Beyond the Byline: A van, a dog and a cellphone game were my newest challenges

Beyond the Byline: A van, a dog and a cellphone game were my newest challenges

Last week found me driving to the Philadelphia International Airport after midnight to pick up my daughter, Caitlyn, after a trip to California.I wasn...

July 24th, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

Our Opinion: Democratic National Convention can rouse the reluctant voters

For Democrats, the upcoming convention in Philadelphia offers a chance to do what Hillary Clinton’s campaign so far has struggled to do.Build ex...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Protect sensitive Arctic and Gulf of Mexico sites from new oil and gas drilling

Letter to the Editor: Protect sensitive Arctic and Gulf of Mexico sites from new oil and gas drilling

We all remember the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (in 2010). British Petroleum’s “Deepwater Horizon” offshore oil rig exploded, kil...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Beyond the Byline: Kielbasa Festival makes Plymouth come alive every year

Beyond the Byline: Kielbasa Festival makes Plymouth come alive every year

PLYMOUTH — Being a judge, whether it be in a courtroom, a beauty pageant or, yes, a Kielbasa Festival, is a serious matter.For 12 years, I have ...

July 23rd, 2016 updated: July 23rd, 2016. |  


Letter to the Editor: Nurse anesthetists will be given more authority under VA’s proposal

Letter to the Editor: Nurse anesthetists will be given more authority under VA’s proposal

Many people don’t know that certified registered nurse anesthetists are the primary anesthesia providers in austere combat theaters, and most co...

July 23rd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: Bazaars add zest to summers in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Our Opinion: Bazaars add zest to summers in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Diamonds to summer bazaars – and the smiling, sweaty volunteers who orchestrate these fundraising events in Northeastern Pennsylvania to benefit...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Zeroing In: Review Luzerne County prison’s rules on use of restraints

Zeroing In: Review Luzerne County prison’s rules on use of restraints

It appears that most prisoners, no matter how dangerous they might be, are allowed to roam freely, unrestrained, in the Luzerne County prison.That was...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Bereaved family of Bernard Morris extends thanks for kindnesses

Letter to the Editor: Bereaved family of Bernard Morris extends thanks for kindnesses

A special thank-you to all the doctors, surgeons, nurses and staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre. You did all you could...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Our Opinion: After corruption of minors conviction, ex-school workers’ lawsuit especially galling

Our Opinion: After corruption of minors conviction, ex-school workers’ lawsuit especially galling

Former Coughlin High School administrator Stephen Stahl’s lawsuit against the Wilkes-Barre Area School District ranks way up there on the list o...

July 21st, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Use this ‘passport’ to make discoveries in Luzerne County

Letter to the Editor: Use this ‘passport’ to make discoveries in Luzerne County

As of two weeks into July, I had not had the time for an overnight at the beach or a trip to a concert. My time off is spent running errands, sleeping...

July 21st, 2016 |