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Elderly Otego Man Unable to Call For Help While House Burns Down

New York State Police say a passerby was able to summon help for an elderly Otego man as his home burned to the ground. Authorities say they were called to a fire on County Road 5 in the Town of Otego at 1:09 a.m. February 11 by a Good Samaritan who spotted a 76-year-old man standing outside the hom


Local sports datebook, Feb. 14-15

Plattsburgh at Oneonta, 5:30 p.m. Plattsburgh at Oneonta, 7:30 p.m. No. 1 South Kortright vs. No. 2 Stamford, 5:30 p.m., SUNY Delhi. No. 1 Bainbridge-Guilford vs. No. 2 Unatego, 8 p.m., Binghamton University.


Delhi, UV advance to Friday's MAC title game

Conor Aikens scored 24 points to lift top-seeded Delhi over No. 4 Walton in Wednesday's Midstate Athletic Conference semifinals, 66-44. After beating Walton by five last week, the Bulldogs improved defensively to win in a more convincing fashion this time around.


Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) clinics are being hosted by PennDOT. Contributed

WAYNE & PIKE - Unemployment in Wayne and Pike Counties, while well below the figures from a year ago, remained above the average for Pennsylvania and nationwide. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, the recently released jobless data for December 2018 is as follows:


Brian W. Smith and Joseph W. Adams seek new terms as County Commissioner

HONESDALE - Brian W. Smith and Joseph W. Adams are announcing their intention to seek re-election as your Wayne County Commissioners for the four year term of 2020-2023. Nearly 200 Wayne County citizens attended the kick off announcement celebration on January 17 at “Wayne On The Hill”. Owner, Leona


Switched Plates Lead to Meth Bust on Main Street in Windsor

A Windsor man is accused of having methamphetamine in his possession when he was pulled over by Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies in Windsor February 10. Officials say Robert Doyle was found driving a red Jeep Liberty with switched license plates on Main Street at 5:38 p.m.


Truck Drivers Idle During Travel Ban

KIRKWOOD, N.Y. — A ban on commercial vehicles on interstates was enforced throughout the day Tuesday. State troopers pulled over truck drivers violating the ban. For those following it, there was nothing to do but wait.


Foundation Funds VFW Post 531 Project

The Wayne County Community Foundation approved a grant to Honesdale's VFW's. Post 531. The money will be used to replace a 12 year old "stair lift" at. the VFW post location on Main St. in Honesdale. Replacing the stair lift.


Early snow showers, more snow tonight

Winter Storm Watch from 12 AM Tuesday until 7 AM Wednesday for Bradford, Susquehanna and Wayne Counties. Winter Storm Watch from 3 AM Tuesday until 7 AM Wednesday for Broome, Delaware, Sullivan, Tioga and Tompkins Counties.


Linking ideas, creating entrepreneurs

HONESDALE, PA — Penn State Extension Educator, Chelsea Hill, left, Wayne County’s Stourbridge Center Director Susan Shaffer and Jess Wolk, Wayne-Pike Workforce Alliance coordinator, are pictured on February 7 with Wayne commissioners Wendell Kay and Joe Adams.


Rare Bird Sighting Draws Visitors to Downsville

DOWNSVILLE - A species of bird, rare to the east coast, first spotted in December in a quiet neighborhood in Downsville, has drawn hundreds of people hoping to catch a glimpse of this wayward avian - a Golden crowned Sparrow - to Delaware County.


Residents express concerns over constant flooding in Deposit

DEPOSIT (WBNG) – Village of Deposit Mayor Bryan Moore says dozens of residents have expressed concerns about rising water on Second Street. Moore says flooding between Church Street and Dean Street has gotten progressively worse since August of 2018.


Human trafficking focus of film

HONESDALE—Closing awareness activities for Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Victims' Intervention Program (VIP) hosted a screening of “Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth,” a documentary diving into the face of human trafficking and prostitution in the United States.


Driver in Deadly UTV Crash Headed to Trial

CLIFFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The family of a deadly crash victim says they don’t hold the driver responsible but prosecutors in Susquehanna County do. Troopers say Donald Holdridge, 29, of South Gibson, was twice the legal limit when he wrecked a UTV near Union Dale back in October, killing the woman wh


LOCAL HISTORY: Leroy L. Rollison ran a general store on Church Street

HAWLEY - In 1927, there were 15 grocery markets within or very close to Hawley Borough. One of them was L.L. Rollison at 521 Church Street. Leroy Lafayette Rollison took out a large ad in the Hawley centennial history book published that year, and written by Michael J. McAndrew.


Chinese New Year discussed at Unitarian service

BEACH LAKE - The Chinese New Year has a plethora of symbolic spiritual and cultural meanings involved in its celebration. It is the most glorious and meaningful holiday that Chinese individuals all over the world experience and enjoy.


COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Honesdale grad Casazza making key contributions at Moravian

Early in his freshman year at Moravian College in 2015, Nick Casazza walked into men’s basketball coach Justin Potts’ office and told him he was interested in playing for the Greyhounds.


Scenic Byway grants for monarch butterfly projects

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. UDSB) is accepting proposals until February 18, the third Monday of the month, from groups that will help enhance its mission of promoting butterfly habitat.


An Afternoon of Advocacy and Music at The Cooperage

Everyone is invited to The Cooperage in Honesdale on Saturday, February 23, for An Afternoon of Advocacy and Music. The music will be performed by Maywood University Students studying to become Music Therapists and other students studying music.


The flood that built Williamsport’s levee

There are many floods in Williamsport’s history, but one stands apart from the rest as a wake-up call to residents. Fear to repeat and hope to end the constant reconstruction, inspired the populous to build the levee, which has enabled the confident construction of infrastructure and homes in the ci