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Well, it’s Thanksgiving—or likely a day or so afterward, by the time this is distributed—and I’m sure the first thing on everyone’s mind is turkey, stuffing, mashed … more
MONTICELLO, NY — I frequently thought that life ended after the age of 65. With the aches and pains. From doctor visit to doctor visit. The boredom and non-stop complaining about all the crises … more
While I most certainly would not describe myself as judgmental, I am often quick to make snap decisions about a person, place or thing without any basis in fact. Pure supposition, founded on nothing … more
Gratitude is an attitude. But it’s also a practice that invites action. On that note, I take this opportunity to celebrate the community newspaper that you are either holding in your hands or reading online right now—the River Reporter. more
So much of living out here is based on opposing forces. How to prepare against these forces, or manage through them, is what makes a great homesteader. My regular readers will recall that my wife and I have a hearty flock of chickens, and if you’ve ever raised chickens on any scale, you’ll know there are quite a few of these forces to contend with. more
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Bulldogs 2022 football team posted a 6-2 overall record for the season in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s (NYSPHSAA) Section IX 8-Man football data. The team finished undefeated, 5-0, in their division, before falling 26-12 to the Spackenkill Spartans in the November 4 playoffs. more
Veterans have been honored by the United States and their allies each November 11 for 103 years. Since much of our nation’s history has depended on selfless service to country, we take this … more
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Eagles Nest subdivision project on Hankins Road still has a way to go before it gets enacted. A November 14 meeting of the Tusten Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) gave that … more
ELDRED, NY — Highland Town Board meetings function like clockwork. After 55 minutes, the board moved through its November 8 agenda including announcing that it will begin interviewing … more
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY—COVID-19 radically disrupted daily life when it first reached the United States. Swaths of the country shut down. Those who could do so worked from home. Those … more
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Starting next year, electric power could get more expensive for Sullivan County residents. New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) provides electric power … more
Don’t buy same thing twice WASHINGTON, DC — On November 17, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets … more
CALLICOON, NY — The holiday season moves quickly from Thanksgiving to Christmas, from Christmas to the New Year. The Delaware Youth Center (DYC) makes that transition easier with its holiday … more
HONESDALE, PA —  Honesdale Borough released the draft of its 2023 budget last week. For the third year in a row, it does not include tax increases for residents, but it does include a … more
GRAHAMSVILLE, NY – Sullivan County Public Health is advising the public to stay away from wild animals and be vigilant of your surroundings while camping, hiking or playing in area parks near … more
MONTICELLO, NY — “Voting lies at the heart of our democracy here in America,” as Mary Allison Farley put it during the Sullivan County Legislature’s November 17 meeting. … more
NATIONWIDE — Caregiving for someone with dementia can be overwhelming, especially for first-time caregivers. These caregivers not only experience the emotional impact that occurs when a close … more
Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and yours a joyful and blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for reading along with me this past year—it has been a wonderful journey, and I am looking forward … more
 I walk through the bustling crowds. The others pass by, unaware of the one that moves amongst them. A weathered soul that has faced more than one demon. They mingle and laugh, unaware of the … more
I sit in this tunnel, Numb in the dark. It’s mysterious and complex, Resembles my heart. The ground above, Wants to cave in. Like the weight of my past, And regrets from … more
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