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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
Regarding President Trump’s May 16 immigration proposal He emphasized “border security” and “attracting the best and the brightest” as key elements. One wonders how past … more
The psychedelic painted VW “Light” Bus is tripping back to Bethel for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration. As a symbol of the Woodstock generation, the bus is best described in … more
Summer is officially upon us, we can tell from the crowds on the Port Jervis trains and the traffic on the roads. When and if the weather cooperates, we all benefit. A typical Friday holiday evening … more
It must be strange to stand in front of a room full of people and say you don’t want to be paid more—but that’s where several migrant farm workers in Sullivan County found … more
This letter is in response to Mr. Epstein’s letter about the downside of the #MeToo movement. I wish that in his moment of indignancy he had remained silent and introspective. I wish he had … more
When you’re an intelligent, ambitious and creative kid in a small town, everyone tells you to get out. Well-meaning adults in my life included, the common narrative pushed on me—growing … more
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