2020 Winter Golf Clinic

The Lackawanna County Commissioners 2020 Winter Golf Clinic will be held February 17 to March 12 at Goodwill Industries of NEPA Gym, 925 Prospect Ave, Scranton.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Declare “Code Blue” Frigid Weather Alert

Based on current cold weather information, the Lackawanna County Commissioners are declaring a “Code Blue” frigid weather alert.

Utilizing forecasts from the National Weather Service at Binghamton, NY, and in consultation with the Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency, a “Code Blue” is in effect for Lackawanna County, beginning at 11:30 AM on Friday, January 17, and ending at 6 PM on Saturday, January 18.  

A “Code Blue” alert is issued when the forecasted temperature in Lackawanna County (including wind chills) is expected to reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If necessary, based on weather conditions, an extension of the alert may be issued.

The goal of this notification is to: make people aware of the extremely cold conditions; provide information related to health and wellness in the cold weather; and publicize the locations of emergency homeless shelters that are operated by area social service agencies.

During a “Code Blue” alert, homeless individuals can access an emergency shelter at the following locations:

  • Keystone Mission, Weston Field House, 982 Providence Road, (doors open at 9 p.m.)
  • Anthony’s Haven, 409 Olive Street, Scranton, (hours: 7:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Community Intervention Center, 445 North 6th Avenue, Scranton, (hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Information on personal health and safety during freezing weather can be found on the Lackawanna County homepage by visiting and clicking on the “Code Blue Alert” icon on the right side of the screen. Alerts will also be posted on the County’s social media outlets for the duration of the advisory period.

Downtown Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Bicycle and Pedestrian Study

DATE:      January 8, 2020

TO:            General Public

FROM:      Steve Pitoniak, Lackawanna County Planning Department Manager

RE:            Downtown Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Bicycle and Pedestrian Study

Lackawanna County and Luzerne Counties will be holding public meetings to gather input on the draft plans for the Downtown Scranton and Wilkes-Barre Pedestrian and Bicycle Network. Public meetings will be held for each Central Business District plan in the respective city.

The Downtown Scranton Public Input Session will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14th at Lackawanna Heritage Valley, 213 Railroad Avenue, Scranton, PA 18505. Snow date will be Thursday, January 16th.

The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Public Input Session will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21st in Room 214 of the Arnaud C. Marts Center, Wilkes University, 292 S Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Snow date will be Thursday, January 23rd.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Pitoniak at the Lackawanna County Regional Planning Commission at (570) 963-6400 or John Petrini at the Luzerne County Planning Commission at (570) 825-1560.

County 3 On 3 Tournament Supports American Cancer Society

Andrew Kettel, third from left, local Coordinator for “Coaches vs. Cancer,” accepts a $1,500 check for the organization and the American Cancer Society, which represents a portion of the proceeds from the Lackawanna County 3 on 3 basketball tournament. In July, 80 local and out-of-town teams participated in the annual event, which was conducted in downtown Scranton.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Rick Notari, the County’s Community Outreach Coordinator; Coach Kettle, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Curt Camoni, Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau; and Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director for Parks & Recreation.