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The new discovery law in criminal cases mandating that the prosecution must reveal all of its evidence within 15 days of arraignment is yet another example of Albany being out of touch with reality, … more
A central prayer of the Jewish High Holy Day period invokes a plea to God that we not be cast off in old age or abandoned when our strength has abated. And the Bible in Leviticus 19 mandates that … more
This year’s mild winter in the Upper Delaware region has had a lot of benefits. Some of the most obvious, of course, are lower heating bills and safer driving conditions. But it hasn’t … more
Letters to the editor February 20 to 26 more
Letters to the editor February 13 to 19 more
By now, most New Yorkers are aware that a ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect on Sunday, March 1. While there has been some criticism of the bill’s numerous exemptions, … more
 Misinformation online is rampant, and the only thing we can do to stop it is to not share it ourselves. Newspapers like The River Reporter must maintain a level of diligence in fact-checking … more
My friend and colleague, Jonathan Fox, scooped me last week by writing about his diagnosis of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and one of its treatment options, the Happy Lite. Having already touted … more
Letters to the editor: February 6 to 12 more
The other day my friends and I talked politics; I’ll just say upfront, nobody killed anybody. There wasn’t even rage. There was some confusion, but then we had more coffee and it was all … more
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This winter has been on the mild side. The rivers and lakes in the area have seen less ice than normal. So far, there has not been one night where the temperature has dropped below zero degrees. Most … more
Sound like a strange title? Perhaps, yet it is the very method that fly fishers should adopt if they wish to maximize angling opportunities when fishing small flies, dun colored flies, or when … more
Recently, I mentioned something in this column called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the notion that I think I have it. Wanting to learn more, I sat down at my computer and decided to delve … more
This Monday, January 27, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The recent gathering in Jerusalem of some 50 heads of state to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi Death … more
There is part of an old Irish Blessing that says, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.” We start this New Year and new decade with great expectations … more
Letters to the editor: January 23, 2020 more
The issue of bail is nothing new and has been a legal issue since the beginning of our great country. After 40 years of experience in Sullivan County Court, I witnessed what the new law means to … more
Bail reform in New York State was meant to address an imbalance in the state’s judicial system. Wealthy people, even wealthy people who have committed crimes, could get out of jail if they … more
I have never been one for New Year’s resolutions. Dieting and exercising more—two of the most common resolutions every year—are not for me, commendable as they may be. Sure, I … more
Energy-efficiency programs, as we know them today, have been seen as part of the solution toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The energy savings have been translated into financial savings for … more
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