Objection! Constitutionally speaking

NATION — New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther holds an “Are you registered?” sign at the May 12 rally in Liberty’s LaPolt Park. Her subtle message was that as …

Pike County protests possible Roe v. Wade overturn

MILFORD, PA — A large crowd gathered in front of Milford’s courthouse Saturday evening, May 14, one of thousands of women’s marches titled “Bans Off Our Bodies,” taking …

Redistricting in Sullivan County

MONTICELLO, NY — While New York State debates its districts for the 2022 election cycle, Sullivan County is preparing for its elections in 2023. The county is required by state law to redraw …

Cochecton hears from regional councils

COCHECTON, NY — Larry Richardson serves as Cochecton’s representative on the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) and the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (UDSB). He provided updates from both …

One million U.S. dead from COVID-19, and more

One million U.S. dead from COVID-19 UPPER DELAWARE REGION — In accordance with the recent presidential order, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all Commonwealth of Pennsylvania flags on all commonwealth …

Rosenfeld discusses candidacy

NORTHEAST PA— River Reporter reached out to Democratic candidate Meghan Rosenfeld to discuss her candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 139th District. She requested to respond to questions via …

Wayne commissioner runs for state office

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County Commissioner and former Western Wayne School District superintendent Joe Adams is running to represent Wayne and Pike counties in Harrisburg. Longtime incumbent …

Defending the arts

REGION — “Art is healing me.” Those are “four of the words I remember most from almost 35 years of teaching in Philadelphia city schools,” Wayne County Arts Alliance …

Changing times at Eldred

ELDRED, NY — Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Morgano is moving on. On April 26, the Eldred Central School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent John …

A puzzling situation

TUSTEN, NY — “It’s a new piece of the puzzle, and we need to think long and hard about it,” said Tusten Town Board member Kevin McDonough. McDonough was summing up an …

10 overdose deaths in 45 days and more

10 overdose deaths in 45 days MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County had 10 overdose deaths in the 45 days prior to May 5, according to coroner Albee Bockman, who spoke at a public safety …

Introducing Shadfest

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The American shad has a special place in American history, and a unique home in the Delaware River. American shad is a species of fish found along the rivers and in …

2022 Pennsylvania primaries: What to know

PENNSYLVANIA — The 2022 primary elections are less than a week away and will likely set the tone for one of the more competitive election years in recent Pennsylvania history. Gov. Tom Wolf …

Deldago in, redistricting out

ALBANY, NY — It's been a big few weeks for politics in New York State. At stake: the Lieutenant Governor position, and the fate of the state's redistricting maps.  Lieutenant Governor …

Budget vision, kudos and a plea for more art teachers

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Due to a late spring snowstorm that blanketed the Upper Delaware Valley, the April Sullivan West school board meeting was held on Tuesday, April 19 on Zoom. Dollars and …

Veloce, barred

TUSTEN, NY — The opening of Bar Veloce remains out of sight, nearly two years after the project first came before the Tusten Planning Board. Bar Veloce, a cheese-and-wine franchise, first …

Fair and just pay

MONTICELLO, NY — The April 21 full board meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature opened with communications director Dan Hust reading off a statement against hate, a statement on behalf of …

Clean, green schools and more

What's new in the Upper Delaware region April 28 to May 4

Hold the litter!

BARRYVILLE, NY — Pete Madden, left, Roswell Hamrick, Laura Burrell, Matt Sallusto and John Pizzolato took time out from gathering trash to show off the very first anti-litter sign placed in …

Court upholds murder conviction

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County District Attorney A.G. Howell recently announced that the Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld the murder conviction of Antonio Cilino, then 30, of Hawley for …

$300k victory

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — The beauty of the Upper Delaware River has significant impacts on the region’s economy, as tourists come to visit and as homebuyers flock to the area’s …

Care concerns at Sunset Lake

LIBERTY, NY — A litany of complaints came up at the April 14 meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature, attesting to a concerning level of care at the Care Center at Sunset Lake. The care …