Borough News


UPDATE September 10th, 2014: Residents may continue to stop in the office and pick up your recycling bin Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Official Moosic Borough Recycling Bins are in! Moosic Borough residents may pick up a recycling bin starting on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. We ask residents to drive behind the Borough Building between the hours of 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm for pick up. Registration is required (name & address)

Daylight Savings Time Begins: March 11, 2018

Turn your clocks Ahead an hour on March 11, 2018 for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.   This is also a good time to change your batteries in your smoke detectors. 

To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind “spring forward, fall back”. You set your clock back in the fall when DST ends (= regain one hour) and ahead in the spring when DST begins (= lose one hour).



Announcing the Hometown Heroes Banner Program

Moosic Borough Hometown Heroes Banner Program

The Sons of American Legion Post 604 and the Borough of Moosic have created the Hometown Heroes Banner Program. A living tribute to recognize and honor residents and their family members who are serving, or are veterans who have served our country in the US Armed Forces. Banners will be displayed on street poles (Main Street, Spring Street, Birney Ave. & Rte. 502) throughout the course of two years to celebrate and remind the community of their dedication to our country.

Purpose and Description of Program:

This program was created to pay tribute to the brave men and women of Moosic Borough who are serving, have served, or have given the ultimate sacrifice of life to our country serving in the military.

  • The Hometown Heroes Banners are funded through donations.
  • The cost of each banner is $200.00 (including installation and removal)
  • After the course of (2) years, the banner will be permanently removed and given to the serviceperson or family member.


With oncoming winter conditions, here are some tips for safe snow shoveling:

TIP #1: Stay on top of the snow. The best advice is to stay ahead of the storm. Prevent snow and ice from adhering to the sidewalk or street by clearing the snow every few inches instead of waiting for the snow to stop falling before you head outdoors.

TIP #2: Wear breathable layers.

TIP #3: Watch your feet.

TIP #4: Take a few minutes to stretch

TIP #5: Push don’t lift.

TIP #6: Drink up! Water that is.

TIP #7: Don’t play in traffic

TIP #8: Call and text. It is important to have your cell phone on you so you can make a call in event of an emergency

Moosic Borough residents are reminded that any person, owner or resident of the Borough of Moosic depositing or throwing or discarding snow, slush or other obstructions into the public STREETS & rights-of- way is illegal and maybe subject to a fine. Residents have 24 hours after the snow stops to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks. As described in Moosic Borough Code.  Your cooperation with these regulations is appreciated.snow removal


Selling Dog Licenses 01/17/2018

The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office and Officials of the Borough of Moosic announced that DOG LICENSES would be available for residents on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.   Licenses may be obtained between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, Pennsylvania. Anyone desiring to obtain a license for your pet may do so at this time and date.


Garbage Truck Repair 1-3-18

UPDATE:  Our packer is repaired and will be back on the road for regular scheduled pick up.  Thank your for your patients.

Moosic Borough garbage truck broke down today. It is believed to be the PTO unit and a new one has been ordered. Unfortunately, the backup truck lacks the ability to pick up the heavy amounts being placed out due to the holiday delay schedule. Our DPW men are working tirelessly in these extreme weather conditions to make sure all garbage is picked up. Please be patient until our truck is fixed and back on the road. It is anticipated that this should take no more than a few days at which time the garbage collection will resume on schedule. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we make these repairs.

One day pick-up delay for New Year.

The Department of Public Works and office will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Years Holiday. Garbage and Recycling collection will be on a one day delay.

Monday collection have your garbage and recycling out curbside on Tuesday.
Tuesday collection have your garbage and recycling out curbside on Wednesday.
Wednesday collection have your garbage and recycling out curbside on Thursday.



Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday. Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday.

The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Monday, December 25th, 2017 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Garbage and Recycling will be delayed one day.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday.

Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Christmas holiday. The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Monday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Collection will be one day delay.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Thanksgiving Day: CLOSED

Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Thanksgiving holiday.

Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of Thanksgiving holiday. The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday November 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no special pickups and no grass and brush pickups. View Garbage Pickup schedule here.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Borough Office Closed for Election Day November 7, 2017

The Borough Office will be closed for business on Tuesday November 7, 2017 for the General election, but the doors will remain open for voters registered in Ward 3 to cast their vote.

The Department of Public Works will be on schedule.

Moosic Borough Officials urge all its citizens to VOTE in both the Primary and General Election. Following is a listing of the Polling Places where residents of the various wards in the borough can cast their ballot on Election Day.

Ward 1
Moosic Youth Center
606 Main St.

Ward 2
Greenwood Hose Co. No. 1
3729 Birney Ave.

Ward 3
Moosic Borough Building
715 Main Street

Ward 4
Greenwood Hose Co. No.1
3729 Birney Avenue

For more information on how to register to vote click here.

4th of July: Public Works and the Business Office will be CLOSED.

The Department of Public Works and the Business Office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 201 in observance of the holiday.

Moosic Borough Officials announce the following schedule for the 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY.
Monday, July 3, 2017 – Regular Scheduled pick up.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Closed No pick up
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Tuesday scheduled pick up
Thurday, July 6, 2017 – Wednesday scheduled pick up. No special bulk pick up

Borough officials wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Electronic Recycling Program CLEAN & GREEN:

Moosic Borough residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronic devices for free during a two-week period in mid-June through a program outlined by the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The program will be in effect from June 15-23, with one television and one computer monitor/accessory per household being accepted.

Thursday, June 15 and June 22, 2017 1st and 3rd wards of Moosic Borough.
Friday, June 16 and June 23. 2017 2nd and 4th wards of Moosic Borough.

This is a great opportunity to discard electronic devices at no cost while protecting our environment.

Cub Scout Arrow-of-Light Award:

Inspired by achievement, Moosic Borough Mayor and Council at it’s regular scheduled meeting held on May 9, 2017, recognized Jeffery Marsico who has achieved the highest award as a Cub Scout, the Arrow-of-light Award. In recognizing this steps in the advancement system of Cub Scouting help’s Jeffery to grow in self-reliance and in his ability to help others in our community so Congratulations is given in achieving this awards. “Best of Luck”

Eagle Scout Merit beyond the Badge:

Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting.  Moosic Borough Mayor and Council had the privilege to recognize two Moosic residents whom recently earning the honor of Eagle Scout.  Michael Talerico and Noah Jennings. Michael whom has undertaken for his Eagle Scout project the restoration of the Mary Ann Nawrocki Park located on Spring St.,and Noah is refurbishing the sign at the newly remodeled police department. Both Scouts were invited to attend the regular scheduled  Council meeting held on 05/09/2017 to receive the proper recognition on behalf of the  Borough of Moosic, its Mayor and Council.  However, Noah was not available, Michael was in attendance to receive his recognition and to lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Again on behalf of Moosic Borough Mayor and Council and all the residents of Moosic, Congradulations! Job Well done!

DPW New Equipment:

Moosic Borough Council & Mayor continues its efforts to update the borough’s fleet of equipment with a new sewer cleaner and a vacuum pump. Versatility is the best keyword to use to describe the new equipment.  

A powerful drain cleaning machines uses a high-pressure water jets to clear obstructions in within the municipal sewer system. This equipment will remove debris from storm systems and sanitary lines to ensure proper operation.

The Borough Council was able to hold the line on taxes, continue to deliver all its municipal services, and fund some upgrades and improvements as needed.

Tire Drop-Off Program: April 26-28, 2017

Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich will again be hosting the annual cleanup, on Saturday April 29—from 9AM –1PM.  In conjunction with the annual cleanup and the kind support of McCarthy Tires assisting in this process, Moosic Borough will host a tire drop off program from Wednesday, April 26, to Friday, April 28, 2017.   If you have any tires you wish to dispose of you can drop them off at Borough DPW garage located at 606 River Street, Moosic between 7 am and 3 pm.   There is no cost for the service.

