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Opinion
    • Deja vu

      Haven’t we been here before? I’m thinking of 1968, also an election year, when a major crisis (Vietnam War then, COVID-19 pandemic now) and …

    • You saved her life

      Recently while working my garden near the Beaver Kill River in Cooks Falls, a passing black pickup slowed and stopped in front of where I was …

Sports

In review: Sullivan West’s Bulldogs

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — In this time of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, sports of all sorts are in limbo: the Summer Olympics have been postponed until 2021, professional sports are on …

Sullivan West announces winter sports awards

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — What should have been a night of celebration for Sullivan West’s winter scholar-athletes got sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. But not to be benched without a …

Yellowjackets, Wildcats and ELS

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — In this time of the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, sports of all sorts are in limbo: the Summer Olympics have been postponed until 2021, professional sports are on …
Latest news
HONESDALE, PA — At a June 2 meeting of the Wayne County Cooperative Agricultural Society Directors and Associate Directors, it was decided to cancel the 2020 Wayne County Fair, joining many …
A Honesdale Borough man faces two (2) counts of Homicide by Vehicle and multiple other charges for a head on crash that killed two (2) young men on Roosevelt Highway (Route 6), Canaan Township, Wayne …
NARROWSBURG, NY — A May 26 special meeting of the Tusten Town Board was held via Zoom to conduct a state environmental quality review (SEQR), or environmental impact assessment, for the Tusten …

If you say that someone is “no shrinking violet,” you mean that the person is not at all shy: a great asset if that same person has aspirations to be a performer. While Violet …

I suppose it was only a matter of time. With millions of folks observing stay-at-home restrictions, everyone and their brother is suddenly an “entertainer.” Whether they’re reciting …
More news

DPW superintendent accused of racist language

MONTICELLO, NY — A video that aired on News 12 Westchester on May 29 clearly shows Raymond Jones, acting superintendent of the Village of Monticello Department of Public Works (DPW), referring …

Leave the wildlife alone

REGION — This is the time of year when young fawns can be spotted resting in tall grass or some slightly hidden spot, as well as other species of newborn wildlife. New York State Department of …

New York school budget elections

REGION — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, votes for school district budgets have been pushed back to Tuesday, June 9 this year, but voters can act only through absentee ballots. School …
Outdoors
    • It all hangs on this

      There I hung about eight feet off the ground with the ladder top a mere foot beneath my outstretched boot. My grip slipping off the newly …

    • Two timely arrivals

      Right around this time every year, hummingbirds return to the Upper Delaware River region. Local folks began reporting sightings via social …

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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