PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

Question:In a 1947 letter signed by C.K. to the editor of the Sunday Dispatch, a Pittston resident blamed Pittston housewives for “killing the g...

May 19th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: News of John C. Kehoe’s death spread rapidly

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: News of John C. Kehoe’s death spread rapidly

Question:In 1947, if a driver left Scranton at 7:30 a.m. how could they arrive in Exeter at 7:10 a.m.?1947 - 70 Years AgoAn advertisement in the Sunda...

April 27th, 2017 updated: April 28th, 2017. |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Two halves of $5 bill hold sad tale for Dupont soldiers

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Two halves of $5 bill hold sad tale for Dupont soldiers

Question:In 1948, to cover delinquent taxes owed to the city of Pittston, the Champ Brewery was up for sale. Of the many items listed in the company&#...

April 14th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Dike system proposal shot down by Army Corps of Engineers

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Dike system proposal shot down by Army Corps of Engineers

1947 - 70 Years AgoA new wage scale and work-hour requirement was implemented for registered nurses caring for patients needing 24 hour care in hospit...

April 6th, 2017 |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Was it gangsters or ghosts inhabiting home with storied past?

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Was it gangsters or ghosts inhabiting home with storied past?

Question:In 1948, why were World War II C-47 war planes flying low over the Greater Pittston area and expected to leave “death in their wakeR...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Peeking into the Past: Pittstonians asked to help influence election result in Italy

Peeking into the Past: Pittstonians asked to help influence election result in Italy

Question:In 1948, By what methods were Italian-American families in Pittston asked to fight Communism in an important election in their homeland, and ...

March 23rd, 2017 |  


Peeking into the past: Men and women gave surprising answers to political question in 1950

Peeking into the past: Men and women gave surprising answers to political question in 1950

1947 - 70 YEARS AGOIn 1947, a plan formulated by Pittston City Council to collect $30,000 owed to the city by property owners, reduced liens to judgme...

March 16th, 2017 |  


Traffic tickets were no longer a laughing matter in 1950

Traffic tickets were no longer a laughing matter in 1950

1948 - 69 Years AgoSt. John’s High School offered girls the opportunity to play basketball again after a 15-year hiatus. The Dispatch recalled t...

February 8th, 2017 |  


Peeking into the past: Questions arose about missing Lithuanian population

Peeking into the past: Questions arose about missing Lithuanian population

Editor’s note: This article first published in February 2013Question:The 1980 census results for Greater Pittston published in the Sunday Dispat...

February 2nd, 2017 |  


Peeking into the past: Some wanted Dispatch publisher Kehoe for PA governor

Peeking into the past: Some wanted Dispatch publisher Kehoe for PA governor

1950 - 67- YEARS AGOHarold Granahan, 14, of the Browntown section of Pittston Township, woke up at 4 a.m. on the morning Jan. 28, 1950. He felt terrib...

January 26th, 2017 |