Trail student faces gun charges

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State police charged a Lackawanna Trail High School senior after he pointed an air-powered handgun Saturday at a Factoryville community center in what troopers say is his latest in a series of violent threats. Police charged Brian M. Peterson, 18, of Nich (read more)

Trail shares securityconcerns

Those attending Lackawanna Trail’s school board meeting Monday were provided an update concerning security within the district. In his report, Superintendent Matt Rakauskas said that there is an armed person who patrols school property. (That is law enfor (read more)

McPhersonoffers safetypossibilities

Superintendent Heather McPherson provided the Tunkhannock Area School Board with additional information on Thursday concerning increasing security within the district. McPherson made the presentation as a follow up to the information shared with the publi (read more)

Tunk council OKs quick review of UGI plan

Tunkhannock Borough Council agreed Thursday (March 1) to send the final plans for UGI’s Get Gas program to its solicitor and specially designated engineer Milnes as soon as that document arrives at the borough office. Although some council representatives (read more)

Laceyville borough funds getting tight

Laceyville Borough Council was informed on Tuesday that the police funds are getting a bit low. Treasurer Ken Johnson told council that money is getting low in the police fund and asked permission to use money from other accounts to cover expenses. “Every (read more)

New CNO Ragukas likes Tyler atmosphere

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Judy Ragukas is very impressed with the intimate relationship that Tyler Memorial Hospital provides to its patients and its staff. For the past two months, Ragukas has served at the interim Chief Nursing Officer at Tyler. “I have a lot of history with lar (read more)

Lenten tradition revived with fish fry

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Lent is upon us, and many local churches and other organizations are holding fund raising efforts in connection with the season.Folks are busy at Nativity B.V.M. Church in Tunkhannock cooking up dozens and dozens of pierogies - a great local favorite. On (read more)

If caught early, colon cancer is treatable

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During a presentation on colon cancer and how to prevent it, participants were informed at the Falls Active Adult Center on Thursday that the odds residents in Northeast Pennsylvania will develop some form of cancer is seven percent greater than the natio (read more)

National Craft Month celebrates creation

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March is National Craft Month, celebrating the pleasure many people experience when they create something with their hands. Crafts consume a gauntlet of creative energy from those who enjoy them - ranging from assembling jewelry, sewing quilts and wood ca (read more)

Film fest spurs lively group discussion

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The Post Film Festival Discussion continues to draw an enthusiastic crowd of people at the Dietrich, as they talked about what they liked and did not like about the 21 movies featured during the Winter Film Festival. Harry Sweppenheiser demonstrated his e (read more)

‘Music for Littles’ gives kids early start

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Young children ages pre-school through kindergarten got a hands-one experience at playing stringed instruments at the Dietrich Theater on Monday (March 4). Some plucked a ukulele, while others drew a bow across a violin. Many had a good time strumming a g (read more)

Local company in Eaton TWP awarded DEP grant Township awarded DEP grant

Levin Family Chiropractic of Eaton Township, near Tunkhannock, can slash its equipment challenges thanks to equipment upgrades paid for in part by a slate of small-business grants from Harrisburg. The state Department of Environmental Protection on Thursd (read more)

Dietician: You can eat right on budget

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Participants at the Falls Active Adult Center got an earful about ways to prepare nutritious meals on a budget on Monday. Mary McHale Parrs, a registered licensed dietician with the Commission on Economic Opportunity gave a talk on ‘Easy Meal Planning.’ I (read more)

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