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Updated Oct 5, 2015 at 5:16 PM

HAWLEY- Smith T. Palmer, known as “S.T.”, was Hawley's Erie railroad ticket agent for 30 years, witnessing many changes as the town was quickly established as a busy rail center. With trains coming and going in three directions, Palmer was a well known figure, taking care of regular passenger traffic in the days before the automobile became a practical alternative.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Republican leaders were in disarray Wednesday after Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate, showed up at the Senate carrying a Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplane, a product that had not been seen in the corridors of...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 9:35 AM

A man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday. News reports said that nine people were killed and another nine were injured in the shooting.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 12:23 PM

John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to have stunned everyone, including friends and allies, with his announcement on Sept. 25 that he is leaving the post of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – and also retiring from Congress. This...

Posted Sep 30, 2015 at 12:01 AM

There is an old saying that battle plans are effective until the fighting starts.  That is true in politics. Once the campaign actually begins anything can - and usually does - happen.  This explains why establishment favorite...

Posted Sep 30, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Bankruptcy has been in the news for some time, either dealing with some communities such as Detroit some in California, and some in the Pocono-Northeast or with the personal finances of families, any many low income families across the...

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 4:05 PM

HAWLEY - How did a farm boy brought up just outside 1860's Hawley, Pennsylvania, rise to become an accomplished teacher of violin in New York City? Louis B. Wegge returned to his roots for a visit and a concert in August of 1910.

Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 11:02 AM

No matter how full our recipe box or files seems to be, there is usually room to squeeze in one more pound cake recipe.

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 1:34 PM

It’s one of the most dismaying poll results I’ve seen: In October 2008, a month before they elected him president, 12 percent of Americans thought Barack Obama was Muslim. Seven years later, now that they know him better, 29 percent...

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Is the right to counsel in America’s courtrooms merely lip service today? Court appointed counsel and public defenders are underpaid and overworked. According to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice published several years ago, court...

Updated Sep 21, 2015 at 4:32 PM

HAWLEY - Augustus “Gus” Stoquert was a local barber, responsible for many trims and shaves of Hawley's male population back in the 1930's, 40's and 50's.

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