‘Are we here to go to chicken barbecues?’

MONTICELLO, NY — “They stood up there and lied,” said Rob Doherty, chair of the Sullivan County legislature. “They are being disingenuous.”  He meant the April …

Accident spurs public safety discussion

HONESDALE, PA — Councilor Robert Jennings was not able to remain at the Honesdale Borough Council’s last public meeting long, so he spoke at the top about an April 24 car accident that …

Meet the award winners

LIBERTY, NY  — Roberta Byron-Lockwood and the Sullivan Catskill s Visitors Association were honored by their peers on May 6 taking home three 2021 New York State Tourism Excellence …

Legislators call for Doherty to step down as chair

    MONTICELLO, NY — “This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans,” said legislator Joe Perrello. “We serve the people.” Wanting to deliver the …

Not in my front yard

MILANVILLE, PA — Steve Ircha has a passion for his community and its past. As the current owner of the Milton Skinner House, a historic building overlooking the Delaware River and the old …

Wayne County takes back the night

HONESDALE, PA — On a humid, overcast Wednesday evening, Michele Minor Wolf of the Victims Intervention Program (VIP) stood on the front steps of the Wayne County Courthouse …
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Evidence mounts against Lang, opposing 'radioactive roads' and more

Evidence mounts against Lang WASHINGTON, D.C. — An assistant U.S. attorney has filed more than 1,000 pieces of evidence against Edward Jacob Lang, the Narrowsburg native and former Honesdale …

Major dam project announced

LEBANON TOWNSHIP, PA — There’s not much water in Lower Woods Pond. Local officials say that will soon change.  Off the county’s beaten path, tucked along a winding roadway …

Lawmaking, pandemic version

MONTICELLO, NY — The controversy that is blowing up over the county’s April 23 meeting raises some questions. Why couldn’t legislator Nadia Rajsz vote that day?   While …

Magistrate candidates vie for nomination

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — In Pennsylvania, magisterial district judges are considered “the frontline” of the commonwealth’s judicial system, the type of judge that residents are most …

Vaccination clinics established for Sullivan County high school students ages 16 & older

Sullivan County Public Health Services, and Garnet Health, in collaboration with the Sullivan County COVID-19 Task Force, is holding COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Clinics for high school students age 16 & older. The vaccine is free and highly effective in preventing illness.
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The Weekend News Review

Relief, reopening and rehab Starting this Monday at noon, restaurants and other food industry businesses throughout the region will be able to begin applying for direct financial relief through …

Time change

MONTICELLO, NY — Last Friday’s special meeting of the county legislature started at 4 p.m. Rescheduling it from Thursday may have been difficult. But the result, and the meeting …

2nd Amendment sanctuary

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Second Amendment sanctuary is the name given to any state, county, or other locality in the U.S. that has adopted laws or resolutions that oppose, or purport to prohibit or …

Sullivan County, briefly

Sullivan County, briefly Snippets from last Friday’s special meeting By ANNEMARIE SCHUETZ Discretionary funds MONTICELLO, NY — Attendance was slim for the Sullivan County …

Renting short-term gets green light in Lackawaxen

LACKAWAXEN, PA — There was applause after the passage of Ordinance 114 on short-term rentals. Lackawaxen Township Supervisor Chairman Jeff Shook said the board was happy the ordinance had been …
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Chemical leak at egg processors, Hankins Pond Dam update and more

Hazmat incident at egg-processing center WOODRIDGE, NY — Sullivan County 911 Center received a report on April 25 of two employees at the Newburg Egg processing facility having a possible …
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Not in my neighborhood!

LONG EDDY, NY — A funny thing happened on the way to the Sullivan West High School National Honor Society’s litter sweep along Basket Creek near the tiny, yet historically rich riverside …

River Reporter is an award winner in NYS’ Better Newspaper Contest

This year, the New York Press Association (NYPA) hosted its spring conference and Better Newspaper Contest (BNC) Awards online on April 8 and 9. According to its website, “Since 1930, NYPA …
Sullivan County Press Release

Hazmat incident at Woodridge's Newburg Egg processing center

On Sunday, April 25, at 12:12 p.m., the Sullivan County 911 Center received a report of two employees at the Newburg Egg processing facility, at 17 Novogrodsky Rd., Woodridge, having a possible allergic reaction.

Sullivan County, briefly

MONTICELLO, NY — Everyone is sure that something will benefit Sullivan County in the recently passed New York State budget. The $212 billion state package has money for small businesses, the …

Last thoughts on Tusten comprehensive plan

NARROWSBURG, NY — Tusten’s draft Comprehensive Plan (the plan), in the making for more than a year, is now in the hands of the National Park Service (NPS). Reviewed by the Upper Delaware …