Chris Kelly Opinion: A plea for proper punishment

Today we learned that an attorney for an Olyphant disciple of Cult 45 who participated in the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol is negotiating a guilty plea. That's what guilty defendants do.  Maybe Michael J. Rusyn's taxpayer-funded public defender...
Chris Kelly Opinion: A plea for proper punishment

Chris Kelly Opinion: A plea for proper punishment

Today we learned that an attorney for an Olyphant disciple of Cult 45 who participated in the Jan. 6 domestic terrorist attack on the Capitol is negotiating a guilty plea. That's what guilty defendants do.  Maybe Michael J. Rusyn's taxpayer-funded public defender...

The winner!

The winner!

With nearly 70 percent of its adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Lackawanna County leads the NE Pennsylvania region and is second statewide. Other NEPA counties seem to be stuck at the starting gate, however.

Name your poison

Name your poison

When the natural gas drilling and fracking boom kicked in roughly 15 years ago, Pennsylvanians had good reason to be suspicious of the mystery chemicals that oil and gas companies were pumping into their wells.

Bottleneck ahead

Bottleneck ahead

Scranton ponders renaming the Central Scranton Expressway in honor of native son Joe Biden while Mitch McConnell gums up the works in DC.

Chris Kelly Opinion: New Hope for Dying Cemeteries

Chris Kelly Opinion: New Hope for Dying Cemeteries

There is no way to overstate the volume and positivity of responses to my last two Wednesday columns about overgrown, underfunded local cemeteries and the impossibly steep struggle to maintain them with skeleton crews and aging equipment. The emphatic feedback shows...

Promises, schmomises …

Promises, schmomises …

Remember all that high-minded stuff corporations said about not giving political money to congress members who worked to overturn the 2020 presidential election result? They were lying.