Patrick Kernan is here with your P.M. Update: The Farmers Market is back on Public Square, the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of a new Director of Workforce Development, and NEPA sings crowns its winners tonight.
DALLAS — The 11 university presidents and chancellors who oversee the College Football Playoff on Tuesday authorized a continued evaluation of a proposed 12-team playoff that, if adopted, could still be another five years away.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes.
In the age of giant supermarkets and — more recently — online food shopping with to-your-door delivery, it’s easy to think all this produce and food comes from some magic, distant place, to feel a great disconnect between the food you eat and the farmers who actually provide it.
WILKES-BARRE — Donations continue to come in for the Wilkes-Barre Special Needs Playground Project. On June 10 the Henry Citizens Club Ladies Auxiliary donated $1,500. The playground to be built in Kirby Park has an estimated cost of $400,000. Donations to the Wilkes-Barre Special Needs Playground Project can be made by credit card online at https://www.luzfdn.org/cause-posts/wilkes-barre-special-needs-playground-fund/ or by mailed by check made payable to “The Luzerne Foundation” and noting “WB Playground Fund” in the memo to the Luzerne Foundation, 34 South River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. The donation is tax deductible and The Luzerne Foundation will provide a receipt for tax purposes.
KINGSTON — After 21 years in business together, and a whole slew of awards on his wall, Dr. Aaron Haydu had a pretty simple theory as to how he and his partner, Dr. Richard Cohen, have maintained a level of success and support from their patients.
Gwen Merz was fresh out of college in 2014, working an information technology job she hated, when she decided early retirement was the answer. She socked away every dollar she could, saving as much as 70% of her income so that she could quit when she was 35.