It is one of our area's signature events. The 29th annual Pittston Tomato Festival begins today.
Organizers like to say Pittston tomatoes are the best in the world because the unique acidity in our soil gives them a special taste. I'll leave that up to the agriculture experts out there, but I do know they taste good.
It's four days of fun downtown, and while you're there, take a good look around. A lot of old buildings that were in bad shape have been torn down. Many of the ones remaining have new facades. You can actually find a place to park. Parts of Pittston are actually looking pretty good these days.