A transcriber’s notes and summary of the 1888-1899 journal of Albert Young

PLYMOUTH — Did you know that Plymouth had 34 bars or taverns during the late 19th century?

Long road to normalcy: Virtual village connects marathoners

BOSTON — Organizers of the Boston Marathon — postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic — have launched a virtual Athletes’ Village to reproduce at least some of the camaraderie of the real thing.

Saints’ Brees sees playoff clash with Brady’s Bucs as fate

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny.

Similarities abound for Browns, Chiefs in first playoff game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later, the two franchises have rarely met — and never in the playoffs.

Australian Open arrivals hit by 3 COVID-19 positive tests

Three coronavirus cases have been detected among charter flights carrying tennis players, coaches and officials to Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, health authorities and tournament organizers said Saturday.

H.S. Boys Basketball: Wyoming Seminary takes down rival Holy Redeemer

KINGSTON — Under normal circumstances, there wouldn’t have been a seat available inside Wyoming Seminary’s gymnasium.

Penn State freshman quarterback Micah Bowens exploring transfer options

Penn State is set to enter 2021 with a slightly different offense. That may include a slightly different quarterback room.

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    Their view: Abuse risks rise for children without in-school option

    Pennsylvania is home to many voiceless, neglected groups, but one particular group has been significantly harmed by policies that keep schools closed and force students to stay home: abused and neglected children.

    Around Town: Taking a break to sit down #OnTheStacks

    During the pandemic, there have also been many blessings that have come to light.

    Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

    NEW YORK — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions.

    Fromajardis are a savory pastry, stuffed with cheese and herbs

    I’d never heard of them before. I wasn’t sure how to pronounce their name. But every time I paged through my “Best of America Traditional Regional Recipes” the picture of little cheese pastries called fromajardis called out to me.

    Indian partying hotspot Goa counts losses, braces for change

    GOA, India — The sun’s golden rays fall on Goa’s smooth, sandy beaches every evening, magical as ever but strangely quiet and lonely. This holiday season, few visitors are enjoying the celebrated sunsets in the Indian party hotspot.

    HBO Max follows Wolfgang Puck Catering

    NEW YORK — Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.

    Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry’s enters the pet food business

    Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry’s.

    First female police officer hired in Kingston Township

    KINGSTON TWP. — Township Police Chief Michael A. Moravec called newly hired Courtney Hontz “an asset.”

    Woman charged with hiding fugitive, endangering children

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman was arraigned on charges she hid a man wanted by authorities and endangered two children when syringes were found in their play area, according to court records.

    Alleged drug peddler found hiding under blankets

    WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they say was selling crack cocaine from his residence on New Market Street since December.

    WBPD arrest woman for stabbing at motel

    WILKES-BARRE — City police charged a woman on a felony assault charge alleging she stabbed another woman at a motel earlier this month.

    West Pittston robbery suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

    WEST PITTSTON — A man wanted on an arrest warrant charging him with robbing a convenient store in November was captured late Thursday.

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