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In the early 1980s, I was in an odd phase of my work life and found myself secretary to the head of the art department at New York University. Sometimes we were busy, but when we weren’t, I … more
There is a fork in the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. One path is surrounded by protests and outrage, its direction swayed by ideology and politics—travelers are defined as “us” … more
I remember walking down an access road on state game lands a few years ago. It was a nice day around this time of year. The birds were actively calling; some of them could be seen as the leaves had … more
Driver sentenced in wrong-way fatal DUI accident MONTICELLO, NY — Patrick B. Collins, 51, of East Stroudsburg, PA was sentenced on September 6 in Sullivan County Court to six to 18 years in … more
MONTICELLO, NY — With the coming of the casino to Sullivan County, the water park and other large employers here, the labor market has been tight. According to Laura Quigley, the long-time … more
Faced with a situation modern society has never encountered before, it’s not surprising that there will be different opinions about what are the best steps to take in dealing with it. No one on … more
Last week’s ultimate collapse and cancellation of Woodstock 50 is reminiscent of a long forgotten festival that was to take place in Sullivan County: the doomed Bach to Rock Festival. Months … more
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From a distance, you can hardly tell there are white pipes in front of the skinny, knotted birch trees Jeff George has painted onto the side of the RE/MAX building in Honesdale. “Isn’t … more
My friend and colleague, Jonathan Fox, scooped me last week by writing about his diagnosis of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and one of its treatment options, the Happy Lite. Having already touted … more
Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. After weeks of creative paralysis and compulsive baking brought on by existential fear, the need to move beyond confinement overtakes us and we expand our … more
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HONESDALE, PA — Carol Rocklin, co-founder of the local non-profit Growing Older Together (GOT), said that she’s spent a lifetime being stubborn. It would seem that maintaining an engaged, … more
For something completely different, I have an earworm. You know… that one song that keeps playing over and over in your head until you want to scream? Also known as brainworm, sticky music and … more
So the holidays have come and gone; I hope yours were joyful and fulfilling. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall hearing much noise this year about the traditional Christmas star display over … more
I am a child of the 20th century. I almost feel sorry for kids who didn’t grow up in that simpler time. Pleasures such as walking to school and staying outside until the evening air carried a … more
The New York State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) would like the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to allow the company to raise the amount it charges customers in Sullivan County and … more
Impossible Burgers, plant-based burgers that many consumers say taste remarkably like beef-based hamburgers, are now available in the Burger King fast-food joints in Liberty and Monticello, and many … more
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If you’ve been traveling around the Upper Delaware River region lately, you may have begun to wonder whether these early autumn days have taken a decided turn toward the time when ghouls and … more
A contingent of residents from both sides of the river joined a demonstration on the Narrowsburg Bridge on the afternoon of Sep. 20 to show solidarity with the Global Climate Strike that was held in locations around the world. more
ALBANY, NY — The New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG)—a company hammered by local politicians because of the way it handled two power-killing windstorms in 2018—is … more
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