Editorials
John Quigley, acting state secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, has issued some encouraging signals about the Wolf administration’s approach to the proposed massive expansion of the Keystone Sanitary Landfill. Crucially, he said recent (read more)
More than 400 people in Pennsylvania die each year as they await organ transplants. More than 8,500 Pennsylvanians are among 120,000 Americans on waiting lists for transplants. Organ donations extend and improve lives. Donations from one person can length (read more)

Chris Kelly Columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Admit it: You miss Rick Santorum. You don’t want to, but you do. There was a time when the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania was the nuttiest, nastiest crank cruising in the GOP clown car. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2015:03:20 08:54:11 U . S . Sen. Bob Casey’s annual salary is $174,000. He earned every penny Friday. In a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Scranton native showed he is a true Friend of Lackawanna by standing up for his constituents and against the proposed expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore and Throop. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A THIS JUST IN: Scranton is fat, drunk and drowning in debt. We eat too much, drink to excess and spend money we don’t have. So says a report by something called badcredit.org. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Columnist Chris Kelly was on medical leave after spinal surgery, but he insisted on being a pain in the neck today. His blog and columns return this week. Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy. Vicodin helps, too. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A My wife, three small kids and I make frequent drives to upstate New York from Philadelphia and always need stopping points along the way. It turned out that the Mall at Steamtown is nearly a geographic center point of our trip. The mall provided the neces (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Who said that? Editor: Haters of President Obama bloviate over his steadfast refusal to use the words “radical Islam” when discussing the Islamic State terror group. Consider the following quotes from the commander-in-chief: ■ “Ours is a war not against a (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A I often refer to Northeast Pennsylvania as Our Stiff Neck of the Woods. It’s cute, but even the sharpest metaphors prove dull against a scalpel. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A A thank-you note from the future... Hey, how’s it going back there in 2015? Pretty tough, I gather from the archives on The Times-Tribune NeuroLink, which I am legally obligated to say is sponsored by DeNaples Solar Solutions Inc., where “Green isn’t just a color — it’s a way of life.” (read more)

Roderick Random Columns
Photo: Jason Farmer, License: N/A, Created: 2013:11:20 20:02:10 OK, so now we know pretty much who will run for Lackawanna County commissioner, but what everybody wants to know, we won’t know until the May 19 primary election. Who will win? As of Friday morning, we still had five candidates for county commissioner on (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Chris Patrick tried hard. The Lackawanna County Democratic Party chairman formed a committee of seven lawyers to look for a Democratic judicial candidate. The lawyers — attorneys Jerry Karam, Paul Walker, Todd O’Malley, Frank Ruggiero, Chris Munley, Rick (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A We’ve been here before. All week long — from Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget address to the race for Lackawanna County commissioner — a sense of déjà vu permeated the air. Let’s start with the commissioners race, which is full of familiar faces. First, the i (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A We cover all of the hoopla over Republican Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley’s announced switch to the Democrats elsewhere in the newspaper today. So we’ll keep our focus on the contest to replace the resigning Corey O’Brien as Lackawanna Co (read more)