Our Opinion: Safely discard pills from your house during Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Our Opinion: Safely discard pills from your house during Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

You almost certainly have some and, in fact, you almost certainly have more than you did a few years ago. Now is your chance to get rid of them withou...

April 28th, 2016 updated: April 28th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Before your prom night, let’s talk about smart choices

Our Opinion: Before your prom night, let’s talk about smart choices

Put down your cellphone, kid, there’s something we want to tell you.You’re about to go to your high school prom, which, for grownups like ...

April 27th, 2016 updated: April 27th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Luzerne County’s appeal to nonprofits for voluntary payments will be a tough sell; ask anyway

Go ahead, Luzerne County officials, and schedule a sit-down with the heads of the area’s biggest land-owning nonprofits.Ask them if they will pa...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Vote in Pennsylvania’s much-hyped primary with high hopes but realistic expectations

Voters, at long last, this is your day.If you’re registered in either of the two major political parties, take your candidate preferences and hi...

April 26th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Katie McGinty perfectly poised to represent Democrats in U.S. Senate race

Our Opinion: Katie McGinty perfectly poised to represent Democrats in U.S. Senate race

The politically savvy and self-described “scrappy” Katie McGinty deserves a shot at serving in the U.S. Senate.McGinty, 52, combines a mom...

April 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Take day trip to nearby National Park Service sites such as Steamtown and Delaware Water Gap

Our Opinion: Take day trip to nearby National Park Service sites such as Steamtown and Delaware Water Gap

Diamonds to nearby national parks and historic sites. Yosemite and the Grand Canyon get the glory. But don’t overlook the gems in and near North...

April 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Hey, drivers, give bicyclists a break! And vice versa

Our Opinion: Hey, drivers, give bicyclists a break! And vice versa

Yes, those bicycle riders can be annoying, even dangerous, as they weave willy-nilly from road to sidewalk, dart past pedestrians, twist and turn thro...

April 21st, 2016 updated: April 21st, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Presidential hopefuls, here’s what Pennsylvanians need to hear from you

Don’t look in our eyes and tell us that you feel our pain.Don’t feign interest in our sports teams, pretend familiarity with our city̵...

April 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Be part of massive campaign to clear litter from NEPA’s public spaces

Our Opinion: Be part of massive campaign to clear litter from NEPA’s public spaces

Put on work gloves this weekend and do some spring cleaning – not in your house, but in the outdoors.You and like-minded people in Luzerne and s...

April 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Pennsylvania takes center stage in 2016 presidential drama; seek facts amid the frenzy

Get ready; here they come.The 2016 presidential hopefuls won’t waste a New York minute before pivoting from the Empire State, site of Tuesday...

April 18th, 2016 |