Coronavirus Updates
HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the commonwealth's General Assembly cannot unilaterally end Gov. Tom Wolf's emergency declaration. PA Republicans passed …
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Opinion
    • To wear or not to wear

      To wear or not to wear a mask is the question. With it, we weigh whether we approve or disapprove of some outside authority telling us what …

    • Moving the conversation forward

      They say that no one can tell us what life looks like after the pandemic. It is true, but this much I know: Life after the pandemic, and during …

Sports

In the driver’s seat: like father, like daughter

OBERNBERG, NY — Maybe it’s in the blood, or perhaps it resides in the genes. But whatever the case, 14-year-old Monika Deckelman is following her father’s passion for speed at …

Motorsports returns to Sullivan County

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, auto racing returned at full throttle to Bethel Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 20. Practice sessions were held on June 13 …

In review: a final look at the swatters of 2019

JEFFERSONVILE, NY — What a difference a year makes! Last year at about this time, our local scholar-athletes were remembering their 2019 season of swats, but in the year of COVID-19, …
Latest news
Pike County District Attorney Raymond J. Tonkin announced the following criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak: Nicholas Bradley …
MONTICELLO, NY — Monticello police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Monticello man. Peter Mitro, age 67, was last seen on Monday, June 29 at approximately …
PIKE COUNTY, PA  -- Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission; the Pike County Substance Abuse Task Force; and Hope for Pike will hold a free NARCAN Drive-Thru Event on Tuesday, July 7, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Pike County Training Center, located at 135 Pike County Boulevard, in Lords Valley, PA.

Is it? I don’t know. Maybe. Since the dawn of man, humans have looked to the stars and planets for guidance. Sometimes these observations are based on imaginary configurations (honestly does …

What's going on in arts, leisure and community July 2 to 8
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SULLIVAN COUNTY PRESS RELEASE

Lake Superior Park to close for holiday weekend

BETHEL, NY – Lake Superior State Park in Bethel, operated by Sullivan County, will temporarily close for the July 4 weekend, starting the evening of Thursday, July 2 and running through the morning of Monday, July 6.

Eldred Class of 2000 reaches out to those of 2020

ELDRED, NY — No one wanted to get on an airplane. Elective surgeries were being cancelled. Panic drove people to stock up on bottled water, canned goods, and yes, even toilet paper. No one …

A river runs beside it

NARROWSBURG, NY — Eighteen years ago, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB) was born of legislation drafted by the New York State Scenic Byways System. Since then, this not-for-profit …
Outdoors
    • The Isonychia mayflies

      Isonychia bicolor is a large, dun-colored mayfly that does not receive a lot of attention from the Catskill fly-fishing community. Perhaps that …

    • Blooming about

      As we bid farewell to spring’s abundant charms, a fresh wave of flowering plants drenches our senses with the arrival of summer. Take every …

From the blogs
Spoof on Bernie's campaign logo. I kinda really like it

Virus 2020

Friday, March 6
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No bones about it

Friday, February 21
If you've read the newspaper for any length of time, or been a subscriber and gotten a renewal card in the mail, you've seen my best …

One for the birds

Friday, February 14
This week has been for the birds. Seriously. The weather has been warmer than usual, but it's still managing to dump a few inches of …
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