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Retirement home residents get a visit from dogs and horses
Dot Smith, a resident of The Middletown Home, a retirement community in Middletown, Pa., visits with “Rosie,” a 9-year-old mustang through a window because of the COVID pandemic. May 9, 2020.
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Today’s talkers

Restaurants: When restaurants reopen, they are going to be very different. The days of bustling dining rooms will be a thing of the past. Read more.

Nursing homes: Pennsylvania’s plan to protect its nursing homes from the coronavirus was robust and aggressive — and never fully happened. Read more.


Thousands of Pennsylvanians have died from COVID-19 in two months. Read more:


Rogue counties: Two dozen Pa. counties have moved into the state’s less-restrictive yellow phase of the coronavirus shutdown, and another 13 are on deck. That’s not good enough for officials in some others, including Dauphin. Read more.

Enforcement: Dauphin County’s DA says that businesses that reopen during the red phase deserve a fair legal vetting before being cited. He’s not the only one that thinks it’s poor judgment to cite business owners. Read more.

Reopened: Williams Grove Flea Market ignored the governor’s stay-at-home order and opened Sunday. Hundreds came out to shop. For some vendors, it’s their only source of income. Read more.

In sports

Finally: College students have been selling online for years. Now college athletes will likewise be able to monetize their names, images and likenesses. Read more.

Celebrating: With the help of celebrity guests, PennLive will host its annual high school sports awards banquet in a virtual forum tonight. Read more.

In brief

Dental offices can reopen under guidelines | Rock ‘n’ roll’s Little Richard dies | Internet tries to curb false ‘Plandemic’ | Last ‘League of their Own’ player dies at 101 | Snow flurries on Mother’s Day weekend | Grammy-winning R&B artist dies at 66 | Pa. ‘American Idol’ contestant makes it to next round | Comedian Jerry Stiller dies at 92 |

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