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  One in three Americans lives in rural areas where getting urgent medical care for events like cardiac emergencies, stroke and trauma are extremely difficult due to the distance of appropriate … more
With Christmas in the stores, and a winter landscape all around, it’s tempting to skip over Thanksgiving and move straight into December and a different holiday crush.  With the unfolding … more
I woke up yesterday with a heavy heart, full of deep sadness and fear. My feelings were so strong that it made me feel physically sick. I heard the voices of many loved ones who were also feeling … more
Just recently a “For Sale” sign appeared on the Veterans Memorial Hall at Liberty and North streets in Monticello. Perhaps this is a good thing in that veterans have fewer needs today for … more
Fifty-four years ago, America was at the threshold of nuclear war. Cuba was armed with Russian nuclear missiles pointed at America. In October 1962, I was a United States Marine stationed on Boca … more
In a seminal essay that helped lay the groundwork for America’s environmental movement, ecologist Garrett Hardin wrote “The Tragedy of the Commons” in 1968. Recently we read Hardin’s updated … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — This week The River Reporter received press releases from both parties that have placed bids to purchase the old Narrowsburg Central School from the Sullivan West School District. … more
Facing north toward the star No light between the leaves I cross the bridge, and make a path Blanket of night in reach Beneath the shell, surrounds my heart the pulse is very … more
Calling it a “life-changing moment” akin to the adoption of his children, Congressman Tom Marino announced his endorsement of Donald Trump on Monday—one day after the presidential candidate … more
Earth Day often brings warnings of a dark and uncertain future. Looming most darkly is global warming, as temperatures increase and extreme weather abounds. In our area, climate change … more
New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder was shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, October 20. Officer Holder dedicated, and ultimately sacrificed, his life to protect and serve New … more
Buckingham Township citizens need to get more information about the proposed pipeline and compressor station in their backyard. At the August 14 public meeting, about 45 people, mostly local … more
Of course no one wants a slaughterhouse in their backyard. It is, however, a necessary place, and the people and animals of Sullivan County will benefit. Here is why. People are not going to … more
There is much that needs to be done And even more that we can do. We may fail; we have no guarantee of success But a destiny awaits that only We the People can fulfill. For … more
Veterans have been the most crucial, substantial and significant resources to our nation’s history and future thus far. Not only are they the creators of the history that has so greatly affected … more
Ever since my husband and I moved into our farmhouse in Beach Lake, PA in 2006, I have dreamed of connecting to the community through my life experience in the arts as dancer, actor, writer. For The … more
The future of Sullivan County has suddenly come into sharp focus. We now know we won’t be fracked any time in the foreseeable future, and we’ll soon be getting a super-sized casino resort. For … more
On June 20, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the House version of the 2013 Farm Bill. It received a solid trouncing, going down in defeat, 195 to 234. Obviously, the House leadership is … more
The editorial in the November 12-18 River Reporter, highlighting the multiple benefits of the New York Health Act, was especially timely given the serious shortcomings of current healthcare programs, … more
On January 8, the Town of Highland Zoning Board of Appeals will hear from the community whether or not to grant a variance for a proposed Dollar General (DG) store in Eldred. Allowing the building to … more
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