Local residents set to witness history

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COURTESY OF BILL LEWIS Bill Lewis attended an inaugural ball for President Ronald Reagan in 1985. Record cold temperatures during Regan's inauguration forced ceremonies inside and canceled the inaugural parade.

Misericordia

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Pittston Area tax rate won’t exceed state-mandated level

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The tax rate for property owners in the Pittston Area School District will not increase by more than 3.4 percent later this year. The school board voted Tuesday to limit any tax increase to maximum index established by the state.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free help with tax preparation

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The Commission on Economic Opportunity as lead agency, in partnership with the United Way of Wyoming Valley, announces that appointment calls are now being taken for the upcoming tax season by calling 570-825-0968. The program is coordinated through the Luzerne County Free File Tax Coalition under the auspices of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program , with assistance from the Area Agency on Aging and the Volunteer Action Center RSVP program.

Residents of 8 county municipalities will pay more in 2017 property taxes

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Taxpayers in Buck Township will pay less in local income taxes in 2017. The township lowered tax rates from 0.1212 to 0.1 mills.

Board wants public strike talks

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One week into a teachers strike in the Palmerton Area School District, both sides appear to be standing their ground. District negotiator John Audi, a Pittston-based lawyer, said Monday that the school board wouldn't be returning to the negotiating table unless teachers agree to make the sessions public.

New beer law allows distributors to begin selling six-packs today

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Wyoming Valley Beverage in Edwardsville now has a new three-door cooler and five new racks set up to begin selling beer in six-packs and smaller packages today. The beer distributor formerly was limited to selling cases and kegs until two years ago, when it was allowed to sell 12-packs.

America’s greatest idea

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‘Polka King’ puts NEPA back on big screen

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Suspect’s kids found eating stolen pizza

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Three people are facing robbery conspiracy charges after police say they schemed to rob a delivery driver of cash, a phone and some pizza. Police say they were dispatched to 71 Elizabeth St. about 11:10 p.m. Thursday night to a report of a Domino's Pizza driver being robbed at gunpoint.

The science of white working class pain: Trump’s appeal is…

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I once took a drive on the back roads from Brooklyn, New York to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cruising 55mph from small town to small town, I couldn't help but notice all the billboards advertising treatments for illnesses and ailments: back pain, fibromyalgia, asbestos exposure, cancer.

Lackawanna Audubon Society conducts annual winter bird count

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Tinka Zenke has been on this Earth for more than a century. She's been a bird-watcher for about half that time.

Three face charges over purloined pizza plot

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W-B CareerLink hit hard by dispute over jobless compensation funding

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West Pittston councilman resigns

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Borough officials are accepting letters of interest from borough residents who want to fill an open seat on West Pittston Borough Council. “He did a tremendous job for the borough,” Blaskiewicz said of Albano, who could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Changes Coming to Intersection

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A crash Wednesday night in Luzerne County at a notorious intersection sent one person to the hospital in serious condition. Officials have been planning to install a traffic light at the intersection near Pittston, but it won't happen for a few years.

LuLaRoe, a direct sales womena s clothing line, grows in popularity in Northeastern PA

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Nicole Bradigan, of Pittston, said her wardrobe consists mostly of LuLaRoe clothing.

Former Pittston mayor seeking re-election

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Today, hundreds of people will trek miles from around Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and as far away as Texas, to buy antiques in the Back Mountain. This is the 20th annual New Year's Day auction organized by Traver's Auctions.

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center is named in Dr. Samuel Rizzo's suit. MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center is named in Dr. Samuel Rizzo's suit.

Penn State Fans Make Cross Country Journey to Watch Nittany Lions in Rose Bowl

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It's a huge weekend for Penn State fans across our area and for many they want to see the Rose Bowl from the stands. Luggage in hand, plane tickets in the other, folks were ready to go hours before departure at the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International Airport.

Wyoming Valley

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Union volunteers and their family members met recently at Teamsters Local 401 union hall to pack 500 candy filled stockings which were distributed to six local social service agencies. Joseph Padavan, president of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Labor Council, said the labor council provided stockings and some toys to the following agencies which serve children with a variety of needs: Children's Service Center, Wyoming Valley Children's Association, Catholic Social Services, Family Services Association, Domestic Violence Center and Head Start of Pittston.

Malpractice suit over mother’s death settled

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Courtesy of Facebook Candice L. Perrillo is pictured with her husband Ronald Wellington on their wedding day. Perrillo died shortly after giving birth to a son at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in June 2012.

Thursday morning fire forces residents to evacuate

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Ecumenical Enterprises Inc. participates in Toys for Tots

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Pittston City Police Investigating Report Of Attempted Abduction Of Teenage Girl

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Officers in Pittston say a 15-year-old girl told them a man tried to force her into his car on a very busy city street, right in broad daylight! Pittston city police are looking for the black BMW seen in a surveillance picture and want to talk with the man driving when the picture was taken. Police say this car was reportedly involved in an attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl in the city.

Police looking for man who allegedly attempted to abduct teen girl

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Action Lift employees donate to Valley Santa

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Tamaqua adding police officers

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At its last regular meeting of 2016, Tamaqua Council approved a tentative new contract with the Tamaqua Police Department Tuesday which includes a new rank of starting patrolman, creating a fourth tier in the salary structure. According to Councilman Micah Gursky, the FOP has not yet approved the agreement, but he felt confident enough in their approval to proceed with council's vote.

Judge Joseph F. Saporito Jr. honored by area attorneys, judges

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Judge Joseph F. Saporito Jr., United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, was honored recently with the associations' Presidents' Award at one of the largest gatherings of area judges and lawyers of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association/the bar association of Luzerne County. The Presidents' Award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an area judge or lawyer.