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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
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
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
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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
From the files of the Wayne County Historical Society more
Prior to the closing of the Delaware & Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroad in 1898, the only passenger service into the borough was via the Gravity, with Erie trains stopping at Tracyville a mile … more
The construction of the Delaware & Hudson Canal brought many laborers, management and entrepreneurs to the new town of Honesdale. It was being carved out of the laurel swamp at the confluence of … more
A very dapper Jim Purcell is pictured here, all decked out for the Narrowsburg, NY centennial in July 1953. Jim was sporting a beard, because one of the centennial events was a contest to see who … more
The Wayne County Historical Society has long treasured this photo of the members of Wayne County’s Last Man’s Club. After World War I, it was very common practice for a group of surviving … more
The idea of giving thoughtfully often breaks down when it comes to kids. Don’t they need the latest, shiniest, whatsit?  It doesn’t take much, Wayne County children’s … more
One of the attractions that is making White Mills a tourist destination, the Dorflinger Glassworker’s House on Charles Street, was restored in 2001 by Dr. Walter Barbe and is open on several … more
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