboring state told his grandmother how many things...

December 15th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Hose Company #1 thanks community

Wyoming Hose Company #1 would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual boot drive that recently took place at the Midway Shopping Center. The ...

December 8th, 2016 |  


My corner, your corner: Support local businesses whenever you can

My corner, your corner: Support local businesses whenever you can

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday and the Sunday Dispatch printed a huge article on all the downtown stores. Dispatch writer Jimmy Fisher did a ye...

November 24th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Construction in Greater Pittston worth the hassle

My Corner, Your Corner: Construction in Greater Pittston worth the hassle

Greater Pittston is a beehive of activity with construction and it seems workers are hustling to get as much done before the cold and snow arrive.A dr...

November 18th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Autumn Breakfast Meeting held Thursday, Nov. 18 in Exeter

Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Autumn Breakfast Meeting held Thursday, Nov. 18 in Exeter

EXETER — The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce held its annual autumn breakfast meeting Friday, Nov. 18 at St. Anthony Parish Center, where t...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Businesses on Main Street in Pittston to offer plenty of deals on Small Business Saturday

Businesses on Main Street in Pittston to offer plenty of deals on Small Business Saturday

PITTSTON — Black Friday is the day for major retailers’ deals, but one can also find plenty of sales at locally-owned shops during Small B...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Greater Pittston Chamber to hold autumn breakfast, awards presentation Nov. 18

Greater Pittston Chamber to hold autumn breakfast, awards presentation Nov. 18

PITTSTON — The Great Pittston Chamber of Commerce will hold its autumn breakfast meeting Friday, Nov. 18 at St. Anthony’s Parish Center, 2...

November 11th, 2016 |  


Caprari family celebrates 60 years in business at Duchess Outlet in Pittston

Caprari family celebrates 60 years in business at Duchess Outlet in Pittston

Serving Greater Pittston for 60 years, Duchess Outlet began as a textile manufacturing plant founded by Sam Caprari. It evolved into a retail clothing...

November 5th, 2016 |  


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

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 ...

November 3rd, 2016 |  


Christmans open Pittston Dry Cleaners in Dempsey’s location on Main Street

Christmans open Pittston Dry Cleaners in Dempsey’s location on Main Street

PITTSTON — The last thing Matthew Christman wanted to see was his mom unemployed.After working for four years at Dempsey’s Dry Cleaners on...

October 27th, 2016 |  


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