Hands up!

— Reaction to a grand jury’s refusal to hand down an indictment of the Ferguson, MO, police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager has split along the familiar ideological lines. Conservatives and law-and-order types see it as a vindication...

You Don’t Forget Us

In today’s Sunday Times, local history columnist Erin Nissley writes about the commotion in Scranton over an Ozzy Osbourne concert in 1983.  In gathering research materials for Ms. Nissley, Times-Tribune Photo Editor Mike Mullen mentioned to me about how in 1981...

Thanksgiving – Pilgrim Style

On Thanksgiving in 1967, the Scranton Times ran an article about an interesting tradition at the Universalist Church of Sheshequin in Bradford County.  The tradition is that those attending the annual Thanksgiving service dress as Pilgrims.  The article also touched...