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Ed Ackerman, a consulting editor and columnist for the Greater Pittston Progress, has served the people of Greater Pittston for 48 years, starting in the newspaper field at age 17. The Pittston resident will share his thoughts in this blog and in a weekly column published in the Progress.

My mom could be described as “salt of the earth.” So, too, could all of her siblings, my aunt and uncles. And that would have been their undoing if they’d wanted to work for Thomas Edison. Read more

Nothing labels me more an old guy than my delight in proving computers aren’t as smart as they think are, or better said, as smart as we are l… Read more

Christmas fell on a Thursday in 1969 which meant in order to take the day off, the staff at our Sunday paper had to get a lot of work done on … Read more

Christmas fell on a Thursday in 1969 which meant in order to take the day off, the staff at our Sunday paper had to get a lot of work done on … Read more