Pittston: City waiving some fees during outbreak

In an update posted on the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Michael Lombardo announced the rebate period for city taxes will be extended one month from Friday, April 17, until Friday, May 15. Residents are asked to please continue to utilize the pink garbage s (read more)

Dupont: Lions Club suspends all activities

Dupont Lions Club’s annual children’s Easter egg hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 11, has been cancelled. The bi-monthly meetings of the Lions Club have been suspended until further notice. Disaster emergency notices Dupont Council, at a special meeting (read more)

Avoca: Langcliffe offers drive-thru church services

Independently-owned, local restaurants certainly have developed some innovative ways to keep their small businesses operating during these difficult circumstances. Some have added open, fresh air markets, while others have added curbside and delivery serv (read more)

Duryea: This is what America looks like

As we’ve begun to find our new normal under the stringent, but necessary guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus, I noticed many businesses have been making extra efforts to help the community. One Greater Pittston business whose generosity stood (read more)

West Pittston: We're all in this together

I have a tendency to find the positive in every negative situation. It’s a pretty scary unprecedented time that we are in as a country, but on the bright side, all of our hands are immaculately clean at least. But it’s scary. Tensions are running high. Pl (read more)

Exeter/Wyoming/West Wyoming: Computers can't take the place of human interaction

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With all of the closings and cancellations, the reality of pandemic is sinking in. We don’t know what to expect and are preparing as best we can, and organizations that make our lives a little better are finding ways to keep going. The Presbyterian Church (read more)

Jenkins Twp./Pittston Twp.: Stay safe at home

I hope you were all able to make it through the week with good health. It’s certainly been a challenge to remain home as much as possible this past week, but I have realized there is a silver lining to this stressful situation. Last week I mentioned sprin (read more)

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