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Letter to the Editor: Grab a ‘passport’ to Luzerne County’s outdoor places; discover your community

The summer may be winding down and the kids are going back to school, but local parks and trails are …

September 4th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Unionizing in 2015 can improve lives of nation’s workers and their families

Labor Day was created to pay tribute to America’s hardworking men and women, but for many working people in central …

September 4th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: School property tax amounts to Ponzi scheme, writer says

The Luzerne County Courthouse rotunda was filled recently with vultures at an auction to sell properties for back taxes. One …

September 3rd, 2015 updated: September 3rd, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Asthma camp succeeds thanks to dedication of many caring helpers

The Max and Lorraine Foundation and the American Lung Association express their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Lift outdated ban that prohibits U.S. oil exports

As Congress debates President Barack Obama’s plan to lift sanctions on Iranian oil exports, Americans should ask themselves, what about …

September 1st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Hillary Clinton dogged by perceptions of dishonesty over email saga

Until several months ago, Hillary Clinton was considered a shoo-in for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 2016. But …

August 31st, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Mayoral candidate Tony George has integrity that Wilkes-Barre needs

I was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, and many of my close family members still reside there. For this reason, …

August 30th, 2015 updated: August 30th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: School consolidation in Wilkes-Barre won’t save money or serve students

I just read Mark Guydish’s article about the rarity of three high schools in a district. He mentioned SAT scores …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre voters urged to get familiar with city’s elected posts and office-seekers

As we approach Election Day on Nov. 3, registered voters in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County and Pennsylvania at large will be …

August 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: EPA’s Clean Water Rule a real blessing, deacon says

Thank you for your Aug. 19 editorial titled “Water disruption in Wyoming Valley puts focus on precious resource – and …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Attend Save Our Schools public forum regarding Wilkes-Barre Area’s predicament

The news article about a 91-year-old man who lived in his residence 67 years and is about to lose his …

August 28th, 2015 updated: August 28th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump’s first debate performance called ‘refreshing’

The first big presidential debate of the 2016 campaign is over. Some 24 million viewers tuned in and only because …

August 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Joe Sestak’s support of veterans issues clear; his Senate opponent, not so much

There is a new Pat Toomey political ad on the airwaves that commends the U.S. senator for being a supporter …

August 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: CPAs stand ready to offer guidance on Pennsylvania pension fix

Even after the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s summer recess, bridging the political divide in the state budget battle will not be …

August 27th, 2015 updated: August 27th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Entertainment venues lacking in Wyoming Valley for teens and young adults

When I was a teenager, I spent many nights at the arcade in the Wyoming Valley Mall. It was always …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Rejection of Iranian nuclear deal would be ‘dangerous and irresponsible’

In his capacity as “contributing columnist,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey recently explained his opposition to a nuclear deal recently negotiated …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Opponents of Wilkes-Barre mayoral candidate Tony George will go to great lengths

It would appear that the opponents of Tony George becoming mayor of Wilkes-Barre will resort to any means of preventing …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Full promise of 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act goes unmet

Like many other people with disabilities, I attended segregated schools until being mainstreamed as a teenager and used driveways when …

August 25th, 2015 updated: August 25th, 2015. |  

Letter to the Editor: Investigate distribution of painkillers in personal care homes, writer says

I think Dr. Stuart Shapiro is right about nursing homes in Pennsylvania (“Pa. nursing homes get bad rap,” Aug. 12). …

August 25th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Liquor store privatization would strike blow against middle-class workers

Reading Michael MacDowell’s commentary (“Topple Pennsylvania’s monopoly on selling liquor,” Aug. 23) is just scary. It seems that we believe …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Frank Sorick is right choice for making Wilkes-Barre ‘a better place’

The time has come to wake up. I have heard residents of Wilkes-Barre complaining about taxes, crime and how our …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Plymouth allowing borough to go to the dogs, resident says

I am a resident of Plymouth. Unfortunately, the town has deteriorated over the last decade for many reasons. It’s sad …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

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