Editorials
Pennsylvania's court system has been plagued by some extraordinary corruption and less than honorable conduct by some of the honorable members of the courts. From Luzerne County's notorious "kids for cash" scandal, to former Supreme Court Justice Joan O (read more)
Pennsylvania famously is the Keystone State. Its geography makes it central to commerce binding the Northeast to the South and Midwest. In terms of politics and governance, alas, the commonwealth often is more like the Galápagos Islands, where exotic li (read more)
Back when I was in high school, I found a book in the school library titled "Star Flight, and other Improbabilities." Because I've always been a fan of space exploration - including the possibility of mankind eventually reaching the stars - I decided to (read more)
Pennsylvania's lawmakers have concluded that the commonwealth's struggling cities are on their own. They adopted changes to Act 47, the state law covering distressed cities, to establish tighter timetables for city governments to emerge from distress - (read more)

Letters to the Editor
An obvious choice EDITOR: So as I watch the latest television ads that pertain to the Governor's race which will be decided Nov. 4, it seems very obvious to me that, choices are so clear, let me explain. Both candidates have made claims as to Education (read more)
Dirty secret EDITOR: If Democrats were required to take an Econ 101 course, they would vote Republican. There is no better example than the Tom Wolf campaign. Wolf has made taxing gas companies his keystone, and that has strong appeal for Democrats, hit (read more)
ISIS and America EDITOR: In the last few months, we have seen two American journalists, one British Journalist, and a man from France beheaded, and their blood spilled on foreign soil. I was wondering a couple of weeks ago, how long will it be before a (read more)
Good job EDITOR: The Wysox Township road crew has done an excellent job of clearing the weeds and tree line growth along Glen Road. On a winding and woodsy road, this gives us increased visibility and safety. Not only to see other vehicles but also deer (read more)
The voice of reason EDITOR: On Wednesday, Sept. 24, over a period of many hours, I listened to a number of speakers present their thoughts on the best location for a gaming resort in the Southern Tier region. A number of speakers had a s (read more)
Letter to the Editor EDITOR: Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change. 120 world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? A 2006 U.N. report e (read more)
Sincere thanks to all who helped EDITOR: [Today] is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It also marks the third anniversary of the flood that ravaged portions of Sayre and Athens. Our little parish (Ascension of Our Lord Ukrainian Catho (read more)