A rose for Alex

Better than sliced bread

Friday, January 17
The funny thing about the internet is, seeing one thing will randomly make you wonder about another.  This morning, I read that Betty …
Hailey and I still look very similar

Do NOT try this at home.

Friday, January 10
Must. Write. A . Blog.  Must. Write. A . Blog.  Must. Write. A . Blog.  I know what I can write about.  We're only ten …

The Newseum is history

Friday, December 27, 2019
Do you know your first amendment rights? Think back to school. Your government or civics classes.  When asked if the First …
It poured at Woodstock 50, but Fogerty was great to see.

Looking Back (part 2)

Thursday, December 19, 2019
It's cold. Typical weather for early January, yet it's still before Christmas. Certainly, the snow and the winter weather has helped …
Stalk a swan in January when the weather is below zero? Sure... why not.

Looking back

Friday, December 13, 2019
This past week found me busy enough that I didn't take the camera very far. Between the rain, wind, snow and ice, I thought it was …

We must do better

Friday, May 31, 2019
When the highway crew came last week and scraped out a gully on the side of the road, we knew that when the rains came there would be …

The markers of history

Friday, May 24, 2019
I have always felt that the spit of land at the confluence of the Ten Mile River and the Delaware held great spiritual energy. From …
Photo by Krista Gromalski    Beth Peck, one of the founding members of Tusten TImes, Inc. publishers of The River Reporter, poses in 2001 next to the many awards that the paper has gathered through its now 44 year history.

Remembering the Beginning

Friday, May 17, 2019
Understanding the role of a newspaper, especially in this age of social media and traditional media disruption, is an exciting …
WIth the flats tucked under his arm, Ed Wesely, right, heads off to the press, then at the Union Gazette in Port Jervis. as Andrea Henley Heyn waves goodbye to the week's paper. Now, we transmit the pages digitally to the Times Herald Record's Commercial Print Facility in Middletown. 

Way back when

Friday, May 10, 2019
When musing on work of The River Reporter, I always come back to the amazing people who so tirelessly and graciously contributed. Each …
Rep. Matt Cartwright, seated left, joins the 2019 award winners, Kris Gilbert, Danielle Besso, Brandi Merolla, Pam Reinhardt, Aaron Robinson, Steve Schwartz, standing left, John Bonacic, Richard Franke, Jr,, Brian Smith, Joseph Adams and Wendell Kay for the end of the evening photograph.

Remarkable Remarks

Friday, May 3, 2019
He started and ended with humor. He struck the right balance between being personable and humble, recognizing our local camaraderie …
A River Runs Through It

A "Northern Pearly Eye"

In flight these little butterflies with 2" wingspans seem dull as household moths.  But let one perch on a sunlight trail and bare an under-wing! 

Late Spring

Late May has been filled with maple seeds that whirl like tiny helicopters. This Silver Maple sprout -  removed from a mulched Azalea bed - has been replanted.

At the Window

Our "Checkerspot" visitor is tiny enough to land on a fingernail.  And at any window box we can encourage similar "pollinators."  

Basking Log

For turtles there's no needier spot. Sunlight warms them; produces Vitamin D; and, by drying, a shell can exterminate leeches and algae.