The “Good Works” Of SCOLA Help Adults To Read

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the efforts of the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance (SCOLA) for helping adults learn to read with a “Good Works” certificate. For over 30 years, SCOLA and its volunteer tutors have provided one-on-one and small group instruction to adult non-readers from 36 different countries who now reside in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The instructions deal with basic reading, writing, and life skills. In April 2011, SCOLA merged with United Neighborhood Centers...

Veterans Affairs Office Honored By Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League

The Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League honored Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Director Robert Tuffy and his staff for their efforts in securing benefits and providing a multitude of services for the 28,000 veterans in our community. In 2013-2014, the County office secured $3,836,656 in benefits to assist local veterans and their families. The office also provides information on housing, self-help programs and medical treatment and schedules in home or assisted living visits to accommodate veterans and their families...

The “Good Works" Of The Scranton Half Marathon

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the organizers of the inaugural Scranton Half Marathon, which took place on April 6 with 2,825 registered race participants and over 150 youngsters for the kids quarter mile fun run. The event hosted runners from 23 states and Washington D.C., which broke down as 52% female and 42% male. Robert Aherns of Clarks Summit and Heidi Peoples of Taylor won their respective divisions. The 2015 race is set for April 12...

October Is United Way Month In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners have designated October as United Way month. The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is conducting its annual campaign to fund vital self help, education and wellness programs to assist youth, the elderly, the disadvantaged and families to gain access to necessary services...

Commissioners Declare Christopher Thomas Day In Lackawanna County

Chris Thomas, inside right, Principal at Old Forge High School, was one of the 16 umpires to work the recent 68th Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Mr. Thomas has been an umpire since 1991, doing Little League games in Old Forge and Taylor. He is active in numerous collegiate, softball, basketball and baseball associations and has officiated several District 17, Eastern Regional and State Championship contests...

The “Good Works” Of The Children’s Miracle Network

The Lackawanna County Commissioners lauded the outstanding “Good Works” accomplished by the Children’s Miracle Network. Since 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals have raised more than $5 billion dollars in 32 counties in Pennsylvania, aiding 170 children’s facilities across the United States and Canada. The donations support, research, training, equipment and uncompensated care. In our community, this year alone, funding has been used for recliners in the inpatient pediatric unit, Accuvein finders to make IVs less painful, and books for children to take home from well visits...

Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Mark Kwiatkowski

The Lackawanna County Commissioners designated August 20, 2014 as Mark Kwiatkowski Day. He was also recognized for his outstanding athletic skills. Mark has competed in the Area P Special Olympics, Pennsylvania State Special Olympics and USA Games. In 2013, he won a gold medal in golf skills at the Pennsylvania State Games and in 2014 a gold medal at the USA games. He is also an avid fan of music, Elvis, baseball and theater and has performed with The Poets...

2015 Tentative Budget!


Lackawanna County Commissioners Announce Funding For Six More Community Re- Invest Projects

October 23rd, 2014
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Benton Township Receives Community Re-Invest Funding

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $10,000 check to members of the Benton Township Athletic Association to upgrade its Little League complex…

Intermodal Groundbreaking

The Lackawanna County Commissioners attended the groundbreaking of the new Intermodal Center, which will soon be built on the current site of the State Office Building parking lot in Scranton.

Commissioners & Local Officials Cut Ribbon At Aylesworth Park

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and officials from Archbald, Jermyn and Mayfield Boroughs cut the ribbon at Aylesworth Park, marking the completion of the facility’s $1.2 million upgrade and expansion…

Lackawanna County Commissioners Honor Gino J. Merli & Joseph R. Sarnoski

The Lackawanna County Commissioners gathered with family members at a sign dedication to Gino J. Merli and Joseph R. Sarnoski at the County park in Greenfield Township that bears their name.