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Buy two fishing rods, benefit charity

Two fishing rods are up for sale on the eBay Giving Works site to benefit the local Salvation Army mission. They are advertised as saltwater rods and come as a pair. The eBay Giving Works site is space set aside … Continue reading

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Update: Another boat looker

Awhile ago I said I was watching a boat for sale along my route to work in West Manchester Township, simply to gauge whether the economy is making a turn for the better. I saw two lookers so far, and … Continue reading

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Update: Dealer sign changed

The Harley-Davidson dealer in New York state that caught the attention of the company recently with some religiously charged words about President Barack Obama has changed the sign that carried those words. According to a representative from Iron Block Harley-Davidson, … Continue reading

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Harley dealer sign called ‘inappropriate’

A Harley-Davidson dealer in New York state has drawn the ire of some in the community for a billboard about President Barack Obama, Muslims and Christians. From there, what the billboard does and did say are at the center of … Continue reading

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Hope from people looking at a boat

At the beginning of the recession, when it seemed Harley was the one struggling the most and others were barely feeling the pain in the Great Recession’s headwaters, I saw something in a business article that has stuck with me. … Continue reading

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Harley gets interest elsewhere

I came across this blog from Oregon this morning, expounding why Harley should come there. I couldn’t decide if it was tongue-in-cheek or serious. Either way, the possible relocation is on the radar screens of people across the country. Still … Continue reading

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What Harley workers asked

It’s hard to think of all the questions 2,500 people worried for their jobs might have after getting the news Harley employees did last Monday. The company told workers it is studying all options to get its costs under control … Continue reading

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The ‘Dirty Jobs’ guy and hard work

I did a story the other day about a local company that has jobs available, but too few good candidates to fill them. Now, go back and read that sentence again, I know you think you read it wrong. Heck, … Continue reading

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Learn water conservation: Go to camp

I belong to a hunting and fishing camp in the Endless Mountains of Sullivan County, although lately I’d have to say it is a hunting and a putting-my-line-in-the-water camp. The fishing has been dismal, and everybody I talked to during … Continue reading

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Weather’s warmer: Where are you vacationing?

The cold weather held on a lot longer than in other years, and it’s been killing me. Not necessarily because I wanted the muggy, sticky blah of summer to get here, but because I want to know what everyone is … Continue reading

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