NEWS


Montgomery Elementary School closed in West Pittston due to water main break

Montgomery Elementary School closed in West Pittston due to water main break

WEST PITTSTON — Wyoming Area’s Montgomery Avenue Elementary School will be closed on Tuesday due to a water main break.The water main brok...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Proposed Luzerne County tax break goes before county council

A proposed controversial second tax-break for a prominent Hanover Township property has been scaled back so it may be more palatable to on-the-fence L...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Water main breaks in West Pittston causing road closure

Water main breaks in West Pittston causing road closure

WEST PITTSTON — A water main line broke on Monday at the intersection of Luzerne Avenue and Linden Street, causing some residents to have low wa...

September 26th, 2016 updated: September 26th, 2016. |  


State Representatives Mullery and Carroll named ‘Environmental Champions’

State Representatives Mullery and Carroll named ‘Environmental Champions’

Two local lawmakers are being touted as “Environmental Champions,” according to a news report.State Rep. Gerald J. Mullery, D- Newport Tow...

September 26th, 2016 updated: September 26th, 2016. |  


Touch-A-Truck fundraiser at Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter a hit with youngsters

Touch-A-Truck fundraiser at Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter a hit with youngsters

EXETER — Three-year-old Emma Jordan, from West Pittston, ran after her brother, Clayton, Sept. 24 in the parking lot at Wyoming Area Catholic Sc...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Cooler temperatures, rain possible in the Wyoming Valley into the midweek

Cooler temperatures, rain possible in the Wyoming Valley into the midweek

Temperatures will be cooler in the Wyoming Valley into the midweek, and the region could also see some rain.The National Weather Service indicated it ...

September 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Local Sports Roundup: Pittston Area surrenders four first-half goals in girls soccer loss to Valley West

Local Sports Roundup: Pittston Area surrenders four first-half goals in girls soccer loss to Valley West

HUGHESTOWN — Wyoming Valley West took advantage of just about every opportunity given in the first half.Unfortunately, for Pittston Area, it was...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area inducts 4 to Ring of Pride, honors 1966 football team

Wyoming Area inducts 4 to Ring of Pride, honors 1966 football team

WEST PITTSTON — The Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association inducted four new members to the Ring of Pride at halftime of Friday night’s ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


WVC Football: Josh Goodwin shines in GAR’s 26-19 win over Pittston Area

WVC Football: Josh Goodwin shines in GAR’s 26-19 win over Pittston Area

WILKES-BARRE — Josh Goodwin ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as GAR outlasted Pittston Area, 26-19, in a lengthy game between W...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


H.S. Football: Wyoming Area’s second-half heroics come up short in showdown with Scranton Prep

H.S. Football: Wyoming Area’s second-half heroics come up short in showdown with Scranton Prep

WEST PITTSTON — Down seven with less than three minutes to play, Wyoming Area tight end Dante Deluca hauled in a 40-yard catch-and-run from quar...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Makayla Adams lifts Lake-Lehman into first place in Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey

Makayla Adams lifts Lake-Lehman into first place in Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey

KINGSTON — In a fierce battle for first place, Makayla Adams went into the circle looking for an open teammate.Instead, she found enough of an o...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area Wrestling Clinic is Oct. 1

Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area Wrestling Clinic is Oct. 1

Kickball tournament is Sept. 24EXETER - The “Save Our Courts” kickball tournament fundraiser to help fund the construction of new tennis c...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


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LIFE


Life Deconstructed: See Maria run, see Maria expire

Life Deconstructed: See Maria run, see Maria expire

I’ve been running for three years now. I realize many of you have been doing this for decades. I hear it’s addictive.So is Three Olives or...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Man on the Street: ‘What’s your earliest memory?’

Man on the Street: ‘What’s your earliest memory?’

“I grew up in Hawaii and remember the tidal wave warnings.”Ann Marie WebbPittston“Summers sitting on the porch with my whole family....

