Local History Columns
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Mary Fine made a name for herself on the golf course. The Scranton woman, a graduate of Smith College and a member of Scranton’s Junior League, grabbed headlines for winning golf tournaments near and far starting in the 1930s. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The explosion hurtled bricks into the Central railroad yards, blocked Seventh Avenue with debris and sent a cloud of thick, black smoke over much of the Bellevue section of Scranton. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A From a free dental clinic and parent-child counseling to helping Russian dissidents adjust to life in Northeast Pennsylvania, the Jewish Family Service of Lackawanna County has been a part of the community for 100 years. (read more)
Photo: Ed Andrieski/ASSOCIATED PRESS, License: N/A States across the nation — including Pennsylvania — are experimenting with relaxing marijuana laws, with some bringing to an end the long fight to outlaw its use. That fight gained momentum in the 1930s. An article published in The Scranton Times on June (read more)