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Politics / 03.12.2018

It was a close vote, but Scranton Schools Director Barbara Dixon has been chosen by her colleagues for another year as President of the Scranton School Board.  In a meeting Monday night that was at times difficult to follow, Dixon won a 5-4 vote following the board's 5-4 decision not to elect Katie Gilmartin to the position.  The directors then voted to retain Robert Casey (no relation to the U.S. Senator) for another year as Vice President. Dixon and Casey received support from Paul Duffy, Bob Lesh, and Greg Popil, who voted by telephone....

City Confidential / 23.11.2018

State law enforcement officials raided the Administration Office of the Scranton School District this week.  Media reports indicate that they removed documents and computers from the board secretary and the transportation director's offices.  The other shoe is dropping.  We bet there are lots of nervous former bus drivers in Scranton this weekend. Mayor Bill Courtright introduced his 2019 budget this week.  No increases in city taxes but the $300 garbage fee remains in place.  If approved by City Council, the Mayor's budget will represent the third consecutive year without hikes in taxes.  This is Scranton and that's no small feat.  Critics of the Mayor will...