Invasion of the lanternfly

Invasion of the lanternfly

This morning at citzensvoice.com: There’s a new invader in town. State officials say the spotted lanternfly, a pest native to China, represents a mutli-billion-dollar threat to Pennsylvania agriculture. Motorists and pedestrians will have one less option for...
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...
Reacquainting myself with a local lake

Reacquainting myself with a local lake

I had an hour or so last weekend to get reacquainted with a local lake. The weather lured me outside so I took my kayak to Lake Frances at the Nescopeck State Park. People were fishing, walking dogs and sitting at picnic tables by the shore. On the water, I saw paddle...