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Luzerne County Council approves Hanover Township tax break

Luzerne County Council approves Hanover Township tax break

After obtaining one more concession, a Luzerne County Council majority supported a controversial second tax break for a 172-acre Hanover Township trac...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Sunday Dispatch hosts 2016 Best of Greater Pittston Readers’ Choice Awards at Cooper’s Cabana

Sunday Dispatch hosts 2016 Best of Greater Pittston Readers’ Choice Awards at Cooper’s Cabana

PITTSTON — Winners of the 2016 Best of Greater Pittston Readers’ Choice Awards, sponsored by the Sunday Dispatch, flocked to Cooper’...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area announces 2016 Homecoming Court

Wyoming Area announces 2016 Homecoming Court

The Wyoming Area 2016 Homecoming Court has been selected and there will be a pep rally to announce the queen at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. That evening...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area Secondary Center holding college fair Oct. 12

Wyoming Area Secondary Center holding college fair Oct. 12

EXETER — The Wyoming Area Guidance Department will conduct a college fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the high school cafeteria, 20 M...

September 28th, 2016 |  


AAA: Average gas prices hold steady for second night in a row

AAA: Average gas prices hold steady for second night in a row

Average gas prices didn’t budge overnight, but the local average is down slightly from last week.AAA Mid-Atlantic provided the following data fo...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Showers expected to soak the Wyoming Valley into the weekend

Showers expected to soak the Wyoming Valley into the weekend

Rain is expected to soak the Wyoming Valley into the weekend, and some of the showers could be heavy at times.According to a hazardous weather outlook...

September 28th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


H.S. Field Hockey: Lauren Parente, Grace Angelella help Wyoming Area push past Pittston Area

H.S. Field Hockey: Lauren Parente, Grace Angelella help Wyoming Area push past Pittston Area

WEST PITTSTON — Ten minutes into the first half, Wyoming Area head coach Chris Comiskey wasn’t liking how his Warriors were playing agains...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Local Sports Roundup: Pittston Area surrenders four first-half goals in girls soccer loss to Valley West

Local Sports Roundup: Pittston Area surrenders four first-half goals in girls soccer loss to Valley West

HUGHESTOWN — Wyoming Valley West took advantage of just about every opportunity given in the first half.Unfortunately, for Pittston Area, it was...

September 24th, 2016 |  


Wyoming Area inducts 4 to Ring of Pride, honors 1966 football team

Wyoming Area inducts 4 to Ring of Pride, honors 1966 football team

WEST PITTSTON — The Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association inducted four new members to the Ring of Pride at halftime of Friday night’s ...

September 24th, 2016 |  


WVC Football: Josh Goodwin shines in GAR’s 26-19 win over Pittston Area

WVC Football: Josh Goodwin shines in GAR’s 26-19 win over Pittston Area

WILKES-BARRE — Josh Goodwin ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns Friday night as GAR outlasted Pittston Area, 26-19, in a lengthy game between W...

September 23rd, 2016 updated: September 23rd, 2016. |  


H.S. Football: Wyoming Area’s second-half heroics come up short in showdown with Scranton Prep

H.S. Football: Wyoming Area’s second-half heroics come up short in showdown with Scranton Prep

WEST PITTSTON — Down seven with less than three minutes to play, Wyoming Area tight end Dante Deluca hauled in a 40-yard catch-and-run from quar...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Makayla Adams lifts Lake-Lehman into first place in Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey

Makayla Adams lifts Lake-Lehman into first place in Wyoming Valley Conference field hockey

KINGSTON — In a fierce battle for first place, Makayla Adams went into the circle looking for an open teammate.Instead, she found enough of an o...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


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See who earned top honors in the ‘Local Flavor’ category in the Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

See who earned top honors in the ‘Local Flavor’ category in the Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

PHOTOGRAPHERGolden Photo StudioBob Dellarte, owner of Golden Photo Studio on Wyoming Avenue in West Pittston has been chosen best photographer in Grea...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Check out the best of ‘Dining Out’ in the Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

Check out the best of ‘Dining Out’ in the Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

CHEFGene PhilbinPeculiar is an intriguing term to describe food, but add to that delicious, innovative, exciting and unique when speaking about the cu...

September 28th, 2016 updated: September 28th, 2016. |  


See who won in the ‘Goods and Services’ category in the Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

See who won in the ‘Goods and Services’ category in the Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

BEER DISTRIBUTORPlaza BeverageBeer as far as the eye can see is what makes Plaza Beverage the best beer distributor in the Greater Pittston area for t...

