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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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2016 Football Player of the Year: Roy Penn-Cosentino

SULLIVAN COUNTY - “Run Roy run!”
Those familiar words of encouragement shouted by family members, teammates, coaches, fans and community members have spurred on Liberty junior Roy Penn-Cosentino from ...
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Manor superintendent retires next month after nearly four decades in education

By Dan Hust - staff writer

While a superintendent spends many an hour in meetings and the office, you can just as easily catch Dr. Deborah Fox in the hallways of Livingston Manor Central School giving shoe-tying lessons - in this case, to elementary students Kourtney Perry and Nakita Trifilo. Come January 2, however, someone else will be leading the district, as Fox is retiring.
LIVINGSTON MANOR — The year was 1980, and Deborah Fox had just landed a job as executive secretary to the superintendent of Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES in upstate Grand Gorge, not far from her Roxbury home.
She had no idea she might be a superintendent one day, but something simply felt right.
“I just fell in love with education and lifelong learning,” she remembers.
That passion led to her creation of BOCES' human resources department while she attended night school to gain a bachelor's in business management and economics.
That degree afforded her the chance to teach business courses at BOCES, and she became its workforce development coordinator.
“I was always in positions where I took the lead,” she recalls. “If something ...
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‘A great holiday surprise'

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Action Toward Independence (ATI), a nonprofit agency for individuals with disabilities with offices in both Monticello and Middletown, was recently notified by Governor Cuomo's office that ... read more

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Monticello man arrested after attempted group home invasion

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONGAUP VALLEY — Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Monticello man they say was trying to break into a SullivanArc group home near Mongaup Valley.
Jose Martinez, 27, was taken into custody Sunday after a manhunt by Town of Fallsburg and NY State Police K-9 units.
According to Undersheriff ...
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Mom thanks all for aiding her and her baby

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Valeriee Campfield's 2013 Dodge Dart ended up in a small brook off County Route 115 near Cochecton Center on Thursday. Despite the car's partial submersion, both Campfield and her 10-month-old son got out, thanks to Beach Lake, Pa. firefighter Stanley Rolston, who happened to be going by.

COCHECTON CENTER — Valeriee Campfield and her baby boy's luck turned from good to bad - and then back to good - in mere seconds on Thursday.
That morning, while headed north on County Route 115 outside ... read more

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