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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
I just scheduled a road test for my daughter, Lily, to get her NY state driver’s license. This means she has to hurry up and learn how to parallel park in the next week or so. But it also means … more
In the transition from physical newsprint to digital media, it seems that some things have been lost in translation. If you’re reading this in print, then you likely know that this is an … more
Recent DV graduate running for school board On Tuesday, May 21, I would be honored to receive your vote in the primary election for Delaware Valley School Board. As a recent DV graduate, I can … more
Last time, you may recall, I talked a bit about Mississippi’s Rep. Noah Sweat and his famous “If By Whiskey” speech. The inspiration for that column came after some online … more
Bee Pasture Here there is pasture for the sun struck bees; Blue bee balm rooted deep among old stones, Sweet white clover, wild hillside thyme, Basswood blossoms, so much perfume to spare It wastes … more
Last month, New York enacted a new law that bans those single-use plastic-carryout bags we use to get our groceries and other purchases home from the store. Smaller plastic bags will still be … more
Your editorial, “Compressor Could Turn Election,” rightly points out that voters may oust the Sullivan County legislator over the Millennium Pipeline compressor built in the heart of his … more
The roads in Pennsylvania are a mess this spring. Part of that probably has to do with the record-breaking weather events the state suffered last summer and winter. The summer produced the most … more
Town of Tusten Councilwoman Brandi Merolla, a Democrat, is supporting Republican Rob Doherty in this year’s election for county legislators. Doherty is running against incumbent Democrat Scott … more
Response to ‘A Memory of Margo’ Cass Collins wrote a column that ran in The River Reporter on February 6. I loved the piece and was deeply moved with the details she selected to describe … more
The foothills of the Poconos and Catskills are a gorgeous cuisine of outdoor life. There is magnificence, adventure and serenity. There are sacrifices, too, in order to live here and appreciate all … more
On May 25, 2019 our daughter will be wed, in our backyard, to her sweetheart of seven years. Unlike her mother, who, after a four year courtship, announced she would be wed only 30 days before the … more
Working in New York City and living in the Upper Delaware River Valley has its own set of challenges. We commuters usually have a routine that helps us get out of the door in the morning—at … more
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