HARRISBURG, PA — It was an off-year election that just passed; normally that means more Republicans turn out to the polls than Democrats and thus Republicans win more state-wide races. But that was not the case for the state-wide races for judgeships this year, which were swept by Democrats. Read more
TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY — Before the election on November 3, Bill Rieber, the incumbent supervisor of the Town of Thompson who was running again for the office, told his supporters that it had come to his attention that “hundreds of questionable absentee votes from closed and boarded-up camps and colonies in Thompson have been submitted to the Sullivan County Board of Elections.” Read more
Staff of Catskill Hudson Bank (CHB) took time out of their busy schedule to take the Shopping Cart Challenge at Pete’s Market on Monday, November 9 at 9 a.m. Debbie Reimer, manager of CHB Narrowsburg Branch, was the lucky shopper.
Reimer was cheered on by coworkers Joann Letendre, Laurel Anderson and Sandi Jay, and ran around Pete's collecting as many groceries as she could in only three minutes. The value of the final amount of food that was collected was $267. All groceries will be donated to the Narrowsburg Ecumenical Food Pantry. Read more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — With many sharing emotional tales of how drug abuse has touched their lives, members of the Sullivan West Community Task Force gathered for the first time to start strategizing over how to help their youth avoid that risk. Read more
MILFORD, PA — Pike County can anticipate savings of at least $190,000 this year in the county’s bond indebtedness after the commissioners’ decision to refund Pike’s 2010 general obligation bonds, according to David M. Payne, director of PNC Capital Markets LLC. Read more
POND EDDY, PA — The Pond Eddy Bridge was re-opened to traffic on October 30, but with a three-ton weight limit. A contractor finished inspections the previous day and the result showed that it would be safe for low-weight vehicles to cross the more than 100-year-old span. Read more
DAMASCUS TWP, PA — A 30-year old Damascus Township man was arrested after his wife tried to get emergency protection from him on November 1. Police obtained a search warrant for the home of Leroy Catania of Callicoon Road after being contacted by Billy Jo Wormuth, who told police that Catania had a pot-growing operation in the attic, and possessed multiple guns, which he was legally prohibited from owning. Read more
CALLICOON, NY — Café Devine, a popular eatery in Callicoon, is closing. A post from owner Patti Devine on the restaurant’s website says: “It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today to announce the closing of Café Devine. For more than six years, I have devoted myself to serving wholesome food and drink to area residents and visitors, but now the time has come to move on and focus on my health and family. Read more
HAWLEY, PA — Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to construct a new 13-mile pipeline along side an existing pipeline in Wayne and Pike counties. The application for the Orion Project calls for construction to begin in 2017 and for the pipeline to go into service in 2018. Read more
TOWN OF BETHEL, NY — If a summer camp provides 100 beds for campers and 32 beds for staff members and their families, can it really be considered a summer camp, or is it some sort of hybrid combining a summer camp and a bungalow colony? Read more
ALBANY, NY — Some of the most affordable health insurance plans to emerge in New York State after the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, became law were those created by Health Republic Insurance of New York (HRINY). People signed up with HRINY in large numbers, but now, the agencies that control the health insurance market are telling thousands of HRINY’s customers, including several at The River Reporter, that they must immediately find new coverage because their existing policies will be terminated at the end of November. Read more
Narrowsburg, NY - Earlier this morning, a truck carrying a load of corn tipped over in Narrowsburg.
The driver, who was not injured had never been to Narrowsburg Feed & Grain. He parked the truck and went inside the building to ask where he should unload. As he was inside the building, the truck began to roll down the hill.
In an attempt to stop the truck, the driver ran out the door and hopped into the cab. He applied the brakes to no avail. The truck went over an embankment, and according to the driver, rolled slowly on its side. Read more