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HANKINS, NY — School districts throughout the country are grappling with a conundrum right now. How do they provide an education amid a pandemic? How can they maximize the quality of the … more
The sound of the auctioneer calling prices with speed and rolling dictation, the scent of animal sweat and hair, the feel of that paper ticket clenched in your hand as you listen for your moment to … more
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Forty years ago, when Dr. Nancy Hackett started her career in education, she probably didn’t anticipate this particular, interesting year. But if nothing else, her … more
When I received the press release, I was immediately intrigued. “Farm Arts Collective continues outdoor arts programming in the summer of 2020 with ‘Dream on the Farm,’ a live … more
HONESDALE, PA — Monique Milleson stands against the background of Anthill Farm Agroforestry, just outside Honesdale. There’s fruit on the trees, the bees in the beehives are buzzing, a … more
If you’ve spent a lot of summers here, you remember the bats. They skimmed through the night, swooping by people out for a walk and gobbling up mosquitoes. Or they lived in our houses and … more
You know conspiracy theories; the internet happens to be a ripe breeding ground for them. “These evil all-powerful people or opposing political party or company or piece of technology did a … more
BARRYVILLE, NY — “I thought I had the stomach flu,” Bob Hoshour says. It was 2017, and he and his wife, Dr. Jenise Parris, were at their Barryville house. He’d been tired. … more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Small signs with black letters line the roadside along State Route 652 between Narrowsburg, NY and Beach Lake, PA. They contain two words only: “No … more
COCHECTON CENTER, NY — How does a person top a life spent sharing the stages of the world’s great opera houses with the likes of Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo? Metropolitan Opera … more
REGION — As humans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, rabbits are dying of their own devastating plague. Highly contagious, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, virus type 2 (RHDV2), has mainly been … more
If you say that someone is “no shrinking violet,” you mean that the person is not at all shy: a great asset if that same person has aspirations to be a performer. While Violet … more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — This past month, Wayne County banded together in an effort to keep its residents from going hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Named the Wayne County Food Relief Fund, … more
ROSCOE, NY — This year it will be more of a procession than a parade, said Karrie Jara. She’s organizing the Memorial Day observance in Roscoe this year. Yes, it’s still … more
FERNDALE, NY — For 19 years, residents of Sullivan County have emerged from winter hibernation to exult in a rite of spring known only to them: the Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference, an … more
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Currently, people are joining forces to get their vulnerable neighbors essential items, making masks that require no sewing, finding ways to … more
“One small thing,” Larry Reeger said, “one small virus, and the world slowed.” For Reeger, sustainability coordinator and associate professor of green building and … more
At the young age of 17, 16, and 14 respectively, local high school students Bryce Maopolski (guitar/vocals), his brother Reece (bass/vocals) and their pal Liam Fenton (drums/vocals) are already … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — COVID-19 is dominating the news cycle, disrupting our sleep and leaving us shaken. But its cousin is just as harrowing. It is “a silent distress that’s highly … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — We may all feel a little short of hope these days. Some of us are short of food, too. Hope and food will be shared by the bag full starting Tuesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to … more
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