Saturday, August 20, 2022

The magic of the midway

PITTSTON — For the first time this year, a kiddie carnival has been placed on the third tier of the grounds behind the Pittston Memorial Library for the Pittston Tomato Festival. Tony Callaio captured some of the magic of the midway after dusk on Friday, as seen here. The festival continues today and Sunday.

Trump to appear at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sept. 3

Donald Trump is coming to Wilkes-Barre Township.

Luzerne County committee discusses Nanticoke/West Nanticoke bridge plans

Replacement of the Nanticoke/West Nanticoke Bridge over the Susquehanna River came up during Luzerne County Council’s Strategic Initiatives Committee meeting this week.

Crestwood makes business manager acting superintendent

WRIGHT TWP. — Barely five months after landing the job as business manager, Natasha Milazzo was appointed as acting superintendent by the Crestwood School Board at Thursday’s regular monthly meeting, effective immediately.

‘Eat, drink and be merry’

PITTSTON – The 39th annual Pittston Tomato Festival got underway Thursday evening at 5 p.m. and it didn’t take long until the grounds began to fill up. Throngs of people began to arrive early in the evening for food, music, and a kiddie carnival, a first for the festival.

State announces $1.5 million project at Seven Tubs

PLAINS TWP. — State officials opted to announce a $1.5 million infrastructure project for the Seven Tubs Recreation Area in a parking lot that has long been far too small to accommodate visitors, who often leave lines of parked cars along busy State Route 115 outside the park entrance.

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Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 11 games, fined $5 million

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve an 11-game unpaid suspension, pay a $5 million fine and undergo professional evaluation and treatment as part of a settlement with the NFL following accusations of sexual misconduct by two dozen women.

B1G deal: Big Ten lands $7 billion, NFL-style TV contracts

The Big Ten’s new $7 billion media rights deal will string the conference’s top football games across three major networks each week, creating an NFL-style television schedule on Saturdays.

PSU notebook: Freshman running backs creating ‘a buzz’ around Nittany Lions

A sneak peek came last week courtesy of Penn State’s social media accounts.

Buchner leads way in Freeman’s first season with No. 5 Irish

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It’s been nearly six decades since a first-year head coach and a new starting quarterback faced similar stakes at Notre Dame.

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