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SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent



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NANTICOKE — Richard Wiaterowski took the oath of office as the new mayor of the city at Monday evening’s reorganization/City Council meeting.


Wiaterowski’s wife, Greater Nanticoke Area school board member Wendy Kotsko-Wiaterowski, along with the couple’s three children, stood next to Wiaterowski as he was administered the oath by outgoing Mayor Joseph Dougherty.


District Judge Donald Whitaker administered oath to newly elected council members William Brown and Nicole Colatosti-Mackiewicz, as well as to returning council members Lesley Butczynski, and Kevin Coughlin.


Brown was also elected council president, replacing Stephen Duda. Hank Marks, president of the Nanticoke Taxpayers Association for the past 23 years, said that Duda did “a great job” as president and “always had the taxpayers’ best interest in mind.”


Marks added that the Greater Nanticoke Area School District and the city as a whole have recently improved.


Coughlin was elected vice president, replacing James Litchkofski, who has resigned from council.


Attorney William T. Finnegan Jr. will remain as the city’s solicitor.


The next council meeting will be on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.


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