Coronavirus Updates
HARRISBURG, PA — The news at Gov. Tom Wolf's Wednesday, July 15 press briefing was not good. The governor reported that a new "surge" in COVID-19 cases is "in the offing," with cases …
In the community
    • Support local businesses

      Hello, I am so sorry I did not have a column last week. I could give you lots of excuses—I did not realize it was Sunday, had nothing to write …

    • O’Connor Glass Factory 

      The imposing J. S. O’Connor Rich Cut Glass Factory in Hawley, PA was one of the finest cutting shops in the world. Built of stone on solid …

    • Working toward zero

      MILANVILLE, PA — Eric Johnson and George Brown have a big goal to meet by 2021. That’s the deadline they’ve given themselves …

Opinion
    • 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
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 …

Chasing the checkered flag with Leland Oefelein-Brush

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — His dad is a former street-stock racer at Bethel Motor Speedway, and his mother is the track’s new official photographer. So what could more fitting for …
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 …

Let’s face it: I’m just a dog. Well, maybe not JUST a dog (HE says I’m “special”), but a dog nonetheless. I mean, sure, I went to school when I was a puppy and learned …

Let’s face it: I’m just a dog. Well, maybe not JUST a dog (HE says I’m “special”), but a dog nonetheless. I mean, sure, I went to school when I was a puppy and learned …
More news

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
    • Fly fishing: a privilege

      Fly fishing is a fragile and fickle sport. By that, I don’t mean to imply that rivers are fragile, or that trout are fragile, although, in …

    • Shutterbug alert!

      Are you (like me) one of those folks who find themselves traipsing around the Upper Delaware River region, capturing its countless natural …

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

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Friday, March 6
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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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