No Federal Inmates to be Transferred Here

Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Sunday sent a letter to federal Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal telling him to not transfer federal inmates to USP Lewisburg, USP Canaan, or FCC Allenwood. On March 21, 2020, the Associated Press reported that the first federal inmate, located in New York City, has tested positive for COVID-19. “[I]t is clear that […]


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Publisher statement

We at The Forest City News want to let you know that we will continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information for our area. We are considered a life-sustaining business and will continue to print our newspaper.  With that being said, we have decided to close our office to walk-in traffic effective immediately. […]

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Area Restaurants open for take-out,delivery, andcurbside pickup

The following food establishments in our area are open for take-out, delivery, curbside  pickup: Beer Express, Simpson, 570-282-5338 – take-out Max Deli, Forest City, 570-785-7007, take-out  and drive-thru Shirley’s Family Diner, Forest City, closed Elegante Restaurant, Forest City, 570-785-4100, take-out and delivery Frank’s Place, Simpson, 570-282-0159, take-out, delivery, curbside and online ordering Pierogie Cafe, Forest City, 570-785-5858, take-out China […]

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Zazzera’s Supermarket keeping food on the shelves for area families

Zazzera’s Supermarket is trying to keep up with the high volume of traffic in the store with the coronavirus pandemic hitting the country. The Trichilo family has seen an increase in customers which is requiring them to receive more frequent shipments of food. On Friday morning, March 20, a tractor trailer unloaded a large shipment […]

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StephanieMarie Vasquez

Stephanie Marie Vasquez, 41, of Port Jefferson Station, NY, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 16th at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY, after her battle with terminal illness. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of Joseph and Audrey Paye-Vasquez of Uniondale, PA.  She was a graduate of West Islip […]

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Zesty Italian Dressing

We like to include a fresh salad with our evening meal whenever we can. We keep a variety of bottled dressings on hand, but we also like making dressings from scratch. I often use oil and vinegar and sometimes make a dressing from a mix. This is an option for an easy to make salad […]

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Susquehanna County Buildings Now Open By Appointment Only

The Susquehanna County Commissioners have signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency effective March 19, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The declaration directs the Susquehanna County Emergency Management to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the effects of this disaster, to aid in the restoration […]

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Leo Frank Skorupa

Leo Frank Skorupa, formerly of Simpson, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020 after a brief illness.  Born in Simpson, Nov. 2, 1927, Leo was the son of the late John and Katarzyna Pokora Skorupa; he was one of nine children. He was the husband of Jean Caviston Smugeresky Skorupa and the late Mary Magdalene “Maggie” Franks Skorupa, who passed in 1997. Leo graduated […]

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Raffle Postponed to Sat., May 16

Due to the recent corona virus pandemic, The FCAES has decided to postpone the Meat Raffle from March 21st to May 16th. The health and wellbeing of our community is foremost in our minds in this time of great concern. Please hold on to your chances and come out and support them on May 16th.

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Organizing for the Spring Thaw

Seasonal transitions can be frustrating times of year for a Trail Family. You have two seasons worth of clothes and gear layingaround and the weather seems to change by the hour. This is especially true as Winter gives way to Spring. You’ve probably heard the old cliche that March “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” […]

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Pleasant Mount News

Happy Birthday to: Marissa Mead, Charles Conklin Jr., Aubrey Warcho, Tommie Sampson III,  Mary Ann McCusker, Linda O’Brien, Donna Dovin, David McMullen,J im Griffin, Lily Eltz, Kaylee DeHaven, Tyler Butler, Luke Megivern, Brian Weist, Terry Joseph, James Swegel, Christa Hicks, Mike O’Brien, Megan O’Neill, Grace Lane, Madeline Schupper, Lewis Lee, Fran May, and Amelia Franceski. Happy Anniversary to: Jack and Ella Chyle The Costello-Monahan-Brown American Legion Post 964 […]

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Odds N Ends

The Coronavirus is impacting almost every activity.  The warning for elderly folks to avoid crowds  especially effects many of us.  As always, there is a tendency of the media to “hype” everything and this is certainly no exception.    We are greatly in favor of taking precautions like washing your hands frequently, staying home if you are […]

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Easter Egg Hunt at KP postponed

FC Parks and Recreation announce they will be postponing their Easter Bonnet/Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Sunday, April 5th at Kennedy Park. They will be updating with a rescheduled event for the children as soon as possible.  Sorry they have to do this, but after careful consideration they feel this is in everyone’s best interest […]

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FCR School Distribution

The Forest City Regional School’s next food distribution will include a Weinberg Children’s Produce Market distribution and is scheduled for Thursday, March 19 as follows: Forest City Regional Elementary School (11:00-1:00-NSLP Breakfast and Lunch) Union Dale Methodist Church (11:00-1:00-NSLP Breakfast and Lunch) Pleasant Mount Social Hall (former Pleasant Mount Fire Hall-11:00-1:00-NSLP Breakfast and Lunch)) In […]

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Andrew P. Crowley Obituary

Andrew P. Crowley, 75, of Bethlehem, and formerly of Endwell, NY, and Forest City, passed away peacefully at Moravian Village Memory Care Unit in Bethlehem, on Friday, March 13, 2020. He was the widower of Anne Coar Crowley, who predeceased him in March 2018. Born January 31, 1945 in Newton, MA, son of the late J. Elmer […]

