Bill O’Boyle, Beyond the Byline: A special kid with a special wish

Bill O’Boyle, Beyond the Byline: A special kid with a special wish

WILKES-BARRE — By the time you read this, I will have spent my Saturday in New York City — the Big Apple — with a group of friends.W...

December 3rd, 2016 |  


Wolf evaluates second year: Progress on schools, jobs and reform

Wolf evaluates second year: Progress on schools, jobs and reform

As Gov. Tom Wolf ends his second year in office, he has released his self-evaluation of his performance, listing “a slew of accomplishments̶...

December 3rd, 2016 updated: December 3rd, 2016. |  


Insurance Commissioner encourages enrollment in 2017 Affordable Care Act health plans

Insurance Commissioner encourages enrollment in 2017 Affordable Care Act health plans

WILKES-BARRE — Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller recently reminded consumers that open enrollment for 2017 health-insurance coverage availabl...

November 26th, 2016 updated: November 26th, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: 1966 — the year that West Side rivalries died

Beyond the Byline: 1966 — the year that West Side rivalries died

WILKES-BARRE — Some 50 years ago, rivalries in Wyoming Valley died. At least, as far as the rivalries that had lived on in high school athletics...

November 26th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: A veteran says thanks for a show of respect

Beyond the Byline: A veteran says thanks for a show of respect

MOUNTAIN TOP — Henry Rishkofski was pleased when he was invited to dinner with his grandson and his grandson’s “lady friend.”S...

November 19th, 2016 |  


Bill Jones: Join a purely positive campaign – the United Way’s effort to strengthen community

Bill Jones: Join a purely positive campaign – the United Way’s effort to strengthen community

Each day since the presidential election, there has been no shortage of banter about the campaign and the promises made. While most people have grown ...

November 18th, 2016 |  


Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Perugino: Our nation’s military preparedness linked to our nation’s preschools

Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Perugino: Our nation’s military preparedness linked to our nation’s preschools

On Veterans Day, America paused to thank the men and women who have dedicated their lives to this nation and its freedom.Of course, today’s mili...

November 17th, 2016 |  


Beyond the Byline: Every time that train whistle blows, I remember an angel

Beyond the Byline: Every time that train whistle blows, I remember an angel

Three or four times a day at my home in Hanover Township, I hear a train whistle.I have no idea where the train comes from or where it goes, but I hea...

November 16th, 2016 updated: November 16th, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: Take time to thank veterans for their service

Beyond the Byline: Take time to thank veterans for their service

WILKES-BARRE — One of the saddest things for me to hear is a trumpeter playing taps at a veterans ceremony or funeral.The first time I heard tap...

November 12th, 2016 |  


Capitol Roundup: Attorney General Beemer offers tips to help veterans avoid scams

Capitol Roundup: Attorney General Beemer offers tips to help veterans avoid scams

WILKES-BARRE — Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer this week issued a reminder to service members and veterans to be aware of scams targeting membe...

November 12th, 2016 |