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Trail grads told to ‘be bold’

CLINTON TWP. - Lackawanna Trail High School graduated 82 last Tuesday night (June 12) in Lions Pride Stadium under picture perfect skies.“This class does just about everything well,” Principal Mark Murphy said in his opening remarks, “except to advertise (read more)

TA tax increase on hold

The Tunkhannock Area School Board had the 2018-19 budget on its agenda last Thursday, but no action was taken. With the proposed final budget of $49.15 million signed off in May there was no tax increase, suggesting that the property tax millage rate woul (read more)

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LT board appoints Minick

The Lackawanna Trail School Board voted on Monday to appoint Robert Minick of Factoryville as its newest member. Minick was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Karl Beichler, who passed away on May 22. Minick was one of six candidates who applied for (read more)

Widow of man shot receives settlement

The widow of a Wyoming County man fatally shot by a Tunkhannock Twp. police officer serving a mental health warrant agreed to a $1.27 million settlement of a federal lawsuit.Melinda Williams filed suit in 2013, against officer Mark Papi and several other (read more)

Keystone Commons project on delay cycle

After a nearly yearlong delay, hand-dipped milkshakes and a popular coffee chain may soon come to Keystone College.The college announced the Keystone Commons commercial development project in July, but compliance issues and regulations kept construction o (read more)

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Knee replacements are now easier

Although there is still some pain and inconvenience associated with knee replacement, the procedure is much easier compared to just five years ago. That’s according to James Mattucci, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Commonwealth Health Care System. Mattu (read more)

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First transition program held at Tunkhannock

It has begun. Elementary students in the Tunkhannock Area School District recently received their first taste of what it will be like when the school consolidation becomes effective in September. On Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13, second, third (read more)

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Skin cancer can be treated if caught early

Summer time means more time outside for most people as they enjoy outdoor activities. But people - particularly older folks - should take certain steps when exposed to sunlight for a prolonged period of time. Stephanie Earl, a Patient Navigator/Outreach C (read more)

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State Fair last assembly at Mill City

Mill City Elementary saw its last student assembly on Thursday.Mill City’s fourth grade class held at State Fair assembly for their parents as well as the rest of the school.While the term ‘State Fair’ conjures up images of livestock judging and baked goo (read more)

Autobody program trimmed at SCCTC

The Susquehanna Career and Technology Center Board of Education voted on Monday to demote its Auto Body Repair and Collision Program to part time. According to Superintendent Kevin Cuomo, the program will now run in the morning at SCCTC, instead of all da (read more)

Mehoopany authority squeezed for cash

The Mehoopany Township Supervisors were informed on Wednesday, June 13, that the local water company could face serious financial difficulties due to some customers not paying their bills. Supervisor Loren Day, who also serves on the Municipal Water Autho (read more)

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Marino speaks to local businesswomen

Local business women expressed concerns about health care, infrastructure, high speed internet access and other issues to Congressman Tom Marino on Monday during a Women in Small Business Roundtable in Tunkhannock.The discussion was a joint effort organiz (read more)

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County’s ‘Hope Coalition’ moves forward

The efforts of the Wyoming County Hope Coalition were kicked into high gear on Thursday at the Dietrich Theater. The group split into various sub-committees during a majority of the meeting, with each discussing and setting goals to work toward in the fut (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) Andrew Muller, owner of Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad, announced his interest in bringing passenger excursions to Tunkhannock as early as next summer. In honor of its 84th anniversary, Gay’s True Value presents Founders (read more)

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Ries still passionate about glass

Many decorate their living rooms with objets d’art, but one would have to go to a gallery or museum to match the pieces in Christopher Ries’ studio. A large glass ‘egg,’ more than three feet tall dominates the center of the room. Yet this is only one of m (read more)

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Athletes remember former runner

The 12th Annual Damon S. Young Memorial Scholarship Run got underway Saturday morning at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock with picture perfect skies and cool temperatures for the 157 participants assembled.When it was all over, no records were broken, but Mo (read more)


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Widow of man shot receives settlement

The widow of a Wyoming County man fatally shot by a Tunkhannock Twp. police officer serving a mental health warrant agreed to a $1.27 million settlement of a federal lawsuit.Melinda Williams filed suit in 2013, against officer Mark Papi and several other (read more)