Dickson City revises, readies non-discrimination law

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Months after passing an ordinance focusing on protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Dickson City officials are seeking members of the community to serve on the borough committee to help enforce the law, which goes into effect next year. In June, the borough unanimously approved the ordinance, which extends civil rights protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for employment, housing and public accommodations.

Section of PA Turnpike to Close This Weekend

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A section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension will close for five hours Sunday, shutting off traffic in both directions. It will happen in the early morning hours.

Police seek thieves who allegedly stole purse from elderly woman

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Community digest

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GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN CONFERENCE: The 10th annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren conference will be held Oct. 14 at Genetti's, Wilkes-Barre. Theme is “the Impact of Kinship Care on Children: Parenting Issue for Relative Caregivers.”

Women Accused of Stealing Purse from 82-Year-Old Woman After She Offered Them Ride

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Police in West Pittston say two women are suspected of stealing a purse from 82-year-old Pat Gayoski after she gave them a ride from Gerrity's supermarket on Wyoming Avenue. “She talked to me, the lady, and she said, 'Oh I have to walk all the way to Eighth Street.'

Today’s Hot Shot

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Pittston Area scales back plan for 2nd, 3rd grade classes

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The Pittston Area School District scaled back a plan to “departmentalize” second and third grades but is grouping students in those grades for reading classes, Superintendent Kevin Booth said after Tuesday's school board meeting. The issue came up during the meeting and was also a social media topic.

Community digest

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Miller-Morrow

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Dana Kotler displays artwork at Circle Center for the Arts in Wilkes-Barre

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Artist Dana Kotler smiles as she explains her work during her lecture Aug. 30 at the Circle Center for the Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Community digest

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ITALIAN AMERICAN ASSOCIATION COLUMBUS DAY BANQUET: The 39th annual Columbus Day banquet of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County will be held Sunday, Oct. 9, at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes-Barre, Maureen Ledoretti, president of the association, announced. Honorees at this year's event are Albert and Raymond Capozucca.

Laurel Lakes culvert replacement to be completed next month

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The Laurel Lakes culvert replacement project is well underway and should be completed by mid-October, the township's engineer reported at Wednesday night's supervisors meeting, Latona Trucking of Pittston was awarded a contract in July to replace the damaged culvert over Laurel Run at a cost of $157,671.35. The firm will install a 137-inch by 87-inch aluminized metal arch culvert.

What to do in Wilkes-Barre, Sept. 15-25

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ADULT COLORING CLUB, Fridays, 1 p.m. Supplies provided but feel free to bring your own fine tip markers or colored pencils. Additional events held on select evenings, TBA.

Former teacher accused of having improper relationship with student

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Colleen McGarry was initially suspended from her job as a Pittston Area teacher earlier this year. PLAINS TWP.

Former Pittston Area Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault

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Police charged a former Pittston Area High School teacher Tuesday with institutional sexual assault for preying on a teenage girl who had no mother. Colleen Mc Garry, 45, of Pittston was interviewed by police in February about allegations involving a sexual relationship with a student.

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Michael Zimmerman, executive director of Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, talks to Paula and Art Jump, who were honored at the 121st annual luncheon meeting at the Holiday Inn as Community Leaders of the Year. Carol Douds received the Albert N. Danoff Trustees Humanitarian Award.

Community digest

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PLYMOUTH CLASS OF 1958: Members of the Plymouth High School Class of 1958 will hold a Dutch-treat dinner meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Agolino's Restaurant, 22 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston.

Bachkosky-McGuire

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Lauren Marie Bachkosky and John Francis McGuire were united in marriage Nov. 14, 2015, at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin. The ceremony was performed by the Rev.

Local business helps students get to college

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A temporary sign announces the arrival of the city's newest hotel franchise. Howard Johnson Inn now occupies the building at Franklin Avenue and Mulberry Street that was previously part of the Best Western chain.Byline: Rich Banick Date created: 02/10/99 The new Howard Johnson sign at the front of the hotel on Franklin Avenue in Scranton signals a new beginning for the building that was previously part of the Best Western chain.Byline: Rich Banick Date created: 02/10/99 Its iconic roofline and bright, cheery colors are an American culture touchstone, mentioned in movies and TV shows over the past 50 years.

Camp For Women Dealing With Cancer

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Several dozen women gathered at The Inn at Pocono Manor for Camp Bravehearts, which is meant for women dealing with cancer. “We're here celebrating me and you and you!” exclaimed Jessica Tribbet of Pittston.

Businesses, lawmakers credit loan program for aiding in flood recovery

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Community digest

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CHILD SAFETY DAY EVENT: A PA Regional Child Safety Day will be held at Ken Pollock Volvo, 339 Highway 315, Pittston, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will include a free digital fingerprint and photo safety program, free child safety kit, including digital fingerprints and photograph.

Convicted murderer loses appeal despite claims of ineffective counsel

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The state Superior Court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of Arthur F. Stoss Sr., despite his claims of ineffective counsel. Stoss, 54, is serving life in prison for murdering 48-year-old Lillian Calabro, who was bludgeoned to death on the bank of the Susquehanna River at Pittston's Riverfront Park in March 2011.

Officials unveil new industrial park road in Pittston Township

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Fagotti looked on as state officials touted the safety and economic development benefits Wednesday of the new – and somewhat controversial – $52 million Interstate 81 interchange at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Avoca. For two decades, increasing numbers of trucks have rumbled up and down steep Suscon Road to enter and leave the Grimes Industrial Park.

Officials unveil new industrial park road in Pittston Twp.

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BORYS KRAWCZENIUK / STAFF PHOTO John Fagotti, 55, hopes a new airport connector road reduces noisy and smelly truck traffic traveling past his home on Suscon Road in Pittston Twp. Mr. Fagotti looked on as state officials touted the safety and economic development benefits Wednesday of the new – and somewhat controversial – $52 million Interstate 81 interchange at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Avoca.

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre, Sept. 8-18

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Wyoming Valley

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Community digest

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CHILD SAFETY DAY EVENT: A PA Regional Child Safety Day will be held at Ken Pollock Volvo, 339 Highway 315, Pittston, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will include a free digital fingerprint and photo safety program, free child safety kit, including digital fingerprints and photograph.

LGBT bill faces short window for passage

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The clock is ticking for passage of a state law to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from workplace discrimination. Lawmakers have a short window before the current legislative session ends to pass a LGBT anti-discrimination bill should a bipartisan consensus coalesce around it.