Our Opinion: ‘Stars’ of community service make NEPA brighter; won’t you join them?

Our Opinion: ‘Stars’ of community service make NEPA brighter; won’t you join them?

While scrolling through this news site, you might see an award winner such as Michelle Nackley or Christopher Concert clutching a plaque and think, bi...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Looking for a bright spot in Luzerne County’s legal system? See its approach to conflict counsel

Our Opinion: Looking for a bright spot in Luzerne County’s legal system? See its approach to conflict counsel

All too frequently in recent years, Luzerne County’s court drew attention from the state’s legal community for the wrong reasons.So it is ...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Lessen risk of shootings by building schools with safety in mind

Our Opinion: Lessen risk of shootings by building schools with safety in mind

Would it be a good idea to …… re-evaluate our approach to safety in schools, with an emphasis on revamping building codes?The notion was s...

May 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Mental health care deservedly becoming bigger priority in NEPA

Our Opinion: Mental health care deservedly becoming bigger priority in NEPA

For heart trouble or other physical trauma, you generally can get top-notch and timely care today without leaving the Greater Wyoming Valley.Not so, h...

May 21st, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Artistic talent of region’s residents runs deep – and deserves recognition

Our Opinion: Artistic talent of region’s residents runs deep – and deserves recognition

Diamonds to painters, potters and other people who share their artistic flair in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Fine Arts Fiesta – a multi-day c...

May 20th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Put your college education to good use – as civically active member of your community

Our Opinion: Put your college education to good use – as civically active member of your community

College graduate, as you clutch that new diploma, look upon it as more than a ticket to a good job.Your degree certainly can open the door to employme...

May 19th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Bike to work or bike for fun; emerging trail network makes it possible in NEPA

Our Opinion: Bike to work or bike for fun; emerging trail network makes it possible in NEPA

You probably don’t know it, but there are three designated bicycle routes crossing Pennsylvania from east to west and four running north-south.W...

May 18th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Send an SOS to rally rescuers around endangered Irem Temple building in Wilkes-Barre

Our Opinion: Send an SOS to rally rescuers around endangered Irem Temple building in Wilkes-Barre

Call the remodeling experts at “This Old House” and beg them to travel to Wilkes-Barre.Contact leaders at the National Trust for Historic ...

May 17th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Irem Temple’s fate will hinge on area preservation advocates’ passion – or lack of it

Our Opinion: Irem Temple’s fate will hinge on area preservation advocates’ passion – or lack of it

Finding the money to save the exotic and timeworn Irem Temple in Wilkes-Barre won’t be easy without first uncovering something even more valuabl...

May 16th, 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...

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