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Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM

HAWLEY- Like so many of his Hawley, Pennsylvania neighbors and peers, Thomas Orr was a native of Ireland. He was born November 17, 1829 in County Roscommon to James and Della (Kennedy) Hoar. They were farming people. Thomas was one of six children. His last name was originally spelled "Hoar," which he later changed to Orr after arriving in Hawley. He was listed as "Orr" in the 1890 Hawley directory.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 10:14 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Lawyers are often not held in high esteem, unless of course, you need one. “Go Set a Watchman,” the new novel by Harper Lee, has done nothing to improve the image of lawyers.

Updated Jul 23, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Summer is time to be outside, to swim, hike, bike, have campfires, make s’mores, chase fireflies, watch for falling stars, all sorts of day and nighttime activities. But sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. We’ve...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM

HAWLEY – Just what constitutes a landmark? It does not have to be a great building of unusual architecture, size or importance. It could be any structure, home or store, hall, mill or place of worship of yesteryear, one we have become...

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

I usually don’t hold political beliefs against people.I know why I favor the candidates I do. I assume others have their reasons for supporting someone. Even if we differ, we can still have a Diet Coke and a friendly debate.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 9:35 AM

Let me tell you, dear reader, the story of a man named Trump.

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM

This week, at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic audience “all of us need redemption — justice and redemption go hand in hand.”

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 11:10 AM

From London

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 8:42 PM

Electric vehicles are not doing well in some key markets.  Is cost per mile one of the reasons?

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 5:32 PM

HAWLEY – Fascination with those amazing flying machines was the rage across the country in the decade following the Wright Brothers' historic, first powered flight on December 17, 1903. Residents of Hawley, Pennsylvania and the surrounding...

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