In the community
    • At the very last minute

      I am writing this column, my friends, at the very last minute. I’m right up against deadline—it’s late on Friday, June 24, 2022, about …

    • The spirit of ’76

      As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on how our most fundamental freedoms have served this nation …


OCIAA names Monti’s Bassett, Mitchell senior scholar-athlete

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Monticello High School seniors Owen Bassett and Liza Mitchell have been selected as senior scholar-athletes for the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA).  The award is given to high school seniors “who have distinguished themselves in the classroom and in the athletic arena.” They were honored at an awards breakfast on June 2. 

Hard work, great rewards

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On June 8, the Sullivan West School District community turned out in force to celebrate the accomplishments of their Bulldogs scholar-athletes at the 2021-2022 Spring Athletic Awards presentation in the high school auditorium.

Waves of mountain bikers tackle Walnut Mountain

LIBERTY, NY — Legions of mountain bikers from grades six through 12 set off in waves to challenge the off-road trails of Liberty’s Walnut Mountain Park. It was the New York State National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) Championship Race, and it brought down the curtain on the 2022 season.
Sparky the drone dipped lower over the tree, its low-battery alarm and lights beeping frantically as I tried desperately to steer it out of the woods and onto the lawn. I was scrambling through the muck, trying to keep it in sight, and my foot got sucked into one of the many gloppy pits which make up my backyard. Then Sparky crashed into the branches, bounced a bit farther down. and then stopped. About 50 feet up. 

CALLICOON, NY — During the past two (very long)  COVID years, while much of the country was locked down, something extraordinary was happening in Sullivan County. Despite the challenges of …

MONTICELLO, NY — Do you love bagels?  Really  love bagels? Now’s your chance to show how original you are and what those rings of fabulousness mean to you. The Sullivan …
WOODRIDGE, NY — The Maternal Infant Service Network (MISN) and the Village of Woodridge will hold a community health fair on Sunday, June 26, beginning at 1 p.m. It will take place at …
Discover water at Time and the Valleys Museum GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — This weekend, kids can learn about watersheds, the water cycle and anything to do with Catskill water beginning at 1 p.m. on …
Police Blotter
Body of Christopher Schofield Recovered from Delaware River  

Body of Christopher Schofield Recovered from Delaware River   BUSHKILL, Pa- The body of Christopher Schofield was recovered today from the waters of the Delaware River near Kittatinny Point …

Crews search Delaware River near Stroudsburg for missing swimmer

Sullivan County announces major gun, drug seizures

Coronavirus Updates
NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA — Ever since the COVID-19 vaccine became widely available to eligible residents across the commonwealth, the Wright Center for Community Health has been working to quell …
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