Positive COVID-19 case, possible exposures at Liberty Diner

Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that a patron at the Liberty Diner tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while visiting during their infectious period.

COVID-19 confirmed at Walmart, Dollar General and Callicoon restaurant

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that two Town of Thompson Walmart employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while …

Lake Huntington News

Thanksgiving blessings

At Thanksgiving, I hope your holiday is filled with tradition that uplifts you, prayers that inspire you and family and friends who love and admire you. When I have food, I think of all who are …
Narrowsburg News

A lonelier Christmas

Each year during the Narrowsburg Tree Lighting Parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus look as though they stepped out of a storybook. As it turns out, there was no need to go to the North Pole. The storybook was …
Honesdale News

What unites us

Having the bulk of this election behind us feels mighty fine. A lot of political nonsense at the top tries to pull us up into a simplified realm of competitive choosing. On the ground and at the …
NEW YORK — Two bipartisan House bills will hopefully do a bit more to keep seniors safe, whether in their homes or in nursing care. In October, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado announced …
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Medicare is different from regular health insurance. Let Annemarie Scheutz walk you through the basics.
Once upon a time, but very recently, people in the US turned 65 and became eligible for Medicare. They knew because they had many more phone calls that they may or may not have screened. They knew …
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Creating jobs, saving forests

NARROWSBURG, NY — Once upon a time, the U.S. government paid young men and WWI veterans to plant trees. It paid them to build firebreaks, fire towers and access roads. They built national …

'Enforcement of NY plastic bag ban' and more

What's going on in October sustainability news


Wayne County ‘rethinks stigma’

HONESDALE, PA — Conversations about addiction and mental health are often shaped by negativity and tragedy, but to mark National Recovery Month, employees in Wayne County Human Services are …
Looking Back
The olden days of ice harvesting

Once a vital activity on Wayne County farms, ice harvesting became, in time, a major industry.  In its early years, the abundance of lakes made it relatively easy for individual farms or groups …

Lake Jeff’s dam may have been about hydropower from the start

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — So, here’s the lesson: When you want to know about the history of something, go ask a historian.  As I was learning about Lake Jeff and its dam a couple weeks …

Community living stories
Could this be your kin? Hoxnk for Healthcare and more

‘Honk for Healthcare’ a success MONTICELLO, NY — On November 19, Sullivan County employees reporting for work were greeted by a cavalcade of cars bedecked with signs and banners, …

COVID-19 Cases at Lake Huntington business

An event at The Nutshell, a bar at 6692 Route 52 in Lake Huntington, has resulted in at least six COVID-19-positive infections since the middle of this month.

Commonwealth COVID cases climb ‘significantly’

According to Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s weekly COVID-19 update on November 23, the commonwealth had seen a seven-day case increase of 36,133 cases, statewide percent positivity of 11.1 percent, and a “concerning” 63 out of 67 counties with substantial transmission status.

COVID-19 case with possible exposures at Livingston Manor restaurant

An individual who received a positive COVID-19 test result today dined at the Arnold House, 839 Shandelee Road in Livingston Manor during their infectious period and may have unintentionally exposed others.