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Bruce Ferguson’s “What’s the Rush?” letter in the August 6 edition of the River Reporter offers a string of assumptions that are simply not based in fact. I keep being told … more
I do not recall ever penning an article by first citing my credentials. Rather, I leave it to the words on the page to make that determination. But here, I make an exception given the gravity of the … more
 It was seemingly overnight that the coronavirus outbreak turned our lives upside down. Our main streets were shuttered, schools closed and everything around us came to a screeching halt. To … more
Despite the Woodstock festival occurring years before concert merchandising became a big business, there is still a surprising amount of memorabilia from Woodstock that has survived. Posters with the … more
“Pile up the wood stack high. Winter is ahead,” he says. Smoke climbs out of the chimney into the sky. As November rolls into New York, with wind and rain sounding outside, an inescapable … more
There is a conversation well underway about what the Catskills will look post-pandemic. Boom or bust? Some people believe that, as soon as the stay-at-home restrictions are eased or lifted, … more
The time has come to call out those who continue to support a person who, as an impeached President, continues to unravel decades of progress with vitriol hatred, paranoid animosities and no … more
Within the journalism community, there’s outrage over the assaults our fellow journalists have endured covering the unrest in America sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in … more
At a commissioner’s meeting on July 10, Wayne County resident Robert Suhosky, quoted in Wayne-Pike News, used the word “nutjob” to describe someone (myself) who has been calling for … more
I’ve been a citizen of Honesdale for about 20 of my 25 years. This is my first time addressing the borough council, but looking at the state of things, it will be the first of many. The July … more
The new discovery law in criminal cases mandating that the prosecution must reveal all of its evidence within 15 days of arraignment is yet another example of Albany being out of touch with reality, … more
A central prayer of the Jewish High Holy Day period invokes a plea to God that we not be cast off in old age or abandoned when our strength has abated. And the Bible in Leviticus 19 mandates that … more
An artful break: April 9 to 15, poetry from our readers more
Whether you’ve been meaning to attend your town or township’s monthly meetings but never get around to it, or have intentionally avoided them like the plague (or pandemic), now is the … more
The Passover Seder ritual is known for its myriad questions. It is an interactive experience modeled, according to some, after the Greek Symposium, highly Socratic. It is perhaps the ultimate … more
Our country is adrift with no rudder. You would hope that our leader would be the one guiding us through these rough waters, but as you can readily see, that is not happening. It is being left up to … more
The psychedelic painted VW “Light” Bus is tripping back to Bethel for the Woodstock 50th Anniversary celebration. As a symbol of the Woodstock generation, the bus is best described in … more
People watching in the country is frightfully more diverting than its city counterpart. For in the Catskills, whilst we are exposed to new faces all the time, the old faces—the … more
Lack of access to high-speed internet is a common complaint in rural areas like ours. Long before COVID-19 was a threat to public health, New York families and businesses without high-speed internet … more
The River Reporter welcomes topical creative works. Send your poetry, prose and artworks to copyeditor@riverreporter.com by Sunday at 1 p.m., any week. more
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