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Our Opinion: Safely discard pills from your house during Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Gather any unused or expired pills in your house and prepare to take them to a nearby collection center during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Meds-1.jpgGather any unused or expired pills in your house and prepare to take them to a nearby collection center during Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. You almost certainly […]

8 Comments - 1:06 pm

Our Opinion: Farming is dangerous work – a fact that shouldn’t be lost on visitors to The Lands at Hillside Farms

Cows at The Lands at Hillside Farms, in Kingston Township, can be viewed by visitors from a distance, but not from the dairy barn, which has been deemed off-limits due to liability concerns. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_CowsCrossing.jpgCows at The Lands at Hillside Farms, in Kingston Township, can be viewed by visitors from a distance, but not from the […]

8 Comments - 3:54 pm

Our Opinion: Keep watchful eye on selection of next Luzerne County manager

Amid the season’s holiday pageants and TV specials, pay particularly close attention to the political drama unfolding in Luzerne County. The outcome will likely impact you and your neighbors in this county for years to come. The 11 people serving on the county council must hire a successor to Manager Robert Lawton, who announced he […]

8 Comments - 7:40 pm

Our Opinion: From Greater Wilkes-Barre to Greece, ‘language of the heart’ spoken universally

Demetra Szatkowski, a Dallas resident, shares a light-hearted moment recently with Mideast refugees being aided in Greece. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Demetra-with-a-family.jpgDemetra Szatkowski, a Dallas resident, shares a light-hearted moment recently with Mideast refugees being aided in Greece. Diamonds to Dallas resident Demetra Szatkowski. At 23, she’s on a self-imposed humanitarian mission to Greece, where she has been assisting […]

8 Comments - 3:13 pm

Our Opinion: Urge men in your life to get checkups and cancer screenings

During the month just ended, you might have overheard joking and jawing about facial hair. Normally clean-shaven guys, including some employed at the Times Leader, sprouted stubble in November, then began sporting beards. Others nurtured only their lip hair, styling and spinning it into elaborate mustaches. Each fuzzy face, beyond drawing double-takes from family members, […]

8 Comments - 11:30 pm

Our Opinion: Will you donate during Giving Tuesday? If so, think locally

Would it be a good idea to … … put more prominence in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Giving Tuesday? In the hierarchy of post-Thanksgiving traditions, Black Friday commands all the attention, with Cyber Monday, a relative newcomer on the scene, gaining traction with shoppers who prefer to point and click rather than jostle in aisles with […]

8 Comments - 7:47 am

Our Opinion: By painting snowplows, young artists can brighten winter’s gloom

Sixth-grade students at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School add some pizzazz to one of Lehman Township’s snowplows. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_SnowPlowArt.jpgSixth-grade students at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School add some pizzazz to one of Lehman Township’s snowplows. Diamonds to an artistic bunch of sixth-graders at Lehman-Jackson Elementary School. Asked if they would add color and levity to Lehman Township’s snowplows, these art […]

8 Comments - 3:15 pm

Our Opinion: Support your neighbors; spend your dollars at local, independent businesses

How many dollars will you drop on holiday shopping, and how many of them will be kept local? Promoters of Small Business Saturday – a one-day-a-year campaign touting the benefits of supporting your community’s independent retail shops and businesses – urge you to put your money where it can pay significant dividends: in the pockets […]

8 Comments - 11:55 pm

Our Opinion: Bring Luzerne County’s homeless in from cold

The run-up to Thanksgiving has become a popular time to remind Americans about the pervasiveness of homelessness. But we in Northeastern Pennsylvania shouldn’t need a special week reserved in November to heighten our awareness; we’re reminded almost all the time about the plight of people who, for one of many reasons, find themselves with no […]

8 Comments - 1:09 pm

Our Opinion: Praise those who display a ‘giving’ spirit at Thanksgiving – and all year through

A volunteer scoops gravy into a serving container for guests at a Thanksgiving-style meal prepared as part of a church fundraiser this month at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. http://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_TurkeyFest2.jpgA volunteer scoops gravy into a serving container for guests at a Thanksgiving-style meal prepared as part of a church fundraiser this […]

8 Comments - 2:37 pm

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