Traffic jam on the witness stand

I spent the morning at the hearing on Scranton’s commuter tax. About the only thing settled was that the state office building is on Lackawanna Avenue. I checked. Of the 24 witnesses attorney Bill Jones called in opposition to the tax, 21 work at the state...

PSU warns of possible traffic slowdowns

Penn State just issued some friendly reminders for fans planning to drive out to Beaver Stadium tomorrow morning. There are more than 100,000 fans expected for homecoming, and for noon games, traffic can be a bit of a nightmare as it is. So, for the benefit of all of...

Scranton on parade

You may have notice in the Sept. 24th “On This Day in NEPA” feature that city of Scranton was holding a parade on Saturday, Sept 26, 1914 featuring city employees and city-owned machinery. In the Scranton Times a 100 years ago today, cartoonist Jim Walsh...

Barack ’em sock ’em robot

— The Middle East’s muddle of friends and foes creates situations in which countries that normally have little use for each other wind up on the same side of a conflict due to a common enemy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Syria, where the U.S.-led...