Infrastructure improvement project coming to a close

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Aqua Pennsylvania announced on Friday that the $10 million infrastructure improvement program in its White Haven division is coming to a close, with most projects completed or near completion. a Replacement of 1,000 feet of old 2-inch galvanized steel water main with new 6-inch ductile iron pipe on Lincoln Drive in Harveys Lake, $150,000.

Automotive Today: Luzerne County’s CarBows.com provides one big car accessory

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Sheila Beck of Wapwallopen provides a service for car buyers that clients tell her is “the icing on the cake” when purchasing a vehicle. Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with competitive insurance rates or a long-lasting warranty.

UGI plans power line upgrades in Wapwallopen

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The electric division of UGI Utilities Inc. will upgrade a portion of its power distribution line system in Wapwallopen on Wednesday. Customers may experience service interruptions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday in the following areas of Wapwallopen: South River Street; Weiss Street; Orchard Street; South Church Street; South Main Street; Hobbie Road; Haps Way and State Route 239.

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MICHAEL J. MULLEN / TIMES-SHAMROCK Bill and Becky Houlihan of Gouldsboro pick out a Christmas tree at Roba Family Farms in North Abington Township with children Jax, 16 months, Damien, 10, and Paislee, four months. As the market for fresh Christmas trees tightens nationwide, cash-and-carry tree farms in Northeastern Pennsylvania have held the line on prices and fresh tree aficionados shouldn’t see a price hike.

Hunters invade NEPA woods during opening day of deer rifle season

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Hunters interested in donating their harvest to Hunters Sharing the Harvest can do so by taking the deer to one of the following locations in Luzerne County: Hunters are reminded to report their harvest to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Hunters have three ways to report a successful harvest: Tear out the harvest report card in your current Hunting and Trapping Digest, fill it out with the correct information and drop it off at your local post office.

Empty bowls fill stomachs by aiding area food banks

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John Dubik of Plymouth, left, and his son Mark Dubik of Monroe Township pick out handcrafted pottery bowls at the Henry Student Center on the campus of Wilkes University during the Empty Bowls benefit on Sunday. John Dubik of Plymouth, left, and his son Mark Dubik of Monroe Township pick out handcrafted pottery bowls at the Henry Student Center on the campus of Wilkes University during the Empty Bowls benefit on Sunday.

Psychologist who evaluated kids-for-cash juveniles loses license

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A psychologist sued in a civil lawsuit along with kids-for-cash figures Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan has lost his license to practice his former profession in Pennsylvania. Frank Vita, who performed hundreds of psychological evaluations of kids-for-cash juveniles, is no longer a licensed psychologist in the state.

Conahan’s brother-in-law loses license

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A psychologist who performed evaluations on juveniles sentenced by former county judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. gave up his license and will pay a fine for ethics violations. Frank Vita, brother-in-law of kids-for-cash judge Michael T. Conahan, gave up his license in an agreement with the State Board of Psychology.

Pocono festivals

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Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Days:  Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19 in downtown Jim Thorpe. Featuring train rides, vendors, crafters, farmers market, bike rentals and rids, entertainments, and seasonal specials from restaurants and shops.

Student aids veterans with greeting card project

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LOIS A. GRIMM / THE CITIZENS’ VOICE Mary Grace Eckert, 12, of Wapwallopen, turned a school assignment into her life‘s mission to help veterans with her project Cards to Heroes. The determined 12-year-old Wapwallopen resident has raised $5,000 for Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors since 2012.