LETTERS
Your view: Keep an eye on Barletta, Toomey

People better start to pay attention to what is happening in this country. First off, we no longer have a trustworthy election system. It has been compromised. Machines have been hacked, voting area’s have been gerrymandered, people who have voted all their lives are taken off the voting rolls, voting places in poor areas have […]

Comments - 11:50 pm

Your view: An open letter to the NFL players

Your teenage years were a struggle. The only thing that made you stand out is you weighed 225 pounds and could run 40 yards in 4.2 seconds while carrying a football. Your best friend was just like you, except he didn’t play football. You were recruited by all the big colleges. Your best friend worked […]

Comments - 11:36 am

Your view: Where is Senator Toomey?

A group of concerned citizens have tried on a regular basis to meet with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, in Wilkes-Barre — usually in small groups, sometimes individually. We have also requested town-hall style meetings, but he is not available. Several times on Tuesdays, with the group “Tuesdays with Toomey,” we have met with office […]

Comments - 6:20 pm

Your view: Tell your legislator to say no to Republican tax plan

Republicans in Congress are using the “grow the economy” excuse for lowering the tax rate for the wealthy when actually they just want to help those who give generously to their campaign funds. The International Monetary Fund has stated that lowering taxes for the very wealthy actually causes a decline in the Gross Domestic Product […]

Comments - 6:16 pm

Your view: ‘We the people’ need Walter Griffith

Where have all the watchdogs gone? Some to a better place, called home by God. Just to name a few, the best of the best were Cal Reinbold, founder of the Greater Nanticoke Area Taxpayers Forum, J.J. Fedders Fedorchak and Angie Kasnikoski. There are many other good ones who have passed on, but there is […]

Comments - 5:42 pm

Your view: Vote out WBA incumbents on election day

With election day fast approaching, it is imperative that everyone in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District realize that getting to the polls and voting against incumbent school board members Ned Evans, Denise Thomas and Joe Caffrey is of primary importance. The re-election of these three incompetents would be an unmitigated disaster for our school system, […]

Comments - 6:28 pm

Your view: Help fight climate change

There exists a very dangerous and harmful environmental agenda proposed by the Trump Administration. President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are working to decimate decades of environmental progress that have made our air, water and communities cleaner and safer. No cabinet official in the administration is moving more aggressively or boldly to dismantle […]

Comments - 12:22 pm

Your view: Use common sense to make highways safer

A reminder to the Pennsylvania Legislature: There is no crisis of speeders, red light runners, drivers mowing down school bus riders, nor drivers generally running amok. Festering in assorted committees are various anti-driver/anti-safety bills: putting ineffective and inaccurate speed cameras in highway work zones; putting ineffective and inaccurate speed cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia […]

Comments - 7:11 pm

Your view: Consider opting for credit freeze

In view of the July 29 Equifax Breach that exposed the personal information of 146 million American citizens to the hackers, here are the names, addresses and toll-free numbers of the four credit bureaus that readers should contact to put a credit freeze on their credit files, records or reports. I hope that all your […]

Comments - 4:29 pm - updated: 8:02 pm.

Your view: PLCB should expand number of outlets selling wine, spirits

Frustrated with the budget impasse, Gov. Tom Wolf recently offered several proposals as a way forward with the Pennsylvania Legislature. Among those plans, Wolf announced that the state would securitize profits from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to raise $1.25 billion to pay off the prior year’s deficit. The thing about borrowing to pay off […]

Comments - 4:29 pm

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