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It is said that “It’s better to give than to receive.” But of course, it’s not that simple. Giving actually benefits the gift giver and the gift receiver, says Aileen … more
Last year in this column I addressed the meaning and development of the eight-branched candelabra, the Chanukiah, kindled on this festival to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in … more
Veterans Day officially commemorates the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 and honors U.S. veterans of all conflicts.   Tomorrow there will be … more
The timing, in one sense, is fortuitous. As world leaders gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for a two-week United Nations summit that could shape how and whether the world effectively slows climate change … more
Whatever you do on November 2, remember to vote. It’s your civic duty. It’s your right as a United States citizen to participate in the election process. How you choose your … more
Election season has begun! And it’s going to be a heck of a contest. The good news? More candidates are running for more positions than ever before. More good news? River Reporter … more
Anybody remember the Borg? Minds entangled into one entity, the Borg operated as a unit. They got things done. There was no dissent. They believed alike, they acted alike. They were also really … more
There’s a lot to be said for the importance of local newspapers. Traditionally, newspapers set the agenda for public policy debate by informing citizens and public officials about important … more
It began with the ringing of the town bell. The bell, former supervisor Andy Boyar said, has been rung in communities across the nation throughout time, indicating the call to gather, the call to duty, and the call to celebrate and honor. more
From the teacher speaking on behalf of students who are ably handling the pandemic, to fire department personnel relating impromptu rescues along the Hawk’s Nest section of Route 97, the Upper … more
The world as we knew it ended on September 11, 2001. In that moment, when planes crashed into buildings and into a field in Pennsylvania, a certain peace, a certain illusion that our world was … more
This Labor Day we owe a lot to Frances Perkins. You may never have heard of her. Most people haven’t. Even so, in February 1933, when President-elect Roosevelt asked her to serve in his … more
The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the Senate—and will benefit every member of this community. Unlike many issues … more
Support the Wayne County 4-H livestock sale Hi, my name is Laynee Nugent, and I am a member of the Waymart Horizon’s 4-H Club. I am writing this letter to inform you about this year’s … more
Voter suppression efforts across the country have received much attention in the media, but on the local level we must be vigilant, too. On April 23, 2021, there was a special meeting of the … more
To reach the Delaware River from our house in Equinunk, PA we can take either of two routes. One has infinite potholes and 28 twists before we reach the river. The other is a slightly less crumbling … more
An important detail about life jackets. Thank you for an excellent article written by Laurie Stuart and Liam Mayo. In the article, Ingrid Peterec, NPS chief of interpretation, mentioned a drowning … more
We got the news on a Sunday evening: Mort was gone.  Dr. Mort Malkin—author, poet, physician, activist, and self-described “gadfly”—had been a fixture here in the … more
“As co-chair of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org), I was saddened to learn of Mort Malkin’s passing,” said Beth Scroggin (Chester). “Although I did not … more
Why do we tell stories that make us feel afraid? We tell them for entertainment. We tell them because the terrifying is also interesting. But what place does the fear they inspire have in our … more
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