Feet to the fire: It’s time for Mayor Tony George to make good on his ‘law and order’ promise

Feet to the fire: It’s time for Mayor Tony George to make good on his ‘law and order’ promise

WILKES-BARRE — It was a comment about a local festival that, at first, sounded funny, but then struck a bit of fear in the heart.“I heard ...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Experiencing the Big Apple for the very first time

Beyond the Byline: Experiencing the Big Apple for the very first time

Stories of my first-ever experience in Wilkes-Barre usually get a chuckle out of people.I remember trekking across Public Square to Dunkin’ Donu...

June 29th, 2016 updated: June 29th, 2016. |  


William A. Levinson: Anti-gun zealots undermine their cause when caught in lies

William A. Levinson: Anti-gun zealots undermine their cause when caught in lies

Henry Ford defined “psychological crime” as “the crime of bringing men to act from the highest and sincerest motives of self-sacrifi...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Elizabeth Stelle: Before raising state taxes, stop blowing money on Pennsylvania bureaucracy

Elizabeth Stelle: Before raising state taxes, stop blowing money on Pennsylvania bureaucracy

What do waking up, driving to work and stopping at Starbucks have in common? Each of these seemingly mundane activities is impacted by state taxes.Thi...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Finding ourselves at the movies

Beyond the Byline: Finding ourselves at the movies

I had gotten back to the newsroom a bit late after covering a Saturday event and, as I made my way to my desk, loudly announced to no one in particula...

June 26th, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky charged with seven crimes but has he pulled his last job?

Consumer Watchdog: Joe Sekelsky charged with seven crimes but has he pulled his last job?

Duryea’s most notorious plumber, Joe Sekelsky, has been hit with six third-degree felonies and one first-degree misdemeanor in connection with h...

June 25th, 2016 updated: June 25th, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: That darn GTO had a thing about telephone poles

Beyond the Byline: That darn GTO had a thing about telephone poles

WILKES-BARRE — She was a real beauty — sleek, lots of curves and oh, how she purred.That last part was an exaggeration. Actually, it was a...

June 25th, 2016 |  


Life Deconstructed: No room for bullies in my treehouse

Life Deconstructed: No room for bullies in my treehouse

I sit here today and stare at a blank screen. There’s nothing in me except sadness, despair and disgust. Who can write a column about Nancy not ...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Consumer Watchdog: ‘No-show Joe’ target of criminal probe

Consumer Watchdog: ‘No-show Joe’ target of criminal probe

Joe Sekelsky, the Duryea plumber whose practice of taking money from customers and failing to do the work and who has been the topic of this column fo...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: One Agnes is one too many

Beyond the Byline: One Agnes is one too many

Our car was in the shop at Hasay Chevrolet in Shickshinny. Mom went to work that morning at Gilroy Real Estate on Kingston Corners, getting there by b...

June 22nd, 2016 updated: June 22nd, 2016. |