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There is still a law on the books in Pennsylvania which says that people may not take in a movie on Sunday. There’s another that says people can’t play pool on Sunday. Those laws are not … more
We aren’t anything if we aren’t our people. more
My Fourth of July included dinner with a gathering of 10 friends, some of long acquaintance and some new to each other. As we settled around the table, one guest asked our hostess whether political … more
The New York State Legislature wrapped up its work for the year on June 21, bringing an end to a session that is being called historic. When Democrats took firm control of the senate in January, the … more
Support for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project I am a lifelong resident of New York State, and I fully support the natural gas industry. I do so for so many reasons, mainly for the jobs that … more
The antecedents to today’s U.S. LGBT movement go back even further than the Stonewall Riots. In 1893, James Mills Peirce, brother of philosopher and pragmatist Charles Sanders Peirce, proposed … more
Many of us on the Port Jervis line end our commute in New York at Pennsylvania Station or, as we call it, Penn. Penn Station serves more than 600,000 commuters a day from a combination of Amtrak, … more
Through the decades, manufacturers have sold many unsafe and harmful products to the American public. Every so often, the pain and destruction from one of those products becomes so widespread and … more
Seeking re-election as Sullivan County Legislator, District 2 My name is Nadia Rajsz and I am seeking re-election as Sullivan County Legislator, District 2 (Forestburgh, Lumberland and portions of … more
I am the chairperson of the Town of Bethel Republican Committee. The Committee met earlier this year and nominated Bethel resident, lawyer Susan Harte as our Republican Party candidate for … more
Memorial Day came to me three times in rapid succession this year: twice in Israel and once in the U.S. Rather than feeling sad and reflective, I felt restive, frustrated and angry. I wanted to … more
I work a job on the nightshift and, consequently, sleep all day. This is not such a bad idea in the dark of winter, as I huddle like some cocooned creature in my quilts and Afghans. But, in the … more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there have been more than 1,000 documented cases of measles in the U.S. in 2019, higher than the number confirmed in 1994 when 963 … more
Highland compressor station killed the dream I can trace my family roots as far back as the 1700s to the Eldred, Highland Lake and Barryville area. My great-great-grandparents are buried behind what … more
In “Juliana versus United States,” 21 young people sued the federal government, alleging that their constitutional rights of life, liberty and property are being violated by the … more
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on May 30 issued a certificate of completion for the Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) power plant in Wawayanda. Several elected local … more
Plastic usage despite common sense Both wonder and terror are our namesake and birthright. Perhaps, this is the inherent fate of modern culture, to be torn between bias and reform. Our use of … more
The new bail reform package proposed by New York’s governor and recently passed by our state legislature is a threat to public safety and will make all of us less safe. Those who proposed these … more
Mental illness is a secret many families keep. We keep it to protect our loved ones and ourselves from the social stigma that still exists about this disease. Like other diseases, it often runs in … more
This issue of The River Reporter features several stories on insects—some wanted, like bees, others unwanted, such as emerald ash borers, ticks and spotted lanternflies, all of which have … more
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