News quiz for Aug. 24-30
9. True or false? Teachers union demands would be so taxing on Old Forge School District it could shut down the district.
Unsound tax dodge in Throop
Council last week asked its solicitor to look into raising the borough's income tax by 0.75 percent - the same proportion as the city's commuter tax.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
People on the Move, Aug. 31, 2014
Patricia Rodriguez-Hudson, C.N.P., joined the staff of Physician's Care Plus, 1 Brookhill Square South, Sugarloaf.
Valley View, private school settle sexual assault lawsuit
The parents of an autistic boy who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a private school for special education students agreed to accept $60,000 to settle a lawsuit.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
La Festa Italiana blends traditions and trends
TRIBUNE Deano Noto, a Throop resident and area music teacher, will present his Tribute to Billy Joel on La Festa Italiana's main stage Saturday at 9 p.m. La Festa Italiana will blend old traditions with new activities this weekend during its 39th year on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.
Organize opposition to expansion
At some point, the state Department of Environmental Protection will have to conduct public hearings on the Keystone Landfill's massive expansion plan.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Throop council eyes end-run around commuter tax
Borough council wants to stymie Scranton's new commuter tax by exploring a potential loophole that could exempt Throop residents from the tax.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Mountain of trash: Good deal or bad?
The landfill seeks state Department of Environmental Protection permission to expand upward 220 feet from its current peak height.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Namedropper, Aug. 19, 2014
Michael Rocco, left, and Casey Foster prepare sauce for Blessed Sacrament Parish of Throop's Holy Name Society pasta dinner.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Part of Interstate 81 South near Scranton down to one lane due to road work
A section of Interstate 81 south will be down to a single lane for about one month beginning today, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Roadwork to affect I-81 traffic through September
A section of Interstate 81 south will be down to a single lane for about one month beginning Monday, according to the state Department of Crews are doing deep base repair between Exit 188, Dunmore/Throop, and Exit 191B, McDade Expressway.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Roadwork to affect Interstate 81 traffic
A section of Interstate 81 South will be down to a single lane for about one month, beginning Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Dunmore seeks environmental attorney to vet proposed landfill expansion
Expressing mixed feelings about Keystone Sanitary Landfill's expansion proposal, borough council on Monday unanimously decided to solicit proposals from environmental lawyers to vet the application.
Throop won't pursue fluff appeal
Borough Council put an end to its pursuit of an appeal to stop auto fluff from being used as daily cover at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill Inc. In a 5-1 vote during Monday night's meeting, council retracted the appeal with the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Scranton man charged in widening crime spree
A Scranton man charged last week with calling in robbery demands and bomb threats to area banks has been implicated in more incidents occurring in Luzerne County, New York and New Jersey, according to the FBI.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Business, workers, flee Electric City taxes
Megan Sterenchock, left, of Drums and Kristen Leonard of Scranton work on T-shirt designs at Scranton-based Kevin's Worldwide.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
New Jersey Herald
Arrest made in Port Jervis bomb threats
Frank McBride, 27, was arrested Friday morning, according to a press release from the Port Jervis Police Department on its Facebook page.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Federal Agents Arrest Man For Bomb Threats
Federal authorities say they've captured the man who was allegedly attempting to rob several banks and one grocery store by phoning in bomb threats.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Landfill expansion study begins
A Keystone Sanitary Landfill consultant has begun a mining subsidence study the state Department of Environmental Protection required before the agency will consider the landfill's application to expand.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
The Citizens' Voice
Adoption nightmare may soon be over for Throop family
The flight Gabrielle Shimkus will take Saturday is one she and her husband, Frank, have dreamed of and prayed about the last six years.