ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS & BUILDERS B.F. ENVIRONMENTAL For the fourth year, expert geologist Brian Oram, of B.F. Environmental Consultants, an engineering firm providing a range of services throughout the Poconos, has been retained by the supervisors of Tobyhanna Township to serve in the capacity of professional geologist and soil scientist. In this role, he and the company will serve the township by assisting in matters related to planning and land-based wastewater disposal. (read more)

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  • Coffee and Confidence event March 2 helps women explore self-employment
  • UNC’s Mardi Gras fund raiser raises more than $21,000 in 15th year
  • United Country - Legacy Auction & Realty to sell former private school in Chester County; Open House March 7, auction March 28


Coffee and Confidence event March 2 helps women explore self-employment

The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) will host “Coffee and Confidence,” a free information session for women interested in exploring the idea of starting their own businesses, on Monday, March 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on


Keystone Clean Water Team receives national designation

The Keystone Clean Water Team, a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health, safety and welfare of the community and the environment, recently received national recognition from the Nebraska-based Groundwater Foundation, which d

DCNR says improvements make state park online reservation more consumer-friendly

Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that the department is upgrading its online system for Pennsylvania state park campsite, cabin and pavilion reservations. The new system on DCNR’s website recently went live. “



BANKING& FINANCE BANK OF AMERICA Bank of America announced that Baron Holland has been appointed small business banker manager for Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware. Holland will lead a team of bankers who will provide more personalized attention to


Education the answer to rising inequality

I find it interesting that three items in this month’s edition have a common link. First, on page six is an analysis of Pennsylvania’s increasing inequality. Then, there’s our profiles of some of the technological talent at UM Tech in Moosic. UM Tech want

How to have a healthy New Year: Manage your mental and physical health

By Daelene Long It’s the beginning of another New Year, and for many, it’s a time to make resolutions. Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight, exercising more, and reducing stress. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help

Keep healthy vision a priority all year long with these seasonal tips

By Thomas Engle Winter ■ Eat healthy foods. The holidays can be especially tempting for poor diet choices. Make sure you eat plenty of leafy greens, colorful fruits and omega-3 fatty acids for better eye health. ■ Quit smoking immediately. Smoking is harm

Help spread the word about LIHEAP

I’m asking for help spreading the word about LIHEAP. Formally known as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, it is a federally-funded program that helps pay the home energy bills of PPL Electric Utilities customers who meet income-eligibility req

PennFuture applauds action by Gov. Tom Wolf to reinstate moratorium on gas drilling of public lands

PennFuture on Jan. 29 applauded the expected reinstatement of a moratorium on new gas drilling leases attached to Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. The executive order, signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia, would super

Curing math phobia

Recently I got a call from UM Technologies, a local firm on the brink of a big expansion. They have a problem, but it isn’t one you’d think of right away — particularly given our region’s stubbornly high unemployment rate. UM’s problem: They can’t find pe

Opinion: ‘Math’ will challenge Gov. Wolf’s campaign promises; force pension, labor reform

Matthew J. Brouillette, president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, issued the following statement in response to Tom Wolf becoming the 47th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: We congratulate Tom Wolf on becoming Governor of Pennsylvania.

In my opinion: Municipal pensions: The rest of the story…

The Pennsylvania State Associationof Township Supervisors supports a proposal that would stop third-party arbitrators from including municipal police and firefighter pension benefits in contract negotiations. By David M. Sanko Make no mistake: Pennsylvani


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FedEx plans new facility in Pittston Township

Shipping company FedEx Ground plans to construct a 312,356-square-foot facility with a parking lot for 600 cars on a vacant lot behind T.J. Maxx in the Grimes Industrial Park in Pittston Township, according to real estate broker Charles Adonizio of Atlas Realty. (read more)