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Sparky the drone dipped lower over the tree, its low-battery alarm and lights beeping frantically as I tried desperately to steer it out of the woods and onto the lawn. I was scrambling through the muck, trying to keep it in sight, and my foot got sucked into one of the many gloppy pits which make up my backyard. Then Sparky crashed into the branches, bounced a bit farther down. and then stopped. About 50 feet up.  more
Under a brilliant sky and gentle breeze, and amid tears, smiles and laughter, the Eldred School District community came together to honor two valuable members who left us much too soon.  more
Peter Carmeci, the commander of the Tusten Highland Lumberland VFW, includes in all of his services a poem about how the soldier creates the opportunity for a nation to have free speech, religious … more
The Tusten Town Hall has a long history. Built in 1926 by the Narrowsburg Fire Department, it was the home of the Park Theater in the 1930s. The building was sold to the Town of Tusten in … more
This year’s Earth Day theme on April 22 is “Invest in our planet.” Indeed, now is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate and how we take … more
One of the most popular songs sung at the Passover Seder—the well-observed home-based ritual of the holiday—is “Dayainu,” which literally means “It would have been … more
Happy Easter! Did you know that the feast of Easter is celebrated for 50 days? Easter is the time when Christians celebrate the mystery of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a special time of … more
There are several different ways to interpret the actions of the Highland Town Board’s decision to not reappoint Johnny Pizzolato as Highland’s rep to the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway … more
The Upper Delaware Council finds PennDOT’s Purpose and Need Statement prepared for the Skinners Falls-Milanville Bridge study to be skewed against rehabilitation of the existing 1902 bridge … more
If you have ever watched the TV series “NCIS,” you will recall that Gibbs, the team leader, had a set of rules. These rules, referred to by number, come up when the naval crime … more
In the newly released movie, “Don’t Look Up,” two astronomers discover a comet that will destroy the earth in six months, 14 days and a handful of minutes. Thus begins the … more
The blinking, convulsing, seizure-inducing lights on McAteer & Will Estates’ headquarters on Broad Street in Milford have received a lot of comment—not nearly all uniformly … more
I think about Mary, the mother of Jesus. I think about her journey to Bethlehem in the middle of chaos, at her time of delivery. I imagine her anxiety, her concern, as well as that of Joseph’s … more
Christmas is observed all over the world by Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus. Many people who are not Christians also join in with a celebration of gift giving and a reenactment of … more
The situation at the Delaware Valley School District in Pike County, PA is one that showcases why we really do need to consider the concept of common good. Here’s the background: Sixteen bus … more
Over the river and through the woods, communities are stepping out with holiday events. Perhaps it is the excitement to gather together in spirit following more than a year’s worth of living … more
It is said that “It’s better to give than to receive.” But of course, it’s not that simple. Giving actually benefits the gift giver and the gift receiver, says Aileen … more
Last year in this column I addressed the meaning and development of the eight-branched candelabra, the Chanukiah, kindled on this festival to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in … more
Veterans Day officially commemorates the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 and honors U.S. veterans of all conflicts.   Tomorrow there will be … more
The timing, in one sense, is fortuitous. As world leaders gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for a two-week United Nations summit that could shape how and whether the world effectively slows climate change … more
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