The dumpster

Beginning tomorrow, Pennsylvanians will no longer be required to prove their case in order to obtain public records from their state government. The burden of proof that information should be kept confidential will finally fall on government officials....

2008 IN REVIEW: Lackawanna County & Pennsylvania

From the gunfight at the Old Country Buffet to Louis DeNaples' perjury charges to Scranton School Board shenanigans to the continuing saga surrounding the removal of pigeon poop from the county courthouse, 2008 was a year like any other in the land of the...

Buried by events

It's been a tough year for the United States and the rest of the world. Here's hoping that 2009 shows at least some small...

Sister Adrian ‘retires’

There's irony in Sister Adrian Barrett's announcement this week that she's retiring as director of Friends of the Poor, the non-profit organization she founded 25 years ago. In many ways, she has been a living embodiment of the Christmas spirit, only 365...