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The “Good Works” Of The Lupus Foundation

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Cynthia Donlan, inside right, of the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania with a “Good Works” certificate in recognition of both the organization’s 40th anniversary and the outstanding education and research work provided by the agency. The Foundation serves over 11,000 Northeastern Pennsylvania residents. This chronic autoimmune disease affects more than 1.5 million Americans, ninety percent of which are women between the ages of 15-44...

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Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Borrelli & Peoples

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to two of our area’s most decorated and storied runners – Heidi Peoples, center, and Kevin Borrelli, inside right. The two individuals recently captured the second annual Scranton Half Marathon. Mr. Borrelli is a two-time Steamtown Marathon winner and Ms. Peoples won the race three times. The two marathoners have run numerous races along the northeast corridor and have also been involved in high school and college coaching...

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff members from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) gather with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for a proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” The CAC has been the leader in combating child abuse, neglect and exploitation by providing specialized trauma therapy, education, and advocacy services. The agency also operates a Teen Advocacy Center for youth 13-18 years old...

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The “Good Works” Of The Jude Zayac Foundation

Tina Palochko, inside right, a Home Health Aide for Bayada Home Health Care, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners in recognition of her recent assistance to an elderly resident. Ms. Palochko secured temporary space at a local motel for a 92 year-old woman who was displaced from her apartment. On her own time, Tina delivered meals to the woman, laundered clothes and handled several other matters for her...

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Mended Hearts Garner “Good Works”

Jack Walsh, inside right, a survivor of five cardiac events, created the Mended Hearts Inc. Scranton Area Chapter 276 support group to help area residents cope with the various cardiovascular episodes that they have faced in their life. Mended Hearts Inc., established in 1996, is a volunteer organization whose members visit cardiac patients, provide information, support and encouragement, and offer advice to family caregivers. To date, the group has made 41,000 visits to some 15,000 patients. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Mr. Walsh with a Certificate of Recognition for his assistance to others...

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C.A.S.U.A.L Day In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners issued a proclamation to recognize the impact the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 12th annual C.A.S.U.A.L Day has on the fight against colon cancer in our region. Established by the family of the late Helen Phillips, the event, held on March 26, urges residents to get screened for early detection of colon cancer and also highlights the medical breakthroughs that have saved lives...

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Lackawanna County Commissioners Recognize Eagle Scouts

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented proclamations to three young men from Troop 265 for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. To attain the Eagle Scout rank, they completed community service projects focusing on cleaning-up the Scott Valley Cemetery, building a fire pit for the Scott Township civic center, and cleaning and planting at the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, respectively...

Unofficial Results as of 5/27/15 – May 19, 2015 Municipal Primary Election


Marine Joseph Silvestri Honored By Lackawanna County

May 28th, 2015
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Non-stop international flight out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to the Bahamas

The Lackawanna County Commissioners joined Airport and elected officials in announcing the first non-stop international flight out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to the Bahamas. Vacation packages include airfare and all-inclusive accommodations for four nights and five days starting at $977 per person…

2015 Bike Safety Fair Draws Large Crowd

The third annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Bike Safety Fair provided free helmets, instructions, giveaways and food to hundreds of area children. The event, conducted at PNC Field, featured bike safety checks, fingerprinting by the District Attorney’s Office and the bookmobile…

Commissioners Recognize Scranton Half Marathon

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a framed Scranton Half Marathon poster to Matt Byrne, inside left, race organizer, in recognition of the impact the event has on the community and the economy…

Commissioners “Welcome Home” Refurbished Mine Car

A treasured piece of Lackawanna County’s storied history in the mining industry was spruced-up for the future…


ARTS Engage! April 8, 2013

Wireless Initiative AD


Insurance Department Recommends Homeowners Make Sure Their Coverage Is Ready for Severe Weather, Offers Tips on Filing Claims

PennDOT to Launch ‘Pothole Blitz’ on Regional Roadways Following Challenging Winter

Pennsylvania Insurance Department Urges Property Owners to Consider Flood Insurance& Provides Tips to Cut Premiums

2015 Lackawanna County Conservation District Seedling Sale

Governor Wolf Urges Pennsylvanians to Stay Safe in Cold Weather

2015 Notice of Judicial Sale

Pet Owners Encouraged to Take Precautions to Protect Pets in Winter Weather

Preparation, Flexibility Urged Ahead of Potential Storm during Holiday Travel Period

Penn State Extension and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health resources help consumers navigate Health Insurance Marketplace

DEP Reminds Citizens of Important Autumn Advisories

Tornado Safety 2014

Governor Corbett Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation

Dialing 9-1-1 on an Old Cellphone Not Child’s Play

New, Increased Weight Restrictions Coming to about 1,000 Bridges

Penn State Extension – Library Express

Lackawanna County Offers On-Line Tax Certification Processing

Emergency Assistance from the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation

New One Bin Recycling Format For Paper Fiber

Environmental Alert Involving Electronics

Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

PennDot Emergency Contact Information System