Our Opinion: Fireworks shows belong in hands of the pros

Our Opinion: Fireworks shows belong in hands of the pros

For those of you tempted to ignite aerial fireworks as part of your Independence Day celebration, we offer four good reasons to reconsider.1. It’...

June 29th, 2016 |  


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 |  


Letter to the Editor: Require mental health exam for buyers of certain guns

Letter to the Editor: Require mental health exam for buyers of certain guns

I’m a firearms rights attorney. I help people keep and regain their Second Amendment rights. Even so, I see our nation at a crossroads. In times...

June 29th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Think ‘the crouch’ will ward off lightning? You’re in for a shock!

Our Opinion: Think ‘the crouch’ will ward off lightning? You’re in for a shock!

Play it safe when dark clouds gather, especially during June and July – the months when lightning in Pennsylvania typically causes the most casu...

June 28th, 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 |  


Our Opinion: Full potential of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor yet to be realized in Luzerne County

Our Opinion: Full potential of Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor yet to be realized in Luzerne County

In too many respects, Luzerne County’s portion of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor remains unfinished business.Not enough resi...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Zoe Lambert perseveres despite medical issues, serving as inspiration to fellow Spartan graduates

Letter to the Editor: Zoe Lambert perseveres despite medical issues, serving as inspiration to fellow Spartan graduates

On June 10, Zoe Erin Lambert graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School.It has been 13 years of school in between more than 30 surgeries, and hund...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: County manager to address South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association

Letter to the Editor: County manager to address South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association

The South Wilkes-Barre Residents’ Association will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Firwood United Methodist Church, a...

June 27th, 2016 |