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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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 criticism was...

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 on inside...

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 Charl-Mont space...

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 shopping...

Opinion: Skip of the lip (video)

Opinion: Skip of the lip (video)

Scranton School District students, parents and taxpayers woke to bad news this morning:  Saddled with $200 million in debt, the district may consider closing six buildings, including four elementary schools. On the...

Opinion: ‘Abso-skippin’-lutely’ embarrassing

Opinion: ‘Abso-skippin’-lutely’ embarrassing

If you were "the Skip," you'd take a victory lap around the bases, too. Balking at any further legal chin music with George "the Skip" Roskos, the Scranton School Board decided to pay the former West Scranton High School baseball coach $40,000 to hang up his cleats....

The smell of newsprint in the morning…

The smell of newsprint in the morning…

Working on the Wednesday column, so short blog today. Lots of reporting left to do, but the more I dig into this delinquent garbage fee fiasco, the trashier it gets. About 25 percent of those who owe simply choose not to pay while the 75 percent get left holding the...

Opinion: I was wrong about Donald Trump

Opinion: I was wrong about Donald Trump

WARNING: This is an opinion blog. The views expressed are those of the writer, who owns them by attaching his real name. The writer is an American and a human being who gets paid to write this opinion blog and is under no obligation to share your views on anything. If...

Opinion: Trump surrenders, declares victory

Opinion: Trump surrenders, declares victory

WARNING: This is an opinion blog. The views expressed are those of the writer, who owns them by attaching his real name. The writer is an American and a human being who gets paid to write this opinion blog and is under no obligation to share your views on anything. If...

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Christopher J. Kelly, is the Scranton Times-Tribune Columnist. He writes columns on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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