Voters chuck ‘Cheese and Crackers’

Voters chuck ‘Cheese and Crackers’

Come January, Lackawanna County’s political menu will no longer offer “Cheese and Crackers.” Democrats and Republicans voted with their churning stomachs Tuesday, roasting Commissioners Pat O’Malley and Laureen Cummings and setting the table...
‘Game of da Trones’ Lackawanna County style

‘Game of da Trones’ Lackawanna County style

HBO spent ten years and hundreds of millions of dollars in a build-up to who would win “Game of Thrones.” Over eight seasons, a small army of candidates warred and schemed to rule the fantasy realm of Westeros. Thousands died. Cities were leveled. The dead...
Ken Bond blows off court hearing, loses attorney

Ken Bond blows off court hearing, loses attorney

Ken Bond never entered the building. His lawyer left it one client lighter. Bond, who owes more than a quarter of a million dollars in delinquent city, school district and county taxes and fees, failed to appear at today’s hearing on PSN Realty’s appeal of...
The Handmaid’s Tale in Real Time

The Handmaid’s Tale in Real Time

I stopped watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” when it got too real. Now in its second season, the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 novel has always been more extreme than its source material, but its central conceit — America...
Update on Ken Bond/PSN Realty properties

Update on Ken Bond/PSN Realty properties

Some news I wasn’t able to fit into today’s installment of the Ken Bond/PSN Realty saga: (Read the column here.) On April 29, Scranton City Council called for an emergency declaration to demolish a pair of Bond’s worst properties — 616 Cedar...