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Photos by Ed Weseley

Calkins Creek on January 11, two miles above the Delaware River.

Ice out, ice back

REGION — A brutal cold snap brought thick ice to the lakes and rivers in the Upper Delaware Valley, then a warm spell lead to an early ice out. The ice flowed down the river and jammed up in Bucks County, leading to numerous flood warnings in that area.


World Telegram & Sun photo by Dick DeMarsico

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Poor People's Campaign

MILANVILLE, PA — Resurrection City, a settlement of 3,000 residents on the National Mall in Washington, DC, was established on May 12, 1968. Lasting for six weeks only, it had a mayor, a city hall, a university, a resident psychiatrist, and its own zip code: 20013.


Contributed photo

A fire at the Jonas Cold Springs Farm killed 79 cows.

Blaze kills 79 cows

PLEASANT MOUNT, PA — A blaze broke out in a barn housing about 110 cows on January 9, and the fire killed 79 cows. The rest were rescued and moved to another building. The blaze erupted at the Jonas family Cold Springs Farm near Pleasant Mount. Firefighters battled the fire for about seven hours in very cold weather.


TRR photo by David Hulse

Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) CFO Pat Dunsinger appeared before the Wayne County Commissioners on January 11, where the panel approved the organization’s request that the county act as government sponsor for the WMCHC application to participate in the 340B Drug Discount Program. 340B is a federal government program created in 1992 that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices.

Wayne weighs opioid legal actions

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners on January 11 were undecided about what the county’s role would be in ongoing legal actions against the makers/distributors of the opioid medications that killed 4,627 Pennsylvanians in 2016, the last year where summary figures are available.

A right to farm and fish

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Public roads, a semiprivate lake, and the people who share them occupied the better part of the January 10 Cochecton Town Board meeting. “Who put those tractor signs up?” asked Supervisor Gary Maas. “I don’t remember authorizing them.

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