Dallas School District offers union new contract proposal

DALLAS TWP. — Another contract offer crossed the table between the Dallas School Board and its teachers union Tuesday as a potential strike date is now less than three weeks away. The latest proposal gives union members a choice of three health care plans, and the same salary matrix and early retirement plan from the […]

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Dallas Township supervisors vote against buying Hildebrandt building

DALLAS TWP. — The township’s municipal offices will not move into the former Hildebrandt Learning Center in Dallas Borough. Last year, the supervisors pursued a sales agreement to purchase the former childcare headquarters for $1.3 million. At a meeting Monday night, they killed the deal. The township supervisors voted 2-0 to rescind their decision to […]

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Dallas School Board advances $18.5M elementary school plan

DALLAS TWP. — The Dallas School Board on Monday approved plans to move forward with the construction process of a new elementary school building. The approved resolution, known as Plancon Part F, allows Alloy 5, a Lehigh Valley-based architecture firm handling the project, to submit construction drawings to the state Department of Education for approval […]

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Luzerne County Community Development to award $15 million in infrastructure grants

Luzerne County plans to provide $15 million in grants to municipalities for infrastructure projects, county Manager C. David Pedri announced Tuesday. The money comes from a business development loan fund that is no longer in high demand and cannot be used for county general fund operating expenses, officials said. The U.S. Department of Housing and […]

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Dallas Elementary students explore ‘The Magic of Science’

DALLAS TWP. — Three wispy scarves in a small wooden box should have been easy for a fourth-grader to lift — at least that is what Dallas Elementary students Brandon Lee and Hannah Elenbass expected at “The Magic of Science” assembly on Feb. 9. Charles Murray, an instructor with Mobile Ed Productions and presenter of […]

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Competitors prepare Valentines for fellow gymnastics diagnosed with cancer

DALLAS — Competitors at Rock N’ Roll Gymnastics recently held a competition at which they created Valentines for two members of the academy who have been diagnosed with cancer. Emily Longmore, 3, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Advanced Neuroblastoma, a rare cancer affecting children usually less than 5 years old. Emily has already completed her […]

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tai Chi session offered at Irem Clubhouse in Dallas

DALLAS — A free Tai Chi for Arthritis session will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at the Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Dr. For those interested, the class will continue every Wednesday through June 20 for a total cost of $70. Learn agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing […]

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Hazle Township attorney criticizes Luzerne County tax collector bond audit

Hazle Township Solicitor Christopher Slusser is questioning Luzerne County’s legal authority to mandate elected tax collector bonding for one-third of the maximum real estate taxes that can be paid in a year. The issue came up because the county has delayed the township’s 2018 county/municipal tax bill mailing, citing elected tax collector Ryan DeCosmo’s failure […]

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Annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow set for May 12, 13 in Noxen

NOXEN — Noxen’s 13th Annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 at the Noxen Fire Co. grounds, 3494 Stull Road. The event is open to the public, offers free parking and free admission and is handicapped accessible. Gates open at 10 a.m. with storytelling and flutes followed […]

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Upcoming events listed for Back Mountain Memorial Library

DALLAS — The Back Mountain Memorial Library lists the following upcoming events: Local author J. L. Shilanski will give a lecture on his new book, “Wanderlust: Wandering and Wondering About the World.” The 1957 graduate of Lehman High School will speak about travel, libraries, and meeting interesting people. This author presentation and book signing will […]

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