Valley View Park

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In 1904, on a hillside plateau just east of its Inkerman Station, the Laurel Line built a 40-acre picnic grounds they called Valley View Park. Well named, the site had a commanding view of the Valley. A 700-foot siding, long enough for nine cars, was put (read more)

Smaller ceremonies honor sacrifice

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The year’s Memorial Day celebrations were a lot different from past holidays. There were no large parades, but veterans groups did still honor the fallen with flag placements at area cemeteries and smaller ceremonies around Greater Pittston. DAVE SCHERBEN (read more)

A day of remembrance

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Editor’s note: With Memorial Day events cancelled this year, Jack Smiles took a look at Memorial Day’s history in the area. Though women in Southern states had been decorating graves of Civil War soldiers — Rebel and Yankee — with flowers even before the (read more)

Wyoming Area schedules online kindergarten registration

Janet Serino, Wyoming Area School District superintendent, announced registration of students who will be attending kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year will be conducted online. Parents can go to the Wyoming Area web page,, and fol (read more)


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Greater Pittston Progress photographer finds the personalities behind the masks of government officials, business owners, first responders and standout athletes from throughout Greater Pittston. DAVE SCHERBENCO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER (read more)


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