Today marks the end of Staff Writer Terrie Morgan-Besecker‘s excellent five-day series on Scranton’s pension disaster. It should be required reading for every city resident, official and employee.

Terrie’s series is the definition of public service journalism, something she’s brought to our stiff neck of the woods for decades. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce paid consultant Henry Amoroso to be Acting Mayor Bill Courtright‘s training wheels. They would have been better served to turn to Terrie. In a few months, she has done what no city elected public servant  has done in decades — maybe ever.

I am proud to call Terrie a colleague, and thankful she’s in the Times-Tribune newsroom.