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 |  


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. |  


Our Opinion: Pennsylvania Turnpike should leave its emergency call boxes intact

Our Opinion: Pennsylvania Turnpike should leave its emergency call boxes intact

Normally, we’re fans of saving taxpayers’ money. We regularly have encouraged lawmakers from the state to federal level to get creative at...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Our Opinion: Legalize boot drives for volunteer fire departments, but don’t stop there

Those roadside “boot drive” and “canning” fundraisers conducted by certain volunteer firefighters and emergency responders cou...

October 17th, 2015 |