Diamonds to the Luzerne County leaders who led an effort to restructure government debt. This week, investors scooped up the county's bond offerings, putting the government – and taxpayers – in better shape for the...
The purpose of the Downtown Residents Association is to work to promote and improve one of the oldest neighborhoods in Wilkes-Barre.
To the surprise of virtually no one, our area was among the nation's worst when it comes to residents feeling safe about where they live.
For more than 60 years, I've enjoyed the beauty of Pennsylvania's outdoors. From the age of 6, when my Dad took me fishing in a small Centre County limestone creek, to my most recent week along Pine Creek in Lycoming County, as a sportsman...
Well, they're back to talking about the flat tax idea.
After an election night thumping at the polls, aspiring public servant Jared Kane probably would be happy to put his ill-fated campaign far behind him and go on with his life.Sorry, not so fast.
This is a note of gratitude and acknowledgment for the wonderful program at Wilkes University that encourages students to participate in community service.
It pains me to see the way pit bulls are misrepresented in the media.
FLASH FORWARD: An imagined talk given in 2019, as the arena in Wilkes-Barre Township turns 20.Welcome to today's tour of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.
The Times Leader was in error to trash the Redevelopment Authority regarding the deplorable condition of the former New Jersey Central train station.
By the summer of 1985, Eddie Gayeski had built Northwest Basketball into a state powerhouse.He had just wrapped up a run of two state titles and an Eastern Final appearance. It was during that summer that he passed.
Gina Barreca's column (“Pick your words carefully,” May 4) on toxic phrases was a “work of art.”
There will never be a truly homosexual marriage. The “homosexual marriages” that are being forced on our country by the courts are pretend marriages. One person pretends to be the husband and the other person pretends to be the...
Count us among the fans of Knoebels.
Would it be a good idea to …… be more mindful of how your alcohol consumption, or lack of it, influences people around you – especially children and teens?
The man appeared suddenly at my front screen door one night last week.“Corbett!” yelled the big man. “Corbett!”
Pennsylvania's state prison correctional officers are disappointed with the passage of Senate Bill 1, which has been labeled so-called “pension reform.”
Having never read the Quran nor the Talmud, I can't say what is in them about tormenting. However, I've read portions of the Bible, and its advice to that hate group which gathered together to draw cartoons satirizing Muhammad is...
In a move defying all good sense, the Mohegan Sun Arena's appointed caretakers intend to install a plaque there honoring the late Anthony J. Lupas Jr.
We read with interest and sad irony the column titled “Pipeline path shaped by public,” written by Chris Springer, project director of the Atlantic Sunrise Project, and printed in the Times Leader on April 1.
We have been hearing a lot about how we should be advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in school at all levels and how great it would be for our country's job outlook. That is, except for a huge disqualifier that...
May is Mental Health Month. Recovery Inc. offers help.People suffering from anxiety or panic attacks, depression, phobias, etc., can get help by attending weekly meetings of Recovery Inc.
Thirty years or, in other words, 10,950 days. That is how long I've had the experience of selling businesses throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania – from convenient marts, to delis, pizza parlors and bar businesses – as a business...
I'm writing in response to the April 17 online article “Local shelter caring for kittens found in impounded vehicle.”
A letter to the editor recently appeared in the paper (“Council duo disappoints,” May 14) about West Wyoming Councilman Gary Stavish and Councilwoman Eileen Cipriani. The letter is full of untruths and deceptions.
Diamonds to Wells Fargo. The bank intends to renovate a Wilkes-Barre park next month, supplying $70,000 and about 100 volunteers to complete the makeover in a single day.
George Brown is my choice for mayor of Wilkes-Barre. George Brown is highly educated, with a degree in human resources from King's College and a master's in organizational management from Misericordia University. George Brown has worked in...
Friends, I endorse Edd Brominski, Stephen A. Urban and Stephen J. Urban for Luzerne County Council.
An old factory with smashed windows dropping shards of glass across the sidewalks, overgrown shrubs forcing walkers into the street, bags of garbage strewn on the lawns. This is a picture of one section of our neighborhood in...
In reference to the “tlphoto” special section (Section E of the April 30 edition of the Times Leader), there were many pictures from Aimee Dilger and Pete Wilcox showing contractors removing the newspaper's old printing...
In a posthumous gesture that inspires, Barbara Ann Curtis left behind loads of money for college-bound students and something even more precious: a piece of her heart.
West Wyoming voters elected council members Eileen Cipriani and Gary Stavish to be the watchdogs of borough tax dollars, but what we got were two dogs with no teeth and no bark.
According to the American Lung Association's annual “State of the Air” report, the Wilkes-Barre area has improved to its lowest-ever levels of air pollution. That means (on most days) we can breathe easier –...
The American Lung Association's “State of the Air” report paints a scary but misleading picture of heavily polluted air.
It's been sold to us in book form that it takes a village to raise a child.
Voting is a privilege for Americans. It lets our voices be heard.Primary election day is May 19.Alex PartikaRepublican committeemanWilkes-Barre
The Fine Arts Fiesta's long run in downtown Wilkes-Barre since the annual festival debuted nearly 60 years ago proves one thing: People respond to art.
Why is Tony George running for mayor of Wilkes-Barre? Is it to get another taxpayer pension?When do we say enough?
My name is Shirley Berti-Neely, and I respectfully appeal to you for your vote on May 19.
There are four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor of Wilkes-Barre in the May 19 primary election. Tony George, in my opinion, is the clear choice.
New ozone regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency could go into effect in October. With most of the country unable to meet standards, manufacturing could grind to a standstill, along with job-creating industries such as energy and...
Transportation planners should use the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension to build a beltway around Scranton.
In my position as president of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, I go to a lot of dinners, fundraisers, celebrations and other community functions. At times, I go because I am expected to go, but way more often than not, I really do enjoy attending...
We attend all Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch meetings (in the Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood); we also attend Wilkes-Barre City Council meetings. Based on what we have witnessed over the years, we strongly encourage all Wilkes-Barre residents to vote for...
Choose wisely, Wilkes-Barre.
The political environment in Wilkes-Barre and the county goes way back. It is something that seems to be built into the local machine, and I am referring to the local political machine.
In these troubling times for Wilkes-Barre, Tony George stands out as the best choice among the Democratic contenders vying to serve as mayor.
A couple of weeks ago, I told you that we no longer employed a reporter who plagiarized from online sources. I promised to keep you updated on an investigation into her entire body of work.What we've found is discouraging.
Nobody will tell anybody that it is an easy task to run for any office, especially for the chief executive position in a city such as Wilkes-Barre. There are some very bright sides, however, to the run, and one of mine came during my Soapbox Speeches...