Recent Chris Kelly columns
Photo: , License: N/A, Created: 2008:09:18 15:14:21 Jay Daniels was a quintessential straight man with a crooked grin, the dry vermouth to John Webster’s bathtub gin. Separately, they were good spirits with great talent. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A When he touches down in Scranton, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale resembles an astronaut stranded on a planet of grinning simpletons who cloak their costly ambitions in convenient amnesia. Every time he visits, the guy somehow seems surprised. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Susie Jackson was born in 1928. She was hardworking and churchgoing all her 87 years. She had two children but raised at least 50, according to family. She was a good cook and a strong example who taught her charges to pull themselves up, along with their pants. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years, but here I am, scribbling in the garage of the house you didn’t live to see. You’re here, too. Chrissy and I cleaned out the closets and found you in a dusty box of cassettes. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A The breaking news of Monday’s hearing on the proposed expansion of Keystone Sanitary Landfill was the claim that after a dozen years, the cause of a leachate leak has miraculously been corrected just as the landfill seeks state approval to pile another 50 years’ worth of garbage on Dunmore and Throop. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A “Jurassic Park” and the Mall at Steamtown premiered the same year. Both were billed as blockbusters that would attract big spenders eager to experience a revolutionary attraction several years and millions of dollars in the making. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A Sharing strong coffee with Meegan Possemato is a bracing experience. It’s been years since I had such an urgent need to visit a public restroom while engaged in a conversation interesting enough to sit still. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A, Created: 2015:06:05 21:11:44 “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.” — Richard M. Nixon The ghost of Rose Mary Woods haunts the basement of Scranton City Hall. (read more)
Photo: N/A, License: N/A I believe in second chances — mainly because I’ve been blessed with hundreds of them. So when this newspaper revealed that a newly created city job went to a convicted drug trafficker after his brother donated $10,000 to the campaign of Acting Mayor Bill (read more)

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