Jason writes stories about rural and exurban areas, the places where development meets farmland and farms meet the great outdoors.

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Gov. Wolf: Close bars, eat-in restaurants, sports, and entertainment venues in Bucks, Montco, Chester, and Delco

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 47 Saturday In Pennsylvania, 69 in New Jersey, as officials scrambled to force social distancing.

From streets of Ardmore to fields of Franconia, uncertainty reigns on the first day of Montco shutdown

On Friday morning, after Gov Tom Wolf essentially shut down Montgomery County, many residents woke up confused and uncertain, heading to supermarkets and bulk suppliers, almost embarrassed to admit they’d bought toilet paper like the rest of the country.

World feeling too apocalyptic? Take a break with ‘The Log.’

Bush’s stationary trail camera captured a veritable who’s-who of Pennsylvania’s finest: coyotes, whitetail deer, fishers, raccoons, bobcats, ducks, muskrat. His favorite is a black bear sow with her cubs.

Dozens of townships and counties in N.J. and Pa. are becoming ‘sanctuaries’ for gun owners

The gun sanctuary movement has been fueled by the passage of “red flag laws” by more than a dozen states that allow law enforcement officers to temporarily confiscate guns from owners deemed a threat or a danger to themselves or others.

Lawsuit threatened over Trump flags hanging in rural Pa. municipal building

A Bigler Township supervisor said he took down a "Trump 2020" flag but that the rest are staying up until election day.

Bucks County Trump supporter aims to make roofs great again

Joe Wade, 53, of Bucks County, named his company Trump Roofing in 2018. Several of the magnetic signs on his trucks have been stolen, by haters or fans. Wade thinks most of the people who see his trucks love them.

New central Pa. greenhouse pushing out leafy greens 24/7, all year long

The four-acre BrightFarms greenhouse in Snyder County aims to produce 2 million pounds of salad greens each year for Pennsylvania supermarkets, eliminating the need for long-distance trucking.

All aboard, again, as popular scenic train returns to Jim Thorpe

The borough had claimed that the operator of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway owed nearly $100,000 in amusement taxes. After a two-month shutdown, the train returns on Saturday.

What it’s like to be a Democrat in the reddest county in Pennsylvania

Fulton County is Trump country, the reddest of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. And it has only gotten redder — except for Michael Purnell.

Special Report

Her aunt gave her a gift before being sent to die. She returned to Auschwitz to relive their ‘last sweet thing.’

The Jenkintown woman brought her child and grandchildren to Poland for the 75th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation.