Auto racing fans will have an easier trip to the track at Pocono after traffic flow improvements are completed. Governor Tom Corbett announced funding for the work, as he helped kick off the 2014 season. Five million dollars in transportation infrastructure funds have been awarded to widen roads and improve traffic flow to and from Pocono Raceway. Corbett joined NASCAR and INDYCAR officials at the track to make the announcement, touting the tourism benefits of the raceway. The work includes widening of Route 115. The road will stay open while construction is underway.
Yesterday a slice of the history of the Viewmont Mall in Dickson City became history when Roma Pizza served it's final customers. The mall is taking advantage of it's ability to end the contract with Roma early and getting ready to bring a big player to take up quite a bit of the food court's space. No word on who that might be. The Times Tribune reports that pizza place owner Joe Amato says he will move Roma to the Entenmenn's building on Business Route 6.
Turning the clock ahead one hour with the return of Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. this Sunday, could come with a renewed spring in your step. Dr. Robert Gerstman, a psychiatrist at Geisinger Medical Center, says the body and mind will adjust quickly.
Foreclose now for a future that's brighter. That's the strategy unveiled today as the Mall at Steamtown squirms beneath heavy debt. As the Times-Tribune reported today Al Boscov, whose department store is now sole anchor store in the mall, was on the money talking money matters when he said foreclosure procedures will be initiated. That will pave the way for the restructuring of the debt. And officials say that will be a big positive for the mall. Boscov huddle with mall officials this morning and WNEP reports he'll meet with representatives of the stores that lease space in the mall tomorrow.
Ten days after Saint Patrick's Day you've parked the green shirts....now grab the blue. March 27th is the 11th annual Casual Day. The point of the day is to start casual conversations about the importance of getting screened for colo-rectal cancer. Offices, schools, churches...any groups are invited to participate. Casual day t-shirts are fifteen dollars....pins five bucks. Wear them to work on Casual Day. Find out how to particpate by going to www.cancer-nepa.org or call the Norhteast Regional Cancer Institute. All money stays in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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