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They say that no one can tell us what life looks like after the pandemic. It is true, but this much I know: Life after the pandemic, and during the pandemic, will have its greatest potential if we … more
There is a fork in the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. One path is surrounded by protests and outrage, its direction swayed by ideology and politics—travelers are defined as “us” … more
For the River Reporter, a small, independently owned newspaper, being forced to think about the changes we face in our shifting landscape has its benefits. This is not a new situation. Industry … more
It’s obvious that this pandemic has rearranged the world. None of us saw it coming, but the immediate weight of our survival has shifted onto one group in particular: those employed at your … more
On the first Earth Day 50 years ago, citizens of all ages and political persuasions came together to make the case for protecting the air, water and other species. Virtually no one had even heard of … more
An old English proverb states that bad things come in threes. With the Spanish Flu, that was true. The first wave hit in the spring of 1918 and was generally mild. The sick experienced flu-like … more
It’s hard to describe the collective American psyche right now. The initial fear and chaos that came with the advent of COVID-19 has dissipated, leaving a vague sense of uncertainty in its … more
We are warned that this next week will bring heartache and death as the coronavirus continues its devastating path through our communities, across the nation and around the globe. Soon, all of us … more
The coronavirus that is now racing through our country and around the globe was first named the 2019 novel coronavirus to distinguish it from other coronaviruses such as those that cause influenza … more
[New York Press Association has asked that newspapers consider publishing this editorial in favor of the Small Business Stimulus Proposal (Sales Tax Credit) this week. It’s a way to support … more
Faced with a situation modern society has never encountered before, it’s not surprising that there will be different opinions about what are the best steps to take in dealing with it. No one on … more
The newspaper in your hands is regularly put together on a Tuesday with a staff of eight people in the office. This week’s edition was done with two… on opposite ends of the building. … more
As the tariff battles between Washington D.C and Beijing played out over the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided some $28 billion of aid to farmers. The … more
The legalization of recreational marijuana was an important goal last year for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and many legislators in the New York Senate and Assembly—but they couldn’t get it done. … more
Dozens of dead crows have been found recently near a shopping mall in the Town of Wallkill. The first notification about the crows to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation … more
The fraud perpetrated in Bloomingburg connected to the construction of the Villages at Chestnut Ridge is perhaps the most blatant case of a corrupt developer working with corrupt officials in the … more
 Misinformation online is rampant, and the only thing we can do to stop it is to not share it ourselves. Newspapers like The River Reporter must maintain a level of diligence in fact-checking … more
What researchers are calling the Wuhan coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, has thus far infected more than 17,489 people in numerous countries and is responsible for some 362 deaths as of … more
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) didn’t even exist before the 1940s. Small amounts of the potentially toxic chemicals are now found, according to the Centers for Disease Control … more
Bail reform in New York State was meant to address an imbalance in the state’s judicial system. Wealthy people, even wealthy people who have committed crimes, could get out of jail if they … more
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