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The 'launch pad'

My son Sam’s “launch pad” is back. By “launch pad” I am referring to the sudden metamorphosis of one of our living room sofas to a staging area for Sam’s belongings and all-purpose rubble. It is both the essence of home and a point of departure for his frequent comings and goings.


The incidence of Lyme disease, as reported to the Centers for Disease Control, has jumped significantly over the past 20 years, and at least part of that change is attributed to a warming climate. These are the most recent available statistics; 2017 is expected to be even worse than trend in the Northeast due to the generally warm winter weather (Stella notwithstanding).

More warming, more ticks, more disease

Anyone who lives in this region likely knows one or two people or more who have been infected with Lyme disease from a tick bite. That used to be a rare occurrence in Sullivan County in New York, and Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania.

Letters to the Editor April 27

Congratulations on NYPA awards

It is always nice to read about good things happening in the community. I was pleased to read about The River Reporter receiving three awards at the New York Press Association [NYPA] conference and trade show, which was held at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs.

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