In their state of the county presentation last week, Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Ed Staback and Patrick O'Malley raised the idea of a county-wide high school for the performing arts. That's not a bad idea. Arts are a crucial but under-a (read more)
The Supreme Court last week departed from is trend of diminishing workers' rights by ruling in favor of Peggy Young. A former UPS driver, Ms. Young sued the company for refusing to accommodate her medical condition after her doctor restricted her to li (read more)
Recently, an article appeared on the Editorial Page in The Daily Review written by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta concerning illegal immigration. This week, I am exercising my right of response in contesting some of the contentions made by the good congressman b (read more)
Joe Doherty is a man with a passion and a mission. It was over five years ago, in December of 2009, when Doherty, a Marine Corps veteran, attended a Bradford County commissioners meeting to decry the veterans memorial site in Towanda. "It is so remote (read more)

Letters to the Editor
Dear Pennsylvania Senators and Representatives EDITOR: I want a refund on the $2.3 billion midnight gas tax increase passed last year. PennDOT and the other beneficiaries of that money have failed to keep the roads smooth and pothole-free. As usual (read more)
Not be allowed to speak EDITOR: As a veteran, and part of law enforcement for 43 years, I have a problem with Mr. Bill Ayers addressing students anywhere. Bill Ayers is quoted as saying, "Guilty as sin, free as a bird, and ain't America a great country (read more)
Important revenue EDITOR: As many local governments are raising taxes, Monroe Township has been reducing them. How, you might ask? The Local Impact Taxes paid by natural gas producers in our state. You hear a lot about how Pennsylvania oil and natural g (read more)
Think about it ... EDITOR: The slogan "Made in America" will slowly appear in our history books. Why do you ask? It was very disheartening and a great insult to the American people to read that the last two transformers for the power plant in Asylum Town (read more)
Cultural genocide EDITOR: Perhaps you saw on the evening news the destruction of artifacts at the Mosul Museum in Iraq. I may be closer and more passionate about this than most readers due to being an artist and a former high school art teacher, but I w (read more)