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COVID-19 Cases at Lake Huntington business

An event at The Nutshell, a bar at 6692 Route 52 in Lake Huntington, has resulted in at least six COVID-19-positive infections since the middle of this month.
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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.
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Deja vu

Haven’t we been here before? I’m thinking of 1968, also an election year, when a major crisis (Vietnam War then, COVID-19 pandemic now) and economic turmoil (rampant inflation then, …
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Why I voted ‘no’ on SW’s budget

For the first time in my 13 years on the Sullivan West School Board, I felt compelled to vote in opposition to the resolution adopting the 2020-21 school budget. In the past, there were individual …
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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 …
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Why coronavirus will crush essential services in smaller cities without federal help

 It was seemingly overnight that the coronavirus outbreak turned our lives upside down. Our main streets were shuttered, schools closed and everything around us came to a screeching halt. To …
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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 …

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.
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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 …

Does no mask mean no service?

HONESDALE, PA — By now, most of us have probably experienced, witnessed or heard second hand about a heated argument breaking out in a grocery store between two customers over the fact that one …
COVID-19 case with possible exposures at Liberty restaurant

An employee at Casis Family Diner, 79 Sullivan Ave., in Liberty, tested positive for COVID-19 today. The worker may have unknowingly exposed customers.

Preventing another disaster

ONLINE — Judy Johnson, a nurse at a long-term care facility in New York City, did not pull punches. “Why were essential workers’ lives put at risk? Why did so many nursing home …

SUNY Sullivan student tests positive for COVID-19

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan has been notified that a first-year nursing student has tested positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus facility. The student is isolating at home and the …

COVID-fighting robots in Wayne County, NYS Regents canceled and more

PA Republicans asked AG Shapiro to recuse self WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Donald Trump pursues legal challenges to the election results in Pennsylvania, nine Pennsylvanian, Republican …

COVID-19 case with possible exposures

LIBERTY, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited Autozone Auto Parts, 1985 State Route 52 in Liberty, on the following dates and times that they may have been …

Wayne County puts $1.2 million toward high-speed internet projects

HONESDALE, PA — Weeks after awarding about $2.5 million in federal CARES Act relief to local businesses and nonprofits, the Wayne County Commissioners have approved nearly $1.2 million in …

Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Dollar General store on 100 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY that they may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and was contagious.
ELDRED, NY — The Eldred Central School (ECS) District Board meeting opened at its scheduled time on October 8. Despite ample floor space, only four audience seats were taken. With all members …
MONTICELLO, NY — If you need or want a test for the coronavirus, you should do a bit of legwork first.  “You can’t just show up and ask for a test,” said Sullivan …
REGION — Have you talked to a real estate agent lately?  Maybe seen one from afar—a human-shaped blur in a flurry of paperwork and emptied coffee mugs, trailed by the ever-present …
HONESDALE, PA — At its last meeting, Honesdale Borough Council voted to allow trick-or-treating on October 31, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. where residents' outside lights are on to indicate participation. …
HONESDALE, PA — Sara Hailstone of Hailstone Economic attended the Wayne County Commissioners Thursday, October 1 meeting to discuss the allocation of more than $2 million to businesses …
HONESDALE, PA — A great deal of the money Congress set aside for struggling dairy farmers has gone unclaimed, said Wayne County Commissioner Chairman Brian Smith at the board’s September …
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to 50 percent starting September 21.  To ensure that these businesses operate safely as …
LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Appletree Kosher Supermarket at 1885 NY-52 in Liberty that an employee was contagious with COVID-19 and …

Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited Nelly’s Sports Bar at 456 Broadway on Saturday, August 15 or Ahava Medical & Rehabilitation Urgent Care Center at 25 Carrier Street in Liberty on  Aug. 19, 20, 21 or 23  that they may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and to contact Public Health Services at 845/292-5910.

Is there plenty of PPE out there?  In some places, sure. But a long-term-care interest group crunched the numbers and found that where the virus is raging, PPE is lacking in nursing homes and …
What happens in a nursing home when someone is ill with COVID-19? What should you do at home? The Northeast isn’t seeing the sharp rise in cases that the South and Southwest U.S. are, but …
REGION — School’s in session after all in New York State, but what it looks like will vary depending on the individual district.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a localized …

HARRISBURG, PA — As members of Congress struggle to find common ground in drafting the next piece of coronavirus relief legislation, Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is calling for better relief …

ROSCOE, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who attended a private family picnic at the Roscoe Firemen’s Field on Saturday, July 25, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus).
HARRISBURG, PA — Last week, the PA Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) approved an advisory committee's recommendation to allow the fall sports season to start on schedule this year. …

WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA — Small businesses and nonprofits in NEPA have until the end of the month to apply for COVID-19 relief grants. Both Wayne and Pike counties have received around $4 …

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Summer vacation is winding down, but COVID-19 numbers are holding steady in Pennsylvania. While PA’s Health Department reported somewhere between 700 and 1,000 new …
HARRISBURG, PA — The news at Gov. Tom Wolf's Wednesday, July 15 press briefing was not good. The governor reported that a new "surge" in COVID-19 cases is "in the offing," with cases …