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Monday, October 14, 2019

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Rush to judgment; A bridge to the future

GRAHAMSVILLE—Much can be said about the loneliness of long-distance runners. To be sure, while legions of fans come out for football and soccer, the heroics of running grueling trails is often solely witnessed by a few loyal parents and sadly ... read more

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Liberty Theater renovations moving forward

By Matt Shortall  - editor

The old Liberty Theater, closed since 2005, was once a cultural and artistic center for the town and village.
LIBERTY — Walking into the Liberty Theater on South Main Street feels like walking into a time capsule. Above the stage sit hand-painted backdrops which have not seen natural sunlight in decades. Old film reels and poster advertisements for cigarettes are just a few of the long forgotten artifacts Bruce Davidson has found.
With the help of Davidson, a local business owner, developer and community volunteer, The Village of Liberty earned $1 million from a Restore New York grant last year. That money is going towards reopening the theater that dates back to the early 1920s, but has been vacant since 2005.
“The reason for the project was to try and breathe life back into Liberty,” Davidson said.
He explained how they're making good progress on the first phase of the renovations. ...
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County has historically low census response rates

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer


MONTICELLO — Since our country was formed a census has been held every ten years (beginning in 1790). As next year quickly approaches, the census will once again be held, and as data shows Sullivan County has a low response rate.
According to ...
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‘Community hub' coming to St. John Steet

MONTICELLO — The building located at 22 St. John Street has served Monticello residents in many capacities throughout the decades.
Some residents consider it their alma mater. Others pass by and remember it as the place where their children first learned their abcs and 123s at the Project Excel ...
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Firefighters called to Grandview Palace

By Matt Shortall  - editor
Local fire departments responded on Wednesday evening to the Grandview Palace on State Route 52, formerly Browns Hotel, after a fire broke out in one of the vacant rooms.

LOCH SHELDRAKE — The sound of sirens filled the evening air around Liberty and Loch Sheldrake on Wednesday as dozens of fire engines raced to the scene of what was reported as an active four-alarm structure fire at the former Grandview Palace ... read more


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