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GOP honors Solano, Ridge keynote speaker
GOP Chair Terry Casey presents Solano with award
“Pat Solano has always been my 911 when I needed advice,” former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge told a crowd of over 500 at this year’s Lincoln Day dinner.
The former Governor was the keynote speaker at the GOP’s annual event.
Hughestown resident Pat Solano was the organization’s recipient of the Henry Hoyt Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Guest speakers who gave accolades to Solano included Mayor Lou Barletta, GOP Chair Terry Casey, Attorney General Tom Corbett’s wife Susan Corbett and Senator Lisa Baker.
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What was Jackie thinking in cat case?
District Atty Jackie Musto-Carroll
UPDATE. Monday, February 8, 2010: This case was so ludicrous is was actually featured on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.
$10,000 - that’s approximately how much it cost to prosecute the woman who pierced her cat.
First, I love animals.
Growing up in West Pittston, we had a dog and a cat.
But the circus in the Luzerne County Courthouse this past week prosecuting this was outrageous.
With how our courts are backed up, I am absolutely amazed that our District Attorney, Jackie Musto-Carroll, allowed this to proceed. Read More ...
Joe Valenti - 1 opinion posted
With Lombardo out, who will step up
While former Pittston City Mayor Mike Lombardo won’t be in contention for the upcoming Senate race, rest assured someone from northern Luzerne County will.
In fact, you may see someone from Lombardo’s inner circle step up to the plate.
As of this writing, we cannot disclose who this may be, but he or she will be as strong, if not stronger than Lombardo in the third and fifth districts. Read More ...
Open forum, Bob Lampman, Mark Singer & Punxsutawney Phil
Bob Lampman, Mark Singer & Punxsutawney Phil
With the exception of Joe Oliveri's sentencing, it’s been kinda quite on the East Side this week.
With that, we’re going to have a Free for All/Open Forum this week.
First, I’d like to say “Happy belated Ground Hog Day” to Mark Singer.
Next, I only have two words – BOB LAMPMAN.
Finally, remember, keep in above board and all posts will be screened and monitored by yours truly.
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Joe Valenti - 42 opinions posted
Reader comments on WA Credit Union
UFCW will launch a student run credit union in the district
by Roger H. Stout
On January 26th, the Wyoming Area Board of Education – note, that’s EDUCATION – held their monthly meeting as usual. When item #10 was discussed, the approval of a credit union office in the high school, the meeting deteriorated to what is best described as a farce very rapidly. Thanks to PittstonPolitics.com, I was able to be there without ever leaving my computer!
I previously thought that school directors were elected to ensure our children would receive the best possible education. After this meeting, I’m convinced that many of the Wyoming Area Directors have other agendas. The approval of item #10 must be looked at as merely allowing an outside vendor to do business inside the high school.
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Roger H. Stout - 2 opinions posted
What...there was a MARCH?
Hundreds of thousands showed up at the March for Life in DC
by Donna Starinski-Valenti
Lack of media coverage of the March for Life in the nation’s capital was one of the motivating factors in writing this article. A substantial number of people from this area were involved in the March, signifying great interest in the respect for life cause, surely newsworthy.
Unfortunately, I did not attend the March, but I heard wonderful thing about it at the 27th Annual Respect Life Prayer Breakfast, held last Saturday, January 30th, at St. Mary’s Center in Scranton. I was impressed by the more than 400 people in attendance, which included Attorney Thomas Marino, Dave Madeira, Lou Barletta, and AJ Munchak. Also in attendance were multiple clergy and youth. Prayer was offered by representatives of both the Jewish and Christian faiths, all united with the cause of respecting human life.
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Donna Starinski-Valenti - 1 opinion posted
Locals celebrate wine making
Mark Miscavage, Paul Savakinas, Charlie Adonizio, Ron Wellington, Sandy Gubbiotti, Sam Alba, Leo Sperrazza, John Pischotti
For the past decade, local wine maker come together to celebrate their unique talent.
This year was no different. The 11th Annual Amateur Wine making Competition was held on Friday, January 29th, 2010.
A great turnout by the Greater Pittston winemakers who participated and all who attended had a great time!
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