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Our Opinion: 91-year-old man’s cereal diet is distressing; connect area seniors with social services

We don’t know Abram Belles’ whole story. But we do know this about the 91-year-old Wilkes-Barre Township man who is …

August 26th, 2015 updated: August 26th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Alligators here to stay? No, but Pennsylvania waterways will change with the climate

Our Opinion: Alligators here to stay? No, but Pennsylvania waterways will change with the climate

An alligator recently popped up in a Luzerne County pond, sending ripples of disagreement across the community about where wild …

August 24th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Be involved in your child’s education – from elementary school on up

Our Opinion: Be involved in your child’s education – from elementary school on up

Here’s a back-to-school checklist for parents and caretakers of school-age children to consider, and it doesn’t involve the purchase of …

August 23rd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Rally dads – and other role models – to greet students on first day of class

Would it be a good idea … … for fathers and other male role models to gather at area schools …

August 23rd, 2015 updated: August 23rd, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Kudos to water company crews that ‘dug deep’ during emergency

Our Opinion: Kudos to water company crews that ‘dug deep’ during emergency

Diamonds to workers with the Pennsylvania American Water Co. A ruptured pipe in Kingston, and resulting widespread shutdown in water …

August 21st, 2015 updated: August 21st, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Abuse victim’s letter worth sharing; tell us your reaction

A piece of mail arrived this week at the Times Leader’s office on North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, that made us …

August 20th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Entrepreneurial itch? Get business-startup advice in Northeastern Pennsylvania

If you’re itching to start a business in Pennsylvania, consider hanging your shingle in Moosic. The Lackawanna County borough ranked …

August 18th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Let’s work to improve NEPA’s image as well as its social ills

Northeastern Pennsylvania needs an image makeover, says area native and marketer Gerard Durling. He’s right about that, but his sentiment …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: This school principal’s plan for encouraging good behavior takes the prize

Would it be a good idea to … … reward students for keeping quiet in the halls and generally not …

August 15th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Rescue plan for Wilkes-Barre Area high schools requires careful consideration

Our Opinion: Rescue plan for Wilkes-Barre Area high schools requires careful consideration

A white knight appeared at the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board meeting Monday night, dangling the possibility of preserving the district’s …

August 11th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Know any dirt on misuse of state tax dollars? Alert an auditor

Our Opinion: Know any dirt on misuse of state tax dollars? Alert an auditor

Can you pinpoint places where Pennsylvania’s tax money gets squandered because of either sloppy practices or outright thievery? If so, …

August 10th, 2015 updated: August 10th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Are you recycling all you can? What if someone monitored your trash to find out?

Our Opinion: Are you recycling all you can? What if someone monitored your trash to find out?

Would it be a good idea to … … take a closer look at people’s trash, hoping to divert more …

August 10th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Changes to local health care delivery bode well for area residents like you

Our Opinion: Changes to local health care delivery bode well for area residents like you

Diamonds to advances in health care delivery in Luzerne County. The area’s hospitals and heath care professionals continue to expand …

July 17th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Why risk lightning injury? When thunder rumbles, get indoors

Our Opinion: Why risk lightning injury? When thunder rumbles, get indoors

The National Weather Service emphasizes the importance of acting promptly when thunder rumbles. If working or playing outdoors, go inside …

June 11th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Hazleton’s immigration showdown might end up sinking city

Don’t cry for Hazleton. The city in which elected officials ignored all warnings against their clumsy attempts to repel illegal …

June 9th, 2015 updated: June 9th, 2015. |  

Our Opinion: Hazleton’s immigration showdown might end up sinking city

Don’t cry for Hazleton. The city in which elected officials ignored all warnings against their clumsy attempts to repel illegal …

June 9th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Smoking is region’s saddest overindulgence

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is the nation’s fourth “Most Overindulgent Metropolitan Area,” according to badcredit.org. That’s based on our region’s propensity for overeating, …

March 23rd, 2015 updated: March 23rd, 2015. |  

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