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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
[Editor’s note: This is an open letter from the Upper Delaware Council to the deputy regional director of the National Park Service, Northeast Region in Philadelphia.] Dear Deputy Director … more
I feel compelled to bring a major flaw in the thinking of the Sullivan West School Board (SWSB) to your attention and hopefully to the attention of your readers. Regarding the Narrowsburg … more
[The below is a slightly condensed version of commentary given at a press conference on a new report by CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organization, about the potential impacts of shale gas … more
The letter to Governor Cuomo signed by superintendent Ed Sykes and town councilman Harold Roeder of the Town of Delaware, as well as supervisor George Conklin of the Town of Fremont, makes some … more
My name is Pramilla Malick. I’m a candidate for New York State Senate from the 42nd district, which includes all of Sullivan County and parts of Delaware, Orange and Ulster counties. I’m not a … more
I am writing about the state of the Sullivan County government. Eight years ago, and for a number of years afterward, I expressed my dissatisfaction with the lack of transparency and open government … more
Noel van Swol’s voice was courageous and always at the center of the storm. He had a big vision of the benefits gas drilling could bring to our community and a forceful determination to get it … more
Right now, all nine Sullivan County legislators are facing some difficult decisions in terms of how to set a new course for county government that envisions fiscal responsibility, ethical conduct and … more
Like many of those who live in our community, we spend much time and money commuting great distances to either work, doctor appointments or shopping for basic necessities. We have come to accept … more
The Democratic Women of Sullivan County support Gov. Cuomo and Sen. Gillibrand in their efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assault plaguing our college campuses here in New York State and … more
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