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County awards $1.14M contract for 911 equipment
The Lackawanna County Commissioners on Wednesday awarded a $1.14 million contract to a Colorado company to upgrade telecommunications hardware at the 911 center in Jessup.
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Former Scranton Mayor Jimmy Connors named Parade Day grand marshal
Mr. Connors will serve as the grand marshal of Scranton's 53rd Parade Day this weekend after being voted in by the St. Patrick's Parade Association of Lackawanna County, its president, Ray Lynady, said Tuesday.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Snowiest February in 100 years wreaking havoc on roads and budgets
Hundreds of tons of salt and thousands of dollars later, the snowiest February on record forced many area municipalities to dig deep into their pockets and put off some summer projects to cover the costs.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Essilor to Close Gentex Optics Facility in Pennsylvania
CARBONDALE, Pa.- Essilor told employees at its Gentex Optics manufacturing facility in Carbondale last week that it plans to discontinue operations there on or about Oct. 1, 2014.
Local history: Nearly a million attended Rev. Billy Sunday's 1914 revival in Scranton
In the days before charismatic men of God spread their message on radio and television, the evangelist reached millions of people at revivals held across the country.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Catalytic Converters Swiped From Park & Ride
Newswatch 16 has learned that several people have had catalytic converters taken from their vehicles while they were parked at the park and ride lot off the Casey Highway in the Carbondale area.
Rehabilitation good use for Marian
Drug and alcohol addiction and joblessness are among Northeast Pennsylvania's greatest problems.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Scranton man arrested for drug possession in Carbondale
A Scranton man had three different illegal drugs on him when he sprinted away from police on Saturday, officers said.
Nine NEPA projects will receive federal mine reclamation funds
The state Department of Environmental Protection announced how it plans to use federal funds for abandoned mine projects in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
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Culm dump fire still burning in Fell Twp.
Driving north on Route 6 toward Carbondale, smoke from the culm dump fire in Fell Township drifts above birch trees that have sprouted on abandoned coal waste piles.
Tax abatement granted on ex-Carbondale mayor's property
This week, Carbondale City Council granted Joseph Vadella a tax abatement on the former Hotel American and Carbondale Nursing Home property, both at 55 N. Main St. Mayor Justin Taylor said the decision was made because if the building were put up for judicial sale, the city most likely wouldn't see any money from the property anyway.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Battle to extinguish Pa. coal fire continues
Minichi, Inc. workers spray hoses as an excavator scoops material from a burning anthracite coal refuse dump fire Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, near Simpson, Pa.
Fight To Quench Coal Fire Continues
Officials from the Department of Environmental protection say they have been unable to put out a coal fire burning in Lackawanna County.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Former Carbondale Area football coach arrested
John Lasavage, 58, 51 Wayne St., Carbondale, was taken into custody for defiant trespassing by Carbondale police last Thursday.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Scranton's services weigh on its tax burden
By any measure, Scranton residents continue to have one of the highest tax burdens in Lackawanna County, but people in the Abingtons and North Pocono feel their pain, according to a Sunday Times analysis.
Q and A planned regarding potential Carbondale drug treatment and detoxification center
An informational session for Carbondale residents with questions and concerns about a new drug-treatment and detoxification center is scheduled for today, Cynthia Bellino, CEO of Just Believe Recovery Center, said.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Free Parking for Snow Removal in Carbondale
Carbondale DPW crews needed a few trips with a dump truck just to start hauling away snow from the side of Main Street.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Reputed gang associate arrested on drug charges in Carbondale
An associate of the Crips street gang sold heroin in two controlled purchases earlier this month in Carbondale, city police Capt.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Building being demolished after Dickson City restaurant's roof collapses
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer Emergency demolition crews tear down the snow-damaged three-story building at 741 Main St., Dickson City, that housed Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant on the first floor and vacant apartments on the remaining two.