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How can humanity ensure a brighter future? I know for a portion of the older generations, the answer is filed under “Not my problem.” But as someone hoping to be part of this eventuality, I am slightly more concerned. Sullivan 180, usually associated with improving the county’s health, recently held an MLK Day of Service Youth Summit to try and strengthen the future of our community by supporting and empowering teenagers. more
Welcome to 2023! May the new year bring you health, wealth and wisdom.  more
Chanukah is believed to be the first case in recorded history of a military battle waged for religious freedom. The Syrian Greeks sought to suppress and eliminate various aspects of Jewish religious practice that set Judaism apart from other cultures. Most notable were the bans placed on distinct areas of spiritual engagement, such as circumcision and Torah study—a veritable assault against body and soul. more
I just received one of the best presents ever—the passing of “Elizabeth’s Law,” named in memory of my daughter. more
With this week’s paper, we begin a six-week exploration of joy. It seemed fitting that given the current state of national and global news, we concentrate on finding stories of resilience. That we explore the path from pain and separation to interconnection and—if we are lucky and diligent—joy. more
This season of Thanksgiving offers us a welcome opportunity to reflect upon the cornucopia of advantages of life in America, which we enjoy and share with others.  It is sometimes easy to … more
Veterans Day officially commemorates the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 and honors U.S. veterans of all conflicts. more
The Ukrainian community of Glen Spey, NY invites you to join us in this year’s commemoration of the Famine-Genocide on Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. at the Narrowsburg Union. more
If you talk to almost anyone right now, you will find them concerned about the future.  more
I was troubled to read the National Breast Cancer Foundation's assertion that plastic utensils do not cause breast cancer (River Reporter, October 6-12, 2022). I don't know what they mean by "plastic … more
Consider this recent community network post: more
The Camp FIMFO informational session hosted by the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development on September 15 was, if nothing else, informative. more
We’ve been reporting since March about the active redevelopment of Kittatinny Campgrounds in Barryville into Camp FIMFO-Catskills, an emerging brand of Northgate Resorts. If approved, this will be the third of its newest family-resort brand, the only one outside of the state of Texas. more
Joseph Salvatore, superintendent of Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2022. more
Childhood has three main ingredients: having fun, creativity and a handful of innocence. Those ingredients bring us, the “big kids,” a lot of joy, so let me share this with all of … more
The schematic is simple. A rectangle between two roads and two property lines. more
In hiring a consultant to redraw the county districts, the legislature went out of its way to avoid the appearance of impropriety. The consultants, Main Street Communications, were only to be in contact with the county manager and the real property office, and base the district lines on population. Each district needed to be within five percent of 8,627 people. more
Under a brilliant sky and gentle breeze, and amid tears, smiles and laughter, the Eldred School District community came together to honor two valuable members who left us much too soon.  more
Peter Carmeci, the commander of the Tusten Highland Lumberland VFW, includes in all of his services a poem about how the soldier creates the opportunity for a nation to have free speech, religious … more
The Tusten Town Hall has a long history. Built in 1926 by the Narrowsburg Fire Department, it was the home of the Park Theater in the 1930s. The building was sold to the Town of Tusten in … more
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