September 28th, 2016 updated: September 28th, 2016. |  


Best professionals named in Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

Best professionals named in Sunday Dispatch 2016 Best of Greater Pittston awards

HEARING AID CENTERProfessional Hearing Aid ServiceThe Caprari family has operated the Professional Hearing Aid Service for nearly 50 years, and won it...

September 28th, 2016 updated: September 28th, 2016. |  


The Little Sisters of the Poor hosting dinner

The Little Sisters of the Poor hosting dinner

The Little Sisters of the Poor will have their annual autumn roast beef dinner 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium of Holy Family Residenc...

September 28th, 2016 |  


Nutrition Corner: Make healthy treats for children’s birthday parties

Nutrition Corner: Make healthy treats for children’s birthday parties

The kids are back to school and birthday party invitations are beginning to appear. Even though our children are older now, they still like to celebra...

September 27th, 2016 |  


OPINION


My Corner, Your Corner: It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn

My Corner, Your Corner: It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn

There’s a change in the air.The days are getting shorter and the hot weather has become succumb to cooler, more comfortable temperatures. Humidi...

September 17th, 2016 |  


Peeking into the Past: Art Carney of ‘Honeymooners’ fame visited West Pittston in 1979

Peeking into the Past: Art Carney of ‘Honeymooners’ fame visited West Pittston in 1979

Question:Gravity served to move the Pennsylvania Coal Company train cars filled with coal to their valley destinations from mines located at higher el...

September 14th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Strolling memory lane with others who lived there

My Corner, Your Corner: Strolling memory lane with others who lived there

Just when I started losing faith with my high school graduating class, it all changed last weekend.When my dad organized his class reunions, he had a ...

September 10th, 2016 |  


Maria Remembers: Sending rubber bands to Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Maria Remembers: Sending rubber bands to Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Reading and following Mother Teresa’s work from the 1960s with the “poorer than poor” people of her adopted homeland and then around...

September 9th, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Lots of familiar faces live on the West Coast

My Corner, Your Corner: Lots of familiar faces live on the West Coast

Living in Northeastern Pennsylvania and, in particular, Greater Pittston, there’s a tendency for people not to see this area for what it really ...

September 2nd, 2016 |  


My Corner, Your Corner: Greater Pittston is good at giving back

My Corner, Your Corner: Greater Pittston is good at giving back

With the exception of a rainy Sunday, I’d say the 2016 Tomato Festival was pretty successful.The new multipurpose building named after this year...

August 26th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


Mohegan Sun Pocono casino’s new property assessment contested

Mohegan Sun Pocono casino’s new property assessment contested

The owner of the Mohegan Sun Pocono casino has filed an assessment appeal, arguing Luzerne County’s new $152.5 million tax assessment on the Pla...

August 1st, 2016 |  


Fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules was ‘a coach, mentor, friend’ at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter

Fallen corrections officer Kristopher Moules was ‘a coach, mentor, friend’ at MVP Sports Academy in Exeter

EXETER — Kristopher Moules had two passions in life — upholding the law and playing baseball.One place where he could often be found was t...

July 29th, 2016 |  


Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

Kelly Services opens new location on Centerpoint Boulevard in Jenkins Township

JENKINS TWP. — After several relocations in Lackawanna County, Kelly Services has a new home.The business officially moved into its new facility...

July 29th, 2016 updated: July 29th, 2016. |  


Chiseled Fitness Studio in Pittston offers workouts for all ages, will hold free classes Aug. 1-6

Chiseled Fitness Studio in Pittston offers workouts for all ages, will hold free classes Aug. 1-6

PITTSTON — When Ashley Faraday was in college, she said she didn’t struggle with the “Freshman 15,” she struggled with the ...

July 22nd, 2016 updated: July 22nd, 2016. |  


Reruns Consignment Shop opens in Wyoming, offers clothing and more

Reruns Consignment Shop opens in Wyoming, offers clothing and more

WYOMING — Owning a business has become a tradition in Courtney Brenner’s family.Brenner, 39, recently opened Reruns Consignment Shop locat...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announces Iced Coffee Day on July 13 to benefit Saint Joseph’s Center

SCRANTON — Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced Wednesday, July 13 will be the seventh annual Iced Coffee Day to support ...

July 11th, 2016 |  


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