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 |  


Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania’s new data portal puts more information in public realm

Letter to the Editor: Pennsylvania’s new data portal puts more information in public realm

This week, Pennsylvania joined the majority of states – as well as the federal government, and many cities and municipalities – by launchi...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Chris Hughes: New tax on vapor products will doom my shop and others in Pennsylvania

Chris Hughes: New tax on vapor products will doom my shop and others in Pennsylvania

In 2013, after planning and saving for a year-and-a-half, I opened my first business, Fat Cat Vapor Shop in Montoursville. I’d overcome many cha...

August 26th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Justice system treats Hillary Clinton with kid gloves

Letter to the Editor: Justice system treats Hillary Clinton with kid gloves

Martha Stewart, the successful businesswoman, was charged with lying to the FBI and then prosecuted by the justice system. She was sent to jail.Kathy ...

August 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: College students, take seriously your safety on campus and in community

Our Opinion: College students, take seriously your safety on campus and in community

Welcome, college students, to your new surroundings.We’re glad to see you arriving this week on the region’s many campuses, bringing loads...

August 25th, 2016 updated: August 25th, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Urge women in Northeastern Pennsylvania to run for public office

Letter to the Editor: Urge women in Northeastern Pennsylvania to run for public office

Women are not equally represented in American governance.According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, women account ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Make school attendance a priority for all of NEPA’s students

Our Opinion: Make school attendance a priority for all of NEPA’s students

As a new school year approaches, let’s commit as a community to keeping as many of our students in class for as many school days as possible ...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: I’ll chance a Trump presidency rather than pick opponent and face God’s wrath

Letter to the Editor: I’ll chance a Trump presidency rather than pick opponent and face God’s wrath

William Levinson’s recent letter to the editor (“Cause to not back Clinton,” Aug. 20) met his usual standard of excellence. However,...

August 24th, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre’s diversity effort will dilute quality of job applicants for city posts

Letter to the Editor: Wilkes-Barre’s diversity effort will dilute quality of job applicants for city posts

Diversify hiring in the city? I know where this is headed!The test will change to make it easier for minorities. In other words, “lower the stan...

August 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Floss your teeth, regardless of whatever gunk you have heard

Letter to the Editor: Floss your teeth, regardless of whatever gunk you have heard

Recent news reports have raised questions about the benefits of flossing.The Associated Press investigated the age-old recommendation to floss as well...

August 24th, 2016 |