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My Corner, Your Corner: So much and so little to write about

Events have settled down somewhat in Greater Pittston and, as I try to formulate a column for this weekend, not a lot comes to mind. Is it writer’s block? Perhaps. Don’t get me wrong; there’s plenty to talk about with our political landscape in disarray on the national level, but really who wants to hear […]

8 Comments - 2:28 pm

My Corner, Your Corner: Another tragedy and social media is on fire

Another week has passed, another tragedy has happened and social media is abuzz with all kinds of nonsense and hatred. Let’s get something straight – 59 human beings lost their lives in Las Vegas at the hands of person who obviously had issues. As I write this, that reason has not yet been found or […]

8 Comments - 1:21 pm

Beyond the Byline: More ‘sister firsts’ to come

Sometimes I feel like my life is a movie filled with more suspense, love and challenge than I could have ever imagined. For example, finding a “long lost family” after 50 years seems to be the stuff of fiction, but it did happen to me and it has been a wild ride. After finding my […]

8 Comments - 6:48 pm

Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

Gov. Tom Wolf this week joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3, which the governor said would eliminate a woman’s right to make choices about her own health care in consultation with her doctor. “I want to thank the members of the Senate who fought this bill, […]

8 Comments - 11:36 am

My Corner, Your Corner: Reflecting on loved ones lost in 2016 and new beginnings

As I look back at 2016, I say good-bye and good riddance. There are many who had a great 2016, and to those I say good for you and I hope 2017 is even better. Losing my mom this past April really put a damper on the rest of the year. As someone recently said […]

8 Comments - 12:11 pm

My corner, your corner: Support local businesses whenever you can

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday and the Sunday Dispatch printed a huge article on all the downtown stores. Dispatch writer Jimmy Fisher did a yeoman’s job putting that article together. West Pittston Tomorrow ran a full-page ad regarding locally owned merchants in the Garden Village. I do hope they had a successful start to the […]

8 Comments - 7:34 pm

My Corner, Your Corner: Construction in Greater Pittston worth the hassle

Greater Pittston is a beehive of activity with construction and it seems workers are hustling to get as much done before the cold and snow arrive. A drive over the Water Street Bridge into West Pittston reveals all the major work going on on Luzerne Avenue going towards Wyoming Avenue. I call it ground zero. […]

8 Comments - 1:42 pm

Peeking into the Past: Past Thanksgivings meant exciting football matchups in Greater Pittston

Editor’s note: This “Peeking into the Past” column was first published in the Sunday Dispatch on Nov. 20, 2011. Question 1 In 1955, Erminio Cefalo petitioned the Luzerne Board of Elections for a recount of votes after learning he had lost the Pittston City treasurer seat to James Cosgrove by only one vote. What two […]

8 Comments - 10:26 am

My Corner, Your Corner: The election is over, but the bashing begins

It’s over – finally! What seemed like the longest presidential election run ended this week, and thank goodness for that. I don’t normally dive into politics with this column (or religion, for that matter), but since it’s been an “in-your-face” thing, it’s hard not to comment. First, the election itself: for as long as I […]

8 Comments - 1:55 pm

My Corner, Your Corner: I admire those who can leave the comforts of Greater Pittston

For as long as I live, I’ll always wonder what life would have been like if I had moved out of Greater Pittston. Don’t get me wrong — I enjoy living in Northeastearn Pennsylvania, especially this time of the year when the trees change colors. For those living south or southwest, the most common comment […]

8 Comments - 1:17 pm

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