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March 2012


Donald J. Consiglio of Barryville, NY, a lifetime area resident, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 at his home. He was 80.

Born on May 19, 1931 in East Rutherford, NJ, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mildred Riston Consiglio.

Donald was the owner-operator of Donald’s Refrigeration Service in Barryville. He was a member of Wilkes-Barre Society of the Deaf.  Read more


Arthur Frank of Jeffersonville, NY passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012. He was 85.

Arthur was born February 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Barney and Beatrice Frank.

He spoke often of growing up in Brooklyn, riding the trolley cars, and going to the boardwalk with his father. As a young man, he raised homing pigeons.  Read more


Elvin F. Goda of Washingtonville, NY passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. He was 87.

Son of the late Jack and Mary Melchisky Goda, he was born in Ansonia, CT on June 13, 1924. He was the widower of Rose Marie Tomer Goda.

Elvin was a retired shipping and receiving clerk for Avon Products, Inc. in Suffern, NY. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War.  Read more


Raymond “Bucky” Koferl of Narrowsburg, NY, a lifelong resident, a retired mechanic for Sullivan Co. DPW, school bus driver, and many other endeavors, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the home of his niece, Alice Foster and husband Doug Wyss. He was 86.

The son of the late Leonard and Pearl Skinner Koferl, he was born April 28, 1925 in Narrowsburg. He was an Army veteran, a member of the American Legion Post, Eldred, NY; and a past member of Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club.  Read more


Warren “Bud” H. Myers of Kenoza Lake, NY, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, formerly of Jeffersonville, NY, passed away on February 26, 2012 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. He was 87.

Bud was born in Kohlertown to Dr. Harvey W. and Hazel Miller Myers on October 11, 1924. He married Iola Schaefer Reum in 1946. Iola predeceased him in April 2006 after 59 years of marriage.  Read more


Marie E. Ponds of Beach Grove, TN and a former long time resident of Glen Spey, NY, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 in Shelbyville, TN. She was 77.

Marie was born on December 13, 1934 in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late William and Ethel Davis Daw.

She was a retired clerk for the Port Jervis Grand Union. Marie was married to the late Warren L. Ponds, Sr.  Read more


Joseph Reilly, Jr. of New Windsor, NY entered into rest February 25, 2012. He was 33.

The son of Joseph Reilly Sr. and the late Penny McCorkle Reilly, Joseph was born February 19, 1979 in Nyack, NY.  Read more

The Age of Wants

My daughter wants to curl her hair. Like me, she has straight hair without a thought of wave. Without a working electric curling iron, we have resorted to an antique iron held in the gas stove burner. I’m learning again how to use this old fashioned gizmo so that the curls come out fat and springy. She bounces around the house, enjoying this foray into curly-haired beauty.  Read more

Another view on the ‘threat’

By Vicky Vassmer-Simpson

I recently read a My View in the February 16 edition of The River Reporter titled “About that “threat.” I felt a response was in order.  Read more

Responding to ‘The myth of humane slaughter’

Most people agree that “humane slaughter” does not exist. For centuries, animal slaughter has been hideously brutal. With agri-business’ hostile takeover of family farming, factory farming practices have viciously escalated and expanded the unspeakable cruelty to which slaughter animals are subjected. There is very little hope of eliminating animal slaughter in the foreseeable future, and whatever relief measures are available need to be enacted now.  Read more