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HARRISBURG, PA — Last week, the PA Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) approved an advisory committee's recommendation to allow the fall sports season to start on schedule this year. …
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Opinion
    • COVID-19 is testing our mettle

      COVID-19 brought with it considerable stress and, as the months have unfolded, more than a few points of contention. Coping with contention is …

    • 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 Memoriam: ‘Coach’ Fred Ahart (1947 -2020)

ROSCOE, NY — On Thursday, July 30, the diminutive yet close-knit community of Roscoe said goodbye to one of their own in a memorial tribute to Frederick Clark Ahart, beloved coach and athletic …
talking sports

Golfers take a swing at the Catskill Cup

CALLICOON, NY — On Sunday, July 19, the Villa Roma Golf Course hosted the 2020 Catskill Cup, a fundraising golf tournament to benefit the mission of The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties, …

Memories of Thunder Road

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — On Sunday, July 12, Bethel Motor Speedway hosted a varied program of motorsports racing action on the local legendary quarter-mile asphalt oval. Members of the Atlantic …
Latest news
ELDRED, NY — After receiving four violation notices from the Town of Highland regarding the absence of NYS Board of Health permits, the siting of residential trailers on the premises, the …
MONTICELLO, NY – If you haven’t yet completed the 2020 Census form for your Sullivan County address, expect a knock on your door from a Census worker in a few weeks. Non-Response Follow …
MONTICELLO, NY — If it feels like the entire country is pending now, you’re probably right.  Everything seems to hinge on what the federal and state governments will do. What will …

Regardless of what you might think, the war against COVID-19 isn’t over and I’m begging you: Please, please… put a mask on. Being in self-quarantine has been difficult, and how you …

ELDRED, NY — People may be flocking to the country to escape the pandemic, but they may also be coming to experience something truly unique in out-of-the-way Sullivan County. On Friday, July …
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Homeless in the Land of Plenty: Veterans Part II

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — “Now it’s worse than ever. You see pieces about homelessness in San Francisco and Los Angles,” said Doug Sandberg of the homeless situation in America, …

Pine Meadows Farm: major Cochecton subdivision

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — “What’s to prevent this subdivision from becoming a religious camp?” The question came from a woman bold to ask what was on her neighbors’ …

PA CARES funding now available

WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — Small businesses and nonprofits in NEPA have until the end of the month to apply for COVID-19 relief grants. Both Wayne and Pike counties have received around $4 …
Outdoors
    • Outdoor dining

      These days, there seems to be a “National Day” for just about everything, ranging from the righteous to the ridiculous. Many serve …

    • Crashing coniferous

      There are a few constants when living in the woods of Northeastern PA. The first is that there will be trees. The second is that said trees will …

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

Virus 2020

Friday, March 6
There's an adequate meme to describe my sense of humor.  Today, we're going to delve just a little bit into that big black part of …

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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