Rethink WB Area’s bumpy ride

Rethink WB Area’s bumpy ride

Even if you believe the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board is heading in the right direction by consolidating Meyers and Coughlin high schools — and...

December 3rd, 2016 updated: December 3rd, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Another successful, safe hunt

Diamonds to the thousands of area hunters who headed into the woods last Monday and came out with nothing but legal game or, at worse, lungs full of f...

December 2nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Let local events brighten the holidays

Our Opinion: Let local events brighten the holidays

Turkey Day is done, and the holidays barrel down upon us. The foam cups at the coffee shop sport snowflakes and stockings, stores boast displays inten...

November 28th, 2016 updated: December 1st, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Greater effort needed to recruit women superintendents

Our Opinion: Greater effort needed to recruit women superintendents

Love her or hate her, agree that the electoral college works or argue it is an anachronism defying the popular vote, this much is true: Hillary Clinto...

November 27th, 2016 updated: December 1st, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Talking turkey on WB Mayor George’s budget woes

New mayor, new holiday season, same old.As the the stupor of too much turkey and yams clears, consider two questionable claims that have become as muc...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Save the irem and scrap the eyesores

Diamonds to Christian Wielage and those helping him in the latest quest to save the Irem Temple. The founder of a business software company, Wielage h...

November 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: A good year to remember Thanksgiving roots

The traditions are too much food, too much football, and for some, too much family. One of the most common suggestions at Thanksgiving dinner table is...

November 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Allow hope to supplant your fears

Our Opinion: Allow hope to supplant your fears

In a word, the reason presidential candidate Donald Trump did so well among many Luzerne County voters is this: fear.Fear remains among the most power...

November 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Kindergarten student provides peers with valuable lesson

Our Opinion: Kindergarten student provides peers with valuable lesson

Diamonds to 5-year-old Ayla Spinelli and her kindergarten teacher, Maria Unice. The duo recently held awareness-raising activities for Ayla’s cl...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Pursue solutions to homelessness in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Pursue solutions to homelessness in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Consider Nick and Terri, a homeless couple profiled in the Times Leader one bitter December day in 2004. Their story is old and complicated, but it...

November 18th, 2016 |