Your view: Tell your legislators to kill Speed Trap Bill

Do you want to be caught in speed traps everywhere you drive in Pennsylvania? Speed Trap Bill SB 251, arming municipal police with radar guns, makes that possible. The only reason for radar is to make speed traps plentiful and easy to stage — for the money. Roads can be made safer for free with […]

Comments - 5:33 pm

Your view: No basis for consolidation plan

At the recent informational meeting held by Wilkes-Barre Area School Board on four days notice, the district revealed that its current plan is to maintain Meyers as a school for seventh- and eighth-graders. This established once and for all that the district’s previous rationale for consolidation, that Meyers could not be maintained, was baseless. There […]

Comments - 5:58 pm

Your view: Christmas decoration thief can have remote too

My family and I reside in the Lyndwood section of Hanover Township, a working class neighborhood with a lot of good neighbors. We had apparently left our Christmas decorations out a bit too long, as our unique lighted wreath peace sign was taken from our front porch sometime last week. We put together this decoration […]

Comments - 6:23 pm

Your view: No excuse for coyote hunts

Coyotes, greatly revered by Navajo herders who call them “God’s Dog,” are tragically the most persecuted and demonized predator in Pennsylvania. Throughout the state, coyotes are being brutally slaughtered in killing contests for money. They have the same DNA as our beloved dogs, and one would go to jail if they killed a neighbor’s dog. […]

Comments - 9:37 am

Their view: Quilts of Valor honor true American heroes

Ralph Capristo, a 92-year-old World War II combat veteran from Wilkes-Barre who resides at the Community Living Center at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, was awarded a Quilt of Valor from Columbia County Quilts of Valor members. Quilts of Valor is an organization dedicated to making quilts for all American soldiers and veterans. It all […]

Comments - 8:42 pm

Hanover firefighters say thanks

The Hanover Township Fire Department would like to send out a thanks to everyone who made the new fire headquarters grand opening on Jan. 20 a huge success. It was an historic day for the community and the turnout was well above expectations. It makes us proud to serve our community and surrounding mutual aid […]

Comments - 7:14 pm

Your view: Children need discipline

I have read in the news how people are upset over a young child being put in handcuffs in Florida for hitting his teacher. Hopefully, this will be a deterrent for future actions with this boy. He is a very young boy who assaulted his teacher. Please keep in mind this was not the only […]

Comments - 11:17 pm

Your view: Bring back the coal miners stamp

My father was a coal miner. Throughout the years I could remember, we could not get a U.S. postage stamp for coal miners, and there were about 100,000 coal miners who died working the mines. And then Mother Teresa got her stamp. I am familiar with Mother Teresa. She was not a citizen and gave […]

Comments - 6:37 pm - updated: 6:44 pm.

Your view: Legalized marijuana is a bad idea

The statement in the article about Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale advocating for the legalization of marijuana, noting that the “train is steaming down the tracks full bore,” is probably correct. Our legislators are probably drooling over the possibility of a new sin tax to fund their pet projects. However, this writer is confused about […]

Comments - 5:29 pm

Your View: Community leaders voice support for Navient

As leaders and members of Northeastern Pennsylvania, we write to voice our support for our friends, neighbors and family members who are employed at Navient, a company that traces its roots in the community to three decades ago. Navient is a major employer in the region and contributes much to our community. Navient has generously […]

Comments - 11:58 pm

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