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August 2015

The Ironmen of Bosco

You rarely see their faces when they board. First thing up is their huge equipment bag, usually a helmet, tied to the side or the bottom, followed by their huge backpacks. The bigger boys board first, and then they come in order of size till they are all aboard. They board in stations like Middletown, Campbell Hall or Salisbury Mills for their trip to Ramsey 17. There, they climb the steps, two flights up, then two flights down, and board a yellow school bus that will take them to their practice field.  Read more

Potential impacts of shale gas development on the Delaware River basin

[The below is a slightly condensed version of commentary given at a press conference on a new report by CNA, a non-profit research and analysis organization, about the potential impacts of shale gas development in the Delaware River Basin (https://www.cna.org/news/releases/future-fracking-drb).]

I am Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, and a founding member of the board of PSE Healthy Energy, a not-for-profit science-based organization of physicians, scientists and engineers.  Read more

Great article on Skinners Falls

Thanks for the article you wrote about the trash at Skinners Falls. You did a great job and I really liked your survey. FYI, conditions have improved. The park service and volunteers cleared all the trash from the rocks. I took photos and put them on Skinners Falls River Pix on Facebook.  Read more

The complete facts on Luxton Lake

It’s seldom that I have read complete facts when it comes to articles in The River Reporter about Luxton Lake. Neither I, nor my immediate neighbor whose parents of the first generation built our Lucky Lake summer homes in 1962, have ever been interviewed by your media press. That is important for accuracy. I know of no one who was ever “forced out” as written in your current issue. If anything, it would be more appropriate to say that the many of the second generation who elected not to continue their parents’ pathway for summer recreation, as well those who had no successors and have passed away, has resulted in a number of abandoned properties.  Read more

Fighting for broadband

Last week, I joined NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and Sullivan County Legislators Kitty Vetter and Gene Benson at a Public Service Commission meeting in Poughkeepsie to a deliver a simple message—all the residents of Sullivan County must have access to broadband. In 2015, broadband can no longer be considered an optional service. It is an essential utility.  Read more

Confederate pride or racism?

The debate over the Confederate flag has come north. With institutions such as the one that mounts the New York State Fair taking stands on whether the Confederate flag should be allowed to be flown and sold in at public events, the discussion is not only being played out in Southern states, but also all over the country.  Read more

Health guardians recognized in Wayne

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County provided honors for scores of health care workers on August 13, when the commissioners proclaimed the week of August 15 as National Health Center Week in Wayne County.

There are about 180 staff members from 15 health service locations affiliated with Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. The centers employ 40 health professionals in these medical, dental and behavioral health sites and more recently at the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.  Read more

Ukraine anniversary recognized in Sullivan

MONTICELLO, NY — Global geopolitical matters intruded a bit into Sullivan County affairs at the monthly meeting of the county legislature on August 20, at the government center. County Chairman Scott Samuelson read a proclamation recognizing the 24th anniversary of the independence of Ukraine from the former Soviet Union.  Read more

Keeping order in Lumberland

GLEN SPEY, NY — By a unanimous vote, the members of the Lumberland Town Board on August 12 approved a strict new set of “rules of conduct” to govern their meetings.  Read more

DV reviews recent academic performance

WESTFALL, PA — On the verge of a week of elementary and middle school student orientation leading to the August 31 opening of a new year, Delaware Valley officials on August 20 heard the annual review of the last graduates’ achievements.  Read more