Good Friday 4/14/17: Closed

Moosic Borough office and Department of Public Works will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 in observance of the Easter holiday, therefore, there will be no grass and brush collections that week, however , grass collection will resume the following Friday.

If you have any questions, you may contact the borough office at 457-5480 during normal business hours. Borough officials wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.


Pennsylvania Ambulance and Geisinger Health System offered to donate to the Moosic Borough Police Department an AED defibrillator unit.
To formalize the process of this donation and facilitate best practice the Mayor and the Fire Chief Molinaro decided that the AED would be to place the unit in the primary police car that is used day to day for this device to be out in the streets for Moosic Borough.

Mike McCormick of Pennsylvania Ambulance presented the unit to Moosic Police Chief Maurer, stating Pennsylvania Ambulance is commitment to the Borough of Moosic and its residents. They will provide the training and any CPR update if needed. Explaining that the timing is critical for victims of a heart attack and the police may be on seen before the EMS responders that could save a life.

New Ordinance Registrating Vacant & Abandoned Property:

The Borough of Moosic recently passed an ordinance that applies to registration of vacant and abandoned property. This ordinance is deemed necessary for the health and welfare of the residents to regulate such properties.
Starting immediate if any property is found to be vacant or abandoned, or shows evidence of vacancy, then the owner shall register the property with the Borough of Moosic on a form provided by the Borough and pay the appropriate registration fee established by Resolution #10, 2016. This form is available by clicking on Departments and under Zoning is a list of all permit applications.
Properties subject to registration under this Ordinance shall remain under the annual registration requirement, security and maintenance standards of this Ordinance for as long as they remain vacant. Violations and Penalties apply.

SWB RailRiders Triple-A National Champions

The RailRiders are the Triple-A champions for the first time in franchise history

The International League champion Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took on the Pacific Coast League champs from El Paso in the Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game Tuesday night.

It was a one-game, winner-take-all title game from Memphis, Tennessee.

In the end, the RailRiders beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 3-1.  Way to go!!!


Armed Force Day – May 21, 2016

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.   On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.  The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.  According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the day was designed to expand public understanding of what type of job was performed and the role of the military in civilian life.  So Lets Celebrate “Support the Troops”.

Moosic Little League Opening Day April 23, 2016

The Moosic Little League would like to invite all Moosic Borough residents to join them in their Opening Day Celebrations.  The parade kicks off from the Moosic Raiders Field, Spring St. at 8:30 Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Moosic Borough officials and staff extend our unwavering support for the 150 children and  there coaches along with over 300 parents and family members involved in the Moosic Little League.   “Good Luck for the 2016 Season.”

Felter Field
Felter Field

Reminder: Please do not place snow, slush or other obstructions into public streets.

Please remember as winter is upon us, Moosic Borough residents are reminded that any person, owner or resident of the Borough of Moosic depositing or throwing or discarding snow, slush or other obstructions into the public STREETS and rights-of- way is illegal and maybe subject to a fine of $600.00. Residents have 24 hours after the snow stops to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks. Your cooperation with these regulations is appreciated.

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program:

You could be eligible for a rebate of up to $650 on the property tax or rent you paid in 2015.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application process for 2015-2016 season opened Mon., Nov. 2.  LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.  It’s available to renters and homeowners.  This grant runs through April 1, 2016.  Paper applications are still available through local county assistance offices.  The sooner you apply the sooner you get your money.

The rebate program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or older, and people with disabilities 18 or older.  The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, but HALF of your Social Security income and any cost-of-living adjustments are excluded.


Even if you got a rebate last year, you have to apply for each year’s benefits.

