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ALBANY, NY — The New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG)—a company hammered by local politicians because of the way it handled two power-killing windstorms in 2018—is … more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Legislature on April 21 authorized the settlement of a lawsuit brought against the county by an employee, who was caught up in the turmoil that gripped the … more
ELDRED, NY — To the extent possible, members of the board of the Eldred Central School (ECS) want to protect students from some of the more extreme impacts of standardized testing and other … more
BETHEL, NY — The New York State Police in Sullivan County made several arrests of individuals who were attending or planning to attend the three-day Mysteryland Music Festival at Bethel Woods … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Would tax breaks help or hurt the chances of a casino or two coming to Sullivan County? That’s a question still being debated by members of the Sullivan County legislature. … more
A global company called Qualfon is considering the Village of Hancock as the site for a new call center. Qualfon serves the “business process outsourcing” for various businesses and also provides … more
There are state regulations regarding where state prisoners go when they are released from prison and have no home to go to. If the prisoner is prosecuted in Sullivan County and is homeless upon … more
The Sullivan County Legislature is quietly negotiating a departure agreement with county manager David Fanslau. Five of the nine legislators have been calling for a change of managers since last … more
WASHINGTON, DC — Dairy farmers across New York and Pennsylvania are once again looking for some leadership in addressing the structural problems facing the waning dairy industry here. But will they … more
The fate of the Pond Eddy Bridge, which crosses the Delaware River and connects the communities of Pond Eddy, NY and Pond Eddy, PA, continues to hang in the balance as a growing number of … more
Due to the approach of Hurricane Irene, the City has issued a mandatory evacuation order for New Yorkers who live in the low-lying Zone “A” coastal areas in all five boroughs. This includes all … more
According to a press release from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Elton John sold out his September 3 concert here in record time. All 15,000 tickets were sold in 53 minutes to what the … more
Rounds of applause sounded repeatedly in the Highland Town Hall, as the town council passed a six-month moratorium prohibiting high impact industrial uses such as those associated with natural gas … more
DAMASCUS, NY — At the Damascus Township board meeting on May 20, acting chairperson eighth-grader Hannah Rybak took attendance and opened the forum for the meeting. With the assistance of … more
WASHINGTON, DC – Judging by the press releases coming from the office of Congressman Antonio Delgado, the Democratic majority of the House of Representatives is keeping a busy pace moving … more
Pike man sentenced after foot chase MILFORD, PA — Thomas Allen Shafer, age 30, presently housed in the Pike County Correctional Facility, was sentenced to three months to six months in the Pike … more
MONTICELLO, NY — The Solid Waste Access Fee that is levied on all building owners in the county has always been controversial, in part because all property owners are not charged the same fee … more
[The River Reporter feels that, with regard to various controversial issues, it is useful from time to time to present to the public facts about the history of those issues without arguing a specific … more
ALBANY, NY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 13 heralded the completion of a community solar project in Callicoon, the largest such solar project in the state.  A press release from … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Judge Stephan Schick on November 22 dismissed a lawsuit brought by Tusten councilperson Ned Lang, against fellow councilperson Brandi Merolla and town supervisor Carol Wingert. … more
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