Inclusion of a $90 million Local Media Tax Credit is included in final FY 2025 New York State Budget

NEW YORK  --  Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature unveiled the final state budget on April 20, including a payroll tax credit for local news outlets, modeled on the …

Sullivan West waits for state aid number

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Sullivan West is hoping for the best and preparing for the worst as the state aid formula is being hashed out in Albany. The district stands to lose $2 million in …
Around the Area
Bill: Let rape victims track progress online

HARRISBURG, PA — A statewide system has been proposed that would allow rape victims to track online the progress of the DNA evidence collected as part of their case. DNA testing is not …

Sullivan West third-grader wins writing competition

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Bailey Carlucci, a third grader at Sullivan West Central School, was named a winner of the New York 19 Writing Competition, which was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro …

Molinaro endorses Johnson's foreign-aid plan

  Regarding Speaker Mike Johnson's proposal to deliver foreign aid :  Speaker Johnson proposed a bold plan to help Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine fight back …

Fire destroys home in Cherry Township

CHERRY RIDGE TOWNSHIP, PA — Fire destroyed a home in Cherry Ridge Township, PA, in the early morning of Wednesday, April 12. No injuries were reported. The Seelyville Fire Company …
Pennsylvania Attorney General

Hamlin Ambulance supervisor defrauded company of nearly $10K

HAMLIN, PA — A former supervisor of the Hamlin Ambulance Company of Hamlin, PA, was charged with reporting and receiving pay for hours that she and her daughter did not actually work, according …

Sullivan may get another driver for seniors and veterans

considering hiring another full-time driver for the Office of the Aging, which would bring the office back to pre-pandemic levels. The drivers handle medical and shopping runs and meal pickups …

Riverkeeper works for the constitutional right to a clean environment

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Riverkeeper Network wants to enshrine the right to a clean environment in the New York Constitution. “Here in the U.S. people have rights to free …

Hotel tax supports trails, concerts, and more

HONESDALE, PA — It’s no surprise that tourism is the largest industry in the Poconos. And it’s just received a nearly $200,000 boost for the coming year. The Wayne County …

Sullivan County to tackle stray cats

MONTICELLO, NY — Stray cats are running rampant in Sullivan County.  “It’s unbelievable,” said Maria, a Monticello resident who did not give her last name, at last …

Not as dangerous as it looks

TOWN OF TUSTEN, NY — A tree felled by a midwinter storm has been resting on Frontier Communications phone and cable lines for many weeks now. The trunk leans so heavily on the lines, it …

Head Start will return on Tuesday

MONTICELLO, NY — After a two-month absence from Sullivan County, Head Start is coming back. A temporary provider will reopen Head Start centers in Woodbourne and Monticello on Tuesday, …

New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians experience 4.8 Earthquake

NEW YORK, NY— Peggy Morris from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed to the River Reporter that a 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in New Jersey and was felt in the Northeast …

Fire levels White Mills Hotel

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA — The White Mills Hotel was destroyed by fire overnight. The White Mills Fire Department says it was dispatched at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, to a structure fire …

Fresh fish comes to Eldred

ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and …

Fresh fish comes to Eldred

ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and Catering, …

No vaccines required for summer camp staff

MONTICELLO, NY — All summer campers in Sullivan County must show they are vaccinated against three highly contagious diseases, according to a new public health order.  But the adults …

River Reporter joins forces with Spotlight PA

For the past decade, there’s been nothing short of a crisis in our state capital. More and more of Pennsylvania’s sprawling and costly bureaucracy operated without scrutiny from …
Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed

Coalition demands greater watershed protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clean water advocates from more than 180 organizations in four states recently lobbied Congress for more money to protect and restore the rivers, streams and tributaries …

Legislators urge state to transfer care center to private owner

MONTICELLO, NY — The afflictions undermining long-term care facilities across the country—privatization, staffing shortages, dwindling subsidies—are also causing a crisis for …

Special election brings Independents, others to primary polls

All registered voters in the 139th PA Legislative District can participate in the primary election on Tuesday, April 23, due to the special election to determine who will succeed State Rep. Joseph …

Head Start to return in early April. Maybe.

MONTICELLO, NY — Head Start is returning to Sullivan County in early April. But this date is subject to change. That’s the latest word from U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19). …

Alternative energy is getting an update in Damascus

DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, PA — Damascus Township is updating its zoning that regulates alternate energy development, such as solar farms, windmills, and geothermal systems. The township …

Tusten continues to move forward on pavilion 

TUSTEN, NY — The pavilion proposed for Tusten Multi-Generational Park continues to move forward amid strong opinions both for and against the project. The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) …