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April 2015

Support EPA’s Clean Water Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are close to finalizing a rule clarifying longstanding Clean Water Act protections for many streams, wetlands and other waterways important to fish and wildlife, our communities and our economy.  Read more

Support NY Health, real affordable care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) envisioned an expanded, improved Medicare-type system, offering high-quality, low-cost comprehensive health coverage, without regard to age, income, employment status or existing health conditions, using providers you want. But as happened with Medicare D, the for-profit health insurance industry hijacked ACA, ensuring that outrageous executive salaries, excessive bonuses, inflated administrative costs and profit-driven policies/operations would continue to make healthcare unaffordable and unattainable for millions of Americans.  Read more

Textiles: another recyclable

We congratulate the millions of people who recognize Earth Day and thank the legions of people who work in environmental professions. We have made remarkable progress in the 45 years since the first Earth Day in protecting our environment and conserving natural resources.  Read more

Movement on the bee pesticide front

Recent developments regarding neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics)—which are being blamed as partly responsible for billions of dead honeybees lost over the past decade or so—have been announced on a number of fronts.

The first is that the city of Portland, OR earlier this month banned the use of the pesticides on all city-owned parks and properties. That makes at least eight municipalities in the U.S. that have banned neonics.  Read more

Schumer calls for e-cigarette regs; Fruity flavors are lure for kinds

ALBANY, NY — By labeling their e-cigarette flavors with names such as Cotton Candy and Gummy Bears, Sen. Chuck Schumer says the manufacturers are targeting teens and children and he wants to put an end to it.  Read more

No highway contract settlement

GLEN SPEY, NY — A two-hour closed session meeting with the town’s negotiations consultant on April 22 yielded no resolution in a contract settlement for the town highway department.  Read more

Berlin Township’s nuisance law

BEACH LAKE, PA — The April 21 meeting of the Berlin Township board of supervisors was mainly a postscript to the March 17 public hearing on a proposed nuisance abatement ordinance (NAO). Although the approximately 40 residents in attendance at the meeting were far fewer than the 200 who showed up at the hearing, their presence marked a radical change from board meetings of a few months ago. Back then, six was a crowd.  Read more

A moment to go down in television history

NEW YORK CITY, NY — In the past two months, you’ve probably heard some mention of the name Robert Durst. The real estate millionaire and accused murderer was the subject of an HBO documentary miniseries called “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” Zac Stuart-Pontier, a local of Narrowsburg and the son of The River Reporter’s publisher Laurie Stuart, was the editor, co-producer and a writer of this riveting series.  Read more

Upper Delaware Council awards

BEACH LAKE, PA — More than 100 people attended the April 26, afternoon banquet at the Central House Family Resort, marking the 27th annual Upper Delaware Council awards.

Keynote speaker Daniel A. Devlin detailed the history and role of the PA Bureau of Forestry since its inception in 1895. The bureau manages some 2.2 million acres of “Penn’s Woods” statewide, including 700,000 acres now under lease for natural gas development.  Read more

Parking regs to wait another month

ELDRED, NY — Highland zoning regulation for parking, which nearly everyone has decided is overly stringent, will wait another month for a vote on revision.  Read more