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HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have expanded Pennsylvania's mask requirement with a new order. Effective immediately, "masks must be worn whenever … more
HONESDALE, PA — When the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Fund completed its final distribution day in May, Tannis Kowalchuk wasn’t ready to stop. The local government’s goal with … more
If this is the “new normal,” I am not a big fan. It’s impossible to avoid the P-word since the world has “gone to hell in a hand-basket,” as dear old mom would say. Not … more
 Staying sober while quarantined isn’t easy, but Sullivan County has people to help  SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Lockdown has been a challenge for all of us, but for people in … more
HONESDALE, PA — Just one day shy of a week in the yellow phase, the Wayne County Commissioners have commenced their push for green under Gov. Tom Wolf’s three-phase plan for reopening … more
HONESDALE, PA — The barber pole outside of Mick Frigoletto’s shop on Main Street in Honesdale has not spun since March. Lori Brill and Suzie Calkin Frisch of Visible Changes have no idea … more
What's going on in the Upper Delaware Region May 28 to June 3 more
ROSCOE, NY — The COVID-19 pandemic made a traditional Memorial Day parade in Roscoe impossible, so the hamlet instead opted for a caravan of vehicles. The vehicles drove past a memorial display … more
Do the days matter anymore? For a while, I’d lost track, then oscillated between thinking every day was Friday or Saturday. Now, I’m back to wondering about each one … more
HONESDALE, PA — More than 400 Facebook users marked themselves as either “interested” in or “going” to the “Reopen Wayne County” protest scheduled for … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Jenna Kratz, a 2019 graduate of Sullivan West Central School District, has been appointed to a five-year term on Cochecton’s Board of Assessment Review (BAR). The … more
HONESDALE, PA — Elected officials and local business owners in Wayne County are anxious for Gov. Tom Wolf to shift the county from red to yellow in his three-phase plan for reopening … more
HONESDALE, PA — Grocery stores are often people’s first stop when a crisis, or the threat of one, racks the community. Mike Flederbach has been in the grocery store business his entire … more
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf took on a harsher-than-usual tone during a press briefing on Monday, May 11. Making the COVID-19 analogous to a foreign enemy during a time of war, Wolf … more
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners say that the COVID-19 outbreak has illuminated how detrimental the area’s lack of broadband really is. During their April 28 meeting, the … more
HONESDALE, PA — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During a typical year, Rozalyn Burke, director of Wayne County Children & Youth Services, spends the month doing community … more
Gov. Tom Wolf presented his detailed plan on April 22  for reopening the commonwealth with a targeted May 8 start. The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, … more
An old English proverb states that bad things come in threes. With the Spanish Flu, that was true. The first wave hit in the spring of 1918 and was generally mild. The sick experienced flu-like … more
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf announced at a press conference on Monday, April 20 that the commonwealth's number of new cases per day has "stabilized" and that social distancing has … 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
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