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Our Opinion: Sordoni Art Gallery’s pending move to Main Street is a masterstroke

Our Opinion: Sordoni Art Gallery’s pending move to Main Street is a masterstroke

Rather than push art to the perimeter, Wilkes University appears poised to commit new energy and resources to a sort …

September 3rd, 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 |  

Life Deconstructed: Palestine, Israel and The Sleep Number Bed

Life Deconstructed: Palestine, Israel and The Sleep Number Bed

You may’ve noticed I was absent from this space last week, with a guest columnist in my place. I was …

September 3rd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Addiction treatment centers vital to slowing drug scourge in NEPA

On the heels of Overdose Awareness Day last weekend, there’s new reason for hope in the Wyoming Valley’s struggle to …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Kenneth Klemow: Allow science to guide Pennsylvania’s development of natural gas pipelines

Kenneth Klemow: Allow science to guide Pennsylvania’s development of natural gas pipelines

The impending construction of thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania is a hot topic of conversation and …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Architects behind Pittston revival set example with progressive notions and persistence

Our Opinion: Architects behind Pittston revival set example with progressive notions and persistence

Give props to Pittston. Residents in this city midway between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton could have rolled over and quit on …

September 2nd, 2015 |  

Pedro A. Cortés: You can now register online to vote in Pennsylvania

Pedro A. Cortés: You can now register online to vote in Pennsylvania

Imagine if there was a way to save taxpayer money, fulfill an important role of government with far greater accuracy …

September 1st, 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Letter to the Editor: Lift outdated ban that prohibits U.S. oil exports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 |  

Our Opinion: Poverty will be major topic in September; let’s talk about it in new terms

Prepare to hear a lot this month about the area’s poor. With the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s annual fundraising …

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 |  

Our Opinion: Do homeless men in the Wyoming Valley require permanent shelter?

Would it be a good idea to … … establish a permanent shelter in Wilkes-Barre for homeless men? For decades, …

August 30th, 2015 |  

Kathy L. Pape: Nation’s crumbling water and wastewater systems require constant attention

Kathy L. Pape: Nation’s crumbling water and wastewater systems require constant attention

The Times Leader editorial headline on Aug. 19 hit the nail on the head: “Water disruption in Wyoming Valley puts …

August 30th, 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. |  

Our Opinion: We received the KKK’s literature; here’s our reply

Dear East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire, Your recruitment fliers recently arrived at certain Wilkes-Barre households, and we …

August 29th, 2015 |  

George Spohr: An unpublishable letter to the editor carries a passionate plea for help

George Spohr: An unpublishable letter to the editor carries a passionate plea for help

Earlier this month, we received a letter to the editor from Harriet Clyde Kipps, a Glen Lyon resident whose passion …

August 29th, 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 |  

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

Zeroing In: SOS group to offer some answers at public meeting Sunday

In May, Wilkes-Barre Area School Board President Lou Elmy joked that the district’s plan to build a new high school …

August 29th, 2015 updated: 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 |  

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