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DURYEA — Sean Shay, a resident of Duryea for the past 11 years with his wife and three children, has announced his candidacy for election to the Duryea Borough Council.


As a business owner and member of the Northeast Business Club, Shay said he will promote a balanced budget, control wasteful spending and finance projects to promote the borough.


DURYEA — Michael McGlynn, a lifelong resident of Duryea, announces his candidacy for re-election to the Borough Council, a position wherein he said he has worked with other members for the betterment of the borough.


McGlynn said he supports a community center for residents and is committed to improving flood protection and securing 24-hour ambulance service for the borough.


DURYEA — James “Jimmy” Balchune, commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 585 and member of the VFW, both in Duryea, has announced his candidacy for election to the Borough Council.


Balchune said he supports creating programs for the borough’s youth as well as the revitalization of the Main Street area through grants and community development funds.


DURYEA — Edward Ameika, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former employee of the Department of Defense, has announced his candidacy for election to the Duryea Borough Council.


In addition to supporting law enforcement and emergency services, Ameika said he will work for flood protection, creating walking and bicycle trails, removing debris from the Lackawanna River and cleaning illegal dumping grounds.


RICE TWP. — The American Legion Mountain Post 781 will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


All Rice Township election candidates have been invited and the meeting is open to all township residents and the general public. For questions, call 570-678-7105.


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