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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Turtle Trot: Over 100 runners and walkers join fight against catastrophic illnesses

KENOZA LAKE -- Runners gathered early Saturday morning in Kenoza Lake for the annual Turtle Trot 5K and 10K. The family friendly event allows anyone of different athletic abilities to participate in the race.
“I have been getting a lot of help ...
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Jeff native and bone marrow donor to hold first drive on Aug. 3

By Sarah Clark - reporter/photographer

Jeff native Tyler Wagner, left, and Christian Wilson, who he donated bone marrow to in 2009.
JEFFERSONVILLE -- After registering at a Dynamic Kernel Module Support (DKMS) bone marrow drive, which was intended to help a local school counselor find a donor match, Tyler Wagner of Jeffersonville was surprised when he received a letter stating that they found someone he could donate to. In January 2009, Wagner donated his bone marrow, which soon changed both the lives of him and his recipient.
Wagner immediately started the process which included testing and blood work. Although he was nervous at first for the procedure, he was able to call people who previously donated. During the process, Wagner's family, friends, and teachers were all supportive when it came to accommodations that had to be made—such as going to Westchester and the postoperative care. All expenses were covered ...
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Gov. Cuomo visits Bethel to promote tourism

By Sarah Clark - reporter/photographer

BETHEL ­— Governor Andrew M. Cuomo came to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts last Thursday where he highlighted the recent successes in Sullivan County and the Catskills.
“The Catskills have a very important role in the history of the state of ...
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County residents protest conditions at the border

By Joseph Abraham - sports & life editor

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Immigration continues to be an issue where many Americans stand divided. Unified perhaps in the belief the system is broken, but at odds when it comes to deciding how to fix it. A primary issue of contention is the separation of children from their parents at the border, and the ... read more

Public Health gives update on measles

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
The county is actively working on measles prevention, spearheading multiple initiatives including vaccination clinics and enacting a Public Health Order regarding summer camps.

MONTICELLO — The county's Public Health Services is very busy this summer as they work on measles prevention.
In May the county adopted a Public Health Order that requires all children and staff at local summer camps to be vaccinated against ...
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