Friday, July 1, 2022

4th of July events set for Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas

This Fourth of July weekend, families all over the area will have a number of chances to catch the fireworks, as several municipalities in Luzerne County and the surrounding areas have their own firework shows scheduled throughout the weekend.

W-B Farmers Market opens with plenty of produce

The Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market opened on Thursday, with plenty of produce, ranging from asparagus to snow peas to those little cucumbers that people like to pickle.

Pennsylvania to begin fiscal year without a budget

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year will begin without a state budget in place, as Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and top Republican lawmakers haltingly worked through Thursday’s deadline to hammer out a roughly $42 billion spending plan whose details were still largely being kept secret.

144th annual Wyoming Monument ceremony set for Monday, July 4

WYOMING — The Wyoming Commemorative Association will hold its 144th annual observance at the Wyoming Monument National Historic Site, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, on Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m.

Commonwealth Court blocks Wolf’s bridge tolling plan

HARRISBURG — A state court on Thursday permanently blocked Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to toll as many as nine major bridges on interstates in Pennsylvania, including here in Luzerne County.

WB Area School Board passes final budget, fills vacant seat

PLAINS TWP. — The Wilkes-Barre Area School Board worked through a long agenda Wednesday that included passing a final budget with no tax increase, appointing a new member, accepting a lawsuit settlement with the prime construction contractor of the new high school, adding a new Early Learning Academy for four-year-olds, inking a five-year sports medicine deal with Geisinger and buying two new reading programs for elementary students.

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RailRiders top Buffalo again

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated the Buffalo Bisons for the third consecutive night with an 8-1 victory on Thursday evening.

Jokic, Beal cash in quickly as NBA free agency begins

The NBA generated more basketball related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion.

Back Mountain National tops Northwest

Back Mountain National defeated Northwest 16-3 in pool play Thursday in District 31 8-10 year old Little League Baseball.

Avs live it up as they celebrate Cup title

DENVER — There was Nathan MacKinnon jumping off the fire truck so he could walk the streets and shake hands with the swarm of Avalanche fans.

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