Dalton Borough Council approves budget for 2018

DALTON — At the Dec. 18 Dalton Borough Council meeting, finance chairperson Lorraine Daniels announced the final budget for 2018 is $140,331. “The assessment is down this year,” Daniels said. “That means our finances are down this year.” Daniels said that the millage, which is 24.7, has been raised by half a mil. Board member […]

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Clarks Summit Police Department asking residents for cooperation

CLARKS SUMMIT — The Clarks Summit Police Department is asking residents to help in fighting crime by taking part in the Camera Registry Program (CRP). The CRP allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the police department. When a crime occurs, police will be able to identify […]

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South Abington Twp. supervisors pass 2018 budget with no tax or sewer increases

S. ABINGTON TWP. — The township board of supervisors unanimously passed the 2018 budget and tax resolution at its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 11, with no changes to the preliminary budget, which was approved at the November meeting. There are no tax or sewer fee increases. The total budget for the year is $7,564,159. The […]

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AH superintendent: Seniors will have classes should teachers’ union strike

CLARKS SUMMIT — Abington Heights Superintendent Dr. Michael Mahon announced during the district’s Dec. 6 school board meeting that seniors will be able to attend classes, taught by administrators, throughout the labor stoppage, should the Abington Heights Education Association (AHEA) strike on Jan. 2. According to Mahon, high school principal Andrew Snyder led the charge […]

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Clarks Green Assembly of God to present the Brass Elves Saturday, Dec. 16

CLARKS GREEN — Clarks Green Assembly of God wrapped up its annual free gift to the community, the three-day Live Nativity of the Abingtons, with its final performance of the year on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. But the church isn’t yet finished with its seasonal gift giving. Its next community event, slated for this weekend, […]

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This Week in Local History: Abington school news of the past

1967 — South Abington fourth-grade student Robert Coffin was shown in a the front page photograph piling up bags of clothes the school had recently sent to Appalachia. “The school council organized the clothe-in by bringing clothes and shoes from home, piling them in bags and having them sent to such states as Kentucky and […]

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Live nativity at Clarks Green Assembly of God Church display true meaning of Christmas

CLARKS GREEN — A coating of snow made it look a little bit like Christmas. But nothing says Christmas like a nativity scene, especially a live one. That’s what members of Clarks Green Assembly of God performed this past weekend. The event was called the Live Nativity of the Abingtons. The church’s backyard was decorated […]

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Cookies galore at Clarks Summit Fire Hall

CLARKS SUMMIT — A myriad of people lined up inside the Clarks Summit Fire Hall from its lobby to its hallway on Saturday, Dec. 9, waiting to go through the doors of the dining area in order to get cookies at the 11th annual Holiday Cookie Walk, held every second Saturday of December. A wide […]

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Arts and entertainment calendar for week of Dec. 13, 2017

AUDITIONS & CALLS FOR ENTRY Actors Circle seeks play submissions: The community theater group is seeking submissions for its 2018/2019 season. Those interested in directing a play should send a script with submission form, available online at, to Actors Circle, c/o Linda Griffiths, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, PA, 18508, no later than Dec. 15. […]

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Community calendar for week of Dec. 13, 2017

REMINDERS Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA support group meetings, 7 to 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Elan Gardens, 465 Venard Road, Clarks Summit. Info: call Rhonda Fallk at 570-585-8099 or Rita Fenton at 570-586-0179. Over-eaters Anonymous meetings, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at […]

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