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Updated May 22, 2015 at 5:30 PM

HAWLEY - In Part 1, we learned of an ambitious plan to make use of the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal bed once the canal boats stopped running in late 1898. A new venture, the Delaware Valley & Kingston (DV&K) Railroad company, proposed to lay tracks in the dry canal and use them as a new way to send coal-laden steam trains to market. The new route was to link at Hawley with the Erie & Wyoming Valley Railroad (which connected with the coal mining region at Scranton), 100 miles to Kingston, NY on...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Time to get outside! Baseball, softball, tennis, playgrounds, walking, running, biking, kayaking, there is so much to do and enjoy! Whether you’ve got time after work, time on weekends, or you’re planning vacation time this...

Updated May 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong...

Updated May 18, 2015 at 4:35 PM

HAWLEY – When the Delaware & Hudson (D&H) Canal Company shut down its canal in 1898, there were several ambitious visions put forth for what to do with the 108-mile canal, as well as the gravity railroad.

Updated May 18, 2015 at 12:07 PM

It is not easy for some people to ask for help. I guess it is pride, a desire not to bother others or just an unwillingness to accept that you need help.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 11:15 AM

The Obama administration tends to confuse rhetoric with accomplishment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to the Middle East. “The Obama Doctrine” has been employed since Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 10:26 AM

The general election in Britain has confirmed that the nation’s politics are in great flux. The governing Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, has made unpredicted crucial gains.

Updated May 8, 2015 at 9:45 AM

America’s prisons are facing a growing crisis. The number of elderly and infirm inmates are on the rise, as are related prison healthcare cost.

Updated May 5, 2015 at 10:54 AM

HAWLEY – Information recently uncovered concerning Hawley's gravity railroad passenger trains show where people boarded, and when the rail line began to be heavily promoted as a pleasure excursion route.

Updated Apr 27, 2015 at 3:22 PM

WALLENPAUPACK VALLEY - In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the Wallenpaupack Valley just west of Hawley was a popular destination for families and couples out on a picnic, fishing parties and campers. They sought out the excellent...

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 2:53 PM

Full Moon occurs in only a few days, on Sunday, May 3.      We tend to take it for granted these days, but who among us isn’t pleased to see the Moon big and bright? We only get to see the Full Moon every...

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