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Peeking into the Past: Duryea Wildcats junior football league celebrated 25th year

Peeking into the Past: Duryea Wildcats junior football league celebrated 25th year

1955 – 61 Years AgoPittston Mayor Joseph F. Saporito signed a proclamation for residents to join the American Legion in celebrating “I Am ...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Jacqueline Novick, Michael Cefalo exchange vows

Jacqueline Novick, Michael Cefalo exchange vows

Jacqueline Mae Novick and Michael Anthony Cefalo were united in marriage on Aug. 20, 2016 at the NOW Larimar Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic....

September 20th, 2016 |  


Valley Lodge #499 hosting soup and salad dinner

Valley Lodge #499 hosting soup and salad dinner

Valley Lodge #499, Free and Accepted Masons, are hosting an all-you-can-eat soup and salad dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the First Unit...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Douglas Waraback’s Tour de Moose 4 continues

Douglas Waraback’s Tour de Moose 4 continues

Moose Legionaire, Douglas Waraback, has bicycled over 6,000 miles and has visited 75 lodges having crossed 17 states to date raising over $ 10,000 for...

September 19th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Peeking into the Past: Art Carney of ‘Honeymooners’ fame visited West Pittston in 1979

Peeking into the Past: Art Carney of ‘Honeymooners’ fame visited West Pittston in 1979

Question:Gravity served to move the Pennsylvania Coal Company train cars filled with coal to their valley destinations from mines located at higher el...

September 14th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Strolling memory lane with others who lived there

My Corner, Your Corner: Strolling memory lane with others who lived there

Just when I started losing faith with my high school graduating class, it all changed last weekend.When my dad organized his class reunions, he had a ...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Maria Remembers: Sending rubber bands to Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Maria Remembers: Sending rubber bands to Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Reading and following Mother Teresa’s work from the 1960s with the “poorer than poor” people of her adopted homeland and then around...

September 9th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Lots of familiar faces live on the West Coast

My Corner, Your Corner: Lots of familiar faces live on the West Coast

Living in Northeastern Pennsylvania and, in particular, Greater Pittston, there’s a tendency for people not to see this area for what it really ...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Greater Pittston is good at giving back

My Corner, Your Corner: Greater Pittston is good at giving back

With the exception of a rainy Sunday, I’d say the 2016 Tomato Festival was pretty successful.The new multipurpose building named after this year...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Sidari family thanks community for participating in annual benefit

Letter to the Editor: Sidari family thanks community for participating in annual benefit

Dear Editor,The Sidari family would like to thank the continued support of the local community for making the Fourth Annual Dr. Jen’s Hope Memor...

August 19th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Mohegan Sun Pocono casino’s new property assessment contested

Mohegan Sun Pocono casino’s new property assessment contested

The owner of the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino has filed an assessment appeal, arguing Luzerne County’s new $152.5 million tax assessment on the Pla...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules was ‘a coach, mentor, friend’ at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter

Fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules was ‘a coach, mentor, friend’ at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter

EXETER — Kristopher Moules had two passions in life — upholding the law and playing baseball.One place where he could often be found was t...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

JENKINS TWP. — After several relocations in Lackawanna County, Kelly Services has a new home.The business officially moved into its new facility...

July 29th, 2016 updated: July 29th, 2016. |  


Chiseled Fitness Studio in Pittston offers workouts for all ages, will hold free classes Aug. 1-6

Chiseled Fitness Studio in Pittston offers workouts for all ages, will hold free classes Aug. 1-6

PITTSTON — When Ashley Faraday was in college, she said she didn’t struggle with the “Freshman 15,” she struggled with the ...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


Reruns Consignment Shop opens in Wyoming, offers clothing and more

Reruns Consignment Shop opens in Wyoming, offers clothing and more

WYOMING — Owning a business has become a tradition in Courtney Brenner’s family.Brenner, 39, recently opened Reruns Consignment Shop locat...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

SCRANTON — Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday, July 13 will be the seventh annual Iced Coffee Day to support ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


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