Opinion
    • The terrific-ness of trees

      To me, trees are truly miraculous. As a child, I spent happy hours climbing into their arms, resting there, held in their embrace and swaying …

    • Aren’t you sweet?

      With the onset of winter, unpredictable weather invariably ensues. As a result, my work-related plans often peter out (1). Such was the case …

    • Oh deer...

      The way out here isn’t all good things. Neither is it the thriller-inspiring dark woods that so many urban folks think it is. What I mean …

Sports
Talking sports

In the grip of grapplers

LIBERTY, NY — In the game of wrestling, there’s no middle ground between the grin of victory or the grimace of defeat at the hands of your opponent. It’s all about facing an …
Talking sports

Winter thinclads gear up for divisionals

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — On Wednesday, January 15, scholar athletes from a six-pack of local high schools perfected their indoor track skills at an exhibition meet held at SUNY Sullivan. The indoor …

Wizards cast spell on Bulldog Blizzards

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — On Sunday, January 12, the Harlem Wizards returned to the Sullivan West High School gym to take on the Bulldog Blizzards, a team comprised of the school’s faculty, …
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PENNSYLVANIA — The PA Department of Agriculture (PDA) has recently announced the 2020 Pennsylvania Hemp Program; with it comes some changes to the commonwealth’s regulations on hemp …
MONTICELLO, NY — Former Sullivan County judge Frank LaBuda paid a visit to the Sullivan County Board of Election on January 23 to change his registration from Democrat to Republican. He also …
HARRISBURG, PA — After many months of deliberation, Rep. Rosemary Brown announced on January 15 that her hands-free cell phone legislation, House Bill 37, was passed by the House with a vote of …

Dance those winter blues away

What's going on in arts & culture January 23 to January 29
There comes a time in every kid’s life when they dream about becoming a firefighter, an airplane pilot, a farmer, a teacher, or even the president of these United States, since it would appear …
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Outdoors
    • The across and downstream drift

      A long time ago, when I started to fly fish and began the process of weaning off worms, Mepps Spinners, assorted lures and baits, I adopted the …

    • The wild way

      A parent’s gifts come in many forms. Some of the finest given to me by my mother, Dorothy, and father, Ormond, have been an appreciation for …

From the blogs
this is about as much color as you'll catch on any typical day this time of year... unless you're lucky enough for a sunset shot.

Add a splash of color

Yesterday at 2:25 PM
It seems that writing in the winter is always a bit more difficult for me. Or at least writing about this winter.  Sure, I got …
A rose for Alex

Better than sliced bread

Friday, January 17
The funny thing about the internet is, seeing one thing will randomly make you wonder about another.  This morning, I read that Betty …
Hailey and I still look very similar

Do NOT try this at home.

Friday, January 10
Must. Write. A . Blog.  Must. Write. A . Blog.  Must. Write. A . Blog.  I know what I can write about.  We're only ten …