Commonwealth COVID cases climb ‘significantly’

According to Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Rachel Levine’s weekly COVID-19 update on November 23, the commonwealth had seen a seven-day case increase of 36,133 cases, statewide percent positivity of 11.1 percent, and a “concerning” 63 out of 67 counties with substantial transmission status.

COVID-19 case with possible exposures at Livingston Manor restaurant

An individual who received a positive COVID-19 test result today dined at the Arnold House, 839 Shandelee Road in Livingston Manor during their infectious period and may have unintentionally exposed others.

Lake Huntington News

Looking forward to leftovers

We are getting closer to Turkey Day—how are you celebrating? My brother Teddy and I were going to go down to Queens to see my sister and two other brothers, along with my sister-in-law and her …
Narrowsburg News

A lonelier Christmas

Each year during the Narrowsburg Tree Lighting Parade, Mr. and Mrs. Claus look as though they stepped out of a storybook. As it turns out, there was no need to go to the North Pole. The storybook was …
Honesdale News

What unites us

Having the bulk of this election behind us feels mighty fine. A lot of political nonsense at the top tries to pull us up into a simplified realm of competitive choosing. On the ground and at the …
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 …
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Medicare is different from regular health insurance. Let Annemarie Scheutz walk you through the basics.
Once upon a time, but very recently, people in the US turned 65 and became eligible for Medicare. They knew because they had many more phone calls that they may or may not have screened. They knew …
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Creating jobs, saving forests

NARROWSBURG, NY — Once upon a time, the U.S. government paid young men and WWI veterans to plant trees. It paid them to build firebreaks, fire towers and access roads. They built national …

'Enforcement of NY plastic bag ban' and more

What's going on in October sustainability news


Wayne County ‘rethinks stigma’

HONESDALE, PA — Conversations about addiction and mental health are often shaped by negativity and tragedy, but to mark National Recovery Month, employees in Wayne County Human Services are …
Looking Back
The olden days of ice harvesting

Once a vital activity on Wayne County farms, ice harvesting became, in time, a major industry.  In its early years, the abundance of lakes made it relatively easy for individual farms or groups …

Lake Jeff’s dam may have been about hydropower from the start

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — So, here’s the lesson: When you want to know about the history of something, go ask a historian.  As I was learning about Lake Jeff and its dam a couple weeks …

Community living stories
PA limits interstate traveling

PENNSYLVANIA — Pennsylvania is putting new "targeted and strategic actions" to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 over the holiday season, according to PA Secretary of Health Rachel …

Surviving the holidays, Thanksgiving meal program and more

Kiwanis work to ensure local veterans are appreciated MONTICELLO, NY – The Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency gratefully accepted more than 100 handmade greeting cards on November 5 …

Two COVID-19 exposures at government center

Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Sullivan County Government Center lobby in Monticello and who may have been in close proximity to the ballot-counting activity that they may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Honesdale High School

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Highlands School District Superintendent Greg Frigoletto released the following statement regarding a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Honesdale High School: At the end of …