Coronavirus Updates
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health has announced that beginning Thursday, January 28, regional drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be held in Armstrong, Cumberland, …
In the community
Opinion
    • There will be hell to pay

      [Note: The following is offered with a deep bow of appreciation to C.S. Lewis, author of “The Screwtape Letters,” which you really should …

    • Fences and neighbors

      You might recall the old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors,” from studying the Robert Frost poem “Mending Wall” in school. First …

Sports

At the starting gate of harness racing history

MONTICELLO & LIBERTY, NY — A few decades before Monticello Raceway opened its gates on June 27, 1958, the sport of harness racing reined supreme in Sullivan County, NY. While memories …
By TED WADDELL

Portrait of a horseman

MONTICELLO, NY — Murray Bassen, owner of the Flying Horse Farm, has been racing at “The Mighty M” for many years. He’s been in the sport of kings for decades, starting with …

Harnessing horsepower at ‘The Mighty M’

MONTICELLO, NY — On Tuesday, January 12, Monticello Raceway presented a card of 11 one-mile races under an overcast sky. The local race track, nicknamed “The Mighty M,” opened on …
Editorial
You’ve got to admit, 2020 was a doozy of the year. In fact, it has upended everything we thought was relatively stable. Basic health, for one: You cannot simply go about your day and assume …
Leisure

Thanks in part to my shrink, I’m kinda-sorta enjoying winter this year. “Dr. X” is constantly encouraging me to “embrace the situation, whatever the circumstance.” Since …

What's going on in arts, leisure and community January 28 to February 3
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