How many times have candidates used zippy slogans to get elected, but then used their office only for personal gain?Wilkes-Barre, the old adage – actions speak louder than words – is more important than ever.
I have lived in Wilkes-Barre for over 60 years. I have seen many changes, good and bad.
Forgiveness rarely comes easy, which makes the gesture shown by Darla and Bryon Dickson last weekend all the more remarkable.
As a former assistant chief fire inspector/investigator for the city of Wilkes-Barre, I took an oath to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Wilkes-Barre. For over 27 years in public service, I have always had a great concern for all our...
I would like to see the minimum wage raised.I am not an economist but have studied a few paycheck stubs in my time.
My name is Joseph Sperrazza, and I am seeking the office of Jenkins Township supervisor. For the past four months, I have had the privilege to meet many residents during my door-to-door campaign.
Sister Eleace King, director of the McGlynn Center, along with the children, teens and volunteers of the center, extend their gratitude to those who attended the April 8 event at Genetti's Hotel and to those who sent donations in honor of Sister...
For Pennsylvanians who venture into forests and fields, here's cautionary advice that you shouldn't just brush off.Beware the blacklegged tick.
My name is Dominic J. Butchko. I am an 18-year-old senior in high school who is running for Forty Fort Borough Council.
On April 18, the Forty Fort Cemetery was the scene of its most successful Earth Day cleanup ever. More than 80 people showed up and worked diligently for hours, raking leaves, picking up branches, pruning trees and getting rid of litter.
This letter is in reference to the April 22 “In Focus” column titled “Redeemer student speaks out on difficult topic.”
It would be nice if the bra thieves at the Wyoming Valley Mall were busted.Thus far, it seems that every effort to apprehend them has turned out to be a bust.Ralph RostockCarverton
I am blind in one eye and take two buses to work. I walk everywhere. I think they should put a walking bridge on Division Street going to Carey Avenue.Not everyone has a car.Bridget PerlowskiWilkes-Barre
There's a lot to love about the passenger experience at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.Parking is plentiful. Security lines are a breeze. Airport personnel are generally chipper and helpful.
Would it be a good idea to …… identify and try a slew of policing and safety strategies – beyond “saturation patrols” – focused on stopping Wilkes-Barre's deadly wave of shootings?
It is time to catch up with 1968! Thirty million hard-working, minimum-wage workers are making less today than they did 45 years ago. Had the federal minimum wage kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would be $10.56 instead of today's $7.25...
I live and work in downtown Wilkes-Barre. I've resided in the Marlboro Place Apartments on South Washington Street the last few years. I'm in the east wing, close to Holy Redeemer High School.
An April 8 letter to the editor about PennEast Pipeline advises readers that a study by Concentric Energy Advisors on PennEast that cites $900 million in energy savings to regional consumers is misleading.
Thank you, thank you and thank you. I was filled with joy after reading the Times Leader's Sunday, April 26, edition.
Depending on who you ask, greatness can mean many things. Some people use the words power, prestige or wealth, while others look at greatness as a leader, teacher or innovator.
What value is there in being a citizen of this great country if the rights and privileges are given to anyone who enters our country legally or illegally?
Critics of the Bible often cite Scripture that appears to illustrate contradictions in the word of God. They are not contradictions, but God's way of building our character and spiritual strength.
My book (“Pennsylvania, A State of Corruption”) and what happened to my family shouldn't happen to any family in America.
Diamonds to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. Its application in the America's Best Communities Competition advanced to the quarterfinal round, meaning the city remains in the running for a top prize of...
The Times Leader's recent editorial about the former New Jersey Central Train Station (“Last stop for excuses on station,” April 24) is right on the money. However, money is the problem. This property was paid for by taxpayer dollars...
Over the next four years, the Wolf administration will make decisions that will determine Pennsylvania's energy future and impact the local economy for decades to come. We need a leader at the Department of Environmental Protection who...
Bravo to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey for, in a manner of speaking, calling in the cavalry.
Eileen Cipriani and Gary Stavish announce our intentions to seek re-election to West Wyoming Borough Council.
The United States has seen dramatic reductions in vaccine-preventable diseases over the past several decades. Unvaccinated children are at risk for many serious and life-threatening diseases. The decline of vaccine-preventable disease cases over the...
Your “bad day” in Northeastern Pennsylvania most likely pales to the suffering and anxiety experienced today – and conceivably for weeks and months to come – by the earthquake-rattled people of Nepal.
On April 18, the members of the Parsons Lions Club spent a combined total of 30 hours cleaning Scott Street from the Anthracite Cafe to Denny's restaurant and the exit ramp of the Cross-Valley Expressway and at the base of North Washington...
If you're fed up with trying to reach American businesses by telephone, press or say “1.”
As youths confronted Baltimore cops and destroyed property this week, the city's police commissioner spoke five words that bear repeating to parents and guardians everywhere, including Wilkes-Barre.
I have been coming to Wilkes Barre for over 50 years to visit relatives. On a recent trip over the Easter weekend, I've noticed that your roads in and around town are absolutely atrocious.
The Times Leader's editorial of April 21 (“W-B Area woes expose need for new ideas”) contains some accurate observations but on the whole is logically flawed.
This letter to the editor is written in response to Joe Naperkowski's April 24 letter titled “W-B Township needs change.”
I was shocked but not surprised at learning PPL is seeking another increase in its rate that is charged to its customers. Seeing that this rate increase was for distribution charges, I thought it sounded familiar so I checked to see when PPL...
Though some of the train engines at Steamtown National Historic Site are idle preservation pieces that couldn't pull a stroller across the yard, a new report says that, collectively, they hauled nearly $6 million in economic benefit to the area...
The framework agreement that was reached with Iran earlier this month was a cautious first step toward peacefully stopping the Iranians from attaining nuclear weapons. And it is a better option than one that could force the use of our military more...
As a resident of Kingston, I was offended the chief of police of Larksville sent letters to the residences of alleged criminals, drug dealers and drug house inhabitants. If the message works, where do they move? Edwardsville? Kingston? Wilkes-Barre?...
Would it be a good idea to …… use money from the annual Cherry Blossom Festival to plant trees in Wilkes-Barre's Kirby Park that would match the festival name?
I wish that when people feel the need to challenge my opinions, that they do it with real facts and not Fox News facts, which is, if they can't make up a good lie, they twist the real fact.
Reading the newspaper lately there have been quite a few articles about blighted properties. One article states that Luzerne County government approved a ban on “junk vehicles.” This applies to 23 of the 76 municipalities.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation declared a Work Zone Safety week in early April to encourage drivers to slow down and drive cautiously in work zones.
Several weeks ago, I had the misfortune of having an automobile accident at the intersection of Highland Park Boulevard and the Interstate 81 access. I had never had an accident before.
What about gun control? I know hunters will never give up their guns, but what about handguns. Why not pass a city law?Anything has to help; show me a drug dealer without a gun.Mario FiorucciSugar Notch
Recently, President Barack Obama made an agreement with the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran on one of the most sensitive and vital issues facing America's national security. Soon, the U.S. Senate might vote, not on whether to approve...
Diamonds to the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, the little theater that could in an age of mega-plexes. There's still time to catch one of a score of movies playing in the spring film festival, which runs through April 30. The...
For those of us who have spent countless hours researching and analyzing data in an attempt to discover the truth, and add clarity, as to why West Pittston remains the only heavily populated community in the Wyoming Valley without a levee, Exeter...
Daddy Kane and Mommy Kane worked very hard over the years to raise Baby Kane. As a result, Baby Kane – also known as Jared Martin Kane – raised quite a bit of Cain of his own.