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Local newspapers prove their value as hometown news outlets by ensuring the health, safety and functioning of a robust democracy. These local outlets are disappearing across America and with their … more
There are several different ways to interpret the actions of the Highland Town Board’s decision to not reappoint Johnny Pizzolato as Highland’s rep to the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway … more
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”—Winston Churchill I fear for our republic. I fear for what will take the place of honest discourse about … more
Our democratic political system is under profound threat. Democracy requires a political culture based on the shared agreement that everyone has equal rights, that no one’s rights have more … more
In the newly released movie, “Don’t Look Up,” two astronomers discover a comet that will destroy the earth in six months, 14 days and a handful of minutes. Thus begins the … more
The situation at the Delaware Valley School District in Pike County, PA is one that showcases why we really do need to consider the concept of common good. Here’s the background: Sixteen bus … more
I figure it must have been a very hot day in the Athenian Agora, twenty-five hundred years ago or so. Guys in togas hanging out under some shade trees, trying to stay cool, and discussing the state … more
ELDRED, NY — A red coffee canister passed from hand to hand. Shouts and interruptions rang from the crowd. Grassroots democracy was in full vigor at the Town of Highland Democratic caucus. more
‘Well done’ I have been back and forth to the area since 1991. I have always been a fan and reader of the River Reporter. In all that time, I haven’t read a better edition than … more
It’s Valentine’s season, so let me begin with a quick personal note. I’ve written here previously about our struggles to bring my fiancée, Jasmine from Germany, into the … more
Letters to the editor February 18 to 24 more
  My precocious three-year-old grandson arrived this week with a new word: “Hullabaloo.” “What does it mean?” I asked him. He didn’t say, so I looked it … more
HONESDALE, PA — It’s said that neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their rounds. So when bad weather looked imminent on a cold, dreary, overcast … more
It’s ironic to me, as I reel from the plethora of political messages, that it is the foundational law that makes our democracy that has the capacity to destroy it. What law? The First … more
Newspapers face another big election. It’s about them. While the United States is riveted by a most unusual presidential election, the newspaper industry is running to win the hearts, … more
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