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Friday, November 16, 2018

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An enduring legacy: Tri-Valley comes up just short against Notre Dame-Elmira

BINGHAMTON- Above the door in the dining hall of the beloved Vermont sleep away camp I went to from ages 8 to 18 there was a wall-to-wall plaque engraved with the inscription, “It isn't whether you win or lose; it's how you play the game.” For the ... read more

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Its weight in gold

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

Bethel Town Supervisor Dan Sturm stands before one of the sand mounds created by the Bethel Highway Department that will be ready to help snow and ice removal this winter.
BETHEL — After the Town of Bethel acquired the land which was later called ‘The Forest Preserve at Smallwood,' they knew they would be able to mine their own sand and save the town money in the process.
“This year was a good year for making sand,” said Bethel Town Supervisor Dan Sturm. “The sand we use to get was gray and grainy and would get stuck in our trucks. This stuff is good and pure,” added Sturm.
“It cost us $25,000 to make and mine, where if we bought it, it would have cost us $125,000,” said Sturm.
Previously, a developer who owned the land wanted to build 200 homes in the area. After a fight in the court system, residents and the town were able to preserve natural resources that the 180-plus acre property holds.
After the developer failed to pay the taxes and ...
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Foster care ‘year-long challenge' in county

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO - Department of Family Services Deputy Commissioner William Moon said foster care in Sullivan County continues to be an issue with rising numbers of children in the county's care. He addressed the county legislators at the Health and ... read more


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Empire Resorts reports $33.7 million loss

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

THOMPSON - On Wednesday, November 7, Empire Resorts, the parent company that owns Resorts World Catskills and Monticello Casino and Raceway, filed their third-quarter report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that showed a $33.7 million loss.
According to the report, the casino ...
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Honoring our Veterans: Part I

SUMMITVILLE - A special rifle was hung during a ceremony to honor veterans at the Summitville Firehouse on Sunday.

Here's a look at Veterans Day ceremonies across the county!


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