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With the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being released lately, scientists are as sure that we are causing the planet to warm by burning fossil fuels as they are that cigarettes … more
The weather was chilly and the trout persnickety for the 2014 One Bug fly-fishing tournament. Forty fly fishermen and women competed in this year’s tournament, held April 25 through 27 on the … more
A few years ago my friend told me that we had friends who were addicted to heroin. I scoffed and said, “Well, I don’t know any.” Little did I know that a few years later I would know all too … more
Others have gone before us who protected Grandmother Earth and did not poison her land, air and waters. Others have gone before us who respected Grandmother Earth and all of her birds, fish … more
The hopes and prayers of many New Yorkers were answered on Monday, June 29 when our state’s top environmental officer, Joseph Martens, issued a “Findings Statement” putting a fracking … more
The Town Board in Delaware will hold a public hearing on May 29 to discuss proposed zoning amendments. Originally the amendments included a provision allowing gas compressor stations as a permitted … more
The secrets, the answers, the solutions are most often hidden within the simple basics. Complexity, bureaucracy and rhetoric are fertile breeding grounds for misinformation and untruths, not to … more
We are blessed to live in a place with fresh air, clean water and a laidback quality of life. No matter what our situations or beliefs on individual issues or politics, we all hold these values to be … more
A recent Times Herald Record editorial declared that the ability of a “mere majority” of legislators to amend Sullivan County’s Charter was hasty, emotional and bad governance, and that only … more
On December 17, 2015, the community of Roscoe lost one of its most beloved friends: Jack Yelle. Jack was a family man, a friend, watercolor artist, teacher, veteran, community volunteer, … more
For years we’ve been told Sullivan County is broke. Last December’s difficult county budget negotiations witnessed legislators scrubbing every dollar. There, it was suggested that the time had … more
Releases of cold water from the three New York City dams on the headwaters of the Delaware virtually dictate the conditions of the ecology of the upper river. Over the past five years, a consortium … more
Girl Scouts have been around since the year 1912. From Daisy, to Brownie, to Junior, to Cadette, to Senior, to Ambassador, the experience is extraordinary. Active in the community, offering help as … more
Farm to school programs appeared in the ‘90s with a three-way focus: fresh, local foods in schools; agriculture and nutrition education in classrooms; and purchases that support local family farms. … more
MILFORD, PA — Dick Snyder, co-owner of the Hotel Fauchere and a man who made a multitude of contributions to the local community, died on November 14. Universally regarded as a man of … more
Zoning is likely to be a campaign issue this year in the Town of Liberty, at least in part, because town officials are split about whether zoning should be changed to prohibit the expansion of summer … more
I am shocked that a local “tea party” political organization, the Patriot Connectors, based in Wayne County but with a number of Pike County supporters, recently featured the long-time president … more
I have always had a deep sense of appreciation and respect for the members of the volunteer fire service. This has caused me to reflect on the recent devastating brush fire that occurred on the … 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 drama of … more
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Readers may recall a feature article in The River Reporter (November 6, 2013) about native son Dennis Baker’s book, “Restless Hearts: What if Fallen Heroes Could Go Home? a … more
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