Housing uncertainty, closer to home

HONESDALE, PA — It’s a problem that’s been brewing across the nation for close to a year. Current homeowners, renters or just about anyone wanting a place to call their own are …

The rent's coming due

SULLIVAN COUNTY — If you’re in desperate need of housing, now is not a good time. Apartment rents are up 9.2 percent in 2021. June’s median sale price for Sullivan County …

Callicoon celebrates country

CALLICOON, NY — The crowds turned out for the Callicoon Country Fair on Saturday, July 24.

GHP receives $50,000 for façade grant

HONESDALE, PA — As part of the Downtown Honesdale Revitalization Plan, Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) applied for and received a Keystone Communities Program Façade Grant.

Infrastructure and Improvements

HONESDALE, PA — Enhancements to infrastructure and the beautification of the borough were the main talking points of the Honesdale Borough Council’s previous meeting on July 19.

Earth to Sky

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — Twenty residents of Pike and Wayne counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware and Sullivan counties in New York recently completed a 10-session online course in communicating about climate change, organized by a partnership called Earth to Sky (ETS).

Patriotism remembered at the Battle of Minisink memorial

BARRYVILLE, NY — Name after name was read aloud. A bell tolled after each one, solemn and small. A volley of shots from flintlock rifles rang through the forest. And the fallen of the Battle of Minisink were remembered.

Celebrating communities

REGION — Between the river, quaint and vibrant hamlets, interesting Main Streets, farmers’ markets and lots of food and drink establishments, there’s never a shortage of things to …

'It's just another day for us'

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — In the past month, fire departments and law enforcement agencies in Sullivan County have been called for far too many drownings in the Upper Delaware region.

Lumberland, Callicoon take cautious approach to cannabis legalization

GLEN SPEY, NY — The public hearing on Lumberland’s cannabis opt-out law was brief.

Kayden's Law passes PA Senate

HARRISBURG, PA — Kayden Mancuso was a 7-year-old girl from Lower Makefield Township whose life was taken too soon. A bipartisan initiative was taken up in the Pennsylvania Senate to ensure that other children will not meet the same fate.

Keeping order in the courthouse

HONESDALE, PA — When one thinks of careers in a courthouse, what springs to mind? One’s mind might wander toward the judge, bailiff, or lawyers. However, there are a lot of lesser-known positions within a courthouse that make it tick. The Wayne County Commissioners recognized two of such positions. In their combined decade of service, both women have ensured that there was order in the courthouse.

Premium pay isn’t simple. Here are some of the issues

Who counts as essential? For Alvarez, it was clear: nursing home staff and corrections officers, who had no choice about going to work.

Short items from the July 15 meetings and more

MONTICELLO, NY — In a public display of its internal tensions, the Sullivan County Legislature spent most of its monthly full legislative meeting hashing through process, specifically how it conducts its meeting and communication among its members.

Pennsylvania shirks school funding?

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania’s legislature may have dropped the ball when it comes to providing funds for education. 

Broadening the band

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County is getting into the broadband business, and it wants local residents to know. At the most recent meeting of the Sullivan County Broadband Local Development …

NEPA gave

MILFORD, PA — Last month, the generosity of many Pike County businesses and other donors was on full display.

Delgado comes to Bethel Woods

Rep. Antonio Delgado, the representative for New York’s 19th District, made it clear that the town hall he held at Bethel Woods on July 8 would inform his work back in Washington.

Declaring independence

The call went out: come hear the news. The residents clustered around a wagon, on which stood the visitor—a town crier, bringing word from the Continental Congress, who unrolled a long scroll and began to read.

Former county court Judge LaBuda chastized, and more

PA turnpike raises 2022 toll rates HARRISBURG, PA — On July 6, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a five-percent toll increase for 2022 for both E-ZPass and Toll By Plate …

A ray of hope for children with complex conditions

ROCK HILL, NY — The Center for Discovery (TCFD) joined with community and government leaders from across the state, including U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, NY State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and …

Here to help

HONESDALE, PA — The pandemic has amplified the need for strong mental health services across the nation. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 40 percent of adults in the United States …