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WRIGHT TWP. – The Crestwood School Board will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 in the school library to adopt a resolution authorizing a referendum question for the May 15 primary election.

The referendum will seek voter approval to levy, assess and collect earned income and net profits tax or personal income tax to fund Homestead and Farmstead exclusions. The work session and board meeting for February will follow.

EXETER – The borough, along with the Luzerne County Treasurer’s Office, will be selling dog licenses beginning Feb. 1 through Feb. 26, at the fire house on 1405 Susquehanna Ave. Licenses will be sold Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

The borough also reminds residents:

• All landlords will be required to report the names and addresses of their tenants as part of a new landlord-tenant ordinance. Forms have been sent out to landlords. If you did not receive one, please call Lynda at 654-3001, ext. 2. If you would like a copy of the ordinance, stop by the borough building, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Garbage stickers for 2007 are now available at the borough building. The cost is $110 and $90 for senior citizens 62 or older. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also purchase your sticker by mail, by sending a check or money order payable to Exeter Borough in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 1101 Wyoming Ave. There will be evening hours starting in March.

• Recycling calendars can be picked up at the borough building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Landlords, please note, even if you purchase the sticker for your tenants, the cost is based on who resides there. To get a sticker for $90 you must be 62 and reside in the residence.

LAUREL RUN – Clear Brook Inc. of Luzerne County will announce a major construction project at 10:30 a.m. today at the Clear Brook Manor Building.

State Sen. Bob Mellow, D-Peckville, will attend the event at 1100 E. Northampton St.

HARRISBURG – Community groups and watershed organizations are invited to apply for the next round of grants under the state’s Growing Greener program.

The deadline to apply is April 13. The grants will finance projects designed to clean up rivers and streams, address serious environmental problems at abandoned mines and contaminated industrial sites, enhance local recreational needs and improve quality of life for residents of the commonwealth.

Projects of special interest are those for resource recovery and innovative mine drainage treatment, as well as projects that undertake an integrated approach to water resources management at the county or watershed level.

Preference will be given to projects that seek to restore an impaired watershed using a comprehensive approach. Projects that include private and public partnerships, promote the long term coordinated stewardship and restoration of the watershed and educate others regarding their roles in protecting the watershed and water supplies are of particular interest to the department.

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division said the Statewide Mock Trial Competition will begin Monday.

The event draws participants from 259 schools across the state who will be competing in district and regional levels.

Pennsylvania’s mock trial program is one of the largest in the nation. Schools that will be participating from Luzerne County are Bishop O’Reilly High School, Hanover Area Junior/Senior High School, Hazleton Area High School, MMI Preparatory School, Tunkhannock Area High School, Wyoming Seminary and Wyoming Valley West.

DURYEA – Garbage stickers are on sale in the borough building. Stickers not purchased by Feb. 1 will incur a $10 late charge.

Stickers may be purchased Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and evenings Tuesday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Residents may also mail in a check with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Prices of the stickers are one bag, $80; two bags, $135; three bags, $175; and four bags, $215. Individual stickers for additional bags are $2 each and can only be used in addition to the annual garbage sticker.

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