Game 1: RailRiders vs. Syracuse

The field is looks good. All the video panels in the scoreboards are firing. They're giving the seats one last power wash and they're heating up all the grills at the concession stands. It's opening day in Moosic. The RailRiders welcome Syracuse to PNC Field tonight...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 1 Gleyber Torres

No surprise here. Torres should be able to hit for average and plenty of power for a middle infielder. Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing arm ended his season last year, right when he was tapping into his potential with the RailRiders. The basics...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 2 Estevan Florial

Five-tool player who got a lot of opportunities in big league spring training this year. Estevan Florial had 43 extra-base hits and stole 23 bases in 110 games last season, and if he shows he can cut down on his strikeouts, the sky's the limit. The basics Position: CF...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 3 Justus Sheffield

Amazing to think the Yankees got Justus Sheffield and Clint Frazier -- and Ben Heller and J.P. Feyereisen -- in the Andrew Miller deal. Sheffield impressed in his first full season with the Yankees, and might've finished in Triple-A if not for an oblique injury that...

2018 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 4 Miguel Andujar

Miguel Andujar might have a claim as the best hitter in the Yankees farm system. If Brandon Drury struggles, the calls for Andujar's promotion will be loud. There are questions about his defense, but the bat is for real. It's special. He'll also start to see a bit of...
Scranton School Board must come clean tonight

Scranton School Board must come clean tonight

I was a fidgety kid. Couldn’t sit still, couldn’t focus on fuzzy math, couldn’t go along to get along. At 50, I am as restless as I was at 15,  only now I have two mortgages, utility bills and I get paid to be a troublemaker. If you've been reading my columns about...

AOW EXTRA: DANIEL HINTON, SCRANTON PREP

AOW EXTRA: DANIEL HINTON, SCRANTON PREP

The Scranton Prep senior had three goals and four assists, including on the game-winner in a 10-9 victory over Delaware Valley. He added four goals and two assists in a 7-5 win over Dallas. Here's more from Hinton's interview: Age: 18 Family: Mother, Terri; dad, Tim;...

HS SWIMMING: 2017-18 Times-Tribune All-Region Girls Team

HS SWIMMING: 2017-18 Times-Tribune All-Region Girls Team

I had a great time setting up these photos with photographer Christopher Dolan. The swimmers were very cooperative, considering the shoot had to be scheduled, rescheduled and relocated, and rescheduled and relocated, again. You all remember the snow storms we were...

HS SWIMMING: 2017-18 Times-Tribune All-Region Boys Team

HS SWIMMING: 2017-18 Times-Tribune All-Region Boys Team

I had a great time setting up these photos with photographer Christopher Dolan. The swimmers were very cooperative, considering the shoot had to be scheduled, rescheduled and relocated, and rescheduled and relocated, again. You all remember the snow storms we were...

Game 1: RailRiders vs. Syracuse

Game 1: RailRiders vs. Syracuse

The field is looks good. All the video panels in the scoreboards are firing. They're giving the seats one last power wash and they're heating up all the grills at the concession stands. It's opening day in Moosic. The RailRiders welcome Syracuse to PNC Field tonight...

Casey campaigns boasts of 1st quarter campaign money haul

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey keeps piling up the campaign cash and bragging about it. The Scranton Democrat's campaign said today it raised $2.2 million in the first quarter of this year and ended the quarter with more than $10 million cash on hand, up from $8.6 million at the...

Under new management

Under new management

Established following the financial meltdown caused by Wall Street's and the banking industry's mortgage-backed securities fiasco, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been thorn in the side of banks, payday lenders and others. So it's hardly surprising that...

Mustering the Troops

Mustering the Troops

Editor's note: Portions of this article original appeared in Sunday Times on August 14, 2016 In the summer of ’16 — that is 1916 — the U.S Department of War called up the 13th Regiment to serve on the U.S./Mexico border in an effort to capture Mexican revolutionary...

King and Trump

King and Trump

How far has this nation come since the death of Dr. King? (Cartoon from 2016).

Tamara’s Take: Quick Reviews, April 3

Tamara’s Take: Quick Reviews, April 3

“Tomb Raider,” three stars out of five. In theaters. Run through the jungle. Jump over fallen branches. Land in a raging river. Approach a waterfall and try not to go down it. Fight off a bad guy. Find a safe place to hide. This is the plot of the latest reboot of a...