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There are a few changes coming to voting in Pennsylvania that may help make it easier for state residents to vote. For instance, for the first time ever, absentee voters may apply for a ballot … more
There will be two voting days for primary voters this year in New York State. The primary ballots for the presidential election will be cast on April 28. The primary for congressional, state and … more
Smoking electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, has taken off in spectacular fashion in the United States, especially among school-aged children. Introduced in 2007, e-cigarettes were the most common … more
Last week, TRR’s editorial took a look at the Impossible Burger that is now available in Burger King restaurants and other outlets. Impossible is made using genetically modified (GMO) soybeans … more
Impossible Burgers, plant-based burgers that many consumers say taste remarkably like beef-based hamburgers, are now available in the Burger King fast-food joints in Liberty and Monticello, and many … more
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On August 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District denied a motion by 23 states, Planned Parenthood and others to stay a ruling that allowed a so-called “gag rule” to go into … more
The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art has come and gone without the major disruption to local communities that accompanied the original, which played out in 1969. The … more
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
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
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
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
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