Our Opinion: Two women can appear atop a political party’s ticket in this day and age; can’t they?

Our Opinion: Two women can appear atop a political party’s ticket in this day and age; can’t they?

Raising the issue of whether the White House has room for two powerful women, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell recently stated the obvious.Some vot...

June 30th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Fireworks shows belong in hands of the pros

Our Opinion: Fireworks shows belong in hands of the pros

For those of you tempted to ignite aerial fireworks as part of your Independence Day celebration, we offer four good reasons to reconsider.1. It’...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Think ‘the crouch’ will ward off lightning? You’re in for a shock!

Our Opinion: Think ‘the crouch’ will ward off lightning? You’re in for a shock!

Play it safe when dark clouds gather, especially during June and July – the months when lightning in Pennsylvania typically causes the most casu...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Full potential of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor yet to be realized in Luzerne County

Our Opinion: Full potential of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor yet to be realized in Luzerne County

In too many respects, Luzerne County’s portion of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor remains unfinished business.Not enough resi...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Ignore ranking in planning road trip route

Our Opinion: Ignore ranking in planning road trip route

The website WalletHub recently ranked Pennsylvania 36th in a list of “2016’s best and worst states for summer road trips.”One of the...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Unshackle CDC in gun violence debate

Now that we’ve gone through the obligatory symbolic vote of repeatedly rejected gun control measures, now that personal tragedy has again become...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Can area landscapes be kept litter-free?

Our Opinion: Can area landscapes be kept litter-free?

Would it be a good idea to …… get creative in Northeastern Pennsylvania about controlling chronic littering?A robotic trash can, developed...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Hazleton Area’s 4-day school week merits caution

Our Opinion: Hazleton Area’s 4-day school week merits caution

Hazleton Area again is poised to move boldly into new territory locally, with a plan to hold four-day school weeks in December, January and February.I...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Add playful elements to public spaces in NEPA

Our Opinion: Add playful elements to public spaces in NEPA

Would it be a good idea to …… make our communities more playful?“Playful” typically isn’t the first word used to describ...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Our successful lawsuit versus state’s Public Utility Commission will help to keep you in the know

Our Opinion: Our successful lawsuit versus state’s Public Utility Commission will help to keep you in the know

Stonewalled by the state’s Public Utility Commission, we considered the issues at stake for state residents and then took the only viable course...

June 19th, 2016 |