Friday, June 2, 2023

‘It’s changed my life already’

At the end of 2021, NEPA Philharmonic Music Director Mélisse Brunet was invited to Paris to compete in La Maestra, the only international competition for female conductors.

30th Day of Caring draws 640 volunteers from 52 businesses for 43 projects

WILKES-BARRE — Bill Jones, President/CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, on Thursday said as he reflected on the 30th year of the Day of Caring event, the reality is that the United Way doesn’t just have 30 “days” of caring — rather 102 “years” of caring for the community and for each other.

Luzerne County manager submits capital plan

Luzerne County Manager Romilda Crocamo forwarded a proposed capital plan to council Thursday as required by the county’s home rule charter but requested the option to suggest revisions as she performs more due diligence.

Luzerne County Court agrees with Tony Brooks in write-in ruling

A panel of Luzerne County judges granted Wilkes-Barre Councilman Tony Brooks’ emergency petition attempting to force the county to process all write-in votes in his race.

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Biden trips after speech to Air Force grads; ‘He’s fine,’ White House says

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Joe Biden on Thursday thanked U.S. Air Force Academy graduates for choosing “service over self” but said they now have the “great privilege” of leading in a world that will only get more confusing in the years to come. His appearance was punctuated by a stumble onstage after handing out diplomas to graduates.

Turner sworn in as Wyoming Area Regional Police chief

EXETER — Just over a month after returning to duty following a car crash that left him with severe injuries, Wyoming Area Regional Police Lt. Michael Turner was sworn in on Wednesday as head of the department.

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H.S. Football: UNICO Football Classic set for Saturday night at Wyoming Area

While many high school spring sports are heading to the state playoffs, a glimpse of what’s ahead in the fall will occur Saturday night.

UNICO dinner honors Lackawanna coach Mark Duda ahead of game

The Wilkes-Barre Chapter of UNICO held its annual players’ dinner Wednesday night, honoring Lackawanna College head football coach Mark Duda.

Pittsburgh Penguins hire former Leafs GM Kyle Dubas as president of hockey operations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Dubas wanted to take a breath and take a break after being fired as the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

D2 softball: Mid Valley tops Redeemer in 3A for fourth straight district title

SCRANTON — Looking to capture the school’s fourth straight district championship, Mid Valley showed just why the rest of the field in 3A softball has been unable to knock them from the top of the mountain.

RailRiders power past IronPigs in 10 innings, move above .500

Oswald Peraza hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning. And things were just getting started.

Butler, Jokic lead Heat, Nuggets into a NBA Finals after unconventional paths

DENVER — Nikola Jokic wasn’t supposed to be here. Neither was Jimmy Butler, for that matter.

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