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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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O'Donnell wins race dedicated to his late brother

WHITE LAKE -- This past Saturday at Bethel Motor Speedway was the fan popular ‘Trivia Night' sponsored by J. Yannone Enterprises, Inc. The picture perfect weather provided a strong count of fans gathered to watch the evening's NASCAR Whelen ... read more

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Forestburgh looking to ‘opt out' of IDA

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

Forestburgh Councilman Steven Budofsky during the June 6 town board urged the board to “opt out” of the IDA before another project comes to Forestburgh.
FORESTBURGH — Tensions rose at the latest Forestburgh town board meeting as they discussed the town's future with the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA).
A project currently in development in Forestburgh—Another Sky Campground—have been approved for IDA tax abatements which has some members of the Forestburgh town board concerned.
According to the Forestburgh Councilman Steven Budofsky, the applicant did not need IDA benefits and was already approved for permits for the project by the Forestburgh Planning Board in December 2017.
In June 2017, Another Sky Campground applied to the Forestburgh Planning Board to change the Forestburg Golf course on Tannery Road to a glamping tenting resort.
“The IDA awarded it anyway at the cost of Forestburgh taxpayers,” ...
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Measles update: seven cases in county

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

UPDATE: After press time it was reported that the New York State Legislature passed a bill eliminating religious exemptions for vaccines. We will continue to update the story.

SULLIVAN COUNTY - The measles epidemic continues with the Sullivan ...
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Democrat wins National Award for dairy coverage

CALLICOON — The Sullivan County Democrat's Kathy Daley has won a national award for her 2018 coverage of the dairy industry crisis which affected local farmers last year.
The National Newspaper Assn. (NNA) announced Wednesday the Sullivan County Dem­ocrat had won Second Place, Story Series, Best ...
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New lawsuit over Gan Eden Estates

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer
Site of proposed development along Old Liberty Road.

Shortly after the Gan Eden Estate lawsuit was settled with the Town of Thompson over zoning and density, Catskill Mountainkeeper (CMK) and The Center for Discovery (TCFD) want the January 2019 Consent Order nullified.
“The lawsuit is narrow in ...
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