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HONESDALE, PA — The Christmas star atop Irving Cliff, the object of emotional pleas at Honesdale Borough Council meetings since October, cast its holiday glow over the town as a police presence greeted participants and spectators for the December 10 council meeting. Ostensibly, the officers were... Continue Reading

Arts & Leisure

Poem contributed by Karen Morris

This poem, called “Her Beauty Was Equal,” by Karen Morris, “goes well with the theme of #Metoo and women’s issues related to power differentials and the limitations imposed on language by experiences of that power differential,” she said. 

Writers tend to gather for two very different purposes. In college, I was forced to sit silently for at least 30 minutes in a fiction-writing course... Continue Reading


Photo contributed by Nicole Vallance

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


TRR photo by Sandy Long

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


TRR photos by Ted Waddell

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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