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Posted 4/9/20

Looking on the bright side is sometimes easier said than done. With social distancing in effect, some people are going a bit stir crazy, missing more personal interactions with friends and family. …

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Looking on the bright side is sometimes easier said than done. With social distancing in effect, some people are going a bit stir crazy, missing more personal interactions with friends and family. It's also challenging to be optimistic as thousands of people across our country and even more around the globe have perished because of this virus.

However, as hard as it is, we must stay positive.

We're proud to be Sullivan County's community newspaper for 130 years and counting. And our incredible staff has risen to the challenge - like so many other essential businesses, working hard to serve our readers, whether it be in our office or remotely in an effort to flatten the curve.

In times like these we have continued to present you with the most up-to-date factual information regarding the coronavirus, which changes by the minute.

But instead of just focusing on the number of cases, deaths and struggles presented by this virus, we've also worked hard to paint the entire picture.

Where there is darkness, there is also the light. The dedication of our health professionals, law enforcement and first responders in this crisis is breathtaking. The leadership in our county's emergency operations center is second to none.

So many members of our community are going above and beyond to help those who need it. Whether it's the county's emergency community assistance center and their amazing volunteers, different groups within our local communities checking in on our most vulnerable residents, local businesses donating food to members of the community and offering free meals to school children, local fire departments finding ways to make the local youth's birthdays special, etc.

There is so much to uplift our spirits.

As stated in a recent article in our news section, this has become Sullivan County's culture. We always unite and answer the call.

Throughout today's paper you'll find “Letters of Hope” from different faces within our county. We have another edition of Staff Writer Patricio Robayo's “Coping with COVID” series, which looks at the things people are doing to get through this crisis.

For now we will all continue to practice social distancing and give the brightest minds in our society time to find a vaccine for COVID-19. Before we know it, business will get back to usual.

We promise to continue to diligently highlight the positivity in our community. And just as we are doing our part, we ask this of you. Please try and look on the bright side.

Remember… we will get through this together!

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