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Members, volunteers and friends gather to celebrate the official launch of Growing Older Together on Thursday, January 18. 

Growing Older Together announces its launch

REGION — Since the beginning of 2018, Growing Older Together’s (GOT) trained and screened volunteers have been performing services for members and fulfilling GOT’s mission: to provide Wayne County, PA and western Sullivan County, NY residents aged 60 and older both the practical means and the social connections to live independently in their hom


Photo by Bryan MacCormack with Left In Focus

Residents of NY Congressional District 19, including immigrants and faith leaders, protested at Rep. John Faso’s Kinderhook office on January 19, then they staged a sit in at Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office in Albany. The group demanded that Schumer hold firm, and not agree to any funding bill that does not include a “clean DREAM Act.”
 

A sampling from Washington

WASHINGTON, DC — As the U.S. Senate came to an agreement about re-opening the federal government on January 22, politicians issued statements giving their views of the situation.


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This is an artist’s rendering of what the Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark will look like. 

Kartrite Waterpark to employ 600

MONTICELLO, NY — The waterpark that is being built about half a mile away from the Resorts World Catskills Casino on in the Town of Thompson is expected to employ about 600 people when it is opened in early 2019.


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.


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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.

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