Coronavirus Updates
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that restaurants may increase indoor occupancy to 50 percent starting September 21.  To ensure that these businesses operate safely as …
In the community
    • An ecosystem of exchange

      Come to find out, an event is a festival and a festival is a town. Empirical evidence suggested as much. Anecdotal phrasing eventually filled in …

    • Obernburg’s radio content, 1926

      OBERNBURG, NY — Bet you thought from the headline I was going to talk about some long-ago radio discussion of our own, wonderful Obernburg, …

Opinion
    • Everyone counts

      The importance of the Census cannot be overstated. The demographic information that it collects determines who gets how much political power in …

    • Millennium’s stink

      The smell of money was in the air. In December 2015, with great fanfare, Millennium Pipeline announced its Eastern System Upgrade. They …

Sports

Section IX shifts sports schedule

NEW YORK — In a scene right out of the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the Section IX Athletic Council of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association …

Sullivan County’s great sport car race

FREMONT CENTER, NY — On June 26 through 28, 1953, the western part of Sullivan County hosted what, in the official souvenir program, was billed as the “Sullivan County Sport Car Races of …

VetStock ‘Vets Helping Vets’ and the Spartan Sword

HAWLEY, PA — VetStock is a local not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 with the sole mission of “raising funds in order to support those veteran organizations that have not …
Latest news
HARRISBURG, PA — The PA Supreme Court came down on the side of Gov. Tom Wolf with its Thursday, September 17 decision that the deadline for counties to accept mail-in ballots will be extended …
Metzger calls on FCC to reject Spectrum petition SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Sen. Jen Metzger (SD-42) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a request made by Charter …
WHITE LAKE, NY — In order to pressure the Eagle Creek Hydro Power LLC to live up to its permit conditions, the Friends of Toronto Reservoir (FOTR) has enlisted …

DAMASCUS, PA — Bread and Puppet Theater, the 57-year-old political theater company from Vermont, will perform "The Insurrection-Resurrection Service Circus" at River Hill, located at 88 Rock …

Well, it finally happened. I’ve run out of words. Like most cataclysmic events, it happened suddenly and without warning. At this time last year, I was out and about, being the ubiquitous and …
More news

Freak accident of nature in Cochecton

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — It was a strange tale wastewater treatment plant operator Michael Walter told the Cochecton Town Board at its September 9 meeting. “What are the odds?” asked …

Budget, buildings and bridges all on the agenda

ELDRED, NY — The Highland Town Board in its monthly meeting on September 8 dove into a varied and aggressive agenda.   A budget workshop was scheduled for Thursday, September 24 at 7 …

They gathered to remember

ELDRED, NY — The day was full of brilliant sunshine, reminiscent of that same day 19 years ago. And folks gathered to remember how a day so full of promise quickly turned into one so horrific …
Outdoors
    • Slug love

      Many of the species of wildlife we are fortunate to co-exist with in the Upper Delaware River region are beautiful, awe-inspiring or just plain …

    • Precious piebald

      Lot’s of people go hunting every year whether for sport, for food or for family time. This year seems to be no exception, especially with …

    • The babes of fall

      With fall just around the corner, most animals are preparing for the long cold season ahead. A few early broad-winged hawks have started their …

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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