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HONESDALE, PA — Bells tolled through the frigid winter air in downtown Honesdale last Friday, solemnly ringing in one full year since the novel coronavirus first appeared in Wayne County. Wayne … more
While most of the world was anxious to whisper “goodbye” to 2020 and possibly give it a kick in the butt on its way out, Megan Payne and Joe Gorton chose to mark the end of this most … more
Most of us have looked forward to the end of this calendar year. While we’re still unsure about what is to come in 2021, it never hurts to put the fog of the past behind when seeking an … more
HONESDALE, PA — It’s customary in Wayne County for the commissioners to make their last meeting of the year something of a celebration with their fellow county employees and elected … more
The new year has arrived, and most people have declared new year’s resolutions for the year ahead. However, it’s not uncommon to hear about these resolutions being abandoned by the second … more
On Christmas night, the river crested. Distracted by the holiday mood, we didn’t spend the day or our energies fretting about flood. But when all was quiet, the dark river rushed closer to its … more
“The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” Up until today, I was under the impression that prolific playwright William Shakespeare had penned those words, but when I began fact-checking, I … more
That age-old excuse has existed since the first one-room schoolhouse was attended by the first student who had a mongrel at home to blame for not handing in his (or her) assignment on time. Of … more
As a noun, hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. As a verb, it means to want something to happen or be the case. For a word, it’s a pretty simple … more
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Last September, with summer vacation ending and a new school year just days away, Western Wayne High School chemistry teacher Maria Masankay was feeling “mixed … more
HONESDALE, PA — In about a week, students enrolled in Wayne Highlands School District will embark on a schoolyear unlike any other they’ve experienced. Some will be back inside their … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Neither rain nor hail nor the threat of tornadoes could stop the Sullivan West Central School District from conducting their first in-person Board of Education (BOE) … more
Well, you can physically go there, but when I looked up the meaning of that expression on the internet, my search revealed this observation: “You can’t truly go back to a place you once … more
Time has taken on an uncomfortable nature since March 13. The days and nights are somewhat perpetual, somewhat rapid the way they linger and dissolve simultaneously. I often battle with which emotion … more
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Highlands School District has announced its plan for returning to school in the fall. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday, July 29 the district … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Temperature checks. COVID-19 screening questions. Social distancing. Masks when that’s not possible. Plenty of PPE for everyone. Disinfected buses. If a school … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Gov. Cuomo said on May 22 that he would not be willing to send his children to day camp this year, and he wouldn’t expect others to do so, but he did not say whether … more
REGION — The Delaware River is the 2020 River of the Year. American Rivers gave the Delaware this honor to recognize its momentous progress for water quality, river restoration and community … more
HARRISBURG, PA — Gov. Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The governor made the decision in consultation with Secretary of … more
I have never been one for New Year’s resolutions. Dieting and exercising more—two of the most common resolutions every year—are not for me, commendable as they may be. Sure, I … more
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