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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Local Sports

Comets finally land

LIBERTY - It's been 13 years since the Fallsburg boys' soccer team won a divisional title. What's a few more days.
The Comets could have secured that elusive title last week against James I. O'Neill at home. But a heartbreaking 1-1 tie in which ...
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Concord sitework restarts as Mohegan Sun prepares for potential casino license

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Earth movers began work at the site of the planned Mohegan Sun at the Concord resort on October 23.
No, there's been no announcement of who will get a casino license in Sullivan County (if any), but as of this week, Mohegan Sun and Concord Associates have begun work on around 80-100 acres of the original Concord Resort Hotel site in Kiamesha Lake.
It's actually a resumption of construction that began a decade ago under developer Louis Cappelli, back even when it was not tied to a casino. Work was halted five years ago, leaving the property overgrown with weeds, but fresh dirt now appears around active bulldozers and excavators.
“We want to be in a position, when we're awarded a license, to pour concrete,” Property Manager Henry Zabatta confirmed yesterday. Less than a dozen union workers have been on site this week, but Zabatta said that number will ramp up soon as Cappelli and ...
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Liberty voters nix $13.6M capital project

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

LIBERTY — School district residents on Tuesday turned down by a 296-211 vote a proposed $13.6 million capital project centered around improvements and renovations at the high school, which dates back to 1963.
The proposal was an extension of the ...
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Proposed county budget tops $200 million

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Incorporating a variety of salary increases and state-mandated costs, the 2015 Sullivan County tentative budget crosses the $200 million mark yet still manages to limit the estimated tax increase to 1.7 percent.
That amounts to around $19 extra per $100,000 of assessed value, ...
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Legislators move budget hearings

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Legislator Kitty Vetter makes a point during a recent discussion about moving forward with a review of the Sullivan County Charter. Former Charter Review Commission Co-Chair Robert Green (at the head of the table) had been invited that day to brief legislators on his group's efforts a decade ago. Fellow former Co-Chair Dick Riseling will visit legislators to do the same in November. A new commission - likely featuring a member chosen by each legislator - is expected to begin meeting in January.

MONTICELLO — Wanting to have time to digest ideas about the 2015 proposed county budget, legislators last week agreed to set the two required public hearings a month earlier than usual.
“The last two years, we've crammed all of the work [into ...
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