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Today’s seniors remember the 1970s, when prices skyrocketed, and wages didn’t go up with them. “From week to week, people couldn’t know the cost of their groceries, utility … more
Health news and information August 1-7 more
Now that August is here, we are facing the apex of summer weather and the onset of warmer temperatures. Without appropriate preventative measures, we are vulnerable to a wide range of heat-related … more
I have to admit that before Wednesday morning, I did not know what a heat index was. “It’s like the wind chill factor,” husband Stephen explained. “Only for heat.” It … more
ELDRED, NY — At its recent reorganization meeting, Scott Hallock was named president of the Eldred school board and Stacey Kuhn was appointed vice president. With those positions secured, the … more
MONTICELLO, NY — According to the New York State Department of Health (DOH), as of June 14, there were eight confirmed cases of measles in Sullivan County, 588 cases in New York City and 343 … more
NEW YORK — David Miller’s stepdaughter Mattisyn watches a white holographic tiger move on the table in front of her as she shifts, giggling, from one foot to the other. A pink … more
WATKINS GLEN, NY — The Woodstock 50 event scheduled for Watkins Glen on August 16 was thrown into serious doubt after the Watkins Glen International speedway announced on June 10 it will no … more
LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposures to individuals who recently tested positive for measles. Sullivan County has confirmed … more
Because summer is approaching, it is a good time to review ways of preventing sunburn, tick and insect bites, and allergic reactions to plant exposures. If you’re one to enjoy the outdoors, … more
NEW YORK — A bipartisan bill called the Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act, introduced by New York representatives, is an attempt to remove barriers physicians face in prescribing certain … more
REGION — Telehealth may be the new wave in community medicine, but it won’t do much for rural communities without reliable broadband connections. According to the National Rural Health … more
Delgado on military spouses  WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 24, Rep. Antonio Delgado joined several of his colleagues in introducing the Military Spouse Hiring Act, bipartisan legislation that … more
HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) is planning on opening its new addition this summer after two years of construction and planning. Wayne Memorial spokespeople couldn’t say an … more
REGION — A new study from Penn State shows that the ticks that cause most cases of Lyme disease, deer ticks or black-legged ticks, have become the most abundant type of tick in Pennsylvania. As … more
I embrace the belief that every life form exists for a reason, even if I’m unable to discern what that is. When it comes to ticks, however (and probably also mosquitos), it is challenging to … more
Last month, New York enacted a new law that bans those single-use plastic-carryout bags we use to get our groceries and other purchases home from the store. Smaller plastic bags will still be … more
April was Stress Awareness Month, sparking plenty of conversations about ways to reduce stress in your life. Reducing stress is important because stress can create a plethora of unpleasant physical … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) Caregiver Resource Center partners with the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter to offer free … more
Relax: Relaxing is not something that comes easily in our fast-paced, technology-driven world. With a computer in virtually every hand, it is challenging to disconnect, but doing so can mitigate the … more
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