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HONESDALE, PA — A great deal of the money Congress set aside for struggling dairy farmers has gone unclaimed, said Wayne County Commissioner Chairman Brian Smith at the board’s September …
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Opinion
    • Watching over the town

      There are many people who watch over the town. It starts on the town level with the town board: the elected officials who do the business of …

    • Everyone counts

      The importance of the Census cannot be overstated. The demographic information that it collects determines who gets how much political power in …

    • Millennium’s stink

      The smell of money was in the air. In December 2015, with great fanfare, Millennium Pipeline announced its Eastern System Upgrade. They …

Sports

Speedway honors first responders and remembers 9/11

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Nineteen years ago, the nation suffered a devasting attack when Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, crashing two of them into New York City’s Twin …

Section IX shifts sports schedule

NEW YORK — In a scene right out of the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the Section IX Athletic Council of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association …

Sullivan County’s great sport car race

FREMONT CENTER, NY — On June 26 through 28, 1953, the western part of Sullivan County hosted what, in the official souvenir program, was billed as the “Sullivan County Sport Car Races of …
Latest news
HONESDALE, PA — More than 7,000 Wayne County residents can expect to receive mail-in ballots for this year’s General Election by Wednesday, September 30, according to Bureau of Elections …
Sullivan County’s Acting District Attorney Meagan K. Galligan announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the investigation into a September 16 homicide in the Town of Forestburgh.
This year, voting in the General Election doesn’t necessarily mean going to a polling place on Tuesday, November 3. In New York, many residents will send in an absentee ballot through the mail. …

What's going on in arts & leisure September 26 to September 30

DAMASCUS, PA — Bread and Puppet Theater, the 57-year-old political theater company from Vermont, will perform "The Insurrection-Resurrection Service Circus" at River Hill, located at 88 Rock …
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Marian Keegan: forester, scientist running for state office

HONESDALE, PA — With a platform centered around environmental issues and inequity, Democratic nominee for PA’s 139th legislative district Marian Keegan is hoping to bring a …

Cleaning up the past

SWAN LAKE, NY — Amid recent discussions about reasons why the Sullivan County Airport wasn’t up for sale, nobody mentioned PFAS. However, Linda Reik, a board member with the Sullivan …

Sullivan County reorganizes opioid task force

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The opioid epidemic is ongoing. But it’s also competing with the COVID-19 pandemic for the sparse time and resources of county health experts.  So, …
Outdoors
    • Sky play

      Some species of birds have started their migrations south. In fact, some species, such as the wood thrush, have started several weeks ago. Near …

    • September flying ants

      We went forward on this early September day with almost no expectations. The river had been quiet these last weeks—few hatching mayflies …

    • Slug love

      Many of the species of wildlife we are fortunate to co-exist with in the Upper Delaware River region are beautiful, awe-inspiring or just plain …

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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