Today is: Saturday, December 16, 2017
National Award-winning,
Family-run Newspaper


Established 1891
Callicoon, NY | 845-887-5200
Monticello, NY | 845-794-7942
To immediately access any story, please enter the Story Number in the above box.
Saturday, December 16, 2017

Local Sports

2017 Football Co-Players of the Year: Collin Hauschild and Roy Penn-Cosentino

SULLIVAN COUNTY - “It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference,” noted legendary University of Alabama Coach Paul Bear Bryant. Given their fervent ethic of preparation and the resultant success derived from ... read more

Top Stories

St. Peter's school adapts

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

Kindergartners at St. Peter's learning how to decorate trees.
LIBERTY — After starting 2017 on shaky ground, The St. Peter's Regional School located in Liberty, have picked themselves up and dusted off their shoulders and are fighting to stay in Sullivan County.
The school was reduced from a full-time elementary school to serve Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarten. The school is looking to eventually expand up to second grade in order to be a true early childhood center.
According to Principal Lisa Layman, after Cablevision Industries and Frontier left the area, the enrollment for the school went significantly down.
Following last winter's announcement that the catholic school would have had to close their doors by the end of the school year, parents, teachers and community members in Liberty took action by gathering over 500 signatures in a ...
read more


Resorts World Catskills opening early

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

THOMPSON — The development of Resorts World Catskills continues to make progress and it was announced yesterday that the casino will be opening up two weeks ahead of schedule to ring in the the Chinese Lunar New Year, which starts ... read more


Latest News

Renowned WWII Veteran Edward M. Maier will be remembered

By Rich Klein - reporter/photographer

WURTSBORO - Edward M. Maier, a lifelong resident of Wurtsboro and one of the few remaining World War II veterans in Sullivan County, died on December 4 at the age of 94 - just six months after receiving a high school diploma from Monticello High School.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, 93, ...
read more


Doug Solomon nominated for Newburgh police chief

By Matt Shortall - news editor
Doug Solomon

MONTICELLO — Village of Monticello Mayor Doug Solomon has been nominated as Police Chief for the City of Newburgh. City of Newburgh Manager Mike Ciaravino announced the nomination on Monday.
Solomon is a former police chief in the Village of ...
read more


Copyright © 2017 - Sullivan County Democrat