$5 vehicle fee receives majority support to advance to public hearing

Seven of 11 Luzerne County Council members voted to introduce a new $5 vehicle fee ordinance Tuesday, which means the proposal will advance to a public hearing and possible final adoption in May. Councilman Robert Schnee, one of the seven, said he will propose an amendment that would end the fee if the state stops […]

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John ‘Jay’ Wilkes named to position with state agency

JACKSON TWP. — Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors have elected John “Jay” Wilkes Jr., chairman of the board of supervisors and roadmaster, to a one-year term as secretary-treasurer. The election took place during PSATS’ 96th Annual Educational Conference and Exhibit Show April 22-25 in Hershey. This is the largest municipal event […]

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Special story hour at Back Mountain Memorial Library May 10

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, will host a special story hour at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10 as part of the “PA One Book, Every Young Child” early literacy initiative. The 2018 selection for this program is “My Cousin Momo” by Zachariah OHora. Momo is a flying squirrel who takes […]

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Dallas United Methodist Church Sister Circle plans rummage sale

DALLAS — The Sister Circle of the Dallas United Methodist Church is finalizing plans for its spring rummage sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 4 and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5 at the church, 4 Parsonage St. A selection of housewares, jewelry, holiday decor, toys, purses, […]

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Chamber Notes: Wonder what April snow will bring?

They say April showers bring May flowers. I’m not sure what April snow is supposed to bring, but I guess only time will tell. Fortunately, even just a few warm days in a row seem to be enough to erase the painful memories of the long, cold winter. Members of the Back Mountain Chamber met […]

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Lake-Lehman School District in compliance with state audit

LEHMAN TWP. — Lake-Lehman School District complies with state requirements, according to the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General’s Limited Procedures Engagement audit. The LPE audit examined the district’s policies and administrative procedures from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2016, to ensure state guidelines are met. The results of the audit were released in […]

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Back Mountain Memorial Library to exhibit Shari P. Kantor’s art

DALLAS — Shari P. Kantor, of Kingston, will showcase a display of abstract expressionism paintings titled “Persistence” at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, throughout May. Kantor’s exhibit depicts a fantasy world of welcoming skies, luscious flowers and enchanting waters. Her display pieces were created during the colder months as she dreamed of […]

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Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center students celebrate Earth Day

Mel Nelson’s 4-year-old class at Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center celebrated Earth Day by taking home saplings to plant. Students learned about vocations and dressed up to represent what they want to be when they grow up. From left, first row, are Hadley Banks, Mel Nelson, Maya Turner, Emma Lewis, Nora Hannon, Christopher Preiman, Michal […]

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Was there an offer? Dallas School Board, union again spar over talks

Call it another case of “he said, he said.” Attorneys for the Dallas School Board and the Dallas Education Association are once again trading barbs amid ongoing, contentious contract negotiations, with the two sides at odds over whether the union made a new offer during negotiations this week. An attorney for the union says it […]

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Clean-up of ice jam debris underway at River Common fishing pier

Crews descended on the River Common fishing pier Monday to remove downed trees and sediment left by this year’s Susquehanna River ice jam, but the repair of a toppled section of the pier wall will take more time, Luzerne County officials said. County Operational Services Division Head Edmund O’Neill said the large wall blocks, known […]

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