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The conversation started with the color of the cream and a cup of coffee to go from Narrowsburg’s Main Street’s Tusten Cup. “Do you want room for cream or milk?” my server … more
My father was exuberant on the phone Tuesday evening. “I want you to personally thank …,” he began. I waited expectantly, my mind whirling.  Why would my father want me to … more
In The River Reporter’s early days, former editor Glenn Pontier used to sit with the paper after it was printed and read through it several times.  First, he would read it through the eyes … more
In continuing my musing on re-defining what it means to be a hero and the difficulties, or rather the challenges, of changing our belief system, I encounter the work of poet Edwin Muir. He has a … more
Social change is communal, so says Priscilla Lindsay, Chair and Professor of the Department of Theater and Drama at the University of Michigan. I know this because I enrolled in an online class … more
We’re going to be okay. That’s what I tell myself as I contemplate the state of things.  While it might sound naïve, it’s actually the only efficient side to come … more
If it’s not one thing it’s another. The rain. The snow. The frigid cold. Food recalls. Romaine lettuce. Eggs. Tyson chicken nuggets. As I muse on these everyday occurrences, I think about … more
“Sullivan County has taken off,” Legislative Chair Luis Alvarez announced at the State of the County address held, fittingly so he said, at the Sullivan County International Airport last … more
The speed of the news is ever increasing. On the national scene and in the newsroom at The River Reporter.  Historically being a weekly news source has always had its limitations in terms of … more
Glasses were raised as the Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. The occasion was the opening of the new 200-seat hall at the Catskill Mountains Resort. “You must be so … more
As we flip into the New Year, my thoughts go to community and the perception of the world in opposition to itself. Even though I know it’s not particularly helpful, I worry a bit. The winter … more
We stand on a precipice. No. I don’t mean the state of the world, the environment, or the social structure of our entire society. What I mean is quite simple. Quite physical. It is set in time … more
It might not have been Christmas when Judy Harlan walked into the newspaper office, but it felt like it. I had never met her. “Judge Cooke is being honored by the Monticello Masons and you are … more
In the West African version of the Biblical story of the birth of Jesus, the story line starts earlier. (The story, “Every Man Heart Lay Down,” is part of a collection by Lorenz Graham, … more
I learned about the rehabilitation of firefighters this morning over coffee. I am always impressed with the level and the quality of the training that is required by volunteer firefighters, … more
As the holiday season approaches, I muse on the 1983 Peter Yarrow folk song “Light One Candle.” It’s a song that narrates the Hanukkah story of a small band of believers who … more
"There will be no talking about politics." my father told me when we talked about Thanksgiving plans last week. "If it starts," he said, "I'm walking away from the … more
It was tough going in the snow on Thursday afternoon. We closed the office early and left when there was maybe 2 inches on the road.  I brushed off the snow from my car, with a plastic bag, not … more
One of the things that I absolutely adore is talking about the nuance of the news. Not just any news, although I like that too, I like talking about headlines and storylines, credits in the … more
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), which was the celebration of the new year. For the Celts, who were a people entirely dependent on … more
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