Meet the candidates for PA’s 139th

Three local residents are running for Pennsylvania’s 139th Legislative District, a seat recently vacated by Joe Adams (R). A special election and Republican primary will be …

Robin Schooley Skibber

Robin Schooley Skibber is a Democrat running for the 139th District of the PA House of Representatives. For 22 years, I ran Pike County’s Area Agency on Aging, opening four new senior …
Around the Area
Jeffersonville bridge to close for 2 weeks

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — A portion of New Bridge Street in the Village of Jeffersonville will be closed for approximately two weeks while the Sullivan County Division of Public Works repaves County …

‘Caring for Your Cemetery Day’ promotes community involvement

MONTICELLO, NY – The NYS Department of State has declared Saturday, April 27 the inaugural “Caring for Your Cemetery Day,” an initiative to raise awareness about the maintenance and …

Sullivan Catskills to hold second annual Catskill Cuisine festival

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Tickets are now on sale for the Catskill Cuisine festival, to be held at various locations in the county from Friday through Sunday, May 10-12.  The weekend is …

Riverkeeper works for the constitutional right to a clean environment

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Riverkeeper Network wants to enshrine the right to a clean environment in the New York Constitution. “Here in the U.S. people have rights to free …

Hotel tax supports trails, concerts, and more

HONESDALE, PA — It’s no surprise that tourism is the largest industry in the Poconos. And it’s just received a nearly $200,000 boost for the coming year. The Wayne County …

Sullivan County to tackle stray cats

MONTICELLO, NY — Stray cats are running rampant in Sullivan County.  “It’s unbelievable,” said Maria, a Monticello resident who did not give her last name, at last …

Not as dangerous as it looks

TOWN OF TUSTEN, NY — A tree felled by a midwinter storm has been resting on Frontier Communications phone and cable lines for many weeks now. The trunk leans so heavily on the lines, it …

Head Start will return on Tuesday

MONTICELLO, NY — After a two-month absence from Sullivan County, Head Start is coming back. A temporary provider will reopen Head Start centers in Woodbourne and Monticello on Tuesday, …

New Yorkers and Pennsylvanians experience 4.8 Earthquake

NEW YORK, NY— Peggy Morris from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed to the River Reporter that a 4.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in New Jersey and was felt in the Northeast …

Fire levels White Mills Hotel

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, PA — The White Mills Hotel was destroyed by fire overnight. The White Mills Fire Department says it was dispatched at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, to a structure fire …

Fresh fish comes to Eldred

ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and …

Fresh fish comes to Eldred

ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and Catering, …

Meeting the fish where they live

DAMASCUS, PA — The Delaware River is the longest undammed river in the eastern United States. The section of river closest to us that we all know and enjoy is called the Upper Delaware River, …

Highland to enforce overlooked short-term rental rule

ELDRED, NY — Does the property owner live on-site? If not, they must get a special use permit before renting out a house in the Town of Highland. The town added this step in the approval …

Wayne commissioners cite shocking NEPA colon cancer statistics

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Commissioners stressed the significance of early colon cancer screenings by stating some alarming statistics: Incidence and mortality rates are up to …

Legislators urge state to transfer care center to private owner

MONTICELLO, NY — The afflictions undermining long-term care facilities across the country—privatization, staffing shortages, dwindling subsidies—are also causing a crisis for …

Special election brings Independents, others to primary polls

All registered voters in the 139th PA Legislative District can participate in the primary election on Tuesday, April 23, due to the special election to determine who will succeed State Rep. Joseph …

Head Start to return in early April. Maybe.

MONTICELLO, NY — Head Start is returning to Sullivan County in early April. But this date is subject to change. That’s the latest word from U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19). …

Alternative energy is getting an update in Damascus

DAMASCUS TOWNSHIP, PA — Damascus Township is updating its zoning that regulates alternate energy development, such as solar farms, windmills, and geothermal systems. The township …

Tusten continues to move forward on pavilion 

TUSTEN, NY — The pavilion proposed for Tusten Multi-Generational Park continues to move forward amid strong opinions both for and against the project. The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) …
Empire State Local News Coalition Press Release

Supporting local newspapers

NEW YORK – On March 20, the Empire State Local News Coalition, a statewide advocacy group of more than 150 local news outlets, and elected officials rallied at the state capitol in support of …
election 2024

PA Greens nominate Jill Stein for President 

On March 10, Green Party delegates and friends from 12 Pennsylvania counties met online for the Green Party of PA (GPPA) State Committee meeting.  They had just completed the first GPPA …
election 2024

Jeff Olsommer to run for PA-139 special election

Jeff Olsommer was chosen by 139th Legislative District Republican conferees from Pike and Wayne counties to be the Republican nominee for state representative in the April 23 special election. …