Our Opinion: Stop school bullies in their tracks; these resources can help to set the right tone

Our Opinion: Stop school bullies in their tracks; these resources can help to set the right tone

Be on the lookout for bullying.The nasty behavior – which can stick with its victims for years, even lifetimes – tends to be at its worst ...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Bill Jones: Strive to make this school year a success for every student in the Wyoming Valley

Bill Jones: Strive to make this school year a success for every student in the Wyoming Valley

The days are starting to get shorter, and the nights are getting longer. Football season has kicked off, and Halloween candy already is on store shelv...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Civil grand jury could resolve ‘improprieties’ within Luzerne County’s public bodies

Letter to the Editor: Civil grand jury could resolve ‘improprieties’ within Luzerne County’s public bodies

I have been gone from the Wyoming Valley for 60 years, but it remains my hometown and I read the Times Leader from time to time.The recent articles re...

August 29th, 2016 updated: August 29th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: As school year begins, look for ways to boost student motivation

Our Opinion: As school year begins, look for ways to boost student motivation

Would it be a good idea to …… encourage students in our area’s public and private schools with regular doses of inspiration?Fifth-gr...

August 28th, 2016 updated: August 28th, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Don’t increase mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania

Letter to the Editor: Don’t increase mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania

An important question will be on the ballot on Election Day this November. That question will determine if our judges should remain on the bench until...

August 28th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Help Line can soothe stresses that surface during back-to-school season

Our Opinion: Help Line can soothe stresses that surface during back-to-school season

If we had the power to print this number – 211 – on every school textbook cover in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties, we would.We&#...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Republican congressmen from NEPA too partisan for this voter’s taste

Letter to the Editor: Republican congressmen from NEPA too partisan for this voter’s taste

In Northeastern Pennsylvania, we’re represented by two congressmen who happen to be Republicans, Lou Barletta and Tom Marino.Now there’s n...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Clinton camp contains too much deceit; Hillary won’t get our votes

Letter to the Editor: Clinton camp contains too much deceit; Hillary won’t get our votes

Kudos to Mark Fritz for his letter to the editor on the Clintons (“Can’t trust the Clintons,” Aug 19).He put into words what we have...

August 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Christians urged to stand up against nation’s ‘decadence’

Letter to the Editor: Christians urged to stand up against nation’s ‘decadence’

America’s only hope for survival demands that Christians stand up and speak the truth about the decadence that has taken over the United States....

August 27th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre rightly seeks more diversity within its employee ranks

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre rightly seeks more diversity within its employee ranks

Diamonds to Wilkes-Barre Administrator Ted Wampole. He and others who are keenly aware of the predominantly white makeup of the city’s firefight...

August 26th, 2016 |