Our Opinion: Unshackle CDC in gun violence debate

Now that we’ve gone through the obligatory symbolic vote of repeatedly rejected gun control measures, now that personal tragedy has again become...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Can area landscapes be kept litter-free?

Our Opinion: Can area landscapes be kept litter-free?

Would it be a good idea to …… get creative in Northeastern Pennsylvania about controlling chronic littering?A robotic trash can, developed...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Add playful elements to public spaces in NEPA

Our Opinion: Add playful elements to public spaces in NEPA

Would it be a good idea to …… make our communities more playful?“Playful” typically isn’t the first word used to describ...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Our successful lawsuit versus state’s Public Utility Commission will help to keep you in the know

Our Opinion: Our successful lawsuit versus state’s Public Utility Commission will help to keep you in the know

Stonewalled by the state’s Public Utility Commission, we considered the issues at stake for state residents and then took the only viable course...

June 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Holy Redeemer High School proves to be doubly good in softball

Our Opinion: Holy Redeemer High School proves to be doubly good in softball

Diamonds to the Holy Redeemer High School softball team. By winning the state title game Thursday, the Redeemer squad from Wilkes-Barre became only th...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Lifeguard job sinking in popularity, raising doubts about future of community pools

Our Opinion: Lifeguard job sinking in popularity, raising doubts about future of community pools

Everybody out of the pool!No, a frightening lightning storm is not bearing down. The problem is simpler and more baffling – at least to those of...

June 16th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: School board members feeling heat of budget season

Our Opinion: School board members feeling heat of budget season

As spring yields to summer in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the men and women elected to serve on area school boards occupy a particularly hot seat.These...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Orlando massacre shows that hate begets hate

Our Opinion: Orlando massacre shows that hate begets hate

As a global community, it seems we still don’t get it.Perhaps it emanates from some compelling need to place blame after tragic acts such as thi...

June 14th, 2016 updated: June 14th, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Don’t allow repeat of state budget fight; our counties can’t afford to be collateral damage

Our Opinion: Don’t allow repeat of state budget fight; our counties can’t afford to be collateral damage

A message to state lawmakers and the governor: not again.Don’t you dare repeat a prolonged budget standoff like the one that began last summer a...

June 11th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: JCC Day Camp succeeds for 85 years in supplying children with joys of summer

Our Opinion: JCC Day Camp succeeds for 85 years in supplying children with joys of summer

Diamonds to the JCC Day Camp. Billed as “the longest-operating, summer day camp in Northeast Pennsylvania,” the program will mark its 85th...

June 10th, 2016 |