Mayor’s Message: March 2023

By Max Conway
Mayor of Dunmore

Recently I was thrilled to welcome Congressman Matt Cartwright to Dunmore and express our gratitude for his tireless efforts to secure $1.85 million in funding for the YMCA’s “Well-Being Initiative”. This funding will provide our community with numerous opportunities to enhance and support their emotional and mental health and wellness.

The well-being initiative is an important step towards promoting healthier lifestyles and improving the overall quality of life for our residents. 

Through a combination of educational and awareness programming, specialized instruction, social and emotional learning, workshops and seminars, community collaborations, as well as connection to community resources and services, this initiative will create a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone.

As we continue to face unprecedented challenges, it is more important than ever to prioritize our emotional and mental well-being. With this funding, The YMCA can develop and implement programs and services that will support the physical, emotional, and mental health of our community members.

I am grateful to Congressman Matt Cartwright for his unwavering commitment to supporting our community and securing this vital funding. I am confident that the Well-Being Initiative will have a positive impact on the lives of many individuals and families in our town.

Mayor’s Message: February 2023

By Mayor Max Conway

In a time where love and togetherness are needed more than ever, I am proud to promote our local flower and gift shops to all the residents of Dunmore.

These businesses have been a staple of our community for many years and it is only fitting that we support the hardworking owners and their dedicated employees that give so much back to our community.

I encourage all residents to visit these shops to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. From beautiful bouquets to unique and personal gifts, our local flower and gift shops have it all. Not only will you be showing your love and appreciation to someone special, but you will also be supporting local businesses and the Dunmore economy.

So this Valentine’s Day, let’s come together as a community and spread love and kindness to all.

Mayor’s Message: October 2022

Chris and Cara Lowe of Cara Mia’s Delicatessen; Lori Iannielli Hart of Sheeley’s Drug Store, and the Iannielli Family Partnership recently donated these strong lights to brighten up Dunmore Corners. Dom Lalli and Rich Gammaitoni of Dunmore’s DPW Department hung the lights to begin the start of improvements coming to the Borough’s dowtown area. –See Mayor Conways’s column for more information.

It’s been a busy September in the Mayor’s office. As I am sure you’ve noticed, our paving projects are off and running! My car is taking significantly less of a beating driving on Prospect Street and West Drinker Street, just to name a few. Thank you to our Council and especially Council President Vince Amico for spearheading this badly needed project!

On another note…A big piece of the future of the Borough is our downtown district or more commonly known “The Corners.”  Over these last few months, I have been working with Council, our business community, architects, and consultants to put together a “Downtown District” plan…think downtown Pittston. 

I am happy to say that over these last few weeks we made significant progress in getting the ball rolling. This plan will be al- encompassing, from streetscapes to facades. It will not be done overnight and will take a large amount of work, but I think if we want to move the Borough forward we need to focus on our downtown. 

In the meantime, I am happy that we have had business owners step up to beautify our downtown with smaller upgrades that make a big difference. A huge thank you to Chris and Cara Lowe of Cara Mia’s Delicatessen, Lori Iannielli Hart of Sheeley’s Drug Store, and the Iannielli Family Partnership for donating the string lights that you may have noticed are brightening up our Corners! 

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