EDITORIALS
Our Opinion: Sheltering dogs and killing stray cats – are we good stewards of outdoor animals?

An ordinance under review in Luzerne County, and supported by the area’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, stipulates that unattended dogs not be left outside for more than 30 minutes during harsh weather. https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DogOutdoors1.jpgAn ordinance under review in Luzerne County, and supported by the area’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to […]

8 Comments - 3:48 pm

Our Opinion: Luzerne County Fair gets its zest from blue ribbon-vying entrants

Austin Bonavita, of Auburn, shows his Holstein cow Raylene on Thursday during a 4-H event at the livestock barns at the Luzerne County Fairground near Dallas. (Pete G. Wilcox | Times Leader) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_FairPhoto6.jpgAustin Bonavita, of Auburn, shows his Holstein cow Raylene on Thursday during a 4-H event at the livestock barns at the Luzerne County […]

8 Comments - 7:25 pm

Our Opinion: Coach high school football players on respect for rules and game officials

Blame the coaches. For better or worse, it’s the men and women pacing the sidelines of high school sporting events in the Wyoming Valley and beyond who set the tone for games and ultimately carry responsibility for players’ conduct. Good coaches realize their role. Great ones embrace it. And then there are the rest – […]

8 Comments - 7:58 am

Our Opinion: Hats off to hard workers, including doctor duo who aim to perk up Scranton

Robert Paulino, seen here serving cake, and business partner Mladen Jecmenica intend to bring cheer to patrons at Adezzo Coffee Shop & Lounge, center city Scranton. (Pete G. Wilcox | Times Leader) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_adezzo03.jpgRobert Paulino, seen here serving cake, and business partner Mladen Jecmenica intend to bring cheer to patrons at Adezzo Coffee Shop & Lounge, […]

8 Comments - 1:45 pm

Our Opinion: Poverty will be major topic in September; let’s talk about it in new terms

Prepare to hear a lot this month about the area’s poor. With the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s annual fundraising campaign, in support of its budding “Poverty to Possibility” movement, set to begin Wednesday, and a papal visit planned for Sept. 26 and 27 in Philadelphia, September will be bookended by high-profile activities calling attention […]

8 Comments - 9:39 am

Our Opinion: Do homeless men in the Wyoming Valley require permanent shelter?

Would it be a good idea to … … establish a permanent shelter in Wilkes-Barre for homeless men? For decades, advocates of Luzerne County’s homeless have patched together a network of temporary sites – primarily churches – at which volunteers agree to house and feed the men nightly for perhaps a week or so at […]

8 Comments - 1:16 pm

Our Opinion: Turn to Help Line if anxiety, depression or other back-to-school problems arise

For all the excitement and opportunity it offers, back-to-school season also can be a real downer. Be aware of the potential for bullying, depression, anxiety and other troubles to afflict students – from elementary school through grad school – as well as their harried parents, especially those struggling to keep up with expenses. And realize […]

8 Comments - 8:22 pm

Our Opinion: Should school students in NEPA get lessons in good character? Yes, and here’s why

It won’t be long before area schools reopen and students again get walloped by a constant stream of what-should-I-do dilemmas. Peer pressure – Wanna cigarette … Everyone else will be there … Try this pill – intensifies. A taunter takes aim during recess. A bully arises. To properly cope with these situations, children and teens […]

8 Comments - 9:50 am

Our Opinion: Alligators here to stay? No, but Pennsylvania waterways will change with the climate

If you have information about the person who presumably dumped an alligator in a Luzerne County pond, call the state Fish and Boat Commission’s Northeast Region Office at 570-477-5717. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo) https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_alligator.jpgIf you have information about the person who presumably dumped an alligator in a Luzerne County pond, call the state […]

8 Comments - 2:28 pm

Our Opinion: Kudos to water company crews that ‘dug deep’ during emergency

Pennsylvania American Water employees work to restore service after Tuesday’s pipe problems at Mercer and Walnut streets in Kingston. https://www.mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_MainBreak.jpgPennsylvania American Water employees work to restore service after Tuesday’s pipe problems at Mercer and Walnut streets in Kingston. Diamonds to workers with the Pennsylvania American Water Co. A ruptured pipe in Kingston, and resulting widespread […]

8 Comments - 7:38 pm

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