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In her extraordinary documentary, “Cooked: Survival by Zip Code,” filmmaker Judith Helfand tells the story of the July 1995 heatwave that killed 739 people in Chicago. Most of the victims … more
Noah Kaminsky, Lake Huntington, NY: The collective American spirit is manifestly destined to escape its Manifest Destiny, which has wildly overgrown our sea-washed, sunset gates and now consigned … more
ELDRED, NY — The Highland Lions Club recently orchestrated the donation of sanitizing equipment for the ambulances utilized by the American Legion Ambulance Service in Eldred.  The … more
As we humans face a pandemic of our own, the world’s rabbits face a similar danger (read about Rabbit Hemorrhagic Virus here). A slim saving grace, rabbits kept inside homes have a lower risk … more
REGION — As humans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, rabbits are dying of their own devastating plague. Highly contagious, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, virus type 2 (RHDV2), has mainly been … more
REGION — Small town America often exempts itself from events that roil streets elsewhere. Not this time. The response to the May 25 killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd by police … more
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 the pandemic, will have its greatest potential if we … more
We’ve bought all the toilet paper, pasta and canned soup. But what about the medications you take every day? Normally, insurance rules limit how early or how often you can renew a … more
HONESDALE, PA — It’s a chilly winter day, but beneath the transparent roof of Honesdale High School’s (HHS) sun-filled, humid greenhouse, it feels a lot like summer. At about 10:15 … more
February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It’s, therefore, no surprise that a large percentage of hospice … more
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HONESDALE, PA — “Who better to advocate for peace than veterans?” asked Warren Schloesser, service officer with American Legion Post 254, local attorney and Vietnam War-era veteran, … more
ELDRED, NY — They came to honor. From a babe in arms and pre-school children to nonagenarians, nearly 150 townspeople set aside a few minutes to pay tribute to those who have defended our … more
WASHINGTON, DC — A bill introduced by Rep. Antonio Delgado on October 24 would provide $50 billion dollars in block grants targeted at rural communities that sometimes have trouble negotiating … more
“It becomes very difficult to separate fact from fiction when we talk about the Native Americans,” said Sullivan County Historian John Conway, explaining that Lenape didn't leave anything in writing. “So who’s to say what’s legend and what’s fact?” more
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While I was growing up in the south in the ‘60s, and discriminatory “Jim Crow” practices were slowly being dismantled, I would frequently see signs at restaurants and gas stations … more
Delgado supports Heroes Act WASHINGTON, DC — On July 12, the House passed Delgado-backed H.R. 1327, the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer and Luis Alvarez Permanent … more
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