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Pittston City Zoning Board will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Monday, May 18, online through Zoom. The link can be found at The meeting will cover the request of Verlean Winslow for a property at 21 George St. and a request of the city’s redevelopment authority for a property at 79 S. Main St.

Copies of applications for the zoning permits and hearing are available by contacting the administrative office at 570-654-0513 or by emailing

Garbage stickers

If garbage stickers are needed, call 570-654-1090. Continue to use the pink stickers until further notice.

Local businesses

If you would like to help local businesses during this crisis, consider supporting the Progress Through Partnership fund by making a monetary donation of any amount. To donate or learn more, visit

Highlighting a few small business this week:

Sapphire Salon has posted a May calendar with various gift card opportunities for each day. Gift cards have a theme for each day and there are free gifts to go along with the card purchases.

Leverage Fitness Studio has posted the May workout schedule on its Facebook page. To join the Zoom class, comment on the post or message the page for the link.

The Downtown Pittston Partnership Facebook page has posted the following restaurant updates: Angelo’s Philadelphia Subs, Callahan’s and the Red Mill reopened for takeout this past week. Also, Fuji and The Majestic are open for takeouts. Arcaro’s The Next Generation, China III, DeMuro’s Pizza, Lizza’s Mezzo Mezzo, Napoli’s Pizza, Vince’s Pizza and Vito’s Bistro are open for takeouts and delivery. Curry Donuts, Donut Connection and Dunkin are open for pickup. Morgan’s Butcher Shop is open for curbside pickup and Sabatelle’s Market is open for walk-ins and delivery.

Pittston Library news

The library has posted links on its Facebook page so you can continue to connect with them through online programming and resources on YouTube, Instagram at pittstonmemlib, Pinterest at pittstonlibrary, Goodreads, and Twitter at pittstonmemlib.

The library will continue to post readings of books voted on by patrons, along with boredom busters and tips and tricks to help get through the next few weeks.

PA High School news

Pittston Area has been posting about the graduating class on its Facebook page. Each post includes a picture of the senior and where they are going to college.

The high school also announced Vice Principal Chris Lazevnick and teacher Amanda Bauman are willing to get pied in the face on Facebook Live if the Relay for Life effort the students put together can hit the $20,000 goal. Relay for Life was supposed to take place at Charlie Trippi Stadium but has instead gone virtual. The students have raised $12,000 but were not able to complete the last few fundraisers they had planned.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The link to donate is on the Pittston Area Senior High School Facebook page.

Katie Kelly writes about Pittston. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2002 by 5 p.m. Monday.