EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Keep your family’s Halloween accident-free by following these safety tips

If visiting homes to collect Halloween treats, stick to those places that are well-lit and welcoming. Also, use sidewalks rather than taking shortcuts across yards, where unseen tripping hazards could spoil your holiday fun. https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Halloween.jpgIf visiting homes to collect Halloween treats, stick to those places that are well-lit and welcoming. Also, use sidewalks rather than […]

8 Comments - 9:07 am

Our Opinion: Fast response to 911 calls not assured as volunteer firefighter numbers drop

In an emergency, minutes can seem like hours to anyone waiting for help. So it’s concerning, to say the least, that certain municipal emergency responders in Luzerne County frequently fail to muster a crew in a timely fashion and get to a scene. County government officials are keenly aware of the trouble. Now, they’re trying […]

8 Comments - 9:36 am

Our Opinion: Legalize boot drives for volunteer fire departments, but don’t stop there

Those roadside “boot drive” and “canning” fundraisers conducted by certain volunteer firefighters and emergency responders could soon be legalized, but is the move too little too late? Volunteers scrambling to keep their companies afloat in Northeastern Pennsylvania have tried all kinds of mail solicitations and special events, including standing at intersections essentially begging motorists for […]

8 Comments - 7:55 pm

Our Opinion: Some home Halloween displays put magic in the holiday

Eva Whitesell, 12, shows off the towering inflatable cat at her Kingston home, decked out for the upcoming Halloween holiday and an expected crush of trick-or-treaters. https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_HalloweenDisplay.jpgEva Whitesell, 12, shows off the towering inflatable cat at her Kingston home, decked out for the upcoming Halloween holiday and an expected crush of trick-or-treaters. Diamonds to the […]

8 Comments - 2:50 pm

Our Opinion: Center for Jewish Life capitalizes on power of cooperation

During a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Jewish Life, held Sunday in Kingston, attendees mingle in a sukkah, or shelter made from natural materials. (Sean McKeag | Times Leader) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_JewishCenter.jpgDuring a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Jewish Life, held Sunday in Kingston, attendees mingle in a sukkah, or shelter made from natural materials. […]

8 Comments - 2:18 pm

Our Opinion: If house fire strikes, does your family have an escape plan?

Fire-prevention messages should resonate with people in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where many communities contain an old housing stock of tightly clustered buildings. (Times Leader file photo) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_FirePic.jpgFire-prevention messages should resonate with people in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where many communities contain an old housing stock of tightly clustered buildings. (Times Leader file photo) Read to the bottom of […]

8 Comments - 2:41 pm

Our Opinion: Will a landslide trigger Wyoming Valley flooding? That’s low on our list of worries

Muddy water from the Susquehanna River spilled into West Pittston during a prior flood; what should we do in Luzerne County to mitigate future natural disasters? (Times Leader file photo) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Flooding.jpgMuddy water from the Susquehanna River spilled into West Pittston during a prior flood; what should we do in Luzerne County to mitigate future natural […]

8 Comments - 3:04 pm

Our Opinion: Pope Francis stopover puts followers’ focus on their family obligations

Natalie Quintuna, third from right, holds her mother Miriam Pulla, both from Philadelphia, as they watch Pope Francis celebrate Mass on the large video monitors before his arrival Saturday at Independence Hall. (Alex Brandon | AP) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_PopeFamily.jpgNatalie Quintuna, third from right, holds her mother Miriam Pulla, both from Philadelphia, as they watch Pope Francis celebrate […]

8 Comments - 10:45 pm

Our Opinion: Pope’s Philly tour has Wyoming Valley connections

Pope Francis touches a girl’s cheek as he prepares earlier this week to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. He is expected to visit Philadelphia this weekend. (Cliff Owen| AP) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Visit.jpgPope Francis touches a girl’s cheek as he prepares earlier this week to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican’s diplomatic […]

8 Comments - 3:14 pm

Our Opinion: ‘Widow’s penalty’ on drivers defies logic and lacks compassion

Your loss shouldn’t be an insurance company’s automatic gain. Yet certain auto insurance firms apparently find it fitting and rational to raise rates of drivers who are recently widowed. A study of six of the nation’s larger auto insurers reportedly found that, for four of those companies, premiums for the bereaved averaged about 20 percent […]

8 Comments - 6:01 pm

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