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August 2013

Bruce Thomas Donald

Bruce Thomas Donald of Port Jervis, NY passed away on July 19, 2013. He was 59.  Read more

Mary M. Reda

Dr. Mary M. Reda of Staten Island, NY passed on Saturday, August 3, 2013. She was 42.  Read more

Alice Hulihan

Alice Hulihan of Honesdale, PA died on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Wayne Woodlands Manor. She was 90.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hulihan.

Born on July 22, 1923 in Dayton, OH, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Augusta Clause Finkbohner. She was a graduate of Narrowsburg High School and later worked at Bell Telephone as a secretary. She retired from Narrowsburg Lumber, where she was a secretary.  Read more

Late bloomers and early adaptors

Years ago I came across some provocative comments by Kirk Vardenoe, the noted American art historian. I was struck by his observation that throughout the 19th century, Denmark and Sweden were considerably behind the curve in industrial development. Vardenoe’s insight was that this was actually an advantage, because the delay gave them time to observe, prepare and avoid some of the worst negative effects of industrialization.  Read more

Delaware’s troubling new law

At a special meeting of the town board this past Wednesday, the Town of Delaware passed controversial zoning amendments that have attracted of a lot of news coverage and letters in this and other local newspapers. Despite the controversy and public concern, no public comment was allowed at the meeting. The residents in attendance, who have devoted so much time to the issues raised by these amendments, did not deserve this high-handedness.  Read more

It ain’t over

My grandparents escaped the pogroms of Russia and came to America with the hope that life for their children would be free of the anxiety and poverty that was their European history. And like the Germans, Italians and Irish who preceded them, they faced hostility that lasted a generation or more, but finally found their way, and managed to blend in.  Read more

Councilman responds to article

[Editor note: This letter from Town of Lumberland Councilman David Leamon concerns reported inaccuracies in our article entitled “Who is in charge in an emergency?” from issue 31 of The River Reporter, week of August 1 to 6.]

Councilman Leamon writes:

The article said, “Leamon said that his reading of the law found that any emergency declaration suspending local law and expected to last beyond five days should be ratified by the board.”  Read more

Feds need to pay their promised share; Help keep our river clean

Fresh water is a precious natural resource that is likely to become even more precious as development pressures increase and competing demands for it grow. This will be so even in the Delaware River watershed, where at first blush you’d think there will always be enough clean, fresh water to go around, providing both drinking water and recreational opportunities for many millions of people.  Read more

Gillibrand, Gibson support Narrowsburg School project

The vision of the future of the Narrowsburg School, as developed by The Solution Project (TSP), continues to garner support from various quarters. Most recently Senator Kirsten Gillibrand voiced support for the effort.  Read more

Youthful track and field athletes lauded in Wayne

Top Wayne County finishers at the recent finals of the annual Hershey Track and Field competition were recognized by the county commissioners on August 1. Wayne County Parks and Recreation Director Ray Ofner has been coordinating the local program for more than 35 years. Ofner said local first-place competitors were invited to regional competitions in Easton, and first- and second-place finishers there went on to compete at the finals at Penn State in State College.  Read more