WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes University got some bragging rights this week, earning the highest ranking in a new study of how well colleges help students move up the economic ladder compared to their parents.
The Luzerne County Historical Society, which is hoping to preserve the oral history of the COVID-19 crisis, recently received a donation of 19 recorded interviews focusing on the pandemic. The interviews, which were conducted by Alan K. Stout, discussed how COVID-19 has affected the local arts, entertainment and musical community. Stout is a radio show host with The River. (100.7-FM. 103.5-FM, 104.9-FM)
As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills. She filed her return electronically in February, opting for direct deposit so she could get her $773 refund quickly.
Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the season — and with it an assurance of labor peace through September 2026.
The Middle Atlantic Conference presidents met Thursday night to decide the fate of fall sports. The conference announced Friday morning that it will still try to play in the fall, but games will only be between MAC members.