Off to Durham: Kingston native made trip to Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders punched their ticket to the Governors’ Cup Finals after beating the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday, Dick Devans knew he couldn’t miss it. He had booked a flight to Durham by Monday afternoon. Devans, a 67-year-old Hanover Township resident and Kingston native, is a game day assistant with […]

Comments - 11:11 pm - updated: 10:24 am.

Luzerne County approves new borrowing for energy project

WILKES-BARRE — After years of whittling down inherited debt, Luzerne County government will borrow $7.5 million — an estimated $12.1 million with interest tacked on — for an energy project that will fix a series of capital problems and cut utility expenses. The new borrowing will increase the county’s overall debt an estimated $3.5 million […]

Comments - 10:53 pm - updated: 9:56 am.

County Council to discuss proposed tax break for plastic-bin manufacturer

A proposed real estate tax break is coming before Luzerne County Council. While such breaks often prompt criticism, officials in Hazle Township already supported the proposal because a portion of real estate taxes will be paid and the plastic storage bin company — IRIS USA — is creating 95 manufacturing jobs, township Supervisor Jim Montone […]

Comments - 7:45 pm

Sutton Road in Kingston Township closed today, maybe Wednesday

Sutton Road in Kingston Township is closed to all traffic today and possibly Wednesday for paving. Motorists should alter their routes and adjust their times accordingly. https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/road-closed-2.png

Comments - 8:06 pm - updated: 10:03 am.

Dispute erupts over gas pipeline plans that would demolish Dallas Twp. barn

DALLAS TWP. — For more than a century, the timber-frame bank barn on Dale Wilkie’s farm has withstood anything Mother Nature could throw at it. Snow, rain, the destructive forces of wind. But now it appears the barn won’t be able to survive a manmade situation. The Atlantic Sunrise natural-gas pipeline is set to traverse […]

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Back Mountain church, community team up for family-friendly festival

DALLAS — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held its annual Summerfest on Saturday, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Lutheranism and joining forces with other local organizations to provide some plain, old family-style fun that would help strengthen community bonds. Along with staples such as bake sales, live music and dunk tanks, the church also hosted a […]

Comments - 10:19 pm

Dallas Days firemen’s bazaar, parade part of bicentennial celebration

LEHMAN TWP. — A crowd lined the entrance to the Luzerne County Fairgrounds on Ambrose Street, as sirens blared and the parade they came proceeded down Route 118. Two horses pulling a carriage neared the fairgrounds entrance, followed by the Dallas Township Boy Scouts and an array of emergency vehicles from all over the Wyoming […]

Comments - 2:24 pm

One-car crash in Dallas Township leaves two dead

DALLAS TWP. — A crash on Kunkle Road on Saturday left two people dead. According to the Back Mountain Fire/EMS Facebook page, a call reporting a one-vehicle crash came in at about 5:30 p.m., with emergency units from Back Mountain Regional Fire/EMS, Dallas Township, Dallas Borough, Harveys Lake and Kunkle responding. The car, a yellow […]

Comments - 9:25 pm - updated: 9:54 pm.

Arts, antiques show helps kick off summer season at Harveys Lake

HARVEYS LAKE — Visitors to the Arts and Antiques Festival on Sunset Beach on Sunday got to browse a variety of vendors and their wares as well as learn about the lake and its history. Gloria Bilder, of the Harveys Lakes Beach Association, said the annual event was a great opportunity to kick off the […]

Comments - 11:58 pm

Dallas board votes to deduct teachers’ salaries for strike days not worked

DALLAS TWP. — Dallas School District teachers will have their salaries deducted for seven unworked days, according to a resolution the school board passed with a 6-to-1-vote and two members abstaining Monday. The Dallas Education Association contract, executed on April 11, 2011, requires teachers to work 185 days, of which 180 are student instructional days. […]

Comments - 11:37 pm - updated: 11:50 pm.

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