An item in a local newspaper bashed Senate Bill 76 without the slightest evidence that the bill was flawed.
I am not a politician and have no direct interest in the upcoming election; however, as a veteran, I feel the obligation to inform the people about the poor record of representation of Eileen Cipriani for the borough of West Wyoming.
As I type this letter, I ask you to read it with an open mind. I hope you will realize that I am simply trying, as a son and brother, to expose an abuse of power that has been carried out by some of the local political leadership of the Pennsylvania...
The Times Leader will stop publishing letters related to the November election on Oct. 31. Letters received prior to the cutoff date will be printed as space allows. To increase the likelihood of getting your letter published, keep it brief and submit...
The Koch brothers, Charles and David, are trying to buy our country.Google their names, or read the article in Rolling Stone magazine, and you will find out why we go downhill as a working class if the Republicans win in 2014.
The Lawton administration has suggested a 4 percent tax hike for 2015.I will not support any 2015 budget that includes a tax increase on the property owners of Luzerne County.
The hunt and I grew distant.
On Tuesday, timesleader.com carried an Associated Press article about CVS strengthening its already strong anti-tobacco position.
Heroin hurts Northeastern Pennsylvania in ways beyond what can be easily calculated.
A most important election for the representative of the 120th district is fast approaching. Now is the time to make that important decision to vote for Eileen Cipriani, who will represent your best interests.
I am in support of Aaron Kaufer for state representative.
Property Tax Bill 76, really?Ask the question: Who will benefit? The beneficiaries are businesses, the affluent and maybe senior citizens.The payers are the working classes: middle and lower class.
I am writing in support for Aaron Kaufer for state representative in the 120th district.
Until the 1950s, coal was king in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Mines crisscrossed the Wyoming Valley, producing thousands of pounds of coal and creating thousands of jobs. The coal that was produced helped to power the country and further industrialize...
The current crop of Republicans have failed us here in the commonwealth.
It can be argued that our country is at one of its most divided points since the Civil War. The two-party system has produced a contrarian government, leading to pointless bickering that does nothing but endow a negative impact on the citizens it is...
A former shopping plaza in Kingston soon will be repurposed for use by the area's Jewish residents and the broader community, and you're invited to offer input on how the new place should look.
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”– Eugene Ionesco, French dramatist
If you support property tax elimination, there is no doubt that you should be voting for state representative candidate Aaron Kaufer.
This question is for state representative candidate Eileen Cipriani: Do you know what commandment that you have aligned yourself with regarding EMILY's List, having taken its money and having offended us in the Catholic and Christian...
In a column printed last Sunday, Michael A. MacDowell suggested that zoning regulations and other building restrictions inhibit economic development in Northeastern Pennsylvania and elsewhere. He further offers the proposition that this, in turn, is...
At least there is a reprieve for animals in the woods of Pike and Monroe counties in light of the manhunt for the suspected state police killer.
As a member of the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, I thank Mr. Bruce M. Frey of Forty Fort for his kind letter published Sept 28 (“Get involved in area history”).
Pennsylvania's Department of Health seemingly has been ignoring reports of health problems linked to Marcellus Shale natural gas (“Groups: Health dept. policy on fracking falls short,” Aug. 20).
As a person of combined races, I find this difficult to say and even more difficult to make others understand.
Would it be a good idea to …… put an end to trick-or-treating?
Diamonds to football players from Dallas and Wyoming Area high schools. The teams momentarily put aside their on-field clash earlier this month to lift the spirits of 15-year-old Justin Olenginski. The blind teen, who has other...
Luzerne County has hired a consulting firm whose chore it will be to prepare a plan to resolve the ongoing financial problems. They have asked for public input, so I will once again offer this plan to change how our prison system operates.
For years now, our federal elected voices in Washington, D.C., continue to allow a scandal and national disgrace to happen at U.S. Army depots nationwide, including Tobyhanna.
This is written in response to Harriet Schwartz's letter to the editor (“Boot GOP from Congress,” Oct. 2).First, Congress consists of Democrats and Republicans.
Cheers for the submission in The Times Leader's letters to editor section on Oct. 5 titled “Writer urges: Take a stand” on the issue of values. Values are where “it” – life – is at. I join the author's...
Boosters of The Commonwealth Medical College don't want you to think of the med school as a Scranton-only institution, and with good reason.
With regard to the voter ID issue, I have been little more than a watchful observer on the sidelines. It all seemed like fuss and fury in the political arena, and I have no love for debate in the absence of factual information. That recently changed,...
It shouldn't take a hotel's security camera to remind people of the damage inflicted by domestic violence.
I notice an influx of immigrants to our area. I am not opposed to immigration, but I would imagine there are a lot of people crossing our borders illegally.
Energy has been a favorite topic of debate for centuries. In order to live our modern lives, we need to get energy from somewhere and transport it to those who use it for domestic or commercial purposes. But which forms of energy to use and how to...
Hand it to the area's history aficionados for keeping the conversation alive about a topic many people would just as soon bury: corruption in Luzerne County.
No more “fees,” please.
There is a silent crisis today in our civil justice system: the uncompensated victim of medical negligence.
In his commentary titled “Responsible natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale can benefit everyone” (Oct. 5), Mr. Thomas Sweetz touts the economic benefits of natural gas to Pennsylvania, but he barely mentions the environmental,...
What a shame how, even in the information-age when facts are more readily at everyone's disposal than ever before, misinformation can still prevail when political motives trump fairness and accuracy. William Kashatus' commentary...
In the book of Genesis we are told that God created man and woman and told them to increase and multiply. The fact that marriage is between one man and one woman has been universally held by the citizens of this nation since our founding by our...
When Tim Foglio finally gets to climb into his tree stand to do some archery hunting, he'll wonder.
I have served as an academic consultant to Project Vote Smart for more than 10 years to help ensure the accuracy and usefulness of the immense data base that it collects and maintains on Pennsylvanian's elected leaders.
Last week, I had the privilege of representing the Times Leader at the National Newspaper Association's annual convention in San Antonio.
Over a 20-year stint (1977 to 1997) on the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department, much to my disappointment, I never answered a “cat in tree” alarm, though I well remember two “bat in bedroom” dispatches. So it was with some inside...
Another hiccup in the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act threatens to leave lots of Americans feeling under the weather in coming months, or paying out of pocket for $25 flu shots they formerly obtained for free.
In asserting that “Pennsylvania gets only the short end of the stick” if some of its natural gas is exported (“Why export Pa.'s fuel overseas,” Oct. 5), the Times Leader fails to recognize the value of participating in a...
A lot of people say this election year will be about the Koch brothers. And while Democrats also have some billionaire supporters, nobody is like the Koch brothers.
The Associated Press recently reported on ISIL closing in on the Kurdish area of Syria. So far, they had been unhindered by our airstrikes. We had managed to destroy a grain silo and kill two civilians in the process.