Weezer, Panic! at the Disco play capacity Montage Mountain Fuzz Fest crowd

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Panic! at the Disco front man Brendon Urie at June 26's Fuzz Fest. The Pavilion at Montage Mountain crowd hung on the singer's every action, erupting for each back flip and high note while the band's video board and light show provided song specific experiences.

Wayne County seeks dismissal of retaliation lawsuit

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A former Wayne County maintenance man who accused a county official of slapping him was fired because of his long history of poor work performance and not because he reported the alleged assault, the county says in court papers. Troy Branning was reprimanded numerous times since 2011 for the poor quality of his work, attitude and attendance issues, but failed to correct the deficiencies, according to court papers.

Fired Dickson City worker claims political retaliation

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A former Dickson City worker filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and council, alleging he was fired in retaliation for criticizing borough officials on Facebook. Brian Kaszuba worked for the department of public works for 22 years before he was fired in November 2014, about a month after he revealed he was behind a Facebook page that was critical of council's actions, according to the filed this week by Pittston attorney Cynthia Pollick.

Police: Officers shot pit bull to stop attack on other dog in Wilkes-Barre

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Guess the Bazaar 2016: Week 3

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Learning Gun Safety in Pittston

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Since the Orlando massacre, there's been a lot of talk about banning assault weapons and who should and should not be allowed to buy a gun. The number one thing they want folks to know is that you can't be afraid to ask questions if you plan to buy a firearm.

Regional briefs, June 22, 2016

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A guilty plea date has been set for attorney Charles R. Pedri, the former solicitor for Hazle Twp. who is accused of stealing more than $100,000 that he held in trust as part of a development agreement.

Pittston Area OKs 3.3 percent property tax increase

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The Pittston Area School District will allocate $47.4 million for expenses in the next school year and increase the property tax rate by 3.3 percent, according to a budget approved Tuesday by the school board. The tax rate will increase from 14.4989 mills to 14.9773 mills.

City police charge man for assault

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Police withdraw ticket against driver of stuck Bolus’ Trump truck

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No Citation for Trump Truck Driver

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The owner of the so-called “Trump Truck” that got stuck in Pittston earlier this year went to court Tuesday. Scranton businessman Bob Bolus came to a magistrate's office in Pittston prepared to fight the $700 ticket his driver received in March.

Gov. Wolf says new office in donor’s building was competitively bid, report: Tuesday Morning Coffee

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Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The Wolf administration says its new regional office in northeastern Pennsylvania wasn't chosen because the building's owner was a campaign donor.

Teacher’s Verbal Abuse of Student Does Not Rise to…

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L.H. and C.H. v. Pittston Area Sch. Dist. , 130 F. Supp. 3d 918 . The District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania determined that verbal abuse by a teacher, by itself, does not constitute behavior so egregious as to support a student's substantive due process claim and related federal and state law claims.

Wolf’s new office owned by contributor

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COURTESY OF FACEBOOKAttorney Ray Hassey, second from left, and Tom Wolf, second right, attend a fundraiser for then-gubernatorial candidate in Jenkins Twp. in 2014.

PA: LCTA Waived Bus Fares for 11th Annual Dump the Pump Day

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June 16–WILKES-BARRE — Some riders of Luzerne County Transportation Authority buses got a shock Thursday when they were told their rides were free for the day. “I didn't know it was Dump The Pump Day until they told me was free,” she said as she waited for a bus back to Hanover Township.

Times Leader owner sells Sunday Dispatch building

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Pink Talking Fish bring unique tribute act back to Northeast Fair in Pittston Township

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From left: Richard James, Eric Gould, Dave Brunyak and Zack Burwick of Pink Talking Fish mash up tunes from Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish into setlists all their own.

Misericordia

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Namedropper, June 15, 2016 — The Greenhouse Project’s Secret Garden…

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Committee members for the Greenhouse Project's Secret Garden Tour of the Historic Hill Section, scheduled for Saturday, June 25, include, from left: Maureen Duffy, Tonyehn Verkitus, Jane Risse and Susan McCabe. Tickets for the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event featuring 12 gardens at $15/advance are available online at: www.scrantongreenhouse.org; at Duffy Accessories, 218 Linden St., and the Greenhouse Project, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton.

Poking fun at double chins, triple bypass, etc.

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They sing about double chins and triple by-pass, losing hair and gaining weight, varicose veins and various other problems of middle age.

County council to decide whether to add proposed charter amendments to ballot

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Council could approve all, some or none of the proposed changes to the charter deciding whether they appear on November's ballot, when voters would make the final decision on whether they pass by referendum. Some of the eleven different proposals on the agenda deal with what is basically the same issue, but in separate motions.

Towns need a code with teeth to address nuisance properties

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Over the many years I have been covering municipal government meetings, the one complaint I have heard over and over from residents is nuisance properties in their neighborhoods. Sometimes, especially this time of year, it is high weeds.

Cosgrove wins panel nod

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Hospital fees under scrutiny

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The two visits Jack Mills made to an orthopedic surgeon's offices in Pittston and Bethlehem last year were virtually identical. The specialist, Thomas Meade, M.D., of Coordinated Health, examined his problem knee for 20 minutes each visit and Mills, 53, paid his office visit co-pays.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf shakes hands with State Representative Marty Flynn and other state representatives and senators as he arrives for the grand re opening of the new office Office for the Governor, Dept of Community and Economic Development, GovernorA a a s Action Team & Local Government Services, in Pittston, Pa., Friday June 10, 2016. Mark Moran cv11wolfp2 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf greets Attorney Laura Dennis and her daughter Mia Bovani,5, at the grand opening of the Office of the Governor, Dept of Community and Economic Development, GovernorA a a s Action Team & Local Government Services, in Pittston, Pa., Friday June 10, 2016.

Pittston graduates bid farewell, look toward future

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Pittston Area High School's class of 2016 valedictorians are, front row from left: Alyssa Bukevicz, Tara Johnson, Haley Norwillo, Alana Platukus and Julie Silinskie. Back row from left, Samuel Lizza, Katherine Musto, Marley O'Brien and Eric Petroski.

Courtyard Marriott in Wilkes-Barre features live music for summer series

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Ray Del Priore, left, and Jack Exter, a duo known as Cherry Lane, play blues and jazz classics during the jazz happy hour at the Wilkes-Barre Courtyard Marriott May 31. The duo returns June 21. Ray Del Priore and Jack Exter have had a warm welcome at the Courtyard Marriott in Wilkes-Barre.

Center for Independent Living honoring Pittston veteran

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Geisinger exec to retire after 45-year career

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CHRISTOPHER DOLAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Ray Bartolai, owner of Bartolai Winery in Exeter Township, praised the new law because it allows wineries to sell to a wider customer base. Owners of wineries throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania said they will see positive impacts from a historic liquor bill Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Wednesday that will expand wine sales.