Our Opinion: Urge men in your life to get checkups and cancer screenings

During the month just ended, you might have overheard joking and jawing about facial hair.Normally clean-shaven guys, including some employed at the T...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: By painting snowplows, young artists can brighten winter’s gloom

Our Opinion: By painting snowplows, young artists can brighten winter’s gloom

Diamonds to an artistic bunch of sixth-graders at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School. Asked if they would add color and levity to Lehman Township’...

November 27th, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: Support your neighbors; spend your dollars at local, independent businesses

How many dollars will you drop on holiday shopping, and how many of them will be kept local?Promoters of Small Business Saturday – a one-day-a-y...

November 26th, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: Be grateful for peacemakers – and other people whose spirits shine in life’s darkest hours

Of all the things for which to be thankful, recent events have propelled this one far up our list: the capacity for certain people to rise above horri...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Letter to editor: Attend Nov. 29 Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in ‘visible show of thanksgiving’ for former Camp St. Andrew

Dear Editor:Since the closing of Camp St. Andrew was announced in early October, I have heard from many people around the Diocese of Scranton and beyo...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: Save grandma’s stories forever? This Thanksgiving, there’s an app for that

Would it be a good idea to …… tell your story?During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, people – especially grandparents and elders ...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: Suicide prevention warrants more attention in NEPA

Would it be a good idea …… for health care leaders in our region to embrace the Zero Suicide Initiative?Fifty-five people in Luzerne Count...

November 15th, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: It’s November, drivers; be extra cautious to avoid deer collisions

Spare yourself a mangled car bumper, shattered windshield or worse.Be mindful while driving this month that white-tailed deer pose a particular road r...

November 12th, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: A new Port Authority will benefit commuters from Northeastern Pennsylvania

For decades, commuters from Northeastern Pennsylvania to Midtown Manhattan have been third-class citizens.The first-class citizens are those who take ...

October 26th, 2015 updated: October 26th, 2015. |  


Letter to the editor: Eight tips for a ‘happy and safe Halloween’

Dear Editor:As a parent of two sons, my main concern is keeping my children safe on Halloween. When we take them out for a fun night of “trick-o...

October 24th, 2015 |