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May 2014

Monticello parolee arrrested after foot chase

Monticello Police arrested Angelo Deon Johnson (37) of Monticello on Tuesday 5/28/14. Johnson was charged with felonies for Assault in the 2nd degree, Tampering with physical evidence, and misdemeanors for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, Resisting Arrest and Obstructing Governmental Administration. New York State Parole also wanted Johnson on an arrest warrant for violation of parole.  Read more

Backlash over Mysteryland ‘noise’; businesses fared well

The meeting of the Town of Bethel on May 28 attracted more people than usual as a number of residents came to voice their displeasure over the volume of the amplified music that pulsed over the hills surrounding Bethel Woods Center for the Arts until 2 a.m. over the Memorial Day Weekend.  Read more

The Pinball Wizard in Lookout

June 7, 2014

Equinunk Historical Society board member Richard Stowe's unique hobby will interest game players of all ages. He will present a free program on the popular games of the 1960s and 70s in the museum annex at 1972 Pine Mill Rd., 1pm. 570/224-6722.

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Take dad to breakfast on Father's Day

June 15, 2014

Father's Day is the perfect time to take dad to breakfast at Pine Mill Community Hall, 919 Pine Mill Rd. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 11:30am and includes blueberry pancakes, cheese omelets, or eggs the way you like them, home fries, sausage, juice, and coffee or tea. Adults, $7. 570/224-8500.

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Linda Wescott
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National Park to welcome new superintendent to Upper Delaware

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER REGION — The National Park Service (NPS) has named Kris Heister as the new superintendent of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River to succeed acting superintendent Malcolm Wilbur and former superintendent Sean McGuinness who retired earlier this year. Heister is a 22-year veteran of the NPS. She will begin her new position in mid-July. Heister has been the chief of natural resources for the NPS in the Northeast Region.  Read more

18th annual Tractor Parade comes to Callicoon

June 8, 2014

The Delaware Youth Center in Callicoon celebrates the 18th annual Callicoon Tractor Parade at the noon whistle. Come one, come all to see tractors young and old make their way down Main Street, then walk up to the Youth Center for a chicken barbecue.

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Bethel Woods Season Preview 2014

The Bethel Woods Season Preview issue contains a preview of the season as well as information about where to stay, where to eat and shop, and how to enjoy your stay in the Upper Delaware River valley.

For advertising information, or if you would like copies for your place of business, please contact Breann at 845/252-7414, ext. 21, or Breann@riverreporter.com.


Each year, Mysteryland sets up camp on beautiful grounds around the globe - from the lush green fields of Holland to the mountainous town of Picarquín, Chile. This year’s stop was the home of the legendary ’69 Woodstock - Bethel Woods, New York. Since 1994, they have hosted a multisensory festival that draws creative, electronic-music-loving tastemakers from around the world. They take pride in throwing a memorable party by bringing both internationally renowned and kick-ass up-and-coming artists to multiple stages.  Read more

Furry youngsters make their debut

While walking with some friends last weekend, I heard a familiar bark. Tucker, my friend’s labradoodle, was with us and had evidently found something in the woods. I went to check it out, and on arrival to the scene of the barking, I found Tucker had corralled a small porcupine on to a small log. Tucker had already had two separate encounters with porcupines before that required “de-quilling” of his muzzle, and now he was trying for engagement number three. He must have learned something from his past experiences, because I was able to call him off.  Read more