New Years Day

Garbage and Recycling Collections for the New Years holiday is on schedule. Moosic Borough Department of Public Works announces its schedule for Garbage and Recycling Collections during the week of New Years holiday.

The borough office and department of public works will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 in observance of the New Years holiday. There will be no special pickups and no grass and brush pickups .

View Garbage Pickup schedule here.

Borough officials and employees wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Santa Hits the Streets:

Santa & Mrs Clause will be hitting the streets of Moosic aboard the Greenwood Fire Department fire apparatus on Saturday December 19th. The Riverside High School Choral Group will also be riding along to sing Christmas Carols at each stop. Santa & Mrs. Clause will be stopping in all the neighborhoods at the following locations and times to visit with all the children.

Glenmaura Drive & Emerson Drive 12:00PM
Grzyboski Train Store Rt 502 & Glenmaura National Blvd 12:20
Lanes Crane Parking Lot Rt 502 12:40
Al’s Lounge Parking Lot Birney Ave & Stark St 1:00
Moosic High Sch Memorial Main St (next to Berlew’s Hoagies) 1:20
Oakwood Terrace Parking Lot Rocky Glen Rd 1:40
Railroad & Winfield Ave Intersection Island 2:00
Red Wings Baseball Field Lydon Lane & Church St 2:20
Riverside Elementary School Kreig Ave 2:40

From all of the hard working members of the Greenwood Fire Department to all of our friends and neighbors, we wish you a very “Fire Safe” Merry Christmas!

New Police Vehicle’s:

Moosic Borough Council & Mayor continues its efforts to update the borough’s fleet of equipment with two 2015 Ford Interceptor Sedan – All wheel drive. These latest vehicles are equipped with the latest in emergency equipment and will augment the current fleet. Moosic Police Department provides coverage for 22.47 of local roads, 5.73 miles of county and 11.24 miles of state road.  ARRIVE ALIVE:



Mosquito Control Operations:

MOSQUITO CONTROL OPERATIONS: For Moosic Borough this will include May St., Corey St., Greenwood Ave., Cotter St. and Kearney Ct.

The PA Department of Environmental Protection WNV Program will be conducting a truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation in Lackawanna County. The municipalities that will be included in the control operation are; Moosic Borough and Taylor Borough. The control work is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 from 8:00 pm until 9:30 pm. The product used will be Biomist 3+15 applied at a rate of 1.5 oz. per acre. This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation. A rain date will be scheduled if necessary. Please contact DEP represenative at 610-861-2134 or 570-417-6695 (cell) if you have any questions or concerns

Moosic Council President Steps Down:

Moosic Borough Council President Joe Mercatili is retiring after serving more than three decades.   Joe has served on council for 38 years, serving 35 of those years as council president.  During his tenure, Moosic Borough’s budget has gone from $800,000. in 1978 to 3.6 million today.  The community has grown substantially with the development of Montage Mountain, a major golf course, a Visitors Center, Cinemark 20 screen theatre complex and major corporate centers and assorted business.  The attractive tax base in the borough is an added incentive and major benefit.  Mr. Mercatili has served as President of the PA State Association of Boroughs on its Policy and Resolution Committee and as President of the Lackawanna County Association of Boroughs.  His accomplishments go beyond the borough as he reaches out to both the County and State organizations as well.  Mr. Mercatili will remain a councilman with a firm hand and watchful eye.

Best Place to Start a Business in PA

NerdWallet’s analysis looked at 145 places in Pennsylvania, each with a population of at least 5,000, then calculated the overall score for each location based on the business climate and economic health using data from the U.S. Census Bureau Moosic Borough has placed 2nd for the best places to start a business in Pennsylvania.  In Moosic, about 11 businesses per 100 people see an average annual revenue at just over $3 million. Some of the key retail and entertainment attractions include the Cinemark 20 and XD Movie Theater and the Shoppes at Montage, as well as baseball games at PNC Field, home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. The Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce is in Moosic and serves Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.

