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Between 1865 and 1921, Christian Dorflinger employed thousands of skilled workers—both imported from Europe and trained locally—in his huge glass factory in White Mills. In those days, … more
Looking for something to combat the impacts of quarantines and restrictions imposed by the ongoing pandemic, in addition to the creep of cabin fever? The Pike County Historical Society (PCHS) is … more
What's new in the Upper Delaware region December 10 to December 16 more
HARRISBURG, PA – Reps. Jonathan Fritz (PA-111), Mike Peifer (PA-139) and Rosemary Brown (PA-189) announced on Thursday, December 3 that Wayne County and Pike County historical societies, … more
‘Honk for Healthcare’ a success MONTICELLO, NY — On November 19, Sullivan County employees reporting for work were greeted by a cavalcade of cars bedecked with signs and banners, … more
What's going on in arts, leisure and community November 12 to 18 more
STEVENSVILLE, NY — Where, you say?  It’s that busy community near Snake Lake. Come on. You know what I mean. How can you forget the mellifluously named Snake Lake?  Well, … more
“The story of the pumpkin flood was one of Richard Eldred’s favorite anecdotes,” recalled Wayne County Historical Society member Ann O’Hara of the late historian and fellow … more
The imposing J. S. O’Connor Rich Cut Glass Factory in Hawley, PA was one of the finest cutting shops in the world. Built of stone on solid rock, it was run by water power, and its own plant … more
NYS announces SNAP recipients to receive additional $100 million in food assistance NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced more … more
CALLICOON, NY — It started between midnight and 1 a.m. on a bitterly cold February night, according to J.S. Graham’s Callicoon Historian. Fires were nothing new, of course; buildings … more
WMH rededicated to veterans HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) rededicated its healthcare facility in honor of all area veterans. The event was part of Wayne Memorial’s … more
Ludolph (Louis) Hensel was undoubtedly the most prolific chronicler of late-19th and early-20th-century life in the area around Hawley, PA, leaving an invaluable record of people and places. Hensel … more
A few weeks ago, River Reporter columnist Johnathan Charles Fox interviewed the members of Brotality, an award-winning Christian metal band from Narrowsburg, NY and Clarks Summit, … more
Here is a picture, viewed from the New York side, of the old covered bridge at Narrowsburg, NY. Built in 1848, the bridge was 250 feet long. The road leading from the bridge on the Pennsylvania side … more
From TRR archives Taken at the Philadelphia Sportsman’s Show, here, between the two white hats, are Prince and Princess Ranier (Grace Kelly) viewing the Narrowsburg, NY booth. The … more
If you’ve tried to dig a garden in Sullivan County, you’ve come across a few billion of  these Sullivan County potatoes. In other words: rocks. Rocks are just one feature of … more
GOULDS, NY — That’s one way to move a school building. The Goulds School was built in 1849 and opened with a teacher (Philinda Lewis) and a budget ($73.50). It burned down in 1851 and … more
Carl Prosch, a native of Vienna, Austria, trained in the celebrated art schools of both Austria and New York and was brought to Wayne County by Christian Dorflinger to manage the new Honesdale … more
William Hicks Hoyle was born in 1823 in Cornwall, England, to Arthur Walker Hoyle and his wife Margaret Hicks. He came to America as a boy and by 1850 was living in Texas Township with his parents … more
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