Letter to the Editor: Don’t deprive Wilkes-Barre Area students of immersion in music and arts

Letter to the Editor: Don’t deprive Wilkes-Barre Area students of immersion in music and arts

I was never a part of any band or arts program during my childhood. However, I can give a firsthand account of what it’s like to be a parent of ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


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 |  


Letter to the Editor: Government’s bathroom guidance signals another low level in national decline

Letter to the Editor: Government’s bathroom guidance signals another low level in national decline

Who would ever think we would have a day that the government would determine what bathroom you may use?There was a time when what you were born with w...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County Council’s members encouraged to show uncommon leadership

Letter to the Editor: Luzerne County Council’s members encouraged to show uncommon leadership

Leadership is not an easy path to walk. Sometimes it’s rewarding; sometimes it is frustrating. Sometimes the problems and issues facing leaders ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump and Republicans will triumph in November, writer says

Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump and Republicans will triumph in November, writer says

Donald Trump is going to win the presidency in November. He is promising jobs.With Hillary Clinton, it will be like a third term of President Barack O...

May 24th, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump makes party unrecognizable to Goldwater-brand conservatives

Letter to the Editor: Donald Trump makes party unrecognizable to Goldwater-brand conservatives

I think the campaign of Donald Trump for the office of president is the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the United States.Barry Goldwater must ...

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 |  


Letter to the Editor: Cutting arts from Wilkes-Barre school offerings will stifle student achievement

Letter to the Editor: Cutting arts from Wilkes-Barre school offerings will stifle student achievement

On Friday, teachers in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District were notified of potential layoffs. The district started to shut down art programs. Teach...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Letter to the Editor: Inadequate school funding jeopardizes Wilkes-Barre schools and state’s future

Letter to the Editor: Inadequate school funding jeopardizes Wilkes-Barre schools and state’s future

The Wilkes-Barre Area School District is expected to cut its budget by $11 million over four years. At least two high schools will be combined, class ...

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


Letter to the Editor: Can we preserve Irem Temple and other ‘pieces of our history?’

Letter to the Editor: Can we preserve Irem Temple and other ‘pieces of our history?’

It has been estimated that it will take as much as $15 million to restore the Irem Temple building. This building is a masterpiece, irreplaceable and ...

May 23rd, 2016 |