Charl-Mont: A name you can trust

Charl-Mont: A name you can trust

With a new version of the storied Charl-Mont restaurant set to open next month, I’ve heard from readers with fond memories made in the hungry heart of the former Globe department store. Now that the Globe has reopened as the Lackawanna County Government Center,...
Scranton bests Daytona Beach in best places list

Scranton bests Daytona Beach in best places list

Every now and then, Scranton makes a list of “Worst Places to (Live, Work, Raise Kids, Buy a Home, Retire, Whatever).” Local reaction is generally split into two camps: Those offended by any outside criticism of the city and those who don’t think the...
Opinion: Take me out to the ballgame

Opinion: Take me out to the ballgame

Quick blog today. I’m burning up the boot leather chasing something big for the Sunday column, but I had to pause and point to two Times-Tribune stories every Lackawanna County taxpayer should read today. First up is Staff Writer Borys Krawczeniuk’s report...
Opinion: I want fries with that

Opinion: I want fries with that

My column today documents a “walk-through” tour of a restaurant that does not exist. Read it here, and note this pair of paragraphs in particular: In October, the administration said it cost the county about $100,000 to shape up the 1,511-square foot...
Opinion: At the Charl-Mont with Whine and Cheese

Opinion: At the Charl-Mont with Whine and Cheese

Just had a walk-through tour of what will soon be a resurrected Charl-Mont restaurant at the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe. It’s a scaled-back version of the storied downtown staple at the department store that once anchored the downtown...