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LAKE ARIEL, PA — Last September, with summer vacation ending and a new school year just days away, Western Wayne High School chemistry teacher Maria Masankay was feeling “mixed … more
NEW YORK — Two bipartisan House bills will hopefully do a bit more to keep seniors safe, whether in their homes or in nursing care. In October, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado announced … more
And by “it” I mean ventured out into the world, which is still a little bit scary—and a little bit spooky, just in time for Halloween. Suddenly and without warning, last … more
MONTICELLO, NY — If you need or want a test for the coronavirus, you should do a bit of legwork first.  “You can’t just show up and ask for a test,” said Sullivan … more
REGION — Have you talked to a real estate agent lately?  Maybe seen one from afar—a human-shaped blur in a flurry of paperwork and emptied coffee mugs, trailed by the ever-present … more
HONESDALE, PA — Sara Hailstone of Hailstone Economic attended the Wayne County Commissioners Thursday, October 1 meeting to discuss the allocation of more than $2 million to businesses … more
REGION — Restauranteurs in the Catskills and Poconos are no strangers to powering through slow months until business picks back up in the summertime, according to Randy Resnick, who owns … more
It started in June when my husband, John, announced, yet again, that he was abandoning civilization. He said he was moving to the woods. Such was his Henry David Thoreau inspired response to many … more
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 … more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Last Monday, Pennsylvania’s moratorium on evictions expired, causing concern throughout Pennsylvania that a spike in homelessness is imminent. Local housing officials … more
HONESDALE, PA — In about a week, students enrolled in Wayne Highlands School District will embark on a schoolyear unlike any other they’ve experienced. Some will be back inside their … more
REGION — Residents of Honesdale Borough joined neighboring towns, and more than 800 communities throughout the country, on Saturday in a display of support for the U.S. Postal Service. In … more
So here we are, four months plus into the pandemic—longer than many imagined it could ever last. Consequently, there’s been a shift in energy. Tempers flare. People often seem impatient. … more
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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
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