Nikki Lee Bertolette: ‘She never told me’

Nikki Lee Bertolette: ‘She never told me’

FREELAND — Inside a nondescript home on Chestnut Street, the living space has been transformed into a shrine to a mother’s grief, a constant reminder that Nikki Lee Bertolette died hiding a terrible secret. Dozens of smiling pictures of Bertolette form a makeshift...

Bereavement group helps family members cope with loss

WILKES-BARRE — After Carol Coolbaugh’s son died of an overdose in 2009, she tried attending bereavement meetings to help with her grief. But listening to others talk about loved ones dying of natural causes or accidents or illnesses didn’t strike the right chord for...