Bullies, Billions, Alpha Males and Invenergy

Bullies, Billions, Alpha Males and Invenergy

The most telling moment of Wednesday night’s Jessup Borough Council meeting was not its vote to declare the borough’s zoning ordinance “defective,” but the reaction of the audience. Supporters of Chicago-based Invenergy LLC’s plan to...
The Rendellephant in the room

The Rendellephant in the room

Today’s Times-Tribune op-ed page carries a piece by former Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Cheesesteak, in support of Chicago-based Invenergy LLC’s plan to build a 1,500-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Jessup. At first blush, it reads like a well-reasoned...
Roaring Brook sells out to DeNaples

Roaring Brook sells out to DeNaples

Roaring Brook Twp. supervisors surprised no one Wednesday when they approved a temporary permit for a truck-repair site  to operate upstream from the water supply for 160,000. Likely least surprised was Louis DeNaples, who owns WBD Inc., which was operating illegally...
Reps’ answers uninspiring

Reps’ answers uninspiring

In my column today, I addressed the latest state budget impasse by asking area legislators these questions: ■ How has your household income been impacted by the budget impasse? ■ Are you facing crippling property tax hikes to fund school districts waiting on state...
Semenza still guilty, still a clueless creep

Semenza still guilty, still a clueless creep

Word that former Old Forge Police Chief Larry Semenza will remain in prison for at least another 10 months should comfort every parent of a teenage girl within a 150-mile radius. It should also give pause  to anyone who believed this shameless predator might learn...