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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
 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
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), “Across New York, residents use 23 billion single-use plastic carryout bags annually. Each bag is only used for … more
The 2018 Farm Bill that was passed by Congress and signed by the president removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, if the hemp in question contains 0.3 percent or less of … more
Sen. Jen Metzger has been in office a year now, and renewable energy has played a large role in her legislative agenda. Most recently, her legislation regarding electric vehicles was signed into law … more
It’s the season of giving, a time of year when people gather to celebrate together, giving gifts to friends and family and to those in need. It is an innate human expression, and some … more
In 2018, about 40 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps. In Sullivan County, an estimated 13,209 people received … more
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