2021 tourism still too early to forecast


President Joe Biden’s announcement on Tuesday that the United States expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adults in this country to receive vaccinations by the end of May is a big step in the battle against the pandemic. If that indeed happens, that would be two ...

Colon cancer screening offers patients options

Letters to the Editor

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Blair Gastroenterology Associates is initiating a campaign to remind everyone to get screened for colon cancer. The Blair Gastro Colon Cancer Screening Center has been developed to help patients with their screenings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

GOP blockage of gun storage puts kids at risk


How were the kids able to access a gun? That is one of the first questions that comes to mind after hearing about last month’s tragic death of Nyssa Davis — a 9-year-old girl who was shot in the head in her North Philadelphia home while playing unsupervised with her 12-year-old brother ...

Flags should be kept in good condition

Letters to the Editor

As a retired veteran and member of several veteran and international service organizations, I have been taking notice around our area to the condition of many flags that are currently flying. I know that our winter with strong winds and snow can take a toll on a flag. It should be the ...

Fill county election spots before too late


The collection, counting and certification of votes has usually generated little rancor or controversy in Luzerne County. Then came the epochal year of 2020, with a handful of mail-in ballots mistakenly discarded by the county Bureau of Elections, dueling demonstrations outside the bureau’s ...

Water regulations shouldn’t be relaxed

Letters to the Editor

In December of 2020, the Department of Energy finalized two new rules to roll back water efficiency standards. These new rules loosened water regulations on shower heads, washers and dryers. Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, says these ...