That cookie box is full of life lessons

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CLARKS GREEN — Believe it or not, those limited-release, delectably crunchy Thin Mints on a table outside of Sam’s Club won’t sell themselves. “You have to shout out that you have cookies … not just stand there,” said Julia Schuster, 9, a Girl Scout and s (read more)


Post 7069 Auxiliary sets annual dinner VFW Post 7069 Auxiliary annual ham and cabbage dinner, March 17, 4-7:30 p.m. or sold out, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, $8.50/adults and $4/children, takeouts available; 570-586-9821 or 570-586-0669, bagpiper, 5:30 (read more)


1. Between 20 and 25 chefs from restaurants across the region will band together for a fundraiser to help ... A. St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen. B. Lackawanna College’s culinary program. C. Wayne County specialty farm Quails-R-Us Plus. D. The Marketpl (read more)

Local History: Blakely Baptist traces its roots back more than a century

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Editor’s note: Religion is part of the fabric of Northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to deepening our faith, our cathedrals, temples and other houses of worship strengthen the bonds of our communities. Building Faith is an occasional series exploring the (read more)


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Carbondale The Carbondale Public Library is hosting two 4-H informational events this week for children from 5 to 18 years old. The programs, which are slated for Thursday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon, are aimed at potential participants interested in l (read more)

City lawyer named Sons’ toastmaster

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A Scranton lawyer will be the toastmaster at the 113th annual dinner of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County. James A. Doherty III will deliver remarks and manage the program during the organization’s gathering on March 17 at Genetti Mano (read more)

Pike County sentencings

Pike County Judge Gregory Chelak sentenced: ■ Cindi L. Coppedge, 54, Dingmans Ferry, five years on the IP Program, including 12 months of house arrest, $2,500 fine and 18 month driver’s license suspension for DUI on Sept. 22, 2015, in Delaware Twp. ■ Ster (read more)

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Suspect named in Lake Ariel bank robbery

A Lake Ariel man wanted for the armed robbery of an NBT Bank office in Wayne County on Monday is likely in the Scranton area and may still be driving the stolen SUV he fled in after the holdup, state police at Honesdale said Friday. (read more)

Man gets two to five years in state prison for hitting state trooper while DUI

A Massachusetts man who hit a state trooper with a tractor-trailer while driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine in January 2017 will spend two to five years in state prison. (read more)

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Police seek help with transit center theft

City police on Thursday asked for help in identifying a woman and a man considered people of interest in a theft two months ago at the Lackawanna Transit Center. (read more)

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50 Years Ago - Strawberry Alarm Clock brought "Incense and Peppermint" to Scranton

At the clubs: “The Strawberry Alarm Clock” performed at the What’s Happening A-Go-Go on Pittston Ave, “GM and the Sting Rays” performed at the Fieldstone Inn on Drinker Street (read more)

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State Sen. Blake discusses state budget, education funding at legislative breakfast

SCRANTON — State Sen. John Blake spent two hours Friday morning discussing the proposed state budget, education funding, property tax reform and other legislative issues with dozens of local lawmakers, officials and student ambassadors (read more)

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Winning Cash 5 ticket sold in Taylor

Someone who purchased a ticket at the Turkey Hill Minit Mart for Thursday’s Cash 5 lottery drawing is going to be very happy. (read more)

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State AG: Not the final chapter in Lackawanna County Prison arrests

State Attorney General Josh Shapiro vowed Thursday the arrest of seven current and former Lackawanna County Prison guards charged with having sex with female inmates is the “opening chapter” of an effort to unravel the abusive culture that fostered that behavior. (read more)

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Police: No charges expected in fatal collision that killed popular Blakely woman

BLAKELY — Red and white flowers and an angel figurine ringed a utility a pole on Main Street on Thursday, a memorial for a borough woman killed near the spot the night before. (read more)