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Politics, especially local politics, is hard work. Easier to share headlines from the national press. Following local political trends in Sullivan and Delaware counties is another matter; that needs … more
We all have a story to tell. Some, like my brother, a playwright, knew how to tell it so we would listen. Funny helps. In “Other People’s Money,” a Broadway play written by my … more
In its August 23 press release, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) announced suspension of its voluntary releases of additional water from the New York City dams on the … more
I am greatly encouraged by the way New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is trying to get funding and medical support for volunteer fire fighters with cancer. I can think of all the times I … more
While there are many issues facing Congress that we have a hard time agreeing on, Republicans and Democrats can come together on important efforts that benefit our region. Just recently, funding for … more
Saving land saves money. Local farms, forests, rivers, streams and scenic vistas, which provide restorative outdoor experiences, are also productive assets that generate significant economic value. … more
One thing I enjoy is talking about the unforgettable moments, people and things in life that were a positive influence. August is National Breastfeeding Month, which brings up special … more
Thirty-two of 33 developed nations have universal healthcare, with the United States the lone exception. The cost to us is 50% to 100% higher per capita than these other countries, yet the World … more
Carol Roig, in her June 8 column, incorrectly stated that carbon emissions have been lowered by 27% since 2005. Charles Petersheim, in his subsequent letter, gleefully agreed to this 27% figure and … more
Recently my husband, Kris Jarmann, and I were talking about a major transition in our lives, our move from Milford, PA to Wilton Manors, FL. It is bittersweet, as we are leaving a community and an … more
We need redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. Current Pennsylvania law puts state legislators in charge of redistricting—the process of redrawing voting districts, which happens every 10 years … more
The Sullivan County legislature thinks that you are stupid. That’s right, stupid. There is no other possible explanation to justify their actions, since Millennium Pipeline announced its … more
Unless you buy the perfect amount of paint every time, you might be like most Americans and have a few cans (or a lot more) of leftover paint sitting around. What are you supposed to do with it? You … more
When William Bradford and his companions disembarked the Mayflower, they did so from a culture in full swing for centuries. Nevertheless, besieged by scurvy after many weeks at sea, they incurred … more
The following is my experience as a resident of the rehabilitation unit of the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, 256 Sunset Lake Rd.  in Liberty, NY. On February 23, I was to undergo a … more
Is the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) in limbo? It’s Sunday, July 25, 1972; the Yankee game had just stared. The phone rang, and colleague Ed was on the line: “Tony, you have to … more
With only a few weeks to go before the May 31 expiration of the Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) that governs water releases from New York City’s three Delaware reservoirs, and with the … more
It’s getting harder to breathe in the air of condescension. You need to understand that affordable accessible healthcare can’t exist without profitable insurance companies—on the … more
Reclaim New York sounds innocuous; it might be a movement you’d want to support. To some, the name may suggest something that can help improve our lives in upstate NY. Certainly we all want to … more
[With the below column, The River Reporter inaugurates a series covering a very serious problem happening all over America, including in our own backyard: human trafficking, especially sex … more
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