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Wayne County vaccine update

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) will hold Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster clinics on the first, second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, beginning Wednesday, …
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Long COVID-19 conditions

What are long (lasting) COVID-19 and its associated health problems for people who have been infected with Acute Respiratory Syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2)?   Because we hear daily about the …

SUNY Sullivan mandates student COVID-19 vaccine

  LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY—SUNY Sullivan is mandating that all students attending classes on campus be vaccinated for COVID-19, in accordance with a state-wide directive from the State …
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I got the shot!

I did it! I got the COVID-19 shot.  I was sitting home minding my own business and the phone rang: “Hello Eileen, this is Barbara Donatelli, president of the Grover Hermann …
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Suffering in the trenches

The New York State Office of Mental Health should be ashamed of the treatment frontline nurses are receiving at the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Forensic Facility in New Hampton, NY. Seventy nurses care …
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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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COVID safety precautions in re-opening schools and more

Easing the transition to high school WAYNE COUNTY, PA  — If you have a child who will start high school in a few years, there’s something to help make that a little …

Challenges of the past, hopes for the future

DAMASCUS, PA — The first day of school can be a nerve-wracking experience for students and school faculty alike. Coupled with an ongoing health crisis, those fears can be amplified. Around this …
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Sullivan’s rising COVID-19 caseload

MONTICELLO, NY — The numbers keep going up. As of the August 12 health and family services committee meeting, Sullivan County public health director Nancy McGraw reported, 12 people had been …

What are schools doing about COVID-19?

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — As parents worry about the highly transmissible Delta variant but want their kids back in school, decisions have generally been left in the hands of individual school …
Wayne Memorial to offer COVID-19 vaccines at Wayne County Fair

HONESDALE, PA — First doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available at the Wayne County Fair. Individuals ages 12 and up are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, although parental …

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Venues prep for summer

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — It’s hard to be an event venue when all your events have been canceled. For local places like The Cooperage Project in Honesdale and the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildflower …

Vaccination clinics established for Sullivan County high school students ages 16 & older

Sullivan County Public Health Services, and Garnet Health, in collaboration with the Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force, is holding COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for high school students age 16 & older. The vaccine is free and highly effective in preventing illness.

When school’s out, will camps be open?

REGION — So far, New York has offered no guidance for summer camps in 2021, according to the American Camp Association’s map (www.bit.ly/nycamps16). That goes for both day camps and …

Rent owed

REGION — Tenants, remember this: No matter how badly the pandemic has hurt you, the rent is still due. You may not be evicted just yet for non-payment. The CDC extended the eviction …

MONTICELLO, NY — Cat Scott wants to visit her mother. Lou Setren wants to visit his mother, too.  Bert Kohn, the administrator at the Care Center at Sunset Lake, says his hands are tied …
Sean LeStrange seeking election as Magisterial District Judge WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Retired Honesdale Police Detective Sergeant Sean LeStrange is seeking election as Magisterial District Judge …
PENNSYLVANIA — The PA Department of Health has laid out a path toward making the COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone in the commonwealth who wants it. In keeping with the Biden …
MONTICELLO, NY — Unspoken as we climb out from the current pandemic: What if this happens again? Sullivan County, and New York counties in general, are working on plans, so if there’s …
Sullivan DMV: sign up to be an organ donor MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is partnering with Donate Life New York State to recognize April as …
HONESDALE, PA — Despite its name, Wayne Memorial Health System’s coverage area extends well beyond the geographic bounds of Wayne County. This fact has been of particular importance to …
MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners have announced that the PA Department of Health will be increasing its allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine to the rural county. Last Monday, Wayne …
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — For the past several weeks, there has been good reason to feel optimistic about the state of COVID-19 in Wayne County. The PA Department of Health’s coronavirus figures …
HONESDALE, PA — The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has announced the allocation of more than $145 million in funding assistance for the industry most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic: …

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — We get it: Numbers can be boring, it can be hard to put faces to statistics, to make the experiences of others real. Personal stories help a lot, but those stories …

Regina McKenny-Snead recipient of Fallsburg Alumni Association’s Lawrence Kotin Award FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association presented its first-ever Lawrence Kotin Award. …
EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT — Last week, Northeast Pennsylvania’s Rep. Matt Cartwright held a virtual town hall to address COVID-19 recovery, both from the virus’s health effects …
MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan West Superintendent Stephen Walker announced on February 17 that a member of the middle school/high school staff had tested positive for COVID-19. "Due to …

Thanks to an increase in state and federal supply channels, Sullivan County Public Health Services anticipates a consistent supply of 200 to 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine every week, increasing by 20% each week for the next three weeks, according to the NYS Department of Health.

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA — Wayne County residents and their neighbors in the surrounding region had access to free COVID-19 testing last week. Cut short by inclement weather, around 100 people a day …
Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Health has announced that beginning Thursday, January 28, regional drive-thru and indoor walk-in testing clinics will be held in Armstrong, Cumberland, …

Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited Holiday Mountain Ski Area in Monticello on Sunday, January 17, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. that they may have been exposed to someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19

To meet numerous public requests to be notified of upcoming vaccination clinics, Sullivan County Public Health Services, in collaboration with the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Emergency Community Assistance Center (ECAC), today launched an online signup form open to local and regional residents.
LIBERTY, NY — A little over two hours after sending out a notice on January 20 that COVID-19 vaccines were available to those age 65 and over, all available appointments were taken.