Jimmy Fisher, Times Leader

Jimmy Fisher

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Berwick, PA, United States

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Past articles by Jimmy:

West Pittston residents upset over late truck traffic

WEST PITTSTON — Several borough residents aired concerns to council Tuesday about activity at a property owned by Blue Ribbon Farm Dairy that is causing them major headaches. The residents, who live in the area of Miller and Jenkins streets, say the Tunkhannock Avenue-based business has been causing them to have sleepless nights with late … → Read More

Thousands flock to Pittston for annual Tomato Festival parade

PITTSTON — Emma Rose Hadley had only one thing on her mind during Saturday’s Pittston Tomato Festival parade — candy! The 3-year-old from Pittston jumped up and down with a huge smile, hoping for whatever sweet treat she could get. Emma was one of thousands who came from near and far to attend the annual … → Read More

Pittston Tomato Festival set to kick off four-day event Thursday

PITTSTON — It’s tomato time! The 34th annual Pittston Tomato Festival officially opens at 5 p.m. Thursday and runs through Sunday. The festival has become such a huge draw and so well-known, the governor will take part in Saturday’s parade. Organizers say more than 50,000 usually attend over the four days, but they are always … → Read More

Christopher Columbus statue back in place for Pittston Tomato Festival

PITTSTON — A life-sized statue of Christopher Columbus has returned to its home at Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street, just in time for the city’s Tomato Festival. But since the statue was knocked over and damaged in a car crash last December, the famous explorer has grown a few feet. To ensure history doesn’t repeat … → Read More

West Pittston council to borrow $1M for roads, public works site

WEST PITTSTON — Borough council members approved borrowing $1 million this week for paving roads and upgrades at the public works garage. West Pittston will borrow the money from Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. Some residents voiced concerns about whether borrowing so much would lead to a tax increase at some point in the … → Read More

Pittston council approves engineering firm for streetscape work

PITTSTON — Council members approved two proposals from Reilly Associates for engineering services at their monthly meeting Wednesday. The first proposal, for services on Phase 4A of the city’s streetscape project, is for $101,550 while the second proposal, for services on Phase 4B, is for $79,950. “They’re providing the design and they’re providing the inspection … → Read More

Northeast Fair in Pittston Township provides family fun through Sunday

PITTSTON TWP. — Familiar sights, sounds and smells fill the air as the Northeast Fair makes its return this week. The annual event, entering its 51st year, is underway through Sunday. Opening times are 5 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Joe Pupa, assistant chairperson for the fair, said the first few nights … → Read More

Pittston City Council members borrow $2 million for upcoming LCCC project

PITTSTON — City council approved borrowing $2 million from Fidelity Bank on Wednesday to start → Read More

Pittston City Second Friday Art Walk returns for first event of the season

PITTSTON — The sky looked dark, but the rain held off as the first Second → Read More

Weather conditions don’t stop West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival from being a success

WEST PTTSTON — The 46th annual Cherry Blossom Festival didn’t start out with the best → Read More

Pittston to study dangerous street

PITTSTON — Resident Diane Morris complained to council this week about traffic and safety issues → Read More

Farmers market coming to Avoca

AVOCA — The borough will play host to a farmers market starting this summer, council → Read More

West Pittston council approves bid to demolish pool at park

WEST PITTSTON — The fate of the abandoned swimming pool at Baltimore Avenue Park was → Read More

Pittston council to apply for three gambling grants

PITTSTON — Council decided Wednesday to apply for state gambling grants to pay for a → Read More

West Pittston officer honored for stopping man from jumping off bridge

WEST PITTSTON — Larry VanMeter will never forget his encounter with borough police officer Eric → Read More

Wyoming Area won’t hike taxes above index, might reinstate boys volleyball

EXETER — The Wyoming Area boys volleyball program has been defunct for several years, but → Read More

Status of the Columbus statue given at Pittston council meeting

PITTSTON — City Administrator Joe Mozkovitz provided an update on the status of the Christopher → Read More

Pittston Mayor Jason Klush won’t seek re-election

PITTSTON — Jason Klush has spent seven years serving as the city mayor, and he → Read More

Pittston Area School Board members approve Narcan policy

YATESVILLE — Illegal drug problems and overdoses are not common at Pittston Area School District, → Read More

First public meeting for ‘Our Town Pittston’ documentary serves as introduction to the project

PITTSTON — The city’s expansive history is coming to the small screen.More than 20 residents → Read More