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For some, the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new is an opportunity to take stock, make intentions and send good wishes to others. In the spirit of those well wishes, here are some … more
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on December 12 to pass the $867 billion Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill, a bipartisan effort that … more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) seemed to react with a bit too much caution in October, when it warned U.S. consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, at all, from anywhere, because of the … more
Now that Pennsylvania and New York’s Whitetail deer seasons are in full swing, hunting has become a hot-button topic for many. Platforms on the issue typically range from an ethical respect for … more
Thirteen federal agencies and more than 300 experts, both from inside and outside government have been working for two years on the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), a report on the impacts … more
With the ascendency of Small Business Saturday, consumers are urged to shop at small, local businesses—and in particular on the Saturday after Black Friday. With both Black Friday and Small … more
There has been some discussion about whether the election on November 6 was actually a “blue wave,” but when one party takes 33 seats away from the other party in the House of … more
Since 1992, 45% of the plastic recycling materials generated by the planet and about 70% of the recyclable plastic waste generated in the United States have been sent to China. But collecting … more
For some weeks now, we have received so many election-related letters that we have not been able to print them all. This week, to maximize our readers’ opportunities to share their election … more
Some analysts say the coming midterm election is a referendum on President Donald Trump. But judging from the political television ads this season the election is also about healthcare. The Wesleyan … more
My truck was at the mechanic, which was about a mile from the train station, not a bad walk at all. It was pouring, and I had foolishly turned down a ride from a friend on the train, thinking my rain … more
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other founding fathers believed that a “wall of separation” should exist between church and state. They therefore created the Establishment Clause of … more
Next time you’re in Honesdale, PA, give yourself a treat and drive (or walk!) up to Irving Cliff. It’s an ideal spot for a family picnic or a romantic moment, and the view it provides of … more
Wayne County saw a case recently that District Attorney Patrick Robinson said was a “first” in his 25 years in the office: a prostitution sting that ended with the arrests of a pimp, four … more
Annie Rabbitt’s extremist views State senate candidate Annie Rabbitt didn’t accomplish much during her 10 years in the legislature. She never wrote a bill that became law, but she did … more
I am a 75-year-old man and a former Republican. Now I am humiliated by confessing to being both. Why? Perhaps nothing is more disgusting than the Republicans’ performance at the recently … more
The Kavanaugh controversy has unleashed a tsunami of memories—the tearful revelations of a college friend, the baby-faced preppie neighbor who beat his girlfriend, the employer who used … more
The New York State Department of Conservation held a pair of hearings on September 26 to receive public comment about whether the DEC should renew an air-quality permit for the 650 megawatt … more
“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.” “100% certain.” “As sure as I am talking to you now.” These statements, from a victim of sexual assault, will be … more
Democrat Matt Cartwright has been representing Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District since 2013. That district includes the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. But the Pennsylvania … more
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