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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Sullivan County Democrat Football Coach of the Year: Kevin Clifford, Livingston Manor

Just a year removed from a 2013 season with no varsity football program, Livingston Manor coach Kevin Clifford's Wildcats were 0-2 - outscored 54-6 in that two game stretch - including a week 2 loss to a similarly young and inexperienced Eldred team ... read more

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Casino picks coming December 17

By Fred Stabbert III - publisher

Mohegan Sun President and CEO Mitchell Grossinger Etess, left, talks with local Mohegan Sun representative Cliff Ehrlich during a meeting last month at Holiday Mtn. in Bridgeville.
By Fred Stabbert III

MONTICELLO - “The NYS Gaming Facility Location Board said that it will announce the four sites [awarded casino licenses] on December 17,” Mitchell Etess, president and CEO of Mohegan Sun, said yesterday afternoon. “Technically it will still be the fall… so I guess they were correct.”
Etess, whose plans of a transitioned retirement were announced last week, made clear that if Mohegan Sun at the Concord was awarded a license he would “stay with it [building of the Concord casino] right through fruition.”
Etess said he still believes the advantage his company has over the others is its “quickest to build” mentality. “It's a true benefit.
“My contract ends in June, but I would stay through my contract,” Etess said. “I would be supervising construction. I ...
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County, Probation Department union fail to come to terms; arbitration next

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — With negotiations at a standstill, Sullivan County and Teamsters Local 445 appear headed to arbitration over probation officers' workweek and salaries.
Union representatives and members of the Probation Department have been meeting ...
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Dirie Farm cleared to sell raw milk

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

YOUNGSVILLE — Late last month the Democrat reported that a test sample of raw milk from the Youngsville dairy farm of Rich Dirie had been found to be contaminated with the bacteria listeria.
Dirie speculates that the listeria sample that essentially shut down his raw milk operation earlier last ...
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Results of whistleblower report sit well with legislators

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Newly appointed Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck thanked all for the support after Thursday's unanimous vote.

MONTICELLO — Legislators appeared somewhat relieved by the preliminary results of an investigation into whistleblower complaints inside the Sullivan County Dept. of Family Services.
Seven of the nine legislators met with the investigator Thursday ...
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