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Steve Corbett: State trooper’s repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

Steve Corbett: State trooper’s repetition of racist ‘joke’ is no laughing matter

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Tom Kelly calls the racial slur he wrote on Facebook “an old joke.” But some people …

July 28th, 2015 updated: July 28th, 2015. |  

Bill Jones: ‘Christmas in July Food Drive’ keeps area pantries and people’s bellies full

Bill Jones: ‘Christmas in July Food Drive’ keeps area pantries and people’s bellies full

When was the last time you ate so much that you were uncomfortably stuffed? Some people overeat occasionally. For others, …

July 24th, 2015 |  

State Sen. Lisa Baker: Lawmakers poised to vote on budget as soon as Gov. Tom Wolf sees the light

State Sen. Lisa Baker: Lawmakers poised to vote on budget as soon as Gov. Tom Wolf sees the light

Some important points seem to be lost in the debate over Pennsylvania’s budget standoff. The General Assembly approved, before the …

July 22nd, 2015 |  

Dennis Roddy: Bombastic Donald Trump shows why he should never occupy White House

Dennis Roddy: Bombastic Donald Trump shows why he should never occupy White House

I am not a man who approves of name-calling, a late-life virtue I have tried to sustain in the knowledge …

July 21st, 2015 |  

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski: Urge state Republican leaders to negotiate budget based on the people’s priorities

State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski: Urge state Republican leaders to negotiate budget based on the people’s priorities

It has been more than two weeks since Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican budget bill. With little progress since …

July 20th, 2015 |  

Gerald Cross: Seize chance to make Wilkes-Barre high school a well-designed, winning space

Gerald Cross: Seize chance to make Wilkes-Barre high school a well-designed, winning space

High schools that are symbolic of community pride and wrapped in the misty golden memories of youth do not go …

July 18th, 2015 |  

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer: Abandon ‘spin doctors’ and begin real budget negotiations in Harrisburg

State Rep. Aaron Kaufer: Abandon ‘spin doctors’ and begin real budget negotiations in Harrisburg

There is a time and a place for politics, but now is the time to govern. Recently, a special interest …

July 17th, 2015 updated: July 17th, 2015. |  

Mark Guydish: Congressional candidate Mike Marsicano wants clean campaign but can’t whitewash his record

Mark Guydish: Congressional candidate Mike Marsicano wants clean campaign but can’t whitewash his record

So Mike Marsicano re-emerges as candidate for public office, Rasputin-style – you believed him politically dead three-times over, only to …

July 13th, 2015 |  

Peeking into the Past: Pittston Historical Marker commemorated 58 men entombed in Twin Shaft Disaster of 1896

Peeking into the Past: Pittston Historical Marker commemorated 58 men entombed in Twin Shaft Disaster of 1896

Question: In 1952, what 24-hour jobs were Pittston area residents asked to consider volunteering for ? 1952 – 63 years …

June 27th, 2015 |  

Doug McLinko: Proposed natural gas tax would be setback for Pennsylvania

Doug McLinko: Proposed natural gas tax would be setback for Pennsylvania

Should state budget woes be solved on the backs of one industry? Gov. Tom Wolf has decided as much – …

June 26th, 2015 |  

Summer camps in full swing at the Dietrich Theater

Summer camps in full swing at the Dietrich Theater

What a week! We kicked off the Dietrich’s summer camps with Rand Whipple of Box of Light Studios last week. …

June 26th, 2015 |  

Summit Stars girls basketball team’s season in full swing

Summit Stars girls basketball team’s season in full swing

The Summit Stars Girls Basketball Team are, from left, first row, Anna Kosierowski, Caroline Stampien, Claire Evans, Caroline Murray. Second …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Build your Minecraft knowledge with these 11 resources

Build your Minecraft knowledge with these 11 resources

‘Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans,’ by Choly Knight, will get young readers thinking outside the box. Get …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Building a craft with your hands: Minecraft door hanger

Building a craft with your hands: Minecraft door hanger

Do you love gaming, but need to exercise your mind in other ways as well this summer? Try making some …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Summer programming is underway at Dalton Community Library

Summer programming is underway at Dalton Community Library

Hooray for the month of July! I’m sure this month will be worth the wait. It’s been a busy summer …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Nutrition Corner: Freeze your farm fresh produce

Nutrition Corner: Freeze your farm fresh produce

Freezing is a quick and easy way to preserve food when you can buy a large quantity for a good …

June 25th, 2015 |  

Frances Wolf: Invest in state’s school children with plan that restores equity between rich and poor districts

Frances Wolf: Invest in state’s school children with plan that restores equity between rich and poor districts

Since he was sworn in as governor in January, my husband and I have been crisscrossing the state, visiting schools, …

June 25th, 2015 updated: June 25th, 2015. |  

Dennis Roddy: Attorney General Kathleen Kane caught in trap of her own making

Dennis Roddy: Attorney General Kathleen Kane caught in trap of her own making

By now it is hard to register surprise when detectives show up at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office with a …

June 22nd, 2015 |  

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta: Ensure our National Military Cemeteries remain places of honor

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta: Ensure our National Military Cemeteries remain places of honor

In 1997, with the nation still reeling following the Oklahoma City bombing, many people were rightly concerned that convicted terrorist …

June 20th, 2015 updated: June 21st, 2015. |  

Dietrich Theater gears up for Tunkhannock Founder’s Day

Dietrich Theater gears up for Tunkhannock Founder’s Day

Northeastern Pennsylvania is just full of natural and man-made attractions, from the beauty of the Susquehanna River to the Nicholson …

June 20th, 2015 |  

Lithuanian family welcomed to Pittston after World War II

Lithuanian family welcomed to Pittston after World War II

Pictured are the 1977 Wyoming Area track team members and their coaches. The team qualified for the state competition. From …

June 20th, 2015 |  

Bill Jones: United Way putting money where its mouth is – attacking childhood poverty

Bill Jones: United Way putting money where its mouth is – attacking childhood poverty

A few weeks ago, a United Way donor introduced her husband to me. He expressed great interest in the childhood …

June 18th, 2015 updated: June 19th, 2015. |  

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