3 Cents – Disappearing island and a thief

With Scranton turning 150 years this year, we thought it would be fun to look back at the what was making news in the early days of Scranton. ¬†Unfortunately we don’t have materials dating back to 1866 but we do have items dating to 1868. In 1868, the daily paper...

Further adventures in Lackawonderland

— Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley has demonstrated a real flare for self-promotion and rank opportunism. The former manifests itself in a penchant for writing innumerable congratulatory missives to constituents for the littlest things, and...