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Leighton to seek unprecedented fourth term as Wilkes-Barre City mayor

Following Tuesday night’s city council work session, Wilkes-Barre City Mayor Tom Leighton convened a private meeting in his office with councilmen Tony George and George Brown to inform them of his intention to seek a fourth term as mayor in 2015. According to Tony George, Leighton stated that he wanted to notify the two men because he knew both councilmen were also planning to seek the office next year.

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Letter to the Editor: An open letter of commendation to Judge Gelb

I brought forth an action for reconsideration because I truly believe that some further explanation was given with regard to the check and spreadsheet provided by the city. As fate would have it, there was more to this, and it was provided to another via an open records request. Yet I wasn’t aware of it until the story of my case was published following your initial court order of June 10, 2014. Mr. Lynott of the Times Leader made me aware of a city letter outlining what transpired, please see enclosed.

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Taxpayers take Wilkes-Barre City to court

The Wilkes-Barre City Taxpayers Association filed a court action on May 15 against the City of Wilkes-Barre in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Luzerne County, seeking to overturn an Office of Open Records (OOR) final determination. The association is seeking via an open records request “any letters and/or invoices from the Pa Dept. of Revenue to the City of Wilkes Barre relating to a payment to the Pa. Department of Revenue on 8/6/2009 in the amount of $5,316.92 by the City of Wilkes-Barre.”

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