Pike commissioners recognized for saving failing EMS

MILFORD, PA — Pike County Commissioners Matthew Osterberg and Ronald Schmalzle recently received the Dr. George Moerkirk Memorial Contribution to EMS Award.  The award recognized the …

Strengthen national security? Cue the Dairy Court.

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners meeting had a pretty sweet agenda. Attending their June 27 meeting were Tiffany Tyler and the Wayne County Dairy Court, young women and girls …
Around the Area
Plane crash in Tompkins kills family of five 

TOMPKINS, NY — A plane crash in the Town of Tompkins, Delaware County, killed five people from Georgia flying south out from a regional airport in Oneonta. At 2:30 p.m. on June 30, …

Policy center says PA budget falls short on education

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Policy Center says the state budget will not fix the  K-12 education funding system, which the Commonwealth Court has declared unconstitutiona l.  …

Burlesque Show @ HPAC

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Burlesque Show, 8-9:30pm, 219 Main St. hpacny.org.

Town hall on Callicoon Depot restoration to be held July 16

CALLICOON, NY — A public town hall has been scheduled to discuss progress on the Callicoon Train Depot project. Tim Bruno, general manager of WJFF Radio Catskill, will facilitate the …

‘Today I chose to never give up’: BOCES Alt Ed students graduate

‘Today I chose to never give up’: BOCES Alt Ed students graduate The graduates overcame many obstacles to get to this day By TED WADDELL CALLICOON, NY — Jesse Guara …

BOCES CTE grads show their colors

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Sullivan BOCES pulled out the stops to celebrate the BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) Class of 2024 upon their graduation. “The seniors of BOCES CTE …

‘What makes us a community’: Sullivan West graduates

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Valedictorian Elizabeth Reeves said being 18 was at times “overwhelming and confusing.” She proudly wore her light blue stole as she addressed graduates, …

An Eldred education can take them far

ELDRED, NY — There was no need to convince anyone at the Eldred Central School graduation ceremony just how far an ECS grad can go. Commencement speaker Dr. Benjamin Steimle graduated from …

Man shot in Barryville is a physician who lost his medical license

BARRYVILLE, NY — Paul Gosselin, a 63-year-old physician from Augusta, Maine, was shot last Tuesday, July 2, by a NYS Trooper in the parking lot of the Il Castello restaurant parking lot in Barryville, according to a state police report.

Damascus: Big solar projects need groundwater calculations

DAMASCUS, PA — Damascus Township’s alternative energy ordinance has been amended to clarify the stormwater calculations needed for big solar array projects. The ordinance will be …

Nonna Hall gets green light for Eldred pottery studio

ELDRED, NY — Three’s the charm for Nonna Hall’s pottery studio. On June 26 she made her third appearance before the Highland Planning Board, which accepted her application to …

Highland’s highway workers secure raises for next five years

HIGHLAND, NY — Highway workers, the Town of Highland’s only non-elected full-time employees, finally got the contract they wanted after it had been tabled three times. The contract …

Low primary turnout a cause for reflection

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Tuesday's turnout was bad. Greg Goldstein, chair of the Sullivan County Republican Committee, endorsed Camille O’Brien in the primary for the NYS 100th Assembly …

Ingrassia beats O’Brien in GOP primary for Assembly race

Ingrassia beats O’Brien in GOP primary for Assembly race O’Brien gives up Conservative endorsement to present ‘united front’ By RUBY RAYNER-HASELKORN SULLIVAN …

Local duck farmers win in foie gras decision

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — In a significant legal victory for upstate New York duck farmers, the New York Supreme Court in Albany has ruled against New York City’s ban on the sale of foie …

Heat Advisory

UPPER DELAWARE, NEW YORK & PENNSYLVANIA—The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that remains in effect until 9 PM EDT Thursday.  Heat index values of 95 to 100 are …

Juice and smoothie bar wants to open in Narrowsburg

TOWN OF TUSTEN, NY — It’s June, and the Tusten planning board has received only one new application since October. Ken Baim, the planning board chair, told the River Reporter …

Get to know the Republican candidates for NYS Assembly District 100

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Two Republican candidates vying to represent NYS Assembly District 100 are on the GOP state primary ballot on Thursday, June 25. The 100th encompasses most of …

Juneteenth closings in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — The Wayne County Courthouse and administrative offices, along with the recycling center, will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth federal holiday. …

Pike’s matching grant program wins EMS award

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Commissioners received the 2024 Dr. George Moerkirk Memorial Contribution to EMS Award for their dedication to improving emergency medical services (EMS) in Pike …

O’Brien and Ingrassia to face off in GOP primary

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Two Republican candidates vying to represent NYS Assembly District 100 are on the GOP state primary ballot on Thursday, June 25. The 100th encompasses most of …

Where will they stay?

MINISINK FORD, NY — Maybe you’ve noticed them. Maybe you're one of them. To locals, visitors stand out: Behold the fresh faces, the brand-new gear, the innovative parking styles. …

River commission gets serious about climate resilience

River commission gets serious about climate resilience But environmentalists want more prevention in its plans By PAMELA CHERGOTIS NARROWSBURG, NY — Environmentalists pressed …