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Recently, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted on a slew of anti-abortion bills that would harm women all over the state. One bill, H.B. 118, prime sponsored by Rep. Francis … more
I am writing in response to the June 3 opinion piece put forth by Michael Oates of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) with regards to the temporary waiving of the COVID-19 … more
The American Jobs Plan has the potential to safeguard the reaches of our pristine Upper Delaware region by investing in workforce development and natural infrastructure. This historic proposal will … more
A few years ago, my oldest kid, Dan, and I—he 20-something, me in my 50s—were at the base of one of the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge’s cloverleaf exit ramps, waiting with thousands of … more
In Harrisburg, policymakers tend to get easily sidetracked to focus on issues demanding immediate attention. This often means the overshadowing of existing priorities. Consider this spring’s … more
While the Biden administration’s support of a patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines is a noble sentiment, the situation is far more complex and could result in long-term problems with innovation, … more
New York lawmakers are proposing a new way to tax you. Take a close look at the proposed carbon tax, now pending in the New York State Legislature as Senate Bill SS3336, and the harsh truth will be … more
 The political atmosphere we are living in is intense and permeates just about every issue in our daily lives. We all struggle every day to navigate these troubled waters as best we can. But … more
I’ve only answered a couple of the questions in the PennDOT survey, and this note will explain why. To begin with, I have no idea what is meant by an “Environmental Linkages Study to … more
In the last couple of months, the River Reporter has asked readers to tell newcomers—me among them—things they ought to know but perhaps wouldn’t know to ask. Before coming here, … more
The tragic fact of today’s political climate is that you can more-or-less derive every viewpoint of a random sample of Americans by simply asking the question, “Who did you vote … more
Things I didn’t know when we started thinking about moving here: Your neighbors are your 911, my local nurse practitioner told me. Every real estate agent here’s grandmother used to run a … more
Respectable Borough Council President, Michael Augello, Councilmen, James Brennan Jr., Robert Jennings, James Jennings, Jared Newbon, William McAllister and Mayor Sarah Canfield: On behalf of … more
There’s a threat to our drinking water that you can help avert at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 17. Water is one of our most critical and endangered resources. We have some of the … more
Last week, you asked the other legislators why your wife’s rights weren’t considered after she fell multiple times and contracted COVID-19. It’s a fair question, but what I … more
A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that half of Black Americans will not take a COVID-19 vaccine. Even some Black doctors and health care workers have refused the vaccine, citing safety … more
It must have been a winter resident of upstate New York who set Valentine’s Day in mid-February, because this is the time of year when we really need a lover to wrap our arms and legs around, … more
In accordance with the Sullivan County Hotel and Motel Occupancy Tax Law, the county retains 15 percent of the revenues resulting from the imposition of the “room tax” to defer the … more
I write to you on this bitter January day, wherein such bitterness is not the day’s, but my own. You see, what should be a cold winter morning is instead a fraught (not frosted) warm-weather … more
It was shocking to watch the insurrection unfold at the U.S. Capitol. Fascists and white supremacists came to our Capitol with weapons, bombs and a goal of intimidation and harm in an effort to … more
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