FBI must be single-minded on double pensions

FBI must be single-minded on double pensions

As Staff Writer Terrie Morgan Besecker reports today, the FBI has opened an investigation into how seven non-uniform Scranton employees were awarded double pensions they apparently didn’t earn.  The Feds join state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s office and...
Scranton as the Promised Land

Scranton as the Promised Land

If you’re as weary as I am of discussions of immigration that instantly devolve into name-calling and ugly stereotypes, please read Staff Writer Sarah Hofius Hall‘s uplifting stories on Nepali-Bhutanese refugees settling in Scranton. When was the last time...
Will the Real Pete Sabia please stand up?

Will the Real Pete Sabia please stand up?

Will the Real Pete Sabia please stand up? That was the request of Friends of Lackawanna attorney Jordan Yeager at Thursday’s second zoning hearing on the proposed expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore and Throop. It was not honored. Neither was the...
‘Cheese’ makes O’Malley bleu

‘Cheese’ makes O’Malley bleu

A couple years back, I nicknamed Lackawanna County Commissioner Pat O’Malley “Cheese.” I’ve hung such monikers on many newsmakers over the years, but none stuck as quickly or fit as snugly over time. To say Mr. O’Malley is a publicity...
Snow days add up; math seems off

Snow days add up; math seems off

This rotten winter is threatening to make early summer a bummer. Staff Writer Kathleen Bolus reports today that area school districts have added days to their calendars and set tentative commencement dates to make up for closings due to weather. Most districts had...