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The Poconos in the news

Invenergy received wetlands violation for contractor work

Though its proposed natural gas power plant still awaits approvals from the state and the borough, Invenergy LLC has already committed one environmental violation. A local drilling contractor hired by Invenergy disturbed wetlands without a permit on the p

Community Events Listings, April 18, 2015

Clifford Garden meeting: Mountain View Garden Club meeting, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Clifford Fire Hall; Master Gardener Phyllis Reinhart on flowers for pollinating. Dalton Auxiliary bingo: Dalton Spring Bingo night, Monday, doors open 6 p.m., games 6:30; Dalton

Scranton native focuses on Native Americans’ plight in documentary

Rebecca Marshall Ferris often uses her surroundings as the muse for her work as a documentarian. Several years ago, the Scranton native’s fascination with late actor and playwright Jason Miller resulted in the film “Miller’s Tale,” which aired on PBS.

Abington Heights hires Luzerne County company to manage food service

Abington Heights School District may save more than $100,000 next school year under a new food-service contract. Metz Culinary Management of Dallas will take over cafeteria services in the district for 2015-16.

Paul T. McDonald

April 14, 2015 Paul T. McDonald, 60, of Tobyhanna Township, Pocono Lake, passed away Tuesday in Pocono Lake. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Debie D. (Cobb) McDonald. Paul had worked as a truck driver for Rev-Hoopes Trucking of Ulysses, and had mo