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Players round the bases during the Challenger games Saturday, June 10, at the Jenkins Twp. Little League.

The Challenger Little League Baseball Organization took the field at the Jenkins Twp. Little League on Saturday, June 10. It was a great turnout for an even greater cause.

The Challenger Little League Baseball Organization is a run by a group of volunteers, donating their time to make this league happen. According to the official website, “The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball.” This league helps disabled children get out and involved in a game they love so much.

The Challenger’s trip to the RailRiders game on June 4 was rained out. The organization is trying to get tickets for June 25. However, all tickets and vouchers for the previous game must be returned in order for this to happen. All tickets must be returned to Larry Wills, president.

For more information on this selfless organization, please visit

Northeast Fair

It’s time for the annual Northeast Fair. The fair runs from Tuesday, June 20, through Sunday, June 25.

Tickets can be purchased at the Pittston Twp. Hose Company, 79 Bryden St., and at 20 Freeport Road, Pittston. Advanced tickets are $7, and $10 at the Northeast Fair itself.

The Pittston Twp. Recreation Board will be sponsoring tickets to the Northeast Fair for the children of the township, ages 2 to 12 years old. Please stop at the Pittston Twp. Municipal Building, 421 Broad St., Pittston, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up tickets. Proof of residency is required.

For more information, visit the Northeast Fair website is

Police regionalization

According to Jenkins Twp. Supervisor Bob Linskey, the Greater Pittston Police Regionalization Study Group is working on finalizing plans by Oct. 1.

The municipalities involved now include Jenkins Twp., Pittston Twp., Dupont and Laflin. Furthermore, Yatesville may be looking to join the regionalization study group, as the mayor has attended the latest meetings.

The next meeting of the study group is at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Pittston Twp. Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

For information, call Chairman Bob Linskey at the Jenkins Township Municipal Building at 570-654-3315.

Pittston Twp. senior party

Pittston Twp. Recreation Board is sponsoring a party for senior citizens of Pittston Twp. at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Attardo Park.

Food and refreshments, as well as raffle tickets, will be made available to all who attend. The event also will feature music and prizes.

All senior citizens of the township are invited to the party.

Jenkins Twp. seniors

Meetings of the Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization are held the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions.

The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Co., 2 Second St. For information, call Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

Tax bills due

County and municipal taxes are now at the penalty amount.

In Jenkins Twp., office hours are from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building. Payments can be sent anytime in the mail. Postmark will be accepted as payment date. If a receipt is required, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment.

Jenkins Twp. residents who have not received a bill or who received a bill in error, please contact the tax collector.

Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte announced office hours for collections are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the home office, 12 E. Oak St. Pittston Twp. Payments may be mailed to the same address. If a receipt is requested, remit all copies of the tax bill along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and payment.

Anyone who has not received a tax bill, please contact Rita at 570-654-8807.

If a change of address is needed, mark the bill accordingly.

Jenkins Crime Watch

The next Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. For more information, please contact Chairman Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-3315.

Jenkins Twp. notices

The Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

The Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors would like to inquire about holding an electronics recycling event in concurrence with a paper shredding event, for the resident of the township. Please provide your feedback via email to, is a website for the township with new features that include an interactive calendar, a contact us section, and a mobile friendly layout, be sure to check it out.

Pittston Twp. meeting

Pittston Township Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St.

Pittston Twp.

yard waste collections

Yard waste will be picked up in Pittston Twp. throughout the summer.

On the first and third Tuesday of each month, yard waste will be collected in Upper and Lower Browntown, Cork Lane, including Tedrick and Market streets west of the by-pass, Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doty Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe.

Yard waste will be picked up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in Butler Heights, Suscon, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill.

Yard waste must be in containers which do not weigh more than 30 pounds.

Do not use plastic bags or the yard waste will not be picked up. Paper bags can be used.

Yard waste consists of only grass, leaves and garden debris.

Tree branches must be bundled and tied and be no longer than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length.

The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, plastic bags and ashes.

Call the office at 570-654-0161 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least 24 hours prior to pickup to schedule collection.

Pittston Twp. Crime Watch

The next Pittston Twp. Crime Watch meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the municipal building.

Speakers are Roger Orlandini, store manager, and Sandy Swan, asset protection manager, at Wal-Mart on Route 315. They will give a presentation on store security, providing insight into what they encounter on a daily basis.

The public is invited.

Registration is always open and the Crime Watch now has 152 registered members and 223 Facebook friends. There is no cost or obligation of any sort.

For information, contact Frank Sciabacucchi at 570-954-0092.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to, Jeff Dunn Sr., Charles Begin, Megan Sailus, Crystle Shemanski and Ralph Donato, June 19; Andrew Denny, Michael Tierney and Jocelynn Roccograndi, June 20; Robert Bryden III, June 21; Candace Levanavage, Teri Lynn Scatena, Gary Gall and John Laboranti, June 22; Vito Rinaldi III, Mia Pagnotti, Dante Grantham, Mia Rinaldi and Mike Sokolowsky, June 23; Theo Lencicki, Fabian Bryan, Christina Amato, June 24. Stephen Jackson, Joyce Fath and Kristen Ferretti, June 25.

Wise Words of the Week

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” — Winston Churchill (British statesman, 1874-1965).

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Township and Pittston Township every week. To include an item in his column, email or call 570-430-1800 or 570-821-2002 by Monday.