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PennDOT Prepares for Blasting Work on SR 309 Between Wilkes-Barre and Mountain Top - (04/17/2014)
--Beginning on Tuesday, April 22, PennDOT will begin the process of moving traffic from SR 309 North to SR 309 South, between Wilkes Barre and Mountain Top. In order to perform blasting in the rock cut area of SR 309 North, all traffic will be moved into single lane patterns on what are now the southbound lanes. From Tuesday (4/22) to Friday (4/25), crews will be painting lines, paving and setting barrier. As they do, there may be delays and single lane patterns in the area.
      By the end of next week (4/25), traffic is scheduled to be moved over and will remain in single-lane patterns until late fall.
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Public Invited to Share Input on Transportation Priorities for Long-Range Planning - (04/16/2014)
--The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at as part of PennDOT’s efforts to update the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the state’s first-ever Comprehensive Freight Movement plan.
      The plans will provide a strategic vision for investing in transportation assets to meet current and future demands. The plan’s goals, objectives and recommendations will help guide the state’s future 12-Year Programs and regional long-range transportation plans.
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Vive Health and Fitness in Kingston announced that its nutrition department is now accepting health insurances - (04/15/2014)
--Vive Health and Fitness in Kingston announced that its nutrition department is now accepting health insurances including Blue Cross Blue Shield * First Priority Life * First Priority Health * Highmark * Cigna * Aetna * Federal Employee Program. They have limited availability for new clients. For details, contact Ed Ferkel at Click here for more.

Borton-Lawson Names New Controller Judith Bloom, CPA Promoted to Controller - (04/11/2014)
--WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (April 11, 2014)– Borton-Lawson is pleased to announce Judith Bloom, CPA has been promoted to be the firm’s Controller. Bloom just recently celebrated her 3 year anniversary at Borton-Lawson in March. She was a Senior Accountant prior to her promotion to Controller.
      Borton-Lawson prides itself on its organic growth and ability to allow employees opportunities to grow with the company. In her new role at Borton-Lawson, Bloom will be responsible for the oversight of the company’s financial system.
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Howard Gardner School Benefits from FNCB Donation Donation will fund innovative educational programs - (04/11/2014)
--First National Community Bank (FNCB), locally-based for over 100 years, today announced a $2,000 donation to the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School, as part of the Bank’s $181,000 Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) commitment. The donation will be used to fund innovative educational programs at the school.
      The Howard Gardner School is a tuition-free public school serving the greater Scranton area.
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Frontier Communications Launches Frontier Business Edge™ New Brand Platform Focuses on Commercial Services - (04/11/2014)
--DALLAS, Pa., April 11, 2014 – Frontier Communications’ newly launched Frontier Business Edge™ brand provides commercial customers with access to technology and expertise that enhances their operations and ability to serve customers, clients and patients.
      “This new marketing platform encompasses a full portfolio of commercial products and services for businesses of every size,” said Rich O’Brien, East Region vice president for marketing. “Frontier Business Edge™ account representatives specialize in advising commercial customers on everything from advanced data to voice and video-networking solutions to cloud technology and network security.”
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PennDOT’ s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of April 13 to April 19. 2014 - (04/11/2014)
--Dunmore – PennDOT announces next week’s roadwork schedule
      Note: Anyone wishing to sign up for PennDOT Travel Advisories can do so by emailing James May at
      Please Note: PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. If you would like to get involved, please call 570-963-4044.
      Scranton Tomorrow, Penn State’s Master Gardeners and the University of Scranton will be conducting a cleanup and flower planting in downtown Scranton on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
      Lackawanna County : The SWB Rail Riders will have home games on the following dates and times. There may be traffic delays at the beginning and end of each game near I-81 Exit 182(Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road):
      Friday, April 18 at 7:0 5 p.m.
      Saturday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m.
      Sunday, April 20 at 1:05 p.m.
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First National Community Bank Hires Karotko - (04/11/2014)
--First National Community Bank Hires Karotko
      Matthew D. Karotko appointed to operations post
      First National Community Bank (FNCB), locally based for over 100 years, today announced the appointment of Matthew D. Karotko to the position of Vice President, Operations Officer.
      In this position, he will oversee FNCB’s Loan Operations, Deposit Operations and Electronic Banking Departments.
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