Charter school backers grilled

The Tunkhannock Area School Board grilled the organizers of a proposed Mehoopany Charter School they hoped can open next summer. (read more)

Principal stepping down

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Tunkhannock Area School Board members on Thursday accepted the retirement of Susan Bugno as the principal of Tunkhannock Area Middle School effective the end of the school year. (read more)

Prison time for man’s 7th DUI

A 43-year-old Laceyville man was sentenced in Wyoming County Court Wednesday morning to 18-60 months in state prison for his seventh DUI. (read more)

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$15.8M budget unveiled

The Wyoming County Commissioners reported on Tuesday that the proposed county budget for 2018 is $15,873,631. Chief Clerk Bill Gaylord explained following the commissioners meeting that the proposed budget is 6.7 percent higher than the 2017 budget. (read more)

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Cabot plays Santa for Interfaith friends

EATON TWP. - Santa’s elves had some stiff competition at the Tunkhannock Walmart on Thursday, thanks to the efforts of Cabot Oil and Gas, and other local industries which purchased roughly $7,000 in toys and clothing. (read more)

Back pain has several faces, treatments

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Many people will experience the pain and inconvenience of back problems in the course of their lives. But according to Frank J. Cawley of Cawley Physical Therapy Rehabilitation, not all back problems come from the same source. Where back problems originat (read more)

Chiropractor offers fitness programs

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Local chiropractor Dr. Paul Herbener has filled a fitness gap that occurred in the community when High Energy Fitness and Karate closed its doors in August. Located on 112 River Street, Tunkhannock, Herbener has brought in a number of specialists and prog (read more)

Junior Master Gardeners seek funding

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County are pleased to announce a newly-established Junior Master Gardener program and are seeking your donations to help enhance the learning experience. This new youth program is set to begin in the spring o (read more)

Sewer Authority for Lake Carey gets funding

The Lemon Twp. Tunkhannock Twp. Joint Municipal Authority acknowledged Thursday it had received a PennVest settlement call that cleared the way for $642,500 in low interest funds to begin the design phase for a sewage collection system around Lake Carey. (read more)

Cops valor awards

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CLARKS SUMMIT - Fraternal Order of Police Northeastern Lodge 63 honored the first officers on the scene of a deadly mass shooting earlier this year. The organization gave Tunkhannock Borough police Officer Dustin Cokely and Tunkhannock Twp. police Officer (read more)

Eaton Township hears about safety improvements

Eaton Township supervisors were briefed last Tuesday about some safety improvements that PennDOT is looking at adding to the intersection of Route 29 and Sugar Hollow Road. Robert Wasilchak, a regional traffic studies and safety supervisor for PennDOT, in (read more)

Elk Lake school board reorganizes two positions

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Elk Lake School Board member Chuck Place was elected president, replacing Eric Emmerich, while Jack Sible was elected vice-president, a position previously held by Place. Following the election, four board members were recognized for their years of servic (read more)

Vaccines important in prevention of flu

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Although winter brings Christmas and snow, it also a time of colds and flu. Flu shots are traditionally offered at this time of year to blunt the onslaught of the disease, and Dr. Michael Brown of Tyler Memorial Hospital is urging all eligible folks to ob (read more)

‘Parents as Teachers’ lends H.A.N.D.S.

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At least 20 local agencies benefit from the generosity of people who donate to the Wyoming County United Way.One of those agencies is H.A.N.D.S. of Wyoming County, which promotes positive child development and early learning experiences by providing mater (read more)

Tunkhannock Borough taxes to go up three mills

Tunkhannock Borough Council unanimously approved its 2018 operations budget on Thursday, which includes a three mill tax increase. Property taxes in the borough will be set at 27.9 mills for 2018. (read more)


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