NEWS


Snow, chilly temperatures in the weekend forecast for the Wyoming Valley

Snow, chilly temperatures in the weekend forecast for the Wyoming Valley

The chance for snow will stick around the Wyoming Valley for most of the weekend, and temperatures are not expected to leave the 30s.The National Weat...

December 8th, 2016 |  


Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library hold fifth annual Holiday Book and Boutique Sale

Friends of the Pittston Memorial Library hold fifth annual Holiday Book and Boutique Sale

PITTSTON — Pittston Memorial Library closed out the year with its Fifth Annual Christmas Holiday Book and Boutique Sale Dec. 3.“It’s...

December 7th, 2016 |  


AAA: Average gas prices are up a few cents from last week

AAA: Average gas prices are up a few cents from last week

Average gas prices didn’t budge overnight, but they are up a few cents from last week.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data for todayR...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Slight chance of snow showers to linger as the week comes to a close

Slight chance of snow showers to linger as the week comes to a close

The chance for snow will stick around the Wyoming Valley through the end of the week, but high accumulations are not expected.The National Weather Ser...

December 7th, 2016 |  


Luzerne County Council chips away at 2017 budget expenses

Luzerne County Council chips away at 2017 budget expenses

With a week remaining before the 2017 budget adoption, Luzerne County Council members started voting on cuts late Tuesday evening.Council members must...

December 7th, 2016 |  


West Pittston approves first reading of budget

West Pittston approves first reading of budget

WEST PITTSTON — The borough council approved the first reading of the proposed 2017 budget, which keeps the tax rate the same as last year.The b...

December 6th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Nick Barbieri hired as Pittston Area football coach
Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area Lacrosse parents meeting Dec. 7

Greater Pittston Sports Briefs: Wyoming Area Lacrosse parents meeting Dec. 7

WA Lacrosse parents meeting Dec. 7EXETER —Wyoming Area Lacrosse parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Secondary Center, 20 Mem...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area, Pittston Area winter sports seasons open Friday

The Wyoming Area swimming program and girls basketball team, along with the Pittston Area boys basketball team, will be in action Friday, opening on t...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Seventh-grade student athletes at Wyoming Area Catholic School receive jackets

Seventh-grade student athletes at Wyoming Area Catholic School receive jackets

Students in seventh-grade at Wyoming Area Catholic School recently received jackets for participating in sports such as basketball, field hockey and c...

December 1st, 2016 |  


Pioneers roll to UNICO victory

Pioneers roll to UNICO victory

WEST PITTSTON — Besides scoring three touchdowns and being presented with the Coach George Curry MVP Trophy, Meyers running back Khabir Williams...

November 26th, 2016 |  


District 2 high school football comes to an end

There was no mistaking North Pocono faced a monumental challenge against Imhotep Charter, a returning state champion from Philadelphia loaded with maj...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Former Wyoming Area quarterback Greg Dolhon leads Mount Pocono team to district title

Football coaches never seem to stop coming up with new strategical approaches to the game.Some of the old ones still work pretty well, too.North Pocon...

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


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LIFE


Peeking into the past: Live turkey ran wild at St. Rocco’s dance in 1962

Peeking into the past: Live turkey ran wild at St. Rocco’s dance in 1962

This column was originally published on Dec. 4. 2011Question #1What good news did Pittston city employees receive in December 1952?1952 – 64 yea...

December 1st, 2016 updated: December 1st, 2016. |  


Nutrition Corner: Reduce holiday stress with healthy exercises

Nutrition Corner: Reduce holiday stress with healthy exercises

It’s getting darker much earlier now and holiday stressors may be upon us. If you are missing that loved one, have a long shopping list, but sho...

November 29th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: For these things, I’m thankful

Life Deconstructed: For these things, I’m thankful

While I was perusing my Bible of all things reality — People Magazine — and pondering the seemingly endless wealth of those annoying, unta...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Local railroad conductor rescues historical photos in 1983

PEEKING INTO THE PAST originally published on Nov. 29, 2009Question #1In 1963, officials in Greater Pittston were complying with government mandates d...

November 22nd, 2016 |  


Nutrition Corner: Learn to cook with venison for hunting season

Nutrition Corner: Learn to cook with venison for hunting season

It’s hunting season in Northeast Pennsylvania! Venison is a healthy meat to eat. It’s lean and is one of the lowest in cholesterol. Deer m...

November 21st, 2016 |  


Man on the Street: ‘Are you a good cook?’

Man on the Street: ‘Are you a good cook?’

“Not very well. That’s why I eat out.”Greg HollPittston“Yes, for certain things. Pasta, lasagna, chicken cacciatore.”Kay...

November 18th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Letter to the Editor: The Yatesville Bocce League announces winner, thanks sponsors

Letter to the Editor: The Yatesville Bocce League announces winner, thanks sponsors

Dear Editor:JetSurge Power Cleaning and Windows won the Yatesville Bocce League Championship.The league finals turned out to be a family affair, pitti...

November 11th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: The election is over, but the bashing begins

My Corner, Your Corner: The election is over, but the bashing begins

It’s over – finally!What seemed like the longest presidential election run ended this week, and thank goodness for that.I don’t norm...

November 11th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: I admire those who can leave the comforts of Greater Pittston

My Corner, Your Corner: I admire those who can leave the comforts of Greater Pittston

For as long as I live, I’ll always wonder what life would have been like if I had moved out of Greater Pittston.Don’t get me wrong —...

November 4th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Halloween memories still fresh in my mind

My Corner, Your Corner: Halloween memories still fresh in my mind

“Halloween is coming; the geese are getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat!”Halloween has always been a fun day for ch...

November 4th, 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 |  


BUSINESS


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 |  


Bittersweet day as Cooper’s serves last meals as full-service eatery Oct. 23

Bittersweet day as Cooper’s serves last meals as full-service eatery Oct. 23

PITTSTON — Paul Cooper might be a bit sad that Cooper’s on the Waterfront will no longer be a full-service restaurant, but he is looking t...

October 24th, 2016 updated: October 24th, 2016. |  


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