Our Opinion: Big media overdoes it in Luzerne County

Our Opinion: Big media overdoes it in Luzerne County

Oh, big media, you flatter us so. We appreciate all the attention since the November election, all the celebs, all the national TV exposure. You are s...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Our View: New sites for Wilkes-Barre Area high school come with quite a few questions

So Wilkes-Barre Area School Board is hunting for a new place to build a new high school, and all three sites on the list are in Plains Township. On th...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Our View: PA.’s Yellow Dot Program is one diamond of an idea

Our View: PA.’s Yellow Dot Program is one diamond of an idea

Diamonds to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for its Yellow Dot Program, though the agency — or someone at the state level — ...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Our voice: Plenty of reasons for council members to be at meetings

Our voice: Plenty of reasons for council members to be at meetings

Elected officials attending meetings by phone is nothing new. In fact, it is increasingly common. If you are a meeting junkie who sits in on every ses...

January 12th, 2017 updated: January 12th, 2017. |  


Our view: Packer case shouldn’t stall efforts to help foster children

Our view: Packer case shouldn’t stall efforts to help foster children

The story is still unfolding — rapidly — and there is a big difference between being charged and being convicted, but the deeply disturbin...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Our Opinion: Both sides err in prison-closure announcement

Our Opinion: Both sides err in prison-closure announcement

For a moment, think like a “devil’s advocate.” Actually, it doesn’t take much effort on this one. You can just think like most...

January 9th, 2017 updated: January 9th, 2017. |  


Our view: Dobash, Urban are wasting council’s time

Our view: Dobash, Urban are wasting council’s time

With all of Luzerne County’s woes neatly fixed, Luzerne County Council members have decided to apply their prodigious problem-solving skills to anot...

January 3rd, 2017 updated: January 5th, 2017. |  


Our view: County, Hazleton hirings hard to swallow

Our view: County, Hazleton hirings hard to swallow

It is one of the most insidious forms of nepotism/cronyism anyone can practice in local politics: back scratching across political boundaries.It works...

December 29th, 2016 |  


Our view: Whatever your beliefs, have a joyous Christmas

Our view: Whatever your beliefs, have a joyous Christmas

Merry Christmas!There, it’s officially in print and online for anyone to praise or criticize, to hold up as an example of “keeping Christ ...

December 24th, 2016 |  


Our view: Nothing but coal for those on this list

Our view: Nothing but coal for those on this list

Giving Santa a head start, here’s a coal-only edition for those who earned a stockingful this year. Next week: nothing but gems.Coal to Louis El...

December 23rd, 2016 |