Moosic Borough Loan Release:

Moosic Borough is consistent in lowering taxes and municipal fees for borough residents. This past week Borough Council eliminated the General Obligation Term Loan. A 6 year term note was issued in 2012 in the amount of $800,000.00, to provide funds for the replacement and rehabilitation of portions of the Borough’s existing sewer mains, including, but not limited to, Birney Avenue crossing at Railroad Street, Stone Street extension, Birney Avenue at Route 502, Main Street, Spring Street, Birney Avenue and Rocky Glen Road. Moosic Boroughs financial management is the process of obtaining funds to support the necessary services provided by the Borough and using those funds in an effective and efficient manner. Sound fiscal management requires a well planned budget and effective use of the budget as a tool for managing the receipt and spending of money throughout the year. Council President Joseph Mercatili stated “ I am pleased to eliminate this loan and provide a sufficient saving to the borough residents along with a strong infrastructure.”

Recongnation of Service:

Joseph Mercatili, Council President was recognized by prominent business owner Alan Goldstein, on May 12, 2015.  Mr. Goldstein stated “it is an honor to call Joe my friend”.  In appreciation for continuous dedication  and putting Moosic before everything else, a bench was placed in front of the borough building in Mr. Mercatili’s honor.

mercatili bench                          Left: Joseph Mercatili, Shirley Mercatili, Alan Goldstein


Clare Conaboy Dedication:

DSC_0103eIn memory of our former borough secretary Clare Conaboy, officials of Moosic borough took time to honor the former secretary on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  The unveiling of a bench was presented in front of the Conaboy family and Officials from the borough.  Jane Sterling, Borough Administrator, officiated the ceremony in memory of her good friend, and also Thanked the donors that made the bench possible, Alan Goldstein, James McDonough, John Brazil, Building Inspectors Underwriters and PennEaster Engineers.  Clare’s son said it best:  “The best way to continue to serve her memory is to serve Moosic Borough.


Recycling Electronics:

[UPDATE] April 20, 2015

It is a pleasure to report that the Lackawanna Recycling Center will resume accepting electronic material immediately at no fee from Monday through Friday during the hours of 7 am to 3 pm.

We are sorry for the inconveniences caused by this brief interruption of service and thank you for your input and patience.

As always, I am available to assist you with any questions or comments.

Sharing your relief,

[UPDATE] April 14, 2015

Hello Everyone:

I was notified today that effective immediately the recycling center on Boulevard Avenue will no longer accept electronics of any kind.

Municipal truck and residents have been turned away today.  There was no advance notice.

I contacted Andy Wascura who oversees operation of the recycling center for clarification on the status of electronic recycling.  He stated that he is unsure of when/if they will accept electronics either in the near future or long range.

Contacting some local vendors that have accepted electronics in the past, I have the following information to offer:

  • Best Buy                             570-346-8977                    accepting 3 electronic items/day/customer – no fee

Including:  up to 50” flatscreen TVs; up to32” tube TVs ; laptops, computers and peripherals


  • Elmwood Specialized       570-969-9040                    accepting all electronics except monitors or TVs


  • Staples                                570-342-5138                    accepting 5 electronic items/day/customer except monitors or TVs


  • Target                                 570-383-7100                    accepting cell phones and ink cartridges no other electronics


I know this is the time for Spring Clean Ups in many municipalities.  I promise to keep you updated as I learn anything else on this matter.

Turning you away at the gate is just not something I want to hear happens again.

