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This Chapin Estate home may go to a person who has a way with words.

Write an essay, win this home

TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — Andrew Bares and Kelly Lavorgna tried in 2015 to sell their house in the Chapin Estate gated community, but no one wanted to pony up the $825,000 they were asking at the time.

Photos by Isabel Braverman

Snow clean up continues in Narrowsburg, NY

Storm cleanup still underway

REGION — Our area was hit hard by snow storm Stella, dumping around 20 to 30 inches. According to, the highest snow total in New York is 42 inches in West Winfield, and in Pennsylvania 34.5 inches in Oakland.

Photo by Jonathan Charles Fox

Kevin Esselman, left, and Herman Esselman of Esselman Paving accept their award for BEST Paving Contractor from The River Reporter publisher Laurie Stuart, right, and classified representative Eileen Hennessy, center.

The River Reporter introduces The BEST

BARRYVILLE, NY — The River Reporter celebrated the winners of this year’s BEST Readers’ Choice Awards at Zac’s Wilderness Lounge at the Catskill Mountains Resort on March 9. The party was attended by many local businesses and community members who were voted best in their categories by the readers of this newspaper.

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This New York State Department of Transportation map shows the Route 97 detour in Sparrowbush for a bridge replacement project.

Three-month Rte. 97 detour soon

GLEN SPEY, NY — The news from the Lumberland Town Board’s 35-minute March 8 meeting that will impact the most people was probably Supervisor Jenny Mellan’s announcement of a New York Department of Transportation (DOT) notification of an upcoming detour on State Route 97 for the replacement of the Shingle Kill Bridge in Sparrowbush.



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