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Scranton School Board faces record deficit as budget deadline looms

Scranton School District officials need $17 million to balance their 2017 budget, and they still must find $29 million the district will owe at the end of the year. (read more)

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Crews prepare Jessup power plant site for first turbine's arrival

JESSUP — Even before the first rays of sunlight crest the Midvalley, the site of the future Lackawanna Energy Center power plant in Jessup is a veritable beehive of activity. (read more)

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Pets of the Week 12/4/2016

Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond animal shelter. (read more)

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CHRIS KELLY: Warm regards

The frame holds four panes assembled more than a century ago by a craftsman whose name is lost to history. He did his job, took his pay and melted away. (read more)

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Local History: South Scranton church has deep community roots

Scranton’s oldest Catholic church started out as a 35-by-25-foot frame structure in a neighborhood known as Shanty Hill. It’s hard to imagine such a modest beginning for the imposing stone of Nativity of Our Lord church in South Scranton. (read more)

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New pool hall owners cater to families

A longtime billiards player, Chris Wilson remembers the days when a pool hall was viewed as a seedy place populated by hustlers waiting to prey upon inexperienced players. (read more)

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Santa Train, powered by steam, celebrates 20th trip

JESSUP — Sitting on their parents’ shoulders, children waited to hear the whistle. “He’s coming, he’s coming,” they yelled, as Santa waved from the steam engine pulling into Jessup. (read more)



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Scranton native Stephen Karam's play to tour

Scranton native Stephen Karam’s Tony award-winning play goes on the road next year. “The Humans,” which closes its nearly year-long Broadway run Sunday, Jan. 15, after 502 performances (read more)

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Bringing faith to life

More than half the members of Grace Bible Church’s congregation pitched in to create a Living Christmas Village, a holiday celebration featuring a Nativity drama and a biblical village scene full of educational activities and games for children that began Saturday. (read more)

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First Friday brings back memories of old Globe store

Anne Boles and her daughter Susie Schimelfenig were among scores of people who made their way into the former Globe Store in downtown Scranton on Friday night. (read more)

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Pets of the Week 12/4/2016

Find a pet who needs a new home at the Griffin Pond animal shelter. (read more)

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Court upholds ruling barring DeNaples from doing business with Mt. Airy

The state Commonwealth Court on Friday denied Dunmore businessman Louis DeNaples’ request to alter a ruling he contends prevents companies he owns from doing business with Mount Airy Casino Resort. (read more)

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B&B owner files counterclaim against Scranton over unpaid loan

A bed-and-breakfast owner is fighting a Scranton judgment against him seeking payment of an unpaid $150,000 business loan. (read more)

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Lakeland denies liability in suit linked to teacher's molestation of student

The Lakeland School District cannot be held liable for harm caused to a student who was molested by former teacher Matthew Stevens because she hid the relationship so well (read more)

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Barletta still thinking about cabinet post

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said Friday he’s still considering President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to become the next secretary of labor. (read more)