Truck Rental Service begins April 1, 2015

If any person within the Borough of Moosic has the need of the borough dump truck to dispose of household generated waste, that would not normally be picked up by the Borough’s refuse collector, then you can rent the Borough Truck for $100.00 (one time per year), no hazardous waste or tires, and no electronics. Make reservations by calling us at (570) 457-5480

Police crack down on Speeding

Moosic Police Department will soon be cracking down on speeder’s.  Moosic Borough Council recently approved the purchase of an ENRADD Wireless System speed-timing device. The ENRADD Wireless System is a PA approved speed-timing device. This system was developed as a speed enforcement tool that can be deployed in a wide range of traffic conditions.  The ENRADD Wireless System measures the speed of a vehicle as it passes through the Non-Contact Roadswitch’s timing zone, then displaying the speed for the officer to see.

police speed trap training

photo by: Jason O’Hora

Free Hearing Test and Ear Scans:

Moosic Borough will host a free hearing test and Ear Scans. The Test will be given by Hearing Health Providers, registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The test will be given on March 16, 2015, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Moosic Borough Municipal Building, 715 Main St. Moosic, PA.

Bulk Salt Storage Facility

With a continuous effort to provide better services, Moosic Borough Officials recently approved the funding of a new bulk salt storage facility. Adequate bulk storage assures enough salt to fight winter storms, without the problem of arranging emergency shipments throughout the winter months. This facility can go a long way toward guaranteeing sufficient salt when it is needed to maintain a high level of winter maintenance for the safety of our residents and motorists. More importantly proper storage inside a building or under cover will also prevent possible detrimental effects on the environment, when salt is stored outside, runoff must be properly controlled. This new addition would not be possible without the cost saving construction efforts of the Department of Public Works. Great Job!

Nearme Yoga Grand Opening on Main Street, Moosic.

Friends, family, the Scranton Chamber, and Moosic Borough Officials gathered with Chelsea Manganaro, Owner and Founder of Nearme Yoga L.L.C., on Main Street for their Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Friday evening. Guests enjoyed 15% off Products in their yoga store, Wine Tasting, Chair Massages, Giveaways, and more!

The studio is located at 700 Main Street in Moosic PA offering a state of the art studio featuring contemporary colors to soothe and energize, warm towel for after class, complementary tea and plenty of parking.  They supply blankets, yoga straps, chairs, and blocks and also have mats available for $1. Stop by early to check out the Boutique for exclusive collaborations, yoga accessories, performance apparel, and must-have essentials.

The studio offers a variety of All-level Vinyasa classes, Kids yoga, a Happy Hour Power Hour class, Candle Lite Flow, Restorative yoga and many workshops and events

Visit their website for more information on classes and workshops.

Photo cutline: Chelsea Manganaro, Owner and Founder of Nearme Yoga, (center) surrounded by family, friends and public officials. From left: Moosic Borough Councilman Robert Besecker; Moosic Mayor James Segilia; Father Billy Manganaro; Mother and Husband, Caryl & Phillip Lamberti; and Moosic Borough Councilman Eugene “Buddy” Prusinski.

1962 — 1966 Graduates of Taylor-Moosic High School

We are planning a reunion for Taylor-Moosic High School graduates, classes 1962 through 1966. We are looking for classmates from these five years who are interested in meeting up with old friends for a fun and casual get together in the Autumn of 2015.

For further information, please send your email addresses to our T-M reunion email: Be sure to include name, year of graduation and, for women, please include a maiden name?.?

Local Business Ribbon Cutting Proves Success in Progress with Support

MOOSIC, PA– “It’s always great when small businesses come to the plate,” Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley’s sentiment that echoed throughout C&S Athletic Club’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony October 23 in Moosic.  Showing area progress is a dish well received, O’Malley was joined by several area officials eager to offer their support and well wishes to C&S owners Carl and Stacey Lutkowski as they move forward with renovations at their 729 Main Street site.

With bright green branding throughout; a building that once stood vacant for close to five years, now illuminates a fresh new look surrounding the latest in state of the art training equipment. Unceasing in their efforts, the young couple invited the group to tour additional space under renovation as the highly visible spot continues reflecting business progress that translates to community progress.

