Sign of the season

Sign of the season

As predicted, the rate of new COVID-19 cases is spiking with the arrival of autumn. Folks are shifting to indoor environments where they are closer to each other. Lackawanna County is the unfortunate regional leader in this regard.
Surf’s up

Surf’s up

As in other Pennsylvania counties, Lackawanna County’s Dept. of Elections will face a Herculean task of collating and counting scores of mail-in ballots next month.
To Election Day, and beyond …

To Election Day, and beyond …

Pennsylvania doesn’t offer early in-person voting, and waits until Election Day morning to begin counting absentee ballots. Those two factors create the possibility of real chaos this year, as millions of the state’s voters are exercising their franchise...