Our Opinion: Former prison worker Louis Elmy’s criminal acts demoralizing to community

Our Opinion: Former prison worker Louis Elmy’s criminal acts demoralizing to community

In pursuit of a crack cocaine high, Louis Elmy sank to horrid lows, damaging far more than his family name.The ex-president of the Wilkes-Barre Area S...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Jeffrey Brauer: Pennsylvania voters could hold key to Oval Office

Jeffrey Brauer: Pennsylvania voters could hold key to Oval Office

All eyes should be on Pennsylvania this presidential election cycle.While Pennsylvania has been dependably “blue” since Bill Clinton won i...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County official premature to call for building of a new prison

Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County official premature to call for building of a new prison

Recently, in response to the deaths of a corrections officer and an inmate at the Luzerne County prison, county Manager C. David Pedri stated that a n...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: For silly or sobering entertainment, see what’s happening on local stages

Our Opinion: For silly or sobering entertainment, see what’s happening on local stages

Would it be a good idea to …… lighten your mood with laughs at an area theater?“Funny Girl,” a musical that contains more dram...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: The late Daniel Rebovich recalled as ‘friend to all’

Letter to the Editor: The late Daniel Rebovich recalled as ‘friend to all’

On July 9, after a heartfelt goodbye and a gracious funeral service at the Second Presbyterian Church, Pittston, we said our final good-bye to Daniel ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: A van, a dog and a cellphone game were my newest challenges

Beyond the Byline: A van, a dog and a cellphone game were my newest challenges

Last week found me driving to the Philadelphia International Airport after midnight to pick up my daughter, Caitlyn, after a trip to California.I wasn...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Protect sensitive Arctic and Gulf of Mexico sites from new oil and gas drilling

Letter to the Editor: Protect sensitive Arctic and Gulf of Mexico sites from new oil and gas drilling

We all remember the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (in 2010). British Petroleum’s “Deepwater Horizon” offshore oil rig exploded, kil...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: Kielbasa Festival makes Plymouth come alive every year

Beyond the Byline: Kielbasa Festival makes Plymouth come alive every year

PLYMOUTH — Being a judge, whether it be in a courtroom, a beauty pageant or, yes, a Kielbasa Festival, is a serious matter.For 12 years, I have ...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Nurse anesthetists will be given more authority under VA’s proposal

Letter to the Editor: Nurse anesthetists will be given more authority under VA’s proposal

Many people don’t know that certified registered nurse anesthetists are the primary anesthesia providers in austere combat theaters, and most co...

July 23rd, 2016 |