County offices shuttered

Wyoming County Commissioners turned their public work session Thursday into a public meeting to ratify a list of directives it had sent out the day before regarding severe restrictions on the conduct of county business in the wake of the coronavirus crisi (read more)

Schools now closed to April 6

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced Monday that all schools in the commonwealth would remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to sa (read more)

Keystone finishing online

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It hasn’t quite hit Austin Pringle yet that he’s going to miss out on a huge chunk of his senior year at Keystone College. “Right now, I’m more concerned about the coronavirus in general and how long this is going to take,” he said. “Once it hits me that (read more)

Trail food distribution shut down

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Lackawanna Trail School District has undergone a total shutdown, resulting in the suspension of a program that was feeding students as schools remain closed for COVID-19. Superintendent Matthew Rakauskas said essential personnel reported to work for the f (read more)

Virus threat leads to Peruvian nightmare

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On March 10, Elk Lake grad and Tunkhannock resident Corey Podminick was about to see a dream become reality as be started out on a 4-day hike into the Andes Mountains of Peru in search of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 1400s that (read more)

Keller holds COVID-19 tele-townhall

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Congressman Fred Keller, R-12th District, held a tele-townhall with constituents last week to field questions about the federal government’s response to COVID-19. On hand to answer health-related questions was Dr. Rutul Dalal, an infectious disease expert (read more)

Purple Pepper example

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On Thursday night, Purple Pepper Deli run by folks from Falls posted on Facebook that it will no longer charge a fixed price for food. Starting Monday, Mar. 23, the deli is only accepting donations. The deli wrote that it cannot “morally justify forcing a (read more)

Seven Loaves serving takeout meals

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Keeping up with its mission to provide meals for those in need, Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen in Tunkhannock remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic with takeout only. “That is our mission, to serve the community. I’m very appreciative of the volunteers who (read more)

Region meeting demand for toilet paper

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. In a new twist on serving his constituents’ needs during the coronavirus pandemic, Wyoming County Commissioner Tom Henry showed up 10 minutes late for Thursday’s special commissioners meeting blurting out that the county j (read more)

Businesses hurting badly, but help available

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Keith Yurgosky predicts a tough road ahead for businesses in Wyoming County and beyond. Along with other staff members at the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, the business consultant for Wyoming and Susquehanna counties has been w (read more)

Couple shares tips for working from home

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As businesses and organizations nationwide attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, employees may find themselves working from home for the first time in their career. But for Tim and Tracy Robinson, co-owners of Moodus Media, that’s just everyday life. Th (read more)

From our early files

20 Years Ago (2000) Workers poured concrete this week to a pedestrian tunnel to Riverside Park at the end of West Street in the borough. A Monday afternoon fire destroyed the home of Bryan and Liz McMahon in the Highfields development in Tunkhannock Towns (read more)

Meetings with elected officials impacted

The COVID-19 pandemic has led local elected officials to postpone meetings or explore alternative ways of conducting business. Solicitor Paul Litwin has advised elected officials throughout Wyoming County to utilize video or teleconferencing methods that (read more)

Students, parents react to school closure

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Bridget Frame hasn’t bought her prom dress yet, though now she wonders if it’s even necessary. With the uncertainty of COVID-19, the Tunkhannock Area High School senior doesn’t know what to expect for upcoming end-of-year events, from prom to the band’s t (read more)

Business generosity sparks outreach

The domestic threat of the coronavirus had just closed Scranton Preparatory School and left other schools considering shuttering, too. The Purple Pepper Deli offered to provide free lunches for students who would need it, should that come to pass. It did. (read more)

Restaurants still offering takeout

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Though Gov. Tom Wolf has halted dine-in services for restaurants and bars in Pennsylvania, establishments across Wyoming County have continued offering takeout options. All of the following establishments remain open for takeout. Those offering delivery s (read more)





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Virus threat leads to Peruvian nightmare

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On March 10, Elk Lake grad and Tunkhannock resident Corey Podminick was about to see a dream become reality as be started out on a 4-day hike into the Andes Mountains of Peru in search of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 1400s that (read more)


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