Scranton City Council must hold SSA accountable

Scranton City Council must hold SSA accountable

Scranton City Council meets tonight. At the top of its agenda should be a formal request asking the state auditor general to sift the hidden details of the $195 million sewer system sale. As Times-Tribune Staff Writer Jim Lockwood reports today, the Scranton Sewer...
Witches are hunting Trump

Witches are hunting Trump

As he boils in a cauldron of consequences he created, President Trump wails that he is the victim of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama...
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...