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Man enters plea in escape

A 33-year-old Montrose man, who was charged for helping a woman escape from her Wyoming County probation officer’s custody in the spring of 2017, could face as much as seven years in prison. Shane P. Macnamee pleaded no contest Friday morning to a lone fe (read more)

Laceyville mulls flood problems

Following flooding which damaged sections of Laceyville on Oct. 2, the borough council decided on Monday to look into the possibility of making improvements to certain sections of the borough’s storm water system.During the Streets Committee report, Counc (read more)

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Borough questions pipeline timetable

The installation of a pipeline to bring natural gas to Tunkhannock Borough residents remains up in the air. Tunkhannock Borough Council reported on Thursday that UGI had not yet applied for a permit to install the line along Harrison Street and other adja (read more)

DEP secretary visits area farms

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonald got a first-hand look at conservation efforts in the Northeast on Wednesday during a tour of two farms in Wyoming County.The secretary visited the Henningstead Holstein Farm in Mehoopany an (read more)

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County courthouse marks 175 years

The Wyoming County Courthouse marked its 175th birthday Friday with a display of photographs and artist’s renderings through the years, as well as a tour of some of its nooks and crannies. The building before the public today had its foundation laid in Au (read more)

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Morris revs up GOP

Conservative commentator Dick Morris told a standing-room only crowd of Wyoming County Republicans at Triton Hose Company Saturday afternoon that they should be buoyed by the final senate tally on the Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmation.The former Fox News (read more)

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Drone gives wings to STEM students

Tunkhannock seventh graders got the opportunity to soar into the wild blue yonder on Thursday, without their feet leaving the ground. The STEM Academy students were treated to a demonstration of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - commonly referred to as a ‘dron (read more)

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Troop 581 scout soars like an Eagle

Joseph Colavitti was honored with Boy Scouting’s highest award on Sunday, Sept. 30, in am Eagle Scout Court of Honor program at Father Nallin Hall. But before stepping forward to receive his award, he issued a call to all current and former Boy Scouts to (read more)

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Noxen Fall Festival draws a crowd

A few hundred people showed up in Noxen on Saturday to enjoy food, entertainment and 70 vendors at the fourth annual Noxen Fall Festival.Although the skies were heavily overcast, no rain fell, as folks checked out goods created by local crafts people, exo (read more)

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New priest has led adventurous life

“I’m really eager to serve here,” said Father Peter Tuyen Tran, the new pastor of St. Joachim’s Church of Meshoppen and St. Mary’s Church of Wyalusing. “The people here, they need me,” Tran continued. “My will is to serve God and Christ.” In March 2018, T (read more)

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Film festival spurs fond memories

Discussion about the 22 films featured at the Dietrich Theater’s 2018 Fall Film Festival on Friday ran the gauntlet of emotion - ranging from corruption, greed, and social consciousness to sharing memories of one of America’s best loved icons of the 20th (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1998) Tunkhannock Borough Council is looking at two plans for a pedestrian tunnel under the bypass Thursday but didn’t decide on which one it preferred, or if the tunnel will be built at all. The 1999 Wyoming County United Fund Campaign hope (read more)

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HALFWAY HOUSE: New tool in opioid battle

Wyoming County will soon have another tool to help rehabilitate recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. Endless Mountains Extended Care, LLC, the former Lithia Valley Manor, located about two miles west of Factoryville, will soon provide transitional hous (read more)

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Beloved track coach remembered

On Oct. 1, the Tunkhannock athletic department lost one of its most beloved coaches, Jane Helman. She was the girls track and field coach from 1979 to 2011, and had a substantial impact on just about everyone she encountered. Jeanele Ransom ‘06 recalled, (read more)


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Man gets prison time for WalMart theft

A 30-year-old Tunkhannock man faces at least 14 months in state prison for his role in a scheme that cost the Tunkhannock WalMart more than $1,800, after a purchase in the middle of the day. Court records note that Angel Gabriel Santana, entered the local (read more)