“Carl and Stacey are doing great things,” noted Riverside School District Superintendent Paul Brennan as he admired the surroundings. Frequently passing the site in his travels, he recalled its past and the inspiration C&S has reflected on its neighbors stating, “It’s the people in the place that make the difference.”

Lutkowski delivered heartfelt words of gratitude to all that have contributed to what the athletic club has become and will become as the move forward. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without you,” he said smiling back at Stacey holding their young daughter Peyton then to family, friends and public officials filling the room. With a swift snip of the massive scissors, thunderous applause erupted.

O’Malley later invited others considering opening their own business to “Jump in the pool and take a chance,” adding “YOU control everything you do.”


For more information: POC Jeanine Hofbauer (570)517-1792 or

Photo cutline: Stacey Lutkowski (center) joins husband Carl as he cuts the ribbon at C &S Athletic Club’s celebration of progress in Moosic surrounded by family, friends and public officials including (2nd row from left) Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley,  Riverside School District Superintendent Paul Brennan, Moosic Borough Councilman Eugene “Buddy” Prusinski, Scranton Small Business Development Center’s Keith Yurgosky

Now Accepting Easy Online Payments

Announcement — The Borough of Moosic is pleased to announce we are now accepting credit card payments online. We offer an online solution on our website for consumers to make payments for the following: Building Permits, Health Licenses, Mechanical Device Tax, Sewer Permits, Truck Pick up.

Please click here and follow the direction for this convenient way to pay your fees.


[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: PA American Water will begin draining the pipe at 9:00 pm this evening. Excavation will begin at 2:00 am where they will be able to try to repair the pipe. Estimated time of repair is 12 to 24 hours for the Greenwood section of Moosic. Montage area should have low pressure during the repairs, but they believe they have bypassed that area. Listing of streets effected came be found on PA Further updates will be posted as they become available.

[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: A water tank has arrived at Greenwood Fire Dept . The tank is inside the firehouse and a representative of PAWC is here to assist you. Please come to the side door and knock for help. Please stay tuned to the media for more information.

[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: PA American Water Company will be shutting the main at approximately noon today. One that occurs parts of Moosic will Lose water. the water will be shut down for a minimum of 3 days. They have requested the help of emergency services to get more water buffaloes.

[UPDATE] January 30th, 2014: If you are among those residents affected by the water break, just a reminder to please keep adequate amount of water in your boiler systems to ensure your heat continues to work.

January 29th, 2014: According to the Pennsylvania American Water Company, there is a break in a 36-inch water main along River Street in Scranton. The problem will affect customers in South Scranton, Keyser Avenue and Keyser Valley, Glenmaura, Montage Mountain, the Greenwood Section of Moosic, the area of Emmitt Street and Meridian Avenue in Scranton, and the Stuffer Industrial Park.

Customers may experience no water, low pressure or cloudy water. Some residents may not lose water at all. If customers experience cloudy or discolored water, run water until it clears before using. This should typically take only a few minutes. The current estimate is that it could be a few days until full water service is restored.

In the event that residents need water, the Pennsylvania American Water Company has dispatched water tankers to Engine 2 Fire House, Gibbons and Pittston avenues in Scranton; Engine 7 Fire House, Luzerne Street, Scranton; Lackawanna Ambulance, 1000 Remington Avenue, Scranton; and Greenwood Hose Company, Birney Avenue, Moosic. Customers should bring their own containers.

Lackawanna County Emergency Services / 9-1-1 has contacted PEMA for assistance if it is deemed necessary. More information will be disseminated as it becomes available. Check the Lackawanna County website and social media platforms for updates.

Dog Licenses available for residents.

The Lackawanna County Treasurer’s Office and Officials of the Borough of Moosic announced that DOG LICENSES would be available for residents on Friday, January 17, 2014.

Licenses may be obtained between 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building, 715 Main Street, Moosic, Pennsylvania. Anyone desiring to obtain a license for your pet may do so at this time and date.