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>City wins struggle for single health plan

The City of Lackawanna has succeeded in getting all active employees under a single health insurance plan, Mayor Norman L. Polanski Jr. announced Wednesday.

Polanski worked toward a single insurer during the past three years. Firefighters, with a new two-year contract, were the last of four unions to agree, the mayor said.

"With negotiations, we brought everybody over," he said.

Savings in the hundreds of thousands of dollars are expected from having a single plan, city officials have said.

Still pending is a legal challenge by retirees whose coverage was dropped last summer by their insurer. The status of that case was not available Wednesday.


>College freshmen invited to share their experiences

The Iroquois High School National Honor Society, in conjunction with the guidance department, will host a freshman college exchange from 8:05 to 9:05 a.m. Friday in the high school dining room.

Former Iroquois students who are freshmen at a two- or four-year college or university will share their academic and social experiences during their first semester of college. The exchange will allow current seniors a chance to network with college freshmen.

The school is looking for former Iroquois students who are college freshmen to join the panel of experts. Parents and students should call the guidance office at 652-3000, Ext. 7876, with the name of the freshman and the college they are attending, as soon as possible.

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