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DEP internships available

REGION — The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging college students to apply for one of 17 summer internships at its offices in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. These paid internships are in fields related to science and engineering.


TRR photo by Amanda Reed

Ice on the river

REGION — There has been a bumper crop of ice on the river this year.  The frigid weather at the end of December and early January caused it to form and warmer weather caused it to break up and move.  Here in the Big Eddy, massive blocks of ice were piled atop one another, while other parts of the river are clear.

Public hearings on fracking

REGION — Eight years after the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) imposed a de facto ban on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Delaware Watershed, the DRBC is holding a series of public hearings on adopting new regulations covering fracking; the regulations would make the ban permanent, but they would also allow for the withdrawal of wat


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Members, volunteers and friends gather to celebrate the official launch of Growing Older Together on Thursday, January 18. 

Growing Older Together announces its launch

REGION — Since the beginning of 2018, Growing Older Together’s (GOT) trained and screened volunteers have been performing services for members and fulfilling GOT’s mission: to provide Wayne County, PA and western Sullivan County, NY residents aged 60 and older both the practical means and the social connections to live independently in their hom


Photos by Ed Weseley

Calkins Creek on January 11, two miles above the Delaware River.

Ice out, ice back

REGION — A brutal cold snap brought thick ice to the lakes and rivers in the Upper Delaware Valley, then a warm spell lead to an early ice out. The ice flowed down the river and jammed up in Bucks County, leading to numerous flood warnings in that area.

Winter weather affects animals too

Winter in our region can be quite unpredictable. Sometimes we experience extremely cold temperatures, as we did this past week; while at other times during our winter months, we can have temperatures in the 50s or 60s. It is extremely important to be aware of the rapid and harsh weather changes, as they affect animals too.

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