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Friday, May 22, 2015

Local Sports

League champs Liberty mow down SW

JEFFERSONVILLE — Fresh off clinching a tie for its first league title in 41 years, Liberty kept the momentum going with a 16-0 one-hit shutout of Sullivan West Friday in a non-league game played at the Lions Field in Jeffersonville.
Liberty (11-6 ...
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Hundreds protest Ideal Snacks layoffs

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

Protestors gather across the street from Ideal Snacks in Liberty to protest the recent layoffs.
LIBERTY — About 200 people gathered at LaPolt Park in Liberty on Monday afternoon, carrying picket signs and chanting calls for justice.
The gathering was in response to the approximately 200 undocumented workers laid off from Ideal Snacks in Liberty earlier this month due to unfiled paperwork, particularly Form I-9. This is a US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form used by employers to verify the identity and eligibility of their employees.
Ideal Snacks has maintained that it acted in accordance with the law. In a statement released Tuesday, the company stated "the staff were given the opportunity to confirm their work authorization documents and did not comply with the request. When they did not re-submit documentation, we had to terminate their employment to remain ...
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Court rejects Jenkins' appeal

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The New York State Court of Appeals has rejected the case of former Village of Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins, who was trying to reverse a court's decision to remove him from office in April.
In its decision, the state's highest ...
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Casino Impacts Subcommittee to return

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Legislator Jonathan Rouis confirmed Friday that the County Legislature's Casino Impacts Subcommittee is being resurrected.
Rouis said the subcommittee will largely consist of the same members who spent last spring discussing potential impacts from the Adelaar resort and Montreign ...
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Here comes Mysteryland!

By Dan Hust - staff writer
A rendering of the main stage at this weekend's Mysteryland.

With tents and infrastructure now being installed in Bethel, Mysteryland is set to make its second debut at Bethel Woods this weekend, and both day-trippers and campers will be greeted with all manner of auditory and visual spectacle.
Foremost ...
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