Wayne County stores reopen doors

HONESDALE, PA — “I feel alive again,” said Joyce DeBastiani, owner of the Main Street store Wallflower, which was recently permitted to open up again as Wayne County shifted to the …

Sheriff investigates camp threat, Wolf amends no eviction order and more

What's going on in the Upper Delaware Region May 28 to June 3

Lake Huntington News

What is Memorial Day?

Hope you all enjoyed your three-day weekend. What is Memorial Day? When I was a child it was the end of the school year and time to go to our rented house in Long Beach for the summer. When I was …
Narrowsburg News

Do—don’t dwell

If you can, get yourself a newspaper column. It’s a great opportunity to offer advice for which no one has asked. There’s implied permission to shoot your mouth off about whatever you …
Honesdale News

Not bound by what once was

Do the days matter anymore? For a while, I’d lost track, then oscillated between thinking every day was Friday or Saturday. Now, I’m back to wondering about each one …
Seniors
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Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County partners with SALT, area schools, and Sullivan County Government to distribute food to vulnerable populations throughout the county.a
A few weeks ago, Pennsylvania’s Department on the Aging and Council on Aging released the results of a survey of older adults, taken during lockdown (www.bit.ly/RRseniorcdc). They wanted to …
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Back in 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 65-year-olds were born in 1898. They remembered horses and buggies. Ice delivery. World War One. Kerosene lamps. And there were only 17 …
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Sustainability
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Memories of the inaugural celebration in 1970 From Shaun Sensiba of the Basket Historical Society in Long Eddy, NY: I was only six and in first grade, but I can tell you what I did on the first …

To rebuild economy, invest in clean energy

On the first Earth Day 50 years ago, citizens of all ages and political persuasions came together to make the case for protecting the air, water and other species. Virtually no one had even heard of …

Recovery

The Kingfisher Project: a life of our own

Sometimes you choose a project. Other times, projects choose you. My involvement with The Kingfisher Project is very much the latter. Years ago. I came up with an assignment for my high school …
Looking Back
Back to the future

Drive-in movies. The milkman. Grocery delivery. Okay, the first two just sound nostalgic, and the third sounds like lockdown. But they are all elements of the past that might …

Hawley’s successful 19th-century photographer

Ludolph (Louis) Hensel was undoubtedly the most prolific chronicler of late-19th and early-20th-century life in the area around Hawley, PA, leaving an invaluable record of people and places. Hensel …

Community living stories
Metzger discusses food-supply chain

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — There are about 2,000 small family farms in New York State Senator Jen Metzger’s district, which includes all of Sullivan County and parts of Delaware, Orange and …

Local realtors rejoice

REGION — To the delight of local realtors, rural life—real or perceived—has captured the American imagination. Rope swings, front porches, farmers’ markets and picturesque …

Masked trash pick up and completed 9/11 monument

Masked up for trash pick up HONESDALE, PA — On May 16, Honesdale Rotary collected almost 40 bags of trash off its dedicated section of Route 191 North. COVID-19 may have inspired masking but …

Pandemic, paralysis and pandemonium equals genocide

Our country is adrift with no rudder. You would hope that our leader would be the one guiding us through these rough waters, but as you can readily see, that is not happening. It is being left up to …