Our Opinion: Allow Luzerne County communities to do more than survive; let them thrive

Our Opinion: Allow Luzerne County communities to do more than survive; let them thrive

Plymouth Township’s success story – while an encouraging and hard-earned development – serves as a cautionary tale for all of Luzern...

May 4th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Drivers’ information sold by PennDOT, but at what cost to privacy?

Our Opinion: Drivers’ information sold by PennDOT, but at what cost to privacy?

You can forbid banks, investment firms and other businesses from sharing your personal information with outside companies, but apparently the Pennsylv...

May 3rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Make room for dissent at Mohegan Sun Arena

Our Opinion: Make room for dissent at Mohegan Sun Arena

An attempt to confine circus protesters to a barricaded area at the Mohegan Sun Arena recently failed, resulting in a First Amendment victory rich in ...

May 2nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Combine police departments throughout Luzerne County to improve public safety

Our Opinion: Combine police departments throughout Luzerne County to improve public safety

Would it be a good idea to …… combine Luzerne County’s many small police departments, each responsible for protecting a single commu...

May 1st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Ensure your vote counts; push for election reforms in Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Ensure your vote counts; push for election reforms in Pennsylvania

To promote voting and preserve confidence in the process, Pennsylvania better revamp its election rules.Observers of last week’s presidential pr...

April 30th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: This principal’s lesson to students about good reading skills will really stick

Our Opinion: This principal’s lesson to students about good reading skills will really stick

Diamonds to Brian Bradshaw, principal of Wycallis Elementary School in Dallas Township, and all of the area educators who do what it takes to motivate...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Before your prom night, let’s talk about smart choices

Our Opinion: Before your prom night, let’s talk about smart choices

Put down your cellphone, kid, there’s something we want to tell you.You’re about to go to your high school prom, which, for grownups like ...

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Luzerne County’s appeal to nonprofits for voluntary payments will be a tough sell; ask anyway

Go ahead, Luzerne County officials, and schedule a sit-down with the heads of the area’s biggest land-owning nonprofits.Ask them if they will pa...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Vote in Pennsylvania’s much-hyped primary with high hopes but realistic expectations

Voters, at long last, this is your day.If you’re registered in either of the two major political parties, take your candidate preferences and hi...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Katie McGinty perfectly poised to represent Democrats in U.S. Senate race

Our Opinion: Katie McGinty perfectly poised to represent Democrats in U.S. Senate race

The politically savvy and self-described “scrappy” Katie McGinty deserves a shot at serving in the U.S. Senate.McGinty, 52, combines a mom...

April 24th, 2016 |