Our Opinion: Honor the fallen during National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day

At 3 p.m. today, take a moment.Put down the hamburger flipper. Climb out of the pool. Turn off the TV. Park the jet ski. Pause from whatever sport, activity or obligation otherwise would have your attention at this hour during the Memorial Day holiday. Encourage others to do the same.Then, for one minute spent in silence, reflect on the meaning of this day.During the National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress in 2000, Americans acting alone or col...

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Letter to the Editor: United Way grateful for local support of its community projects and focus on kids

I am writing with a strong sense of gratitude.On May 14, the United Way of Wyoming Valley held its annual Day of Caring and our awards breakfast. Both were record-breaking events for us!I am grateful to the 851 volunteers who donned the United Way T-shirts and volunteered their time to serve others. There were 52 projects worked on and, as one volunteer put it, “a whole lot of good got done.”

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Suprise finishes bring WVC medal total to 19 at PIAA Track and Field Championships

The victory was so unexpected, so astonishing, not even the gold medal guys who made up the Meyers short relay team knew how they pulled off a state championship run.“I don’t know,” Raheem Twyman shrugged while walking around in a state of near-shock.“You tell me,” Josant Hernandez said, sounding stunned. “I can’t believe it.”They weren’t the only athletes who pulled off performances punctuated by disbelief...

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WVC medal count from state track and field championships

WVC State Medal CountClass 2ATyler Burger, Northwest, 4: Gold, 300 meter hurdles; Silver, 100 meter hurdles; 6th, long jump; 6th, 1600 meter relay (with Austin Mazonkey, Tanner Kennedy and Zach Briggs)Raheem Twyman, Meyers, 2: Gold, 400 meter relay (with Mark Robinson, Josant Hernandez and Zahir Dunell); Silver, 300 meter hurd...

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Tracking Wyoming Valley Conference athletes at states

Results of WVC competitorsin PIAA Track and Field championshipsCLASS 2ABOYS

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Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS — His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without a job after seven frustrating seasons in NASCAR that had turned one of the baddest drivers on the planet into a struggling also-ran.The catch? Penske’s offer was a return to Indy cars, which Montoya had left behind years ago. The Colombian jumped at the opportuni...

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Stamkos provides lift as Lightning beat Rangers

NEW YORK — Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.Ben Bishop, who gave up 10 goals in the previous two games, had 26 saves in posting his second shutout and getting Tampa Bay within a victory of reaching the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history. They...

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Carl Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards won for the first time in two seasons — and the first time since joining Joe Gibbs Racing — moving in front 20 laps from the end to take the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night.Edwards hadn’t won in 49 races since November 2013 at Texas Motor Speedway. He ended his long association with Roush Fenway Racing this past offseason, hoping for bigger things with JGR.He got it at Charlotte Motor Speedway after shuffling in front as...

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Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — Chris Kirk was prepared to need a putt for a playoff at Colonial.No extra holes were necessary Sunday for Kirk to get his fourth PGA Tour victory.Kirk made up for an errant tee shot at No. 18 with a par-saving and winning 7-foot putt after playing partner Brandt Snedeker’s birdie try slid by the hole.“My first three wins on tour have all been little tap-ins on the last hole,” Kirk said. “So to step up and make ...

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Swoyersville WWII veteran remembers those he left behind

SWOYERSVILLE — Just over 70 years ago, Daniel Chipego suffered frostbite and a bayonet wound while fighting Germans in France and Belgium before returning to battle and suffering shrapnel wounds when his plane was shot down over Germany.Two months ago, Chipego and three other World War II veterans returned to the small French and Belgian villages they liberated during World War II, as well as to the drop zone near the Rhine River, where Chipego safely landed via parachute on ...

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