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I’ve got to admit, there have been times during self-isolation that I’ve given in to my fears, many of which were exaggerated or unfounded. My imagination got the best of me because there … more
Do the days matter anymore? For a while, I’d lost track, then oscillated between thinking every day was Friday or Saturday. Now, I’m back to wondering about each one … more
Will we ever go back to normal? What even is normal?  I stay in. I only go out to go food shopping, visit the bank or post office, or stop at the office. Both of my brothers are doing much … more
If you can, get yourself a newspaper column. It’s a great opportunity to offer advice for which no one has asked. There’s implied permission to shoot your mouth off about whatever you … more
Today is Giving Tuesday. A day to give to non-profits and news organizations the vital funds that they need to survive. For news organizations, we are using the hashtag, #givingnews day. In … more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — I have to start off by saying I made a goof in my last column. Supervisor Gary Maas brought it to my attention that the Litter Pluck is not canceled, it will be … more
Amen, hallelujah: My first brother Christopher who got the coronavirus is doing really well. He is almost back to normal. My brother Johnny is doing much better but not out of the woods yet. My … more
Letters to the editor April 16 to 22 more
As I sit here and type my column, I am very nervous for my youngest brother Christopher who has the coronavirus. He lives in Elmhurst Queens. He was not feeling well and took his temperature and it … more
Our collective pace has slowed. Routines have shifted.  It’s a strange time. However, the restorative posture is welcome, albeit under trying circumstances. In Honesdale, much is … more
The situation in which we find ourselves is still evolving. Each day demands a new coronadjustment. I try to ignore my fear by being grateful for the safety of my family and friends. I try to be … more
This time of year, late at night, walking the dog through the Flats, the bare trees allow a view of town that’s normally not possible. There’s time to notice the bend of the river. The … more
It’s a little chilly out there; the wind does not make it any better. Spring is right around the corner, and I hope we have seen the last of the snow. When I was a kid, I loved the snow: … more
It’s that time a year again when I get to wish my friend The Judge a very happy and healthy birthday. Whenever you run into Bob Meyer, it always puts a smile on your face. He is just that type … more
What does downtown revitalization look like? It’s a topic that’s been discussed in The River Reporter, and one I could continue in length about since this particular organic variety is … more
Holy moly—the hardest part of tax season is over, thank God. It’s not a hard job, but there’s lots of pressure. Once they’re delivered, I have 24 hours to enter the tax … more
I recently attended a wedding reception. It was a lovely evening: a celebration of the couple, their families and love. Everything was perfect until dinner, when I was seated between a politician and … more
Most of you know I am Cochecton’s tax collector, and we are getting to the end of January. If you did not make the January 31 payment, you cannot make payments, you have to pay in full.  … more
I had such a great time at the high school on Sunday watching the Harlem Wizards play basketball against some of the teachers and staff. I have to tell you my neighbor Dan Parisi worked up a sweat … more
SEEDS seeks part-time executive director HONESDALE, PA — SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) announces its search for an executive director to fill the position … more
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