Five new cases at Sullivan nursing home

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw announced today that five cases of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) have been confirmed at the county-owned and operated Care …
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Sullivan County closing all parks

Monticello, NY – In order to protect public health and safety due to the spread of COVID-19, the Sullivan County Legislature has authorized the closure of all park facilities (trails, parking …

Pennsylvania unexpectedly opens trout season

HARRISBURG, PA – Effective 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of …
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Town of Tusten public meeting notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting of the Tusten Town Board of the Town of Tusten, Sullivan County, New York will be held on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM, for the purpose holding an …

Sullivan County leaders to host COVID-19 town halls April 6 & 9

Monticello, NY – Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty announces that Legislature Vice Chair Mike Brooks, County Manager Josh Potosek and Public Health Director Nancy McGraw, along with guest …
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Sullivan County COVID-19 town hall

Sullivan County officials held their third remote town hall on April 3, to answer questions about the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic.

PA: Wear masks outside, don't hoard groceries

HARRISBURG, PA — "Staying home is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19," PA Department of Health (DOH)  sectrary Rachel Levine said on Friday, April …
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NY unemployment claims up 2,674 percent

The New York State Department of Labor today (April 2) announced that 369,025 initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims were filed for the week ending March 28, 2020, representing an increase of …

Wolf bans short-term rentals during stay-at-home order

HARRISBURG, PA — During a press conference on April 1, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that his administration has shut down short-term rentals like AirBnB.  "There is nothing that's essential …

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McGraw provides COVID-19 update in Sullivan

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — At a live town hall on Wednesday, April 1, Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw answered questions about COVID-19 in the county. The county has tested …

Canaan inmate tests positive for COVID-19

CANAAN  TOWNSHIP, PA — The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confirmed on its website that an inmate at its penitentiary in Canaan has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first …

Governor tells all of PA to stay at home

HARRISBURG, PA — After weeks of gradually extending his stay-at-home order to more and more Pennsylvania counties, Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that the stay-at-home order will apply to all 67 …

ROSCOE, NY — Part of the $2 trillion stimulus package, signed by President Donald Trump on March 27, makes alcohol companies that are producing hand sanitizer exempt from paying excise taxes on …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Antonio Delgado (D-19) held a telephone town hall on March 27 shortly after the House passed and President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and …
REGION — For a gigging musician, having a performance get canceled can make it difficult to make it through the week. In the midst of this pandemic, area musicians don’t know when that …
Two COVID-19 deaths in Sullivan County MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County reported its first two COVID-19-related deaths on March 31 as confirmed cases continue climbing past the 100 …
HARRISBURG, PA — As of Tuesday, March 31, Gov. Tom Wolf has expanded his stay-at-home order to 33 of PA’s 67 counties. The full list now includes Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, …
Sullivan County COVID-19 update By FRITZ MAYER TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — Sullivan County officials held a Facebook town hall meeting on March 30 from the incident command center near the …
NARROWSBURG, NY — At a time when nothing feels like usual, Joan Santo is continuing to operate her store, Narrowsburg Proper, to provide “a sense of normalcy for the friends and visitors …
GLEN SPEY, NY — What happens to a school’s physical campus when students are forbidden to attend classes due to the pandemic? That question was answered when …
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WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners have temporarily closed the Wayne County Recycling Center in Beach Lake in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Once the governor …
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf has expanded his stay-at-home order to 26 of PA's 67 counties, now including Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties. The order will remain in …

HARRISBURG, PA — On Friday, March 27, Gov. Tom Wolf signed four pieces of reactionary legislation to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected more than …

LOCK SHELDRAKE, NY — While we are all focusing on the expanding COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community, I wanted to take an opportunity to let you know of some of the …
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf has expanded his stay-at-home order to include nine more counties, including Wayne and Pike counties. According to Wolf's press release, individuals in one …

HARRISBURG, PA – On Thursday, March 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, …

HONESDALE, PA — On the morning of Thursday, March 26, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners held its usual meeting inside the unusually quiet courthouse.
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital has issued an urgent public health message asking "anyone coming from an area significantly affected by COVID-19, such as New York City, …