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The New York State Electric and Gas Company (NYSEG) would like the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to allow the company to raise the amount it charges customers in Sullivan County and … more
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sen. Jen Metzger are once again urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would wipe away penalties faced by the Monticello and Roscoe school districts.These … more
Saddened by tragedy, heartened by community We read with great sadness about the fire at Hilly Acres Farm, but we are also heartened by the community outpouring of support. As usual, the farmers … more
The drilling method called hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is largely exempt from the Safe Drinking Water Act because of legislation passed in 2005 that came to be called the Halliburton Loophole. … more
On Tuesday, July 16, The Washington Post unveiled a database created by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that tracked every sale of opioid drugs in the country. According to the newspaper, … more
As a mother, I think I am considered pretty lenient. We are not a household of rules; I am not a great rule follower, myself. Maybe I drew the line at a few sugary cereals, but searching my memory of … more
There aren’t many people I know personally who get as excited over deer as I do—they come across my mind many times throughout the week. I take evening drives in my beat-up Ford Escort, … more
Here’s to mud in your eye Attached is a photo of the public river access on the Upper Delaware River at Ten Mile River taken last week in midsummer, July.It is a total mud pile and has been … more
People in the United States clearly care about immigration. On July 13, the residents of more than 700 U.S. cities took to the streets to demonstrate their feelings about the treatment of immigrant … more
“So Many Roads” was a whole Fourth of July weekend of music in Parksville, NY dedicated to one band, the Grateful Dead, in the same county that hosted the legendary Woodstock Music … more
There is still a law on the books in Pennsylvania which says that people may not take in a movie on Sunday. There’s another that says people can’t play pool on Sunday. Those laws are not … more
The New York State Legislature wrapped up its work for the year on June 21, bringing an end to a session that is being called historic. When Democrats took firm control of the senate in January, the … more
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on June 27 that there’s nothing the court can do about extreme gerrymandering in the states. Sure, the majority said, the court has stepped … more
Through the decades, manufacturers have sold many unsafe and harmful products to the American public. Every so often, the pain and destruction from one of those products becomes so widespread and … more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there have been more than 1,000 documented cases of measles in the U.S. in 2019, higher than the number confirmed in 1994 when 963 … more
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on May 30 issued a certificate of completion for the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant in Wawayanda. Several elected local … more
This issue of The River Reporter features several stories on insects—some wanted, like bees, others unwanted, such as emerald ash borers, ticks and spotted lanternflies, all of which have … more
It must be strange to stand in front of a room full of people and say you don’t want to be paid more—but that’s where several migrant farm workers in Sullivan County found … more
In the transition from physical newsprint to digital media, it seems that some things have been lost in translation. If you’re reading this in print, then you likely know that this is an … more
The roads in Pennsylvania are a mess this spring. Part of that probably has to do with the record-breaking weather events the state suffered last summer and winter. The summer produced the most … more
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