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The imposing J. S. O’Connor Rich Cut Glass Factory in Hawley, PA was one of the finest cutting shops in the world. Built of stone on solid rock, it was run by water power, and its own plant … more
NYS announces SNAP recipients to receive additional $100 million in food assistance NEW YORK STATE — The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) announced more … more
CALLICOON, NY — It started between midnight and 1 a.m. on a bitterly cold February night, according to J.S. Graham’s Callicoon Historian. Fires were nothing new, of course; buildings … more
WMH rededicated to veterans HONESDALE, PA — Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) rededicated its healthcare facility in honor of all area veterans. The event was part of Wayne Memorial’s … more
Ludolph (Louis) Hensel was undoubtedly the most prolific chronicler of late-19th and early-20th-century life in the area around Hawley, PA, leaving an invaluable record of people and places. Hensel … more
A few weeks ago, River Reporter columnist Johnathan Charles Fox interviewed the members of Brotality, an award-winning Christian metal band from Narrowsburg, NY and Clarks Summit, … more
Here is a picture, viewed from the New York side, of the old covered bridge at Narrowsburg, NY. Built in 1848, the bridge was 250 feet long. The road leading from the bridge on the Pennsylvania side … more
From TRR archives Taken at the Philadelphia Sportsman’s Show, here, between the two white hats, are Prince and Princess Ranier (Grace Kelly) viewing the Narrowsburg, NY booth. The … more
If you’ve tried to dig a garden in Sullivan County, you’ve come across a few billion of  these Sullivan County potatoes. In other words: rocks. Rocks are just one feature of … more
Nineteen years ago, in the months following 9/11, many publications devoted space and ink to predictions about how the attacks would change us. A few prominent commenters foresaw “the end of … more
(NORTH AMERICAN PRECIS SYNDICATE, INC.) — The lives of nearly 733,000 cats and dogs could be saved with the help of caring humans and an innovative web-based platform introduced recently by … more
GOULDS, NY — That’s one way to move a school building. The Goulds School was built in 1849 and opened with a teacher (Philinda Lewis) and a budget ($73.50). It burned down in 1851 and … more
Carl Prosch, a native of Vienna, Austria, trained in the celebrated art schools of both Austria and New York and was brought to Wayne County by Christian Dorflinger to manage the new Honesdale … more
As we consider the disruption and dislocation to our lives, livelihoods, emotional stability and, last but not least, our individual well-being, it might help as a diversion from the angst to look … more
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William Hicks Hoyle was born in 1823 in Cornwall, England, to Arthur Walker Hoyle and his wife Margaret Hicks. He came to America as a boy and by 1850 was living in Texas Township with his parents … more
Big donation to emergency pantry WAYNE AND PIKE COUNTIES, PA —The combined effort of the Wayne/Pike Farm Bureau and the Western Wayne National Honor Society yielded approximately $450 worth … more
Happening this week in arts and leisure: February 13 to 19 more
The Delaware and Hudson Canal (D&H) began its course to the Hudson River in Honesdale at a point behind the present-day Wayne County Historical Society, which was once the headquarters of the … more
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Artist, filmmaker, designer and shopkeeper Claire Coleman passed away suddenly in January due to a complication from breast cancer. The Catskill Art Society (CAS) is … more
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