AOW EXTRAS: Abington Heights’ Jackson Danzig

Jackson Danzig had a pretty good game Friday against Martin Luther King. He scored 25 points, with a bunch of them coming late in the Comets' double-overtime PIAA playoff victory. That was the game that earned Athlete of the Week honors. Perhaps he was feeling pumped...
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There’s a blizzard, but you really just want to know when baseball will start

A major snowstorm three weeks before the baseball season starts -- it's not what you want. Just ask Scranton Prep senior catcher Kyler McAllister: Well... looks like baseball isn't starting for another month — Kyler McAllister (@McAllister_107) March 14, 2017 Even...
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In a hole

Pennsylvania’s corporate income tax is among the highest in the nation. Given the continued existence of the so-called “Delaware Loophole,” however, it is a distinction largely without meaning. The loophole allows many large corporations to avoid paying state income...
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Free speech for all or none

Freedom of speech does not grant the right to shout down opposing voices or stifle offensive ideas, a lesson clearly lost on some college campuses in the Trump era. Violent clashes have erupted at alleged institutions of higher learning as protesters seek to block...
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Scranton rally shows shrinking Trump support

During his campaign, Donald Trump drew thousands of wildly enthusiastic supporters to rallies in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Crowds lined up hours before events to cheer The Donald, boo Hillary and hiss at the press. On Saturday, about About 50 people — some from out...
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2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 15 Ronald Herrera

2017 Yankees Top Prospects: No. 15 Ronald Herrera

(Ronald Herrera is only 21 years but already has been traded twice in his young career. After a solid first season in the organization in 2016, are bigger things in store this year? Martin Griff/Pinstriped Prospects) And so it begins. With the Yankees' regular-season...

SNO-M-G!

SNO-M-G!

While today's blizzard likely will be one for the books, Northeastern Pennsylvanians are accustomed to an occasional late-winter nor'easter. We'll just dig out and wait for the first daffodils of spring.

The Great Blizzard of 1888

The Great Blizzard of 1888

The Great Blizzard of 1888 started on March 11 and raged till  March 14, leaving in its wake several feet of snow from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Here is the account of the storm from the March 14, 1888 edition of The Scranton Republican. Further reading: The Great...

Have a slice of Pi

Have a slice of Pi

It's Pi Day. Pi or 3.14 is the mathematical constant the represents the circumference of circle at it diameter. What better way to celebrate this constant by enjoying a pie. Here are a few pie recipes from the past few years that have been featured in the weekly Local...

Ice King has the last, wintry laugh

Ice King has the last, wintry laugh

Greetings, shivering subjects of my frigid domain! It is I, the Ice King, Bringer of Storms, Slicker of Roads, Piler of Snows. I took it easy on you peasants this winter, but only to lull you into a false sense of security. I toss you a handful of 65-degree days and...

Sunday splash page

Sunday splash page

The latest Sunday Perspective splash page, this week about Indivisible Lackawanna, a liberal grassroots political movement that adopting the methods of the tea party.

24 years ago, the area was under a blanket of white

24 years ago, the area was under a blanket of white

The area was blanketed with more than 20 inches of snow as part of the Blizzard of 1993 which hit the area on March 13.  I thought we should look back at this momentous weather event in light of the anniversary and of the forecast of a massive snowstorm for tomorrow....

HS BASKETBALL: PIAA Second Round Days, Sites and Times

HS BASKETBALL: PIAA Second Round Days, Sites and Times

Hey there! I told you all I wasn't through working today. I sneaked away for a Jersey Mike's Giant Italian Mike's Way, picked up my daughter who played four games of softball in Virginia on Saturday, and caught the last 10 minutes of Iron Man II when lo and behold, it...