DHS Students Paint Mural for State Representative’s Office

Haggerty Mural Project

Dunmore High School students participated in an Art Mural project in State Representative Kevin Haggerty’s Dunmore office recently. The art students, supervised by art teacher Cristin Hogan, worked for two days in Haggerty’s office on the mural which depicts Pennsylvania’s state wildlife and nature.

Students who participated included Gina Bernotsky, Mackenzie Senatore, Summer Czekaj, Madison Brzenski, Amber Gabril, Maggie Walters and Brenda Galeno.


Rep. Haggerty speaks out on potential prison closures

1635State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, issued the following statement regarding the announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections that three prisons in the Northeast that were being considered for closure will remain open.

“I truly believe that the outpouring of support by our region’s prison employees, their families and our state and federal legislators had a lot to do with the northeast state prisons all remaining open. I would like to thank Governor Tom Wolf and Corrections Secretary John Wetzel for listening to our concerns and taking the time to respond to our correspondence.

“Over the past few weeks, I was proud to stand side by side with fellow lawmakers at state hearings, town hall meetings and visits to our state prison system. Today, we can all forget about party affiliation and take solace in knowing that all the state prison employees from the northeast will be going to work right here at home. This was a tremendous united front and everybody should be extremely proud,” Haggerty said.