Boro treatment concerns aired

Tunkhannock Borough Council heard from members of the community Thursday night regarding substance use disorder resources in the borough. Merriel Oliver responded to backlash that her husband, Frank, received about a guest column in The Wyoming County Pre (read more)

Kunkle unit exploring Eaton Twp.

Kunkle Fire Department Chief Jack Dodson addressed Eaton Township supervisors Tuesday night (June 4) about the possibility of putting a medic unit in the township. “We’re not looking to run competition against any of the ambulances or any medic units, but (read more)

EL challenged to greatness

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Elk Lake High School sent 76 graduates out into the world Saturday morning, and armed them with tons of advice and remembrances. Class president Dana Nunemacher took her peers on a journey of 13 years and paused to remember fellow second grader Garrett St (read more)

Cuomo contract renewed

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Elk Lake School Board last Wednesday renewed the contract of Superintendent Ken Cuomo for five years, beginning July 1. His base salary for the 2019-20 school year will be $147,040, and for each remaining year of his contract shall be increased by two per (read more)

Dallas woman admits role in burglary

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A 26-year-old Dallas woman pleaded guilty Friday morning for her role in the burglary of a Wyoming County home last December. According to court records, on Dec. 11, Kyle-Ann Lucas Tunis, of Demunds Road, and an accomplice were accused of stealing a black (read more)

Commissioners underwrite $80K Pictometry

The Wyoming County Commissioners used $80,000 of Act 13 funds for a six-year contract with Pictometry for a mapping system that Wyoming County 911 and the assessment office utilize. Commissioner Judy Mead explained that $80,000 was originally taken out fo (read more)

SCCTC grads told to ‘choose opportunity’

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When Brian Sipe graduated from Elk Lake in 1992, he said, “I am outta’ here.” After spending four years away “in the big, bad real world” and obtaining a degree in environmental science, he was ready to return. Sipe, owner of the The Sipe Agency Inc., spo (read more)

Gays reflect on family values

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This Father’s Day, Doug Gay remembers his father George “Papa” Gay as a “dynamite person.” “He had a personality that couldn’t have been beat,” he said. “Everybody who met George Gay was a friend immediately.” Many know the Gays as the proprietors of Gay- (read more)

Falls farm specializes in hydroponics

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At Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce, providing the community with fresh, local food options is key. The Falls farm always has around 10,000 plants from seven different lettuce varieties in rotation, all of which are hydroponically grown in greenhouses year r (read more)

‘You Go Girl’ promotes empowerment

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Looking back at her middle school years, Tunkhannock Area High School junior Sophie Burke believes she would have benefitted from a group that promotes empowerment among young women. That’s where her vision for the You Go Girl Club originated. This semest (read more)

Former resident advocates for LGBTQ+

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Coming out as queer wasn’t an easy process for Em Maloney, as growing up in Tunkhannock presented challenges for people in the LGBTQ+ community. After graduating from Tunkhannock Area High School in 2011, Maloney, who uses they/them pronouns, slowly began (read more)

TA STEM Academy STREAM Fair

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Before last Friday’s ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ production, seventh graders from the Tunkhannock Area STEM Academy staged a STREAM Fair to highlight students monumental efforts in the way of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathmatics i (read more)

LTSB holds firm on modest tax increase

The Lackawanna Trail School Board plans to vote on a final 2019-20 budget later this month. “The final budget will still include the recommended tax rates that we discussed,” business manager Keith Glynn said at Monday’s meeting. “The final budget will al (read more)

May 21 Municipal vote tallies in Wyoming County

The following is an official vote tally of all those who received votes in the May 21 primary. Write-ins do not include those who only got one vote. An asterisk appears next to those who will likely appear on the November ballot. Boroughs and Townships BR (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (1999) Procter & Gamble announced last Wednesday it would eliminate 15,000 jobs worldwide as a part of restructuring. Officials believe there will likely be little effect on the Mehoopany plant. Pennsylvania Superior Court last week reversed (read more)


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Dallas woman admits role in burglary

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A 26-year-old Dallas woman pleaded guilty Friday morning for her role in the burglary of a Wyoming County home last December. According to court records, on Dec. 11, Kyle-Ann Lucas Tunis, of Demunds Road, and an accomplice were accused of stealing a black (read more)