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WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Now that the curve has been flattened, PA counties have moved into the green phase and many people have resumed living their lives as normal—most conversations about …
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Opinion
    • To wear or not to wear

      To wear or not to wear a mask is the question. With it, we weigh whether we approve or disapprove of some outside authority telling us what …

Sports

In the driver’s seat

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Michael “Mike” Dutka lives in a world of speed without sound. Born in April of 1979, the now 41-year old accomplished racecar driver was diagnosed as deaf at …

In the driver’s seat: like father, like daughter

OBERNBERG, NY — Maybe it’s in the blood, or perhaps it resides in the genes. But whatever the case, 14-year-old Monika Deckelman is following her father’s passion for speed at …

Motorsports returns to Sullivan County

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auto racing returned at full throttle to Bethel Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Practice sessions were held on June 13 …
Latest news
UPDATED July 13, 2020 FACT SHEET WHAT IS PROPOSED? The Sullivan County Adult Care Center (known as the Care Center at Sunset Lake) is proposed to (1) be transferred to the Sunset Lake …
Sullivan County’s Human Rights Commission, in limbo since the beginning of the year, will be back in business. It’s just unclear whether it will be the same sort of organization.
GOULDSBORO, PA — PA State Police have charged two Wayne County residents with criminal homicide of a three-month old infant. According to an affidavit of probable cause, filed by Trooper …

Why “again, again” you ask? I’ll tell you. I’ve been writing this In My Humble Opinion thing for a while now. About 20 years, in fact, and for 12 of them, it’s been …

What's going on in arts, leisure and community July 9 to 15
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UDC appeal of TMR access restrictions denied

NARROWSBURG, NY – At its July 2 meeting, the first live meeting since March, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) welcomed National Park Service (NPS) acting superintendent Darren Boch to the Upper …

COVID-19 numbers: what to watch, when to worry

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — As Sullivan County reopens and the tourists return, COVID-19 is in the back of everyone’s mind. Case counts are increasing elsewhere in the country. Officials …

Partisanship over masks, no indoor dining in NYC and more

PA partisanship over mask mandate PENNSYLVANIA — Gov. Tom Wolf and PA Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued an expanded mask order last week. Residents must now wear masks whenever they …
Outdoors
    • Watch your step!

      The flagstone walkway surrounding our house is a favored place for the eastern American toads (Bufo americanus) that share our forested yard. At …

    • Aviary abodes

      I often like to write about my recent adventures, things I do with my family outside and just a general appreciation for nature, which I feel so …

From the blogs
Spoof on Bernie's campaign logo. I kinda really like it

Virus 2020

Friday, March 6
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No bones about it

Friday, February 21
If you've read the newspaper for any length of time, or been a subscriber and gotten a renewal card in the mail, you've seen my best …

One for the birds

Friday, February 14
This week has been for the birds. Seriously. The weather has been warmer than usual, but it's still managing to dump a few inches of …
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