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I have never been much for decorating; clutter seems to be my main interior design. At Christmas, we have a tree, of course. We have a wreath on the door. But no lights strung up along the outside … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — A truck hauling a load of rock tipped over near the intersection of Route 52 and Route 97 just outside of Narrowsburg.  Fire chief David Casey reported that the truck … more
      Port Jervis As the bookend of Route 97, opposite Hancock, Port Jervis is the end of the line for many traveling the byway, but for our trip, it’s just the … more
Sparrowbush might not be on your must-see list of places to visit along the byway. Other than its whimsical name, this hamlet isn’t outwardly boastful. But Carol and Wilbur Etkes—on a … more
As you drive from Port Jervis into Barryville, you’ll pass through the Town of Lumberland, which includes Pond Eddy, Glen Spey, Hillside and Mongaup. Lumberland is one of many towns, … more
Katy Czapnik, her son Kai and their dog Hunter were out enjoying a sunny day in Barrville as we passed through. The family moved to Barryville from the city roughly seven years ago, seeking … more
You’ll find this eagle observation area and butterfly placard on the byway in Minisink Ford. The observation is dedicated to Barbara Yeaman, the founder of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy … more
As the base of The River Reporter, we suggest you dedicate significant time to the hamlet that is our home. Located along the narrowest and deepest part of the river (hence, the name), Narrowsburg … more
Previous writings indicate that Cochecton was either the first or the second permanent settlement in Sullivan County. Today, it is the smallest town in the county, but filled with love from its … more
Callicoon, originally named Collikoon, for the Dutch and Chokataw word for turkey, is a lively hamlet featuring some of the best views of the Delaware. As a librarian, bartender and performer, … more
Passing through Long Eddy, you might notice a sign signifying its history as Sullivan County’s first city. Visit the Basket Historical Society in town for more history on what was, for 11 … more
If you’ve driven down Route 97 toward Port Jervis in the last few months, you may have noticed some activity on the left-hand side of the road just outside of Narrowsburg.   Assorted … more
TUSTEN, NY — The New York State Department of Transportation announced on May 7 that work has begun on a $2.5 million project to replace the bridge carrying State Route 97 over Ten Mile River … more
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in commercial herbicide Roundup, is the most widely used pesticide in the world. The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has been using it to control … more
CALLICOON, NY — The Town of Delaware is finally ready to break ground on the new highway department and salt shed on Route 17B near the Callicoon Creek. The current highway department, along … more
The Upper Delaware River flows between Hancock, where river’s Main Stem begins, and Sparrow Bush, NY. It also forms the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania. This distance is just over 70 … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Project Review Committee of the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) met on August 28 and discussed at length a garage/storage building that is being rebuilt on a lot adjacent to … more
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