SEPTA Extending Regional Rail Line to Wawa, Delaware County

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The $5.8 million in federal funds will restore the Media Elwyn Line about 3 miles further to Wawa, Pennsylvania, and implement and maintain positive train control , U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and U.S. Senator Bob Casey, D-Pa., said in separate news releases. “Passenger safety is the top priority of any transit system, and investments into state-of-the-art safety technologies can reduce accidents and make our families' commutes to work and school safer,” Meehan said.

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Marguerita Davis, left, of Kingston, and Barbara Vega, of Wilkes-Barre, enjoy some snacks during the National Alliance on Mental Illness 17th annual Mental Health Walk at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE cv22mentalp3 KRISTEN MULLEN / FOR THE CITIZENS' VOICE Participants walk across the Market Street Bridge in Wilkes-Barre during the National Alliance on Mental Illness 17th annual Mental Health Walk.KRISTEN MULLEN / THE CITIZENS' VOICEcv22mentalp1 The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Luzerne and Wyoming Counties hosted the 17th annual Walk for Recovery & Mental Health Fair on Sunday in Wilkes-Barre.

Historic Nathan Denison House opens for season on Memorial Day weekend

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The Rev. Richard Zavacki to mark 60th jubilee of ordination to the priesthood

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The Rev. Richard A. Zavacki, pastor emeritus of the former St. Hedwig's Parish, Kingston, is celebrating his 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18, in St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Kingston.

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Paul Adamchick is known as “Pizza Paul” because his family owns Pizza Perfect in Kingston Twp. However, he also has a reputation for fantastic fireworks displays.

Project could make levee trail in Kingston safer

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Ingrid Cronin knows firsthand how dangerous the area around Rutter Avenue and Church Street in Kingston can be for a cyclist. It's the place where a car hit her, knocking her out and sending her to the hospital before the driver fled the scene.

President Trump denies disaster aid for NEPA

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Police search for missing Plymouth Twp. man

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Man implicated in bizarre sex case headed to trial

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One of five men implicated in a bizarre child sex trafficking case that has ties to Luzerne County is headed to trial. Charges against Kenneth C. Fenske, 57, of Quakertown, were forwarded to Bucks County Court following a preliminary hearing on Monday.

Mine conference to show how Germany is saving mine-related marvels

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Germany is saving its coal mine-related engineering marvels unlike the United States where historic breakers and railroads are being destroyed. Those attending an upcoming mine land reclamation conference in Wilkes-Barre will get an up-close look at what Germany is doing, an effort that deepens the sadness in many people over the losses in the U.S. Michael Hewitt, program manager for the Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation, will be a luncheon speaker at the 2017 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference on June 21 and 22 at the Best Western Genetti Hotel.

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MARK MORAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Ron Williams says the menu at Harry's on Carverton, which is set to open at the end of this month in Kingston Twp., will change weekly. KINGSTON TWP.

Documentary at Sem examines the impact of ‘screen time’ on children

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Historical society annual car show

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Luzerne County Historical Society will hold its seventh annual classic car show at the Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7. The show is open to any vehicle: classic cars, race cars, muscle cars, tuners, trucks, motorcycles, choppers, bicycles, etc. Entry fee is $15 per vehicle.

State Police Remember Fallen Officers in Luzerne County

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Pennsylvania State Troopers had a different duty on Tuesday. Retired and active state police officers at the Wyoming Barracks honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at a special ceremony.

Community Digest

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Drop off prescription drugs Saturday at Wyoming state police barracks

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Healthwatch 16: Breast Cancer Symposium on Saturday

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But some in the medical field say there's a growing need for information about later stage breast cancer too, especially in this area. The Komen Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania has teamed up with Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine to present a symposium bringing a lot of information to the community for free this weekend.

UGI planning gas line projects

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Girl Scouts announces new major gifts officer

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Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania has appointed Valerie Whyman, Williamsport, Pa., as Major Gifts Officer. She will raise essential support for the organization throughout a 21-county area in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, which includes Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Monroe, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming.

W-B Academy

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First grade students at Wilkes-Barre Academy were each given a book, a bookmark, and coloring sheet to share with their family for Austim Awareness month by Step By Step. This is Step By Step's seventh year reading about autism to classrooms across Northeast Pennsylvania.

Community Digest

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Aqua Pa. announces it will spend $292 mil on statewide improvements

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Multiple projects will take place in several areas across the state to improve customers' water and wastewater service. Aqua has detailed its planned spending by operating division.

How to cope when breast cancer spreads

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How to cope when breast cancer spreads

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Political Scene

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Joe Caffrey recently announced his intention to seek re-election to a 4-year term on the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board. A fundraiser to support his candidacy will be held on Thursday evening, May 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at A Touch of Class, 228 George Ave. in Wilkes-Barre.

Community Digest

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The City of Wilkes-Barre is now accepting applications for summer jobs for park maintenance/labor positions. Applications are available in the Human Resources Office, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 40 East Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 and online at wilkes-barre.city/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-Summer-Application-for-website.pdf.

Political Scene

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Families for Forty Fort Park plan Memorial Day craft fair

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Families for Forty Fort Park will hold a craft fair/yard sale in the park during the Memorial Day Parade, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 29. Those interested in being a vendor should email F4Park@gmail.com. Include your name, contact number and whether you are an independent consultant or setting up a table for the yard sale.

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Keystone College's Linder Gallery, located in the Miller Library on campus, will host an art exhibit featuring works by Pennsylvania artist Eileen Kopelman depicting the historic Battle of Wyoming, also known as the Wyoming Massacre. There will also be an opening reception for the artist on Tuesday, April 18, 4-6 p.m. Both the exhibit and the opening reception are open to the public and free of charge.

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