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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday,
October 18, 6:30PM at the Nanticoke Municipal
Building, 15 E. Ridge Street, Nanticoke, PA to discuss
the community development needs of the City and to obtain
citizen input for the use of the Nanticoke's 2017
Community Development Block Grant. The information
from Citizens at the hearing will assist the City with
selection of CDBG activities. Citizens are encouraged
to submit written or verbal comments at or prior to
the hearing. Persons with disabilities that wish to
attend and require auxiliary aid or other accommodations
to participate should call the City at 735-2800, Ext
110 to discuss how the City can best accommodate you.
Mayor Richard Wiaterowski
name Nanticoke was derived from Nantego, the Native American
tidewater people who moved here when their Maryland lands
were spoiled for hunting by the colonial settlement in 1608.
Nanticoke was incorporated as a village in 1830; Nanticoke
was chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature as a borough
on January 31, 1874.
The City of Nanticoke is situated between the Susquehanna
River on the north and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
on the south. It occupies 3.4 square miles of land (2,179
acres) and is located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In
the late 19th Century.
In the early 18th century white settlers were attracted
to the site of a village of the Nanticoke Indians and set
up a gristmill, iron forge, and sawmill at the Susquehanna
Rapids. The Nanticoke migrated to New York state in 1793.
In 1825 the first anthracite coal mine was opened in the
locality and by 1878 Nanticoke was a major coal-mining centre.
Coal mining declined with the widespread use of fuel oil,
natural gas, and electricity; the population decreased and
all the mines were closed by 1973. Nanticoke is now basically
residential with some light manufacturing development. Luzerne
County Community College is located there.
Samuel H. Kress opened his first store, which grew
into the national S. H. Kress & Co. chain, in Nanticoke.
The Concrete City, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western Railroad's coal division in 1911 to house its
workers, is located near the Hanover section of Nanticoke.
Abandoned since 1924, it was designated an historic site
in 1998, and its remains still stand as a tourist attraction.
to PennDOT, the schedule for road closures in Nanticoke:
Kosciuszko Street in Nanticoke will be closed
through September and Middle Road will be closed through
November for continuing work on the South Valley Parkway
Project. There is a single lane closure in both directions
on state Route 29 between Exit 2 and Exit 3. There
will be rolling roadblocks during blasting.
- Nanticoke News.
- Police News.
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