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Utility work to be

banned on 2 streets

After a resurfacing project on Pinecrest Avenue and Franklin Street is completed in the spring, borough officials will not allow any utility cuts to be made on those streets for up to five years, except for emergencies.

Residents on these streets considering any improvements that will require digging below the road should make plans to have the work done before the street is resurfaced.

Any questions should be directed to the borough office at 570-675-1389.


City offering

free flu shots

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, along with the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department, will offer free flu shots as part of National Immunization Week at a mass immunization clinic 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at the 109th Armory, 280 Market St.

Call the state Department of Health at 570-826-2071 or the city Health Department at 570-208-4268 with questions.


Senior services

summit is set

LeadingAge PA President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Barth will hold a Senior Care Service Summit for Luzerne and Lackawanna counties at 9 a.m. Friday at Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas.

The summit will allow LeadingAge PA members and area seniors to discuss Pennsylvania’s senior-care funding system directly with policymakers and state legislators.

More information about LeadingAge PA is available on its website, www.leadingagepa.org.


HELP assists

with heating costs

PPL Electric Utilities’ Operation HELP campaign is underway. Operation HELP is administered by a network of local agencies. Donations help the needy pay energy bills.

More than 86,000 families have benefited through the program in the past 30 years.

An online form is available at www.pplelectric.com/operationhelp.


Barletta: Internships

are now available

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, has announced that internships are available in his Washington, D.C., office and all of his district locations: Hazleton, Carlisle, Harrisburg and Sunbury.

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be an intern. Internships do not have set start and end dates; they depend on the individual student. Schedules also are determined based on an intern’s availability.

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter to Barletta’s office at PA11Internships@gmail.com. Applications are due by Dec. 20.


Lane closings on

I-81 are slated

A single-lane closure on Interstate 81 North and South at Exit 190 (Main Avenue) that occurred between 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. today will reoccur 6 tonight through 6 a.m. Friday in preparation for a traffic switch in this area and the next phase of work.

As part of the next phase in this $30 million project to repair bridges, improve paving, guiderail and drainage and remove a portion of a rock slope, the ramp from Main Avenue to I-81 North will be closed until spring of 2014. This closure will take place as soon as possible but is weather dependent.


King’s education

program re-accredited

The education department at King’s College earned renewed accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The department was first accredited in 2009 for a five-year term. The new accreditation runs to 2020.

The accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and post-bachelor’s degree preparation programs. It does not cover individual education courses offered to educators for professional development.

NCATE is a group of more than 30 organizations that has accredited more than 600 institutions of higher leaning.

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