Our Opinion: Don’t let Memorial Day pass without reflecting on the staggering sacrifice of war dead

Our Opinion: Don’t let Memorial Day pass without reflecting on the staggering sacrifice of war dead

From Gettysburg’s farms to France’s Argonne Forest and beyond, much blood has been spilled to safeguard the nation – and the lifesty...

May 29th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Pick a president who will adhere to laws, not govern with executive orders

Letter to the Editor: Pick a president who will adhere to laws, not govern with executive orders

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas is correct in his opinion that President Barack Obama is undermining the rule of law in this country.The Obama administratio...

May 29th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Blame shared widely for Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s predicament

Our Opinion: Blame shared widely for Wilkes-Barre Area School District’s predicament

If blame were peanut butter, the debacle at Wilkes-Barre Area School District could be spread from here to Harrisburg.The school board’s vote la...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Too much ‘school’ spending supports pensions and wages, not education

Letter to the Editor: Too much ‘school’ spending supports pensions and wages, not education

Most area school districts have either proposed their 2016-17 budgets, as Dallas has done, or have finalized them.Some have gone beyond the state̵...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: More evidence that it pays to be careful when choosing a contractor

Consumer Watchdog: More evidence that it pays to be careful when choosing a contractor

A couple of weeks ago, I reported that Swoyersville contractor John Krochmaluk, whose shady dealings I’ve been writing about since March, finall...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Don’t underestimate the fun that can be had during a fishing trip to Canada

Beyond the Byline: Don’t underestimate the fun that can be had during a fishing trip to Canada

WILKES-BARRE — By the time you read this, I will have returned from my annual fishing trip and back in the good graces of my cat, Lily.After 10 ...

May 28th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Reserve time in your holiday for National Moment of Remembrance

Our Opinion: Reserve time in your holiday for National Moment of Remembrance

Diamonds to observers of the National Moment of Remembrance. At 3 p.m. Monday, Memorial Day, you can join with others who faithfully reserve one minut...

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


Matthew Schmitz: The case for banning pornography

Matthew Schmitz: The case for banning pornography

It is time to ban pornography.Nothing can shock us except this suggestion. We find it perfectly acceptable that smut, no matter how bestial or misogyn...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Safeguard pets in summer by ensuring they’re not left in parked vehicles

Letter to the Editor: Safeguard pets in summer by ensuring they’re not left in parked vehicles

As we kick off the warm summer season, the American Humane Association reminds pet owners that leaving animal companions in hot cars can be lethal.Eve...

May 27th, 2016 |  


Zeroing In: Wilkes-Barre school directors lack subtle art of persuasion – and a master plan

Zeroing In: Wilkes-Barre school directors lack subtle art of persuasion – and a master plan

Before their meeting Monday night, maybe the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board’s directors entered GAR High School through a side door.Or perhaps t...

May 27th, 2016 |