Stand and deliver while I lay down

Stand and deliver while I lay down

Friends, it is with immense regret that I say I will not be there tonight when the people of Northeast Pennsylvania stand up against the gargantuan expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill. I’m having spinal surgery early Thursday morning, and my doctor has...
Scranton to pedestrians: Sucks to be you

Scranton to pedestrians: Sucks to be you

Dennis Gallagher would be happy to do his job, but it’s just too darn hard. As pedestrians play “chicken” with traffic rather than take their chances on bridge sidewalks entombed in ice, the alleged director of Scranton’s Department of Public...
Canada is not our friend

Canada is not our friend

It was a pretty productive Saturday. My brother-and sister-in-law came over and we put a ceiling in the downstairs family room. We were feeling pretty good until it came time for them to head home. I opened the downstairs door to find that it was raining. In my...
Mall idea gains steam; Abingtonians steamed

Mall idea gains steam; Abingtonians steamed

My Sunday column will be an update on the notion of remaking the Mall at Steamtown in the image of the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. The positive response to the idea has been massive, and many talented, driven citizens have volunteered their services to...