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Country legend Mickey Barnett has earned a full trophy case of awards throughout his career. He found a national audience with singles like “Just a Memory,” “Gone,” and … more
Youth Advisory Grant applications available WAYNE COUNTY — This year, the Wayne County Community Foundation is awarding $6,000 in mini-grants for projects or programs that will benefit … more
The mystery of Joseph Skinner, and other Upper Delaware horrors NARROWSBURG, NY — Cushetunk resident Joseph Skinner is believed to be the first European murdered in the Upper Delaware River … more
BARRYVILLE, NY — Name after name was read aloud. A bell tolled after each one, solemn and small. A volley of shots from flintlock rifles rang through the forest. And the fallen of the Battle of Minisink were remembered. more
WMCHC moves COVID vaccine administration from public clinics to offices HONESDALE, PA — After administering more than 31,000 COVID-19 vaccines over the past six months, Wayne Memorial … more
“History is a pile of debris.” — Laurie Anderson Let’s face it: History is a big bleeping mess. Civilizations, cultures, battles, empires, peasants, generals, advances, … more
PORT JERVIS, NY — On June 2, more than 70 people gathered in Port Jervis, NY to commemorate the memory of Robert Lewis, a Black man who was lynched on that date in 1892. The walk was organized by the Friends of Robert Lewis, a group of individuals dedicated to preserving his memory and advocating for racial justice. While the walks have occurred on an individual basis for a decade, the group first assembled in 2019, starting an initiative that gained steam following the death of George Floyd. more
With my camera, that is. Truth be told, it was never my ambition to be a photographer. I began my career in writing long ago but invariably relied on others to provide images for content when … more
We’ve come a long way from Rosina Bulwer-Lytton. She’s the woman who was forcibly committed to an insane asylum despite being completely sane. Her only problem was that she threatened … more
When I moved to Narrowsburg in 1978, Main Street was filled with women leaders. Gladys Maas was in charge at the Narrowsburg Feed Mill. Stella Ropke was manager at the River Bank, in the original … more
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event … more
CALLICOON, NY — In August 1963, a young Janus Adams and her mother left their home in the Bronx at 3 a.m., arrived in Harlem and boarded a bus full of demonstrators headed for the … more
As readers of this column by an author who is resident of the Hudson Valley and fishes the Catskill region almost exclusively, you might reasonably ask, why a piece about grayling? A good question, … more
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 … more
Jennie Brownscombe, daughter of a Cornish immigrant and a Mayflower descendant, is probably Wayne County’s most famous painter.   She was the only child of William Brownscombe and … more
FREMONT CENTER, NY — On Sunday, June 28, 1953, a motorsports event advertised as the Sullivan County Sport Car Race wrapped up with a series of races on the local highways and rural byways of … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — Four Upper Delaware regional history books chronicling the spectacular New York State Route 97 Hawk’s Nest section, the 1779 Revolutionary War Battle of Minisink, the … more
Damascus Township, the largest of the original townships created in 1798, is still the largest.  Damascus was the site of many historic events, beginning with the first settlement of … more
Town of Thompson Fall Clean Up  TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY –Town of Thompson residents located outside the Village of Monticello can dispose of up to 500 pounds of household materials at no … more
LOOKOUT, PA — Back in 1865, just after the Civil War, William Holbert and John D. Branning built a sawmill. Wood was a major industry back then. Wood for houses. Wood for heat. Wood could be … more
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