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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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On the Prowl

MONTICELLO - Before the start of the season, Monticello boys' basketball coach Chris Russo had identified some potential impact players for his Panthers: “Sha-Shawn Drayton and Devin Williams will be keys to our success,” the veteran coach ... read more

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Old Homestead in ashes

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

What's left of The Old Homestead, most of which was lost to last Wednesday's massive fire, can be seen from the west facade last Thursday evening.
BRIDGEVILLE — No cause has yet been determined for the fire that destroyed the landmark Old Homestead Restaurant last week and, according to Sullivan County Fire Coordinator and Public Safety Commissioner Dick Martinkovic, a cause “may never be found here.”
“The area of origin where investigators believe the fire began is destroyed,” added Martinkovic. “Investigators think the blaze originated on the second or third floors and with those floors and the roof gone... there's just no way to ever tell. It's nothing suspicious.”
No one was injured in the blaze.
Regarding debris cleanup at the site of the late-evening blaze, Town of Thompson Code Enforcement Officer Logan Morey, said, “I think it's a bit too early for that... that generally won't happen until after the ...
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Apollo sold, back taxes ‘written off'

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — A day before the deal to sell the old Apollo Plaza closed, legislators briefly debated - and then passed - a resolution erasing $1.2 million in past outstanding real estate taxes on the 25-acre property.
But, advised officials, those ...
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County adds to HEAP staffing

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Reacting to a gale of complaints about slow service, the county beefed up the staff handling heating aid applications over the weekend.
Since HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) began in mid-November, Sullivan County has received more than 10,000 calls, with paperwork piling up on ...
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On King Day, ‘it's time for unity'

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer
Among the activities for the MLK Jr. celebration was asking youth to write down their dreams, which became a collage on this wall at the Stroebele Center on Monday. Many children were present at the well attended event.

MONTICELLO — On Martin Luther King Day, the Sullivan County Chapter of the NAACP hosted “A Salute to Greatness,” a tribute to Dr. King at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center in Monticello.
It featured newly installed NAACP President Sandra ...
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