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  • Monday Morning Coffee: A Quick Fill Up.

     
    Eight Days ... ... before a new governor takes office, Pennsylvanians still have their minds on one topic: the economy. Seven in 10 voters list the economy as their top priority as Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett prepares to take office, according to a poll by...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Santorum's Magical Mystery Tour.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Now that Fox News has handed him his walking papers, it looks like Our Rick has plenty of time to devote to his true vocation: securing the GOP nomination for president in 2012 without making......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: New DEP Policy On Shale Outrages Environmentalists.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Environmentalists are doing spins over the news that field inspectors and regional directors at the state Department of Environmental Protection must obtain approval from acting DEP Secretary Michael Krancer before...
  • Former Congressman Murphy To Announce For AG Today.

     
    Looking To Break ... ... a four-decade-old Republican lock on the office, Former Democratic U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy of Bucks County on Wednesday declared his candidacy for state attorney general in 2012. Asked Wednesday how he planned to succeed...
  • "Scenic Byway" projects near Scranton and Philly are among grant recipients

     
    A bit of transportation-related news from the wire services: PennDOT: Three Scenic Byway Projects Selected for Federal Funds Projects Enhance Quality of Life; Among 94 Selected Nationally HARRISBURG, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Federal...
  • #Bear euthanized in #Lackawanna County

     
    Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region officials today announced a black bear that had become habituated to being hand-fed by people at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, Lackawanna County, was euthanized by agency officers Saturday, June 4,...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Wednesday Five.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're running seriously late this morning, courtesy of the endlessly compelling reality television otherwise known as British PM David Cameron's appearance before the House of Commons this morning. The...
  • CHS adds another Pennsylvania hospital

     
    Community Health Systems, the owner of Easton Hospital, is adding another nearby hospital to its portfolio. CHS this week announced an agreement to purchase the Moses Taylor Health System in Scranton. The Moses Taylor system includes 217-bed Moses...
  • Assessing and correcting storm damage to trees & shrubs

     
    (This post comes from Terry Schettini, one of my co-workers in Lackawanna County, PA.) After our recent storms the coming weeks would be a good time to assess rain and wind damage to trees and shrubs. So what do you......
  • Scranton Man Charged after Police Standoff in Dauphin County

    Scranton Man Charged after Police Standoff in Dauphin County
    A 19 year old woman arrived at Pennsylvania State Police's Troop "H" barricades in Dauphin County at around 1:30 Monday affer and claimed that she had been kidnapped from Lackawanna County last evening. The woman said she and 40 year old Jeffrey John...
  • Ad wars begin for Rep. Holden and his primary foe

    Ad wars begin for Rep. Holden and his primary foe
    The Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District launched their television advertisements Wednesday and the two sides have already traded barbs over the messages. Lackawanna County attorney Matt Cartwright’s ad buy...
  • Feds Charge Former State Senator with Mail Fraud

    Feds Charge Former State Senator with Mail Fraud
    Former State Senate Democrat leader Robert Mellow, of Lackawanna County, has been charged by the federal government with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and filing a false income tax return.  The 70 year old  Mellow was a member of the Pennsylvania...