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HARRISBURG, PA — "Staying home is the most effective way to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19," PA Department of Health (DOH)  sectrary Rachel Levine said on Friday, April …
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Opinion
    • What's in a name?

      The coronavirus that is now racing through our country and around the globe was first named the 2019 novel coronavirus to distinguish it from …

    • The storm inside

      I’m remembering the time 10 years ago when I had the flu and said to myself and anyone listening, “If I were 10 years older, …

    • 'Flattening the curve'

      Mathematics may be our window to the universe: Undoubtedly, it is the foundation of computer science and thus enables much of our modern …

Sports

Fly fishing center gets a redo

 LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — There’s a lot going on at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFCM) these days while the ebb and flow of time makes its way down the fabled waters …

Legends of Section IX: wrestling coach John Lennon

LIBERTY, NY — It takes a real grappler to know what the sport of wrestling is all about. In other words, when you’re teaching a generation of new matmen in a sport where the rubber …

Sullivan tames Wolverines in Division II final

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY – Taming a wolverine is not the easiest thing in the world. Just ask the Generals of SUNY Sullivan. On Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8, Sullivan County Community …
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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — At a live town hall on Wednesday, April 1, Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw answered questions about COVID-19 in the county. The county has tested …
CANAAN  TOWNSHIP, PA — The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) confirmed on its website that an inmate at its penitentiary in Canaan has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first …
MONTICELLO, NY — While the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct (SCJC) has determined that Michael F. McGuire, a Family Court and Supreme County Judge, should be removed from office …

REGION — For a gigging musician, having a performance get canceled can make it difficult to make it through the week. In the midst of this pandemic, area musicians don’t know when that …

Quarantine: Day 13.  I haven’t left the house for nearly two weeks; the doctor assured I won’t be cleared for takeoff any time soon. Instead, like many who are considered …
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Outdoors
    • Cold water fisheries in trouble

      The next time you walk to your favorite trout stream to fish, take notice of the different habitats that you pass through. If you had to walk …

    • The balm of birds

      My frail bird-loving mother has come to nest with me for the time being—that as-yet-undefined span of days we will share as we shelter …

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

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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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