Blue Ribbon Task Force holds meeting, discusses potential BRAC in 2017

The Blue Ribbon Task Force (BRTF) recently held a meeting to discuss community impacts, community support and preparing for a potential BRAC in 2017.The Blue Ribbon Task Force was originally organized by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance and has been providing community support for the Tobyhanna Army Depot since 1992. The purpose of the meeting was to brief the committee on the current financ (read more)

  • Blue Ribbon Task Force holds meeting, discusses potential BRAC in 2017
  • Northampton Community College’s executive-in-residence, Martin Guitar CEO Chris Martin, to give talk on April 29
  • Hazleton Chamber’s Annual Dinner and Executive Business Exposition scheduled for May 22
  • PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 transportation proposals until April 30
  • Ben Franklin announces ‘Innovation’ award winners; Vitrius Technologies, Wilkes-Barre to be honored May 6
  • Women! Want to start a business? Plan to attend SBDC’s ‘StartUP’ series beginning April 9
  • Plan to attend ‘Aviation Day and Fly-In-Drive-In Breakfast’ at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport May 25


Ben Franklin announces ‘Innovation’ award winners; Vitrius Technologies, Wilkes-Barre to be honored May 6

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation awards. Winners will be honored at the Ben Franklin ixchange event, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at the Zo


DEP releases 2014 Susquehanna River sampling plan

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on April 16 released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticide

State Senate approves Sen. Yaw ‘Landowner Protection’ bills

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved today with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford).The legislation, k


Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corporation releases earnings results for first quarter

The board of directors of Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corporation has released earnings results for the corporation for the quarter ended March 31.Net income for the three months ended March 31 was $972,000, $230,000 more than the same period in 2013. On


Township Supervisors tout local benefits of transportation funding law

David Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), said April 3 that townships and other local governments are already reaping the benefits of Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding la

National Volunteer Week is April 6-12

On the occasion of National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, we would like to publicly recognize and thank the extraordinary people who volunteer at Geisinger.At Geisinger-Community Medical Center, we are fortunate to benefit from the vibrant efforts of hundre

Expedited filing initiative paying dividends

Gov. Tom Corbett recently implemented another innovative initiative making it easier for businesses to bring jobs to Pennsylvania, and businesses are responding.Corporations doing business in Pennsylvania must register with the Department of State. These

PSBA calls for a more modern, simplified and financially sustainable process for school construction reimbursements

The current 11-step process is cumbersome and costly Speaking before the House Education Committee, Senior Director of Government Affairs John Callahan said HB 2124 sponsored by state Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) provides a more modern, simplified and financi

Celebrate National Doctors’ Day March 30

Dear Editor:In celebration of National Doctors’ Day, March 30, we would like to recognize and thank all of our fellow, loyal physicians for their skill and compassion in caring for the medical needs of individuals and families in the region.The physicians

Guest Op-Ed:There’s no place like home, so why do valuable home health services face unprecedented cuts, co-pays?

In this era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, unfortunately much of the partisan bickering that goes on in Washington over budget cuts and funding gaps becomes little more than white noise. However, when the target of the cuts includes our oldes

Treasurer: Businesses must remit unclaimed property by April 15

The Pennsylvania Treasury collected $281 million in unclaimed property last year, more than any other year since 2009. While we are tremendously pleased with this success, I realize there are still many business leaders out there that remain unfamiliar wi

Important local research a source of pride

To paraphrase my favorite 90s television show, “The truth is in there.” Somewhere along a microscopic chain of twisting double helices, the code can either break down and make us ill or miraculously do the opposite — tell cells how to keep repairing and r

ESU’s Lehigh Valley Center to add new program: a seven-course sequence in speech-language pathology

Beginning this summer, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Center in Bethlehem will offer a seven-course sequence in speech-language pathology.The new program, which will provide students with the pre-requisites required to apply t

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Answers to your FAQs: Should I roll over my retirement funds?

Q. Should I rollover my retirement funds?A. In general, a rollover is the movement of funds from one retirement savings vehicle to another. You may want, or need, to make a rollover for any number of reasons--your employment situation has changed, you wan

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