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HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, on November 29 established a commission to study the redistricting process, and specifically to come up with suggestions as to how the process can be changed to reduce gerrymandering. The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court (PSSC) ruled early this year that... Continue Reading

Arts & Leisure

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CALLICOON, NY — The hamlet of Callicoon becomes a Victorian holiday wonderland on Saturday, December 8, during Dickens on the Delaware, hosted by the... Continue Reading


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Now that Pennsylvania and New York’s Whitetail deer seasons are in full swing, hunting has become a hot-button topic for many. Platforms on the issue typically range from an ethical respect for living things to the necessity of providing naturally sourced meat to... Continue Reading


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Spotted Lanternfly egg masses look like this on the bark of a tree, and become caked like mud over time. The PA Department of Agriculture is asking hunters to scrape them off with knives.

REGION — Now that hunting season has officially begun, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Penn State Extension are using the... Continue Reading

Community Living

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Philip Gottwals, an agriculture and community development consultant, will speak at the meeting.

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — At the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) annual meeting December 12, the theme will be farms, food and... Continue Reading


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 Mike “Elmo” Ellmauer, with his trademark batting helmet, reflects on the progress of a softball game.

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Mike “Elmo” Ellmauer started coaching local high school sports not long after his Muppet namesake first took to the airwaves on national television. Ellmauer, who a few years ago was nicknamed after the beloved character on Sesame Street by one of his softball teams, graduated... Continue Reading


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