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Letter to the Editor: County councilman extends offer to talk about land banks

In response to a letter to the editor written by Louise Edwards (“Councilman in left field?,” July 26), I attempted …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Let convicted killer Hugo Selenski’s family pay for his court appeals

I read where convicted killer Hugo Selenski wants a new trial, claiming Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Fred …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Spanish-speaking police not answer to Hazleton’s crime troubles

In Sunday’s article “Violence up, cops needed,” Hazleton’s police chief says, “The old community is afraid of the unknown.” What …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Incident at Giants Despair Hill Climb points to need for autism awareness

My son and I were at the most recent Giants Despair Hill Climb. We love seeing the cars race up …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre Township due for sit-down to discuss possible improvements

I am tired of Wilkes-Barre Township Democratic Chairman John Bryan’s whining about Mayor Carl Kuren. It’s time to make suggestions …

July 30th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Reinvention of The Mall at Steamtown will require time and technology

Our Opinion: Reinvention of The Mall at Steamtown will require time and technology

Maybe The Mall at Steamtown can thrive again. Bargain hunter John Basalyga recently scooped up Scranton’s bankrupt retail complex for …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Advocate for removal of culm banks from Jenkins Township and coal-country communities

Part of my campaign for Jenkins Township is to find solutions to remove its unsightly culm banks. Presently, the Pennsylvania …

July 29th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Columnist David Brooks missing ‘whole picture’ on fracking, says nun

In one of the opening paragraphs of the encyclical, “Laudato Si : On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Same-sex marriage ruling by Supreme Court can’t trump God’s law

The so-called “marriage” between two people of the same gender is not marriage, but a union. Why do I claim …

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

Letter to the Editor: ‘In Focus’ column misses crux of Harrisburg’s budget battle

Wow! What a “rave piece” for the governor (“Did we elect a dysfunctional government?” July 16). And what a sloppy …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Steve Corbett: State trooper’s repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

Steve Corbett: State trooper’s repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Tom Kelly calls the racial slur he wrote on Facebook “an old joke.” But some people …

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

Our Opinion: Wilkes-Barre should drop weak claim to $2 million in redevelopment fund

Sorry, Wilkes-Barre, but your claim to the cash just won’t cut it. City officials contend $2 million held in the …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Opposition to energy tax seen as key to Pennsylvania’s future

As a Luzerne County resident, I applaud state Sen. Lisa Baker and Reps. Tarah Toohil and Aaron Kaufer for fighting …

July 28th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Gov. Tom Wolf slow to show compromise on budget

Bill O’Boyle’s July 16 column, “Did we elect a dysfunctional government,” concludes, “it appears the governor is the only participant …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Make workplaces conducive for moms who breast-feed

“Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work!” is the theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated worldwide from Aug. …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Keep mega-long trucks off Pennsylvania roads until more known on safety

Our Opinion: Keep mega-long trucks off Pennsylvania roads until more known on safety

Citing highway safety concerns, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he wants to “put the brakes” on a proposal that potentially …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Incorporate sidewalks, biking paths into building plans across Luzerne County

As a countywide health coalition, Live Well Luzerne recognizes the importance of the built environment in shaping our health and …

July 27th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Should Pennsylvania join march to raise minimum wage?

Would it be a good idea to … … adopt a minimum-wage increase in Pennsylvania similar to New York’s recently …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Photo of grieving father served only to sensationalize, writer says

The decision to publish above the fold, on page 1A, the picture of a grieving, cuffed Michael Francis Nice Sr. …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Letter to the Editor: Writer questions ‘neighbors’ flouting rule on homestead tax break

Let me see if I can understand my neighbors. Residents of 11 Wyoming Valley communities are required to pay a …

July 26th, 2015 |  

Our Opinion: Luzerne County Courthouse can be secure yet user-friendly

Our Opinion: Luzerne County Courthouse can be secure yet user-friendly

Metal detector screenings and other safety measures, while necessary at the Luzerne County Courthouse and court-related buildings, needn’t make the …

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

Letter to the Editor: Drop defense of Confederate flag

In William A. Levinson’s letter to the editor last Sunday he urged readers to reconsider the symbolism behind the Confederate …

July 26th, 2015 |  

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