No Hall pass for Scranton School Board

No Hall pass for Scranton School Board

UPDATE: The second story cited in this blog is actually by staff writer Borys Krawczeniuk, the political dean of The Times-Tribune. I regret the error.  In today’s Times-Tribune, education reporter Sarah Hofius Hall files the latest installment in her multi-year...
Scranton School Board faces public examination

Scranton School Board faces public examination

If you have little or no confidence in the current Scranton School Board‘s ability to navigate the towering waves of debt threatening to drown the district and the taxpayers who strain to keep it seaworthy, you’ve been paying attention. If you are...
Wake-up call from your community newspaper

Wake-up call from your community newspaper

This morning in my electronic news feed, I counted five hand-wringing eulogies for the allegedly Endangered Species Formerly Known as the Community Newspaper. Each piece offered anecdotal evidence supporting the importance of an aggressive local press. Today’s...
Trump fleeces NEPA sheep to pay for wall

Trump fleeces NEPA sheep to pay for wall

“We don’t need no immigration…” — “Donald Trump’s ‘The Wall'” I was there. Saw it. Heard it. Internalized it. At his packed campaign rallies here in Northeast Pennsylvania, Candidate Donald Trump promised to build...