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Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

One of the things I do when looking for recipe ideas to share is to look through Zazzera’s sale flyer from this paper. Since I saw boneless skinless chicken breasts are on sale, I got inspired to share a recipe for one of my favorites, chicken cutlets. You can serve them as shown in this recipe, or […]

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Clifford Twp. signs agreement with Greenfield Twp. for police protect

by Theresa Opeka An agreement to allow Greenfield Township Police to patrol Clifford Township was passed at the Tuesday, March 10 meeting of the Clifford Township Supervisors.  “Some cynics said we are buying them (Greenfield) a car to sit  in Greenfield.  I asked them (the police) if they want a quota.  They said no,” chuckled Supervisor Barry Searle.  He made the […]

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C’dale Chamber SupportsCatholic Social Services

The Carbondale office of Catholic Social Services of The Diocese of Scranton recently received a $1,000 donation from The Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. The donation came as a result of Carbondale’s annual “Tinsel Trail” Christmas tree display in Memorial Park.  Local businesses sponsored the decorated trees, and monies raised were donated to Catholic Social […]

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Beware of Census scams in PA

Recently news emerged that documents misleadingly labeled as official Census forms are being mailed to Pennsylvanians, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin reminded Pennsylvania residents to be cognizant and aware of potential 2020 Census scams and confusion.  Pennsylvanians can respond to the 2020 Census by mail or online. Census Day is […]

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Ellen Benasutti

Ellen Benasutti, 92, a resident of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Benasutti. Born in Olyphant, the daughter of the late Frank and Anna CondidaGalea, she was a graduate of Olyphant High School. She was formerly employed by Daystrom Industry and before retirement […]

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Emily A. Bebla, R.N.Vandling

Emily A. Bebla, R.N., 78 of Vandling died Monday, March 9, 2020 at home. She was the wife of Andrew Bebla, Jr. The couple had been married for over 56 years. Born in Richmondale, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Koslowsky Kost. She was a graduate of Fell High School, Simpson and the Scranton Sate Hospital School of […]

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Wayne Co. Business devastated by fire

A Wayne County business was devastated by fire on Thursday, March 5. Flames broke out at Aldenville Log & Lumber at around 5:30pm. Crews from Wayne, Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties responded to the fire.  They were on scene until the early morning hours on Friday. The State Police Fire Marshall is investigating the blaze.   The business […]

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High-Tech Trailhead

We hit the trails to escape modern technology, right? While this is mostly true, we still like to maintain some link to the 21st century even when we make a point to commune with nature. Lots of us use apps like Strava to track our steps or biking miles. It’s also wise to just have […]

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Robert Leslie Spangenberg

Robert Leslie Spangenberg, 85, of Thompson, died Monday, March 2, 2020 at home following an illness. His wife, the former Audrey Lillias Laird, died on April 18, 2004.Born in Susquehanna, he was the son of the late Shirley Roxanna Spangenberg, who died in 2004. He attended school in Burnwood and Jackson. He was a veteran […]

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Mary E. Roberts

Mary E. Roberts, 87, of Waymart, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, March 1, 2020 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Lamberton in 1973, and her second husband, James A. Roberts in 2019.Born December 12, 1932 in Simpson, she was the daughter of […]

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Looking Back

10 YEARS AGOMarch 3, 2010The Browndale Fire Company has been awarded a grant of $67,097 by the Department of Homeland Security.Twenty five area residents gathered at Elegante Restaurant on Sunday night, Feb. 21, and formed the new Forest City Area Historical Society.Reps. Sandra Major and Tina Pickett announced that Forest City Borough will receive $132,474 […]

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Virginia L. (White) Ryan Irving

Virginia L. (White) Ryan Irving, 83, of Tompkinsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 2018; and first husband, Dan in 1966.Born in Eynon on March 24, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Jennie (Carpinetti) White. She was […]

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Duane H. Frisbie

Duane H. Frisbie, 78, of Carbondale, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at home. His wife is the former Mary Ann Mindas.Born in Carbondale, son of the late Donald and Elsie Sweet Frisbie, he was a machinist at Arlington Industries for many years. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his whole world. Duane was an avid N.Y. […]

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James “Scoots” Marcinkus

James “Scoots” Marcinkus, 66, of Rockledge, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 27, 2020. He was the beloved husband of the former Kathleen Hall; the couple had been married for 41 years.Born in Carbondale on April 6, 1953 he was the son of the late James and Mary Casmer Marcinkus. Jim graduated from Forest City […]

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No vacated roads For Herrick Twp.

by Theresa OpekaThe Herrick Township Supervisors decided at their Monday, March 2 meeting that they would not be vacating Stone Bridge Road and a portion of Airport Drive. Supervisor/Road Master Brian Zembrzycki said, “We are not going to do anything at this time. We are just going to put gates up from mid-November to mid-March […]

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Dimock E. Barlow

Dimock E. Barlow, 97, of Gibson Township, PA, died Wednesday night, February 26, 2020 at the Forest City Nursing Home, Forest City, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mabel A. Miller on October 22, 2013.Born December 28, 1922 in Gibson, PA, he was the son of the late Howard and […]

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