Rachel’s Challenge Go Orange Day celebrates kindness

HONESDALE, PA  — Wayne County celebrates Go Orange Day on Thursday, Oct. 21, marking nine years since the community first embraced Rachel’s Challenge and launched a campaign of …

Upper Delaware Council offers tribute to Shannon Cilento

At its October 7 meeting, the Upper Delaware Council received a letter of resignation from Shannon Cilento, its Resources and Land Use Specialist. Cilento, who came to the UDC in 2020 from the …

It's election season, and we need your help

Election season has begun! And it’s going to be a heck of a contest. The good news? More candidates are running for more positions than ever before. More good news? River Reporter …

Money flowing into the Delaware

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — On Wednesday, September 20, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a total of nearly $11.5 million in grants funding environmental conservation and …

Hangar on

MONTICELLO, NY — The nine-minute public hearing on September 27, discussing Hatzolah Air’s construction and lease of a hangar at the Sullivan County International Airport, focused on the …
News analysis

DV mask policy sows confusion and risk

MILFORD, PA — The Delaware Valley Board of Education decision to challenge the state’s strict exception policy for mask-wearing will create new challenges for an already weary school …

The beavers of Cackletown Road

NARROWSBURG, NY — A chain bars one end of Cackletown Road in Tusten, NY, stretching across the road at the top of a hill with a sign that says “Private property: keep out.” The …

Decades of care

CALLICOON, NY — The sign on Route 97, at the entrance to the Grover Hermann Hospital, reminds drivers that “heroes work here.” On September 30, the community had a chance to …

Funding granted for improved Sullivan emergency communications and more

What's new in the Upper Delaware Region October 7 to 13

Becoming visible: the Narrowsburg Women's March

NARROWSBURG, NY — Women, children and men gathered in solidarity with the people of Texas, in protest of their newly instituted abortion laws. The demonstration was greeted with honks and …

DV board, administration spar over masks

MILFORD, PA — After 16 months of walking in lockstep, deftly navigating Delaware Valley School District’s pandemic path to offer in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year when many …

Honesdale considers earned income tax

HONESDALE, PA — Honesdale Borough is considering a new approach to tax collection that has residents less than enthused. Last Wednesday evening, September 28, borough councilors asked residents …

Hope Farm gets harvesting help from the Knights Order LEMC and the Knights of Columbus

The roar of motorcycles approaching marked the arrival of over a dozen energetic volunteers at Hope Farm, located on the grounds of SUNY Sullivan. 
SULLIVAN COUNTY LEGISLATURE PRESS RELEASE

Infinite Care agrees to reimburse county for taxes due on Care Center at Sunset Lake

Sullivan County and its new operating consultant for the Care Center at Sunset Lake, Infinite Care Management, have agreed to a deal to pay $226,000 in school taxes due on the care center property for 2021.

Starting out on a positive note

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — The Sullivan West Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 22, started off on a positive note with the swearing-in of Dylan Sager, the …
Press release

Fed money is direct support

MONTICELLO, NY — U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) met with state and local leaders in the Village of Monticello to discuss planned investments using funds from the …

More solar energy for New York by 2030? and more

Measure to confirm PEMA director advances in Senate     HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Senate has approved legislation requiring Senate confirmation of the …

Arbitrator weighs in on police contract

HONESDALE, PA — After a lengthy and unsuccessful negotiation process, the Borough of Honesdale and its police turned to an independent arbitrator to settle some details of the police …

The buzz and the bees

UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — Fifty performers played on iconic porches in Callicoon, while honey and all things bees were feted in Narrowsburg. The two riverfront hamlets, located 13 miles …
Back to work

Mike Preis Insurance to close Callicoon office, move all staff to Jeffersonville

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Mike Preis Insurance will close its office on Lower Main Street in Callicoon and move to a newly renovated office in Jeffersonville on Monday, September 27. “We …
Back to work

Launch time: People have been starting businesses now. Why?

REGION — When people are dying, the world is in upheaval and nothing is the same, that’s probably not the time to start a business, right? Wrong. At least that’s how a …

Sen. Martucci delivers keynote address at UDC awards

UPPER DELAWARE REGION — Held by the Upper Delaware Council on Sunday, September 12 at the Central House Family Resort, the 33rd annual River Valley Awards honored the contributions made by …