Opinion

The Pennsylvania Senate race

[The River Reporter has a long-standing tradition of not endorsing candidates, but we do think that it is important for our readers to know the stands of candidates on major issues, especially that which we have discussed on these pages. To that end, we present below information on what the candidates in the race for Pennsylvania’s U.S.

Lies count

We all know about lies. Any dictionary will give you a definition. And most of us would agree that, if awards were presented for the best liars, lawyers and politicians could be expected to top the list of candidates.

Fresh air

In this dismal election season, there are a few bright spots on the political horizon. We have the opportunity to elect two political newcomers who are determined to restore balance and fair play to our political process.

Teachout’s carbon fee plan returns revenue to households

I am scratching my head over comments made recently in the the 19th District congressional campaign about solutions to the greatest challenge (and opportunity) of our generation and for our state: the need to quickly transition to a clean energy economy to grow jobs and save us and future generations from the escalating costs and damages of clim

Letters to the editor 10/13/16

New York Health Act: Malick—Yes, Bonacic—No
At a recent healthcare forum discussing ways to improve Sullivan County’s overall health and quality of life, Democratic senatorial candidate Primilla Malick emphatically affirmed her unqualified support of the New York Health Act, a revolutionary health insurance program that will provide vastly expanded healthcare coverage at greatly reduced cost to all New York residents, regardless of their age, income, pre-existing medical conditions, employment, or immigration status.   

America's last great threat

Fifty-four years ago, America was at the threshold of nuclear war. Cuba was armed with Russian nuclear missiles pointed at America. In October 1962, I was a United States Marine stationed on Boca Chica Island in the Key West Chain, 90 miles from the Cuban/Russian missiles. That was America’s last great threat.

Letters 10/20/16

In support of the Tusten garden
I write this in support of the Tusten Heritage Community Garden. The people involved with maintaining this garden are some of the same volunteer members within the Narrowsburg Beautification Group. So I can speak from personal experience that these are extremely dedicated people who work hard in their spare time to enhance the beautiful environment that we all live in. It would be a tragic loss to this community if our governing body withdraws support of such a positive volunteer effort. 

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