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Bumpy Ride Again on Viewmont Drive

DICKSON CITY — Winter and normal wear and tear have taken their toll on many roads around here but especially on a busy one in Lackawanna County. Viewmont Drive near the mall is a treacherous spot to drive until a fix comes along. Take a ride on Viewmont Drive and you may feel it more than most other stretches of road. The entire mile is littered with potholes; some are one layer deep, others more. Mark Paczewski is sales manager […]

Finding Robert Baron: Family Makes Appeal for Information

OLD FORGE — A family from Lackawanna County is desperate for information about their father’s disappearance. Two months have now passed since Robert Baron vanished from the family’s pizza restaurant in Old Forge. Ghigiarelli’s Pizza on Main Street in Old Forge has remained closed since Baron was reported missing on January 26. Now, two months later, his wife, son, and two daughters say they still have very little information about what happened to Robert. A family missing the center around […]

City Honors Snow Shovelers

SCRANTON — A family in part of Scranton gave the city a helping hand shoveling during the snowstorm earlier this month and on Monday, they were commended by the city for their efforts. Solana and Diora Franklin received good citizen awards from Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright at Scranton Northeast Intermediate School. When the blizzard dumped two feet of snow on the city two weeks ago, the girls and their brother Demetrius, a fifth-grader at John Adams, shoveled snow from places […]

Carbondale Looks to Buy Blighted Property

CARBONDALE — It’s been six years since fire destroyed a house in Carbondale. The city is now working to buy the property and turn a profit. People who lived next to the house are skeptical but hope something happens soon. “There are rodents and there are lots of cats around and the smell is something I am not looking forward to come summer,” said Scott Bottle. Bottle lives next to the burned-out house on Jeffery Street in Carbondale. The house […]

Pole Vaulting Inside the Marketplace at Steamtown

SCRANTON — Instead of shopping in the Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton, some people were instead pole vaulting. The Marketplace Mall Vault brought out competitors of all ages from all over the Northeast to try to out vault the others. The event was held at center court. The top three competitors in each division received medals and gift cards.

Double Dose of Disaster Following Twister, Blizzard

PITTSTON TOWNSHIP — While many hours have been spent on cleanup from the tornado one month ago in Lackawanna and Luzerne County, there are months of work still ahead. It’s easy to see the all the work Bryan and Lori Bryk, of Pittston Township, have ahead. “It feels like we just built the house 15 years ago, and we have to do it all over again.” Mother Nature hit people in this Luzerne County neighborhood with a one two punch. […]

Father Charged with Child Endangerment

SCRANTON — A man is facing charges after his infant son was allegedly neglected. Police say Gerard Nealon, 33, of Scranton, along with the boy’s mother, Rebecca Palukonis, 35, are charged with endangering the welfare of a child after the boy was found malnourished with liver and kidney damage. The boy is being treated at a facility in the Lehigh Valley.

Garbage Collection Resumes in Scranton

SCRANTON — Garbage collection resumed this week in the city of Scranton. It was suspended last week because of the blizzard. However, recycling pickup has changed. Paper will be collected this week. Next week, glass and plastic will be collected. In addition to trash pickup, the mayor tells us DPW workers are still clearing snow on the side of streets in Scranton.

Thaw Today, Ice Tomorrow

SCRANTON — One week after a blizzard dumped snow, burying the region, mild temperatures are bringing on a thaw. Snow banks are melting and shrinking, and roadways are wet. The mild weather and sunshine drew many to Nay Aug Park in Scranton Tuesday afternoon. “It’s lovely. This is our second time up to the park today. It’s really nice,” said Marty Nonnenberg of Scranton. “I like the sunshine,” said Anna Flynn of Clarks Summit. It was that sun and mild […]

Thaw Today, Ice Tomorrow

SCRANTON — One week after a blizzard dumped snow, burying the region, mild temperatures are bringing on a thaw. Snow banks are melting and shrinking, and roadways are wet. The mild weather and sunshine drew many to Nay Aug Park in Scranton Tuesday afternoon. “It’s lovely. This is our second time up to the park today. It’s really nice,” said Marty Nonnenberg of Scranton. “I like the sunshine,” said Anna Flynn of Clarks Summit. It was that sun and mild […]