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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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High-water marks for River Run

CALLICOON — The Delaware Youth Center's 16th Annual River Run drew a record 345 racers to Callicoon to walk, jog, and flat out run along the Delaware River. The non-profit's largest fundraiser, the River Run grew not only by the number of racers ... read more

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Redistricting approved despite criticism

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Highland Town Supervisor Andy Boyar felt that the entire redistricting process was flawed and the new county legislative lines should be re-evaluated and redrawn.
MONTICELLO — What had been a quiet, long-in-coming plan to redraw the nine legislators' districts throughout Sullivan County became a hot potato on Thursday.
That's when the public had a chance to weigh in on the changes - made necessary because the county's population has shifted since the last redistricting effort a decade ago, and each of the nine districts must represent an equal amount of the county's population.
Since the biggest change will be in the Town of Highland, people from that area of the county had something to say.
Highland Supervisor Andy Boyar, viewing the proposed split of his town between Districts 1 (represented by Scott Samuelson) and 2 (represented by Kathy LaBuda), believed a “third-grade art class” could have done a better job.
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New jail design to be completed

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The potential cost of a new jail resulted in not one but three split votes on Thursday.
Each dealt with allowing LaBella Associates to finish design work, and each had the same 5-4 split.
The work, which includes investigating the ...
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Wrecking ball for Kutsher's

By Dan Hust - staff writer

What remains of Kutsher's in Monticello is slowly disappearing as demolition crews first remove the inner furnishings and fixtures of the longtime resort, then prepare to raze much of the rest of the complex.
According to Thompson Supervisor Bill Rieber, that could now include the main hotel. ...
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Liberty Skate Park lands $36K from county

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Liberty Village Mayor Dan Ratner encouraged legislators Thursday to vote to fund the coming skate park.

MONTICELLO — Thanks to Sullivan County taxpayers, the Liberty Skate Park will finally be finished.
Legislators voted 5-4 Thursday to take $36,000 out of a contingency fund and give it to the Liberty Community Development Corporation (CDC) to ...
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