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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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HONESDALE, PA — The Honesdale High School music department will hold its annual holiday concert December 18 at 7 p.m. in the Honesdale High School... Continue Reading

Opinion


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The winners of the holiday decorating contest, receiving their oversized ribbons from Diane Marston (contest organizer/volunteer), and Gina Fenton (CBA fundraising committee chair/contest organizer).
 

CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Business Association’s first decorating and lighting contest, which encouraged shop owners in Callicoon to decorate their storefront for the holiday season, announced the winners at its annual “Dickens on the Delaware” event over the... Continue Reading

Outdoors


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This deceased shrew was discovered atop the dam at the Shohola Recreation Area in Shohola, PA, where it might have been dropped by a predator that mistook it for a mouse. Because shrews secrete an offensive musky odor, predators will sometimes choose not to eat this prey. In addition to predation by animals such as owls, herons, hawks, weasels and foxes, shrews also succumb to starvation, rapid temperature changes, accidents and battles with other shrews.

Have you ever seen a shrew? Chances are good that the answer is no, given their secretive nature and relatively brief life spans of approximately 18... Continue Reading

Community Living


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I write this column with a heavy heart, as my friend and former co-worker Nancy Simonet passed away recently. Nancy was married to her husband... Continue Reading

Sports


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500 + 1000 = 1500 games. Seward’s Rob Gravelle and Roscoe’s Fred Ahart

ROSCOE, NY — What better way to celebrate a 1,000th and 500th career basketball game than a matchup between friendly rivals. On Wednesday, December 5, that’s exactly what happened as Fred Ahart, the Blue Devils legendary coach squared off against Rob Gravelle from S.S. Seward in a league varsity... Continue Reading

 

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