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December 2012

Support the news, support your community

It is with great appreciation for the voice it provides us in our community, as well as the fair and balanced coverage of local news hereabouts, that I cast my vote for The River Reporter as Best Newspaper in Sullivan County.  Read more

Reflections on civic mindedness

Having been performing litter control duties on behalf of the National Park Service at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for over 40 years, I have one reflection that comes to mind that stands out above all others concerning a particular social phenomenon. One would think that our National Parks would be a matter of pride with the public since these lovely landscapes represent our nation’s beauty, wildlife and history. Pride in these places seems not to affect those who visit, however.  Read more

Riverkeeper urges DRBC to address gas pipelines

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company is preparing to slash and cut another path across the communities, forests, streams and wetlands of the Upper Delaware River, and our national and state agencies and the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) are all stepping aside to let it happen.  Read more

For Sullivan County, our own fiscal cliff

Sullivan County property owners face the likelihood that the county legislature will pass a 2013 budget with a double-digit tax hike. In these tough economic times, putting this burden on already financially strapped citizens seems just plain wrong. Legislators know that a 13.7% tax increase will be quite painful for many taxpayers, yet few other options appear.  Read more

Wrapping party

December 20, 2012

Volunteers needed to help wrap toys for kids at the Bethel Senior Center, 4pm. Bring scissors, tape and a roll of paper. Email dryder845@hotmail.com.

Wrapping party

December 19, 2012

Volunteers needed to help wrap toys for kids at the Federation for the Homeless, 4pm. Bring scissors, tape and a roll of paper. Email dryder845@hotmail.com.

Toys For Tots portrait fundraiser

December 15, 2012

Bring a $5 unwrapped toy and $5 cash donation, or $10, and receive a free portrait with Santa, 11am-4pm. Additional packages available in time for Christmas delivery. 845/557-3663.

Open mic night at The Cooperage

December 19, 2012

Open mic night hosted by "The Crackers", 7-10pm. Donations greatly appreciated. www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.

Christmas with The Crackers

December 14, 2012

A holiday benefit concert for The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, 6-10pm. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy or $10. www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.

Pike gets $30,100 to design greenway

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded Pike County a $30,100 grant to prepare a greenway plan for the Lackawaxen and Upper Delaware rivers. According to a press release from the Pike County Office of Community Planning, the project will complement an existing waterfront revitalization program currently underway in Sullivan County, NY.  Read more