Scooting Around “Works Good” For Mail Delivery

Doug Long, inside right, of the Lackawanna County Office Services Department was recognized for his “Good Works” in “thinking outside the box” in regard to delivering mail to all of the departments and the prison. In the Spring, Doug began using a Swagger 5 scooter to pick-up and drop off mail to County buildings outside the Government Center. This action doubled his efficiency, expedited court documents for quicker action and cut down on the distance he was logging on a daily basis.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Mr. Long and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Sanderson Street Tavern Small Business Spotlight

The Sanderson Street Tavern was the small business spotlighted at the July 10 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. This Throop establishment is the place to be. It offers daily food and drink specials along with a variety of burgers, hoagies, wraps, wings, soups and salads to mention a cross section.
L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Heather Perrone McGrath and Matt Turner, staff; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Throop Mayor Joe Tropiak “Zips” Along with “Good Works”

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized Throop’s Mayor Joe Tropiak, inside right, for his “Good Works” in initiating a campaign to change the borough’s zip code from 18512 to 18513. This action, if approved, would impact Throop’s property values that are affected by sharing a zip code with other municipalities. This process is lengthy and involves area size, mail volume and other facets. The United States Postal Service will render its decision in July 2020.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mayor Tropiak, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

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.