Our Opinion: Luzerne County Community College dares to stamp out tobacco use; other campuses may follow

Our Opinion: Luzerne County Community College dares to stamp out tobacco use; other campuses may follow

In a bold move, Luzerne County Community College officials made a cold-turkey declaration that as of the start of classes this week the campus is enti...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Pharmacists and physicians urged to use new monitoring system for prescription opioids

Letter to the Editor: Pharmacists and physicians urged to use new monitoring system for prescription opioids

Pennsylvania is in the midst of a full-fledged epidemic. The prescription opioid and heroin crisis is the most significant public health crisis facing...

August 31st, 2016 updated: August 31st, 2016. |  


Our Opinion: Set ground rules for teens’ and tweens’ social media use

Our Opinion: Set ground rules for teens’ and tweens’ social media use

People of a certain age probably remember those public service announcements that aired at 10 p.m. or later on local television, asking adults, “...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Prohibit state lawmakers from mailing ‘propaganda’ paid for by taxpayers

Letter to the Editor: Prohibit state lawmakers from mailing ‘propaganda’ paid for by taxpayers

I recently received a sleek piece of literature from Aaron Kaufer, state representative from the 120th District, which was sent on the taxpayer dime.I...

August 30th, 2016 updated: August 30th, 2016. |  


James Paul: On charter school ‘reform,’ Pennsylvania lawmakers should tread carefully

James Paul: On charter school ‘reform,’ Pennsylvania lawmakers should tread carefully

Back-to-school season can be an emotional time for students. Some greet the school year with excitement to learn and socialize, while others regretful...

August 30th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Stop school bullies in their tracks; these resources can help to set the right tone

Our Opinion: Stop school bullies in their tracks; these resources can help to set the right tone

Be on the lookout for bullying.The nasty behavior – which can stick with its victims for years, even lifetimes – tends to be at its worst ...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Bill Jones: Strive to make this school year a success for every student in the Wyoming Valley

Bill Jones: Strive to make this school year a success for every student in the Wyoming Valley

The days are starting to get shorter, and the nights are getting longer. Football season has kicked off, and Halloween candy already is on store shelv...

August 29th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Civil grand jury could resolve ‘improprieties’ within Luzerne County’s public bodies

Letter to the Editor: Civil grand jury could resolve ‘improprieties’ within Luzerne County’s public bodies

I have been gone from the Wyoming Valley for 60 years, but it remains my hometown and I read the Times Leader from time to time.The recent articles re...

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


Our Opinion: As school year begins, look for ways to boost student motivation

Our Opinion: As school year begins, look for ways to boost student motivation

Would it be a good idea to …… encourage students in our area’s public and private schools with regular doses of inspiration?Fifth-gr...

August 28th, 2016 updated: August 28th, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Don’t increase mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania

Letter to the Editor: Don’t increase mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania

An important question will be on the ballot on Election Day this November. That question will determine if our judges should remain on the bench until...

August 28th, 2016 |