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Private benefit amid public squalor I write in response to Betty Sutliff’s  “My View” about fracking in the Delaware River Basin. She argues that Pennsylvania’s … more
Climate change calls for education, accepting responsibility Congratulations on the recent major promotion of sustainability in the River Reporter. Here at Apple Pond Farm and Renewable Energy … more
It’s time to set the record straight regarding Congressman Antonio Delgado (D-19): he has never been a fan of “defunding the police” or cashless bail, as Dutchess County Executive … more
During National Volunteer Week, I would like to acknowledge Megan Gavin for her exceptional service to the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter. This will be Megan’s second year … more
Our nation was founded through men with opposing viewpoints. As they met together and debated facts, opinions and theories, they ultimately came to understand what was best for the nation through … more
Repair River Road in Damascus It’s not just Honesdale that has a problem with infrastructure erosion and stormwater flooding woes. Look no further than River Road in Damascus, PA, between … more
Radio Catskill wants to hear from you My name is Pete Madden, and I’m a journalist and a member of the community advisory board for 90.5 WJFF Radio Catskill, our region’s … more
Night lights kill! We are aware that moths are fatally attracted to light, though no one understands just why. Moths can literally burn themselves out as they careen around an artificial light or … more
In response to the February 17 editorial [about the Town of Highland’s decision regarding its Upper Delaware Scenic Byway representative] [click here to read that editorial], I agree that … more
On December 13, 1799, the man who served as commander of the revolutionary forces against a tyrannical government called for his last will and testament for review. Martha obliged, bringing the … more
Don’t miss the show The meetings of the Sullivan County Legislature are the best show in town. Currently, the bad guys are winning, dominated by the chairman with his three legislative … more
The meaning of patriotism What does it mean to be patriotic? It seems that some Americans have forgotten. Patriotism means that when our country needs us—for support, for defense, for public … more
Who in Sullivan County is happy about our Department of Health (DOH) moving to Middletown on June 1? The relocation is obviously against the best interests of county residents and our summer … more
This past December 14 marked nine years since the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, which took the lives of 26 people. In a sick tribute to this grim anniversary, schools … more
Supporting the new Highland Ambulance It was about 50 years ago or thereabouts that a group of dedicated members of the American Legion got the idea to create an ambulance service to serve the … more
Follow the science. Wear a mask, get vaccinated Dear Dane County and the rest of the United States, I attended the meeting regarding Dane County Health Face Covering Emergency Order #5 at the … more
Singing for his supper County legislators are prohibited from voting on matters bearing directly on their financial interest—County Code, sections A8A-1(A) and A8A-2(B)(6)—but that … more
As I read the four full-page propaganda pieces, proudly lauding Sullivan County’s foie gras facilities, I shook my head in disgusted disbelief.  Two of the three agro-business factory … more
The fault is in us—Sullivan County residents There is that famous Shakespearian quote in his play “Julius Caesar,” where Cassius tells Brutus “The fault, dear Brutus, is … more
Electoral process won in Highland As an observer living in the next town over, I think that turnout in Highland was magnificent—729 voters—and that the town had two candidates vying … more
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