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Elk Lake grads recharge memories

Elk Lake High School sent 92 graduates out into the world Saturday morning, but not before arming them with helpful advice and some homespun wisdom. Class President Kaylee Eckert welcomed her peers to the stage, and thanked those in attendance for sharing (read more)

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Man dies after kayak incident

A 24-year-old Greenfield Twp. man died Saturday night after a kayaking incident earlier in the day at Lackawanna State Park. Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said David J. Nicoteri died at 8:17 p.m. in the intensive care unit at Geisinger Communi (read more)

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Stanco stepping down

The Wyoming County Commissioners voted on Tuesday to accept the resignation of Joseph Stanco as the Penn State Extension 4-H educator. According to Commissioner Judy Mead, Stanco has taken a position as the Equine Extension Agent at Penn State for the Eas (read more)

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Shooting victims remembered year later

EATON TWP. - Ruth Kohut handed out little stuffed animals to strangers in the Walmart parking lot Friday.The random act of kindness was a tribute to her 26-year-old daughter, Victoria Todd Brong, who was murdered with two of her coworkers a year ago Frida (read more)

Boro concerned about additional bus traffic

Tunkhannock Area Borough Council on Thursday continued to express concerns about possible changes in local traffic patterns when the consolidation of the area schools occurs in September. Responding to questions from council, Police Chief Keith Carpenter (read more)

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Toddler giraffe thriving

Remember the giraffe birth that went viral last year? Tajiri recently celebrated his first birthday, and is doing extremely well at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y. Although he’s now about 10-feet tall, toddler Tajiri is not really big for his (read more)

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New program helps those in recovery

Luzerne County Community College will provide a new diploma for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and it will be the first credit program in Pennsylvania for students pursuing the Certified Recovery Specialist credential.Heather Jones, (read more)

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Career Technology Center graduates 146

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center honored its 146 Class of 2018 graduates in a ceremony held Thursday, June 7, at the Elk Lake Elementary School.Gary Fenton, SCCTC Work Site Coordinator, who acted as the master of ceremonies for the even (read more)

Laceyville’s Maple to remain 2-way street

Laceyville Borough Council decided by consensus on Tuesday, June 5, that it will not change Maple Street from a two-way to a one-way road. “I’m not going to spend the borough’s money to take care of somebody’s parking problem,” explained Council President (read more)

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Students get virtual tour of TAMS

Third grade students at Roslund Elementary got a personal tour of the Tunkhannock Area Middle School on Thursday.Participants got a bird’s eye view of the gym, the guidance offices, the library, the cafeteria, and other major sections of the building.Stud (read more)

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Hobby becomes business for caterer

Endless Mountain Catering is one of the hidden gems available in Wyoming County. Owned and operated by Scott Swenson, Endless Mountain Catering has been providing food for various social functions for nearly 10 years. “It’s a hobby that blew up,” Swenson (read more)

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Relieving stress important for health

Participants at the Falls Active Adult Center recently received valuable information on Monday on how to identify and deal with various types of stress. Rachael Wydra, RN, a Behavioral Health Nurse Consultant with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, sp (read more)

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Massage training could benefit your baby

Parents wanting to give their babies a little something extra will have the opportunity to learn massage techniques, thanks to the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Northeast Pennsylvania. According to Executive Director Laura Squier, the class will be held at (read more)

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Chamber energy briefing

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce will present a Think About Energy Briefing on Thursday, June 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Stonehedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. The event will feature guests Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pa. Chamber of Busine (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 organi (read more)

Man drowns after kayak accident

A 24-year-old Greenfield Twp. man died Saturday night after a kayaking incident earlier in the day at Lackawanna State Park. Lackawanna County Coroner Timothy Rowland said David J. Nicoteri died at 8:17 p.m. in the intensive care unit at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. He had been taken to the hospital after he fell out of his kayak at Lackawanna Lake at 12:23 p.m. On Monday, Rowland ruled the man’s drowning death accidental after an autopsy. The autopsy concluded no foul play was involved. The 1,445-acre Lackawanna State Park is in Benton and North Abington townships, about 10 miles north of Scranton. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is surrounded by picnic and camping areas and multiuse trails. (read more)


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Why Noxen for a rattlesnake roundup?

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For a person who is not fond of snakes, the idea of a Rattlesnake Roundup is terrifying. But Noxen Fire Company has embraced its indigenous inhabitants and loves to put them on display. The yearly fireman’s carnival is highlighted once again by the rattle (read more)