Appeals Deadline Set

The Lackawanna County Assessment Office is reminding all residents that applications for appeals for 2020 tax purposes must be received by 4 PM on August 1.

This deadline will provide ample time for processing all requests.  There will be no exceptions.

Throop Borough Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored the Borough of Throop for its 125th Anniversary. Incorporated in April of 1894 and named after noted Civil War surgeon Dr. Benjamin Throop, the borough was originally a subdivision of Dickson City. Throop was well-known for its anthracite mining, general stores, churches and school system. Today, its population is over 4,000, and it has over 1,400 single family dwellings.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Andy Hedegus, Throop Fire Chief and Chairman of the Centennial Committee; Rich Kucharski, Throop Council President; Throop Mayor Joe Tropiak, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Vince Tanana, Throop Councilman.

Carbondale Pop Up Senior Center

Lackawanna County’s Area Agency on Aging will present a Pop up Senior Center on the Main Street Square in Carbondale on Tuesday, July 16, from 9 am – 1 pm. Senior citizens can pick-up their farmer’s market vouchers and use them at the market that will be on site. A free chopping station will be available to prep produce to take home.

Community organizations will sponsor information booths and demonstrations. The Weinberg Foundation will provide a cooking demonstration, and the Greater Carbondale YMCA will have a booth on its healthy living program.

The Geisinger Community Medical Center Springboard team will be testing handgrip strength with a machine called a dynamometer.  It will also host a cup stacking competition for participants to have fun while testing their cup stacking abilities. The United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties will sponsor free blood pressure screenings.  Jim Cullen and Jack Bordo will perform from 9 am – 11 am.

For more information contact Sue Miraglia at Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging at 570.963-6740, ext. 1406 or


Lackawanna County is holding two (2) Local Share Account (LSA) Monroe County
Grant Workshops on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM and Thursday, August 8,
2019 at 1:00 PM at the Electric City Trolley Museum, 500 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA

These workshops will help agencies or municipalities that wish to apply to the LSA
Program for project funding. The workshops are held for approximately an hour
and there will be a question and answer period.
Please contact our office at 570-963-6830 x1375 or email to RSVP.