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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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County kids come up big at Fourth Annual Jessica Fingers Invitational

MONTICELLO - When it comes to the weather in Sullivan County, never assume that a late April day will be a balmy harbinger of warmer days to come. On the contrary the blustery, damp, chilly and eventually rainy array Mother Nature displayed on April ... read more

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Bomb threat in Liberty

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

Members of the Village of Liberty Police Department, the New York State Police, Sullivan County Sheriff's Department and the FBI responded quickly to the threat of a bomb at the Liberty Middle School on Friday.
LIBERTY — Liberty Middle School received what officials are calling a “non-credible” bomb threat on Friday afternoon.
Both the middle and high schools, as well as the elementary school on Main Street were on lockout for more than two hours while authorities assessed the situation.
A 13-year-old student was ultimately identified and arrested as the person who made the call. The student was charged as a juvenile with one felony count of making a terroristic threat, according to Scott Kinne, Chief of the Liberty Police Department.
All three schools were able to dismiss on schedule, while authorities from the Liberty Police Department secured the campus grounds and surrounding streets with the assistance of officers from the New York State Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff's ...
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It's 21 to buy cigarettes

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Sullivan County Legislature approved a measure last week raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old. “Tobacco products” refers to any kind of substance made of or derived from tobacco and containing ... read more

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Judge LaBuda back on the bench

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — After an absence of six months, Judge Frank LaBuda is once again hearing cases at the County Courthouse in Monticello.
“Frank LaBuda returned to work last Tuesday, April 18, as a county court judge and is hearing surrogate court matters,” confirmed NYS Office of Court Administration ...
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Community needs persist, so CACHE does, as well

By Dan Hust - staff writer
The Community Action Commission to Help the Economy (CACHE) has gone through some hard times of late, but Executive Director Walter Stein and Community Development Director Xania McFarland say the Liberty nonprofit is renewing its focus on serving those in need.

LIBERTY — CACHE is not gone.
“Rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated,” chuckles Walter Stein, executive director of the Community Action Commission to Help the Economy, otherwise known as CACHE.
The Liberty nonprofit is recovering ...
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