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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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First week of practices emphasize conditioning and skill development

SULLIVAN COUNTY - While late August is prime vacation time as people revel in the final weeks of summer, for fall athletes it's time to get back to work as they prepare for the looming season that is rapidly approaching. Across the county on the ... read more

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A litigious council in Tusten

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

TUSTEN —­ Political rivalries and legal action have sharply divided council members in the Town of Tusten.
Councilman Ned Lang is suing two of his colleagues - Supervisor Carol Wingert and Councilwoman Brandi Merolla, as well as Tusten resident Arthur Freer.
“The case has no legal merit whatsoever,” said Wingert. “I can't speak much about the case because it's still pending, but our town attorney agrees that there's no merit.”
Lang's attorney, Marvin Newberg of Monticello, begs to differ. “These complaints were made with town resources for the purpose of hurting Mr. Lang's businesses,” said Newberg, “The defendants have abused their offices and victimized Mr. Lang.”
The lawsuit alleges that Wingert, Merolla and a neighbor named Arthur Freer intentionally made false and ...
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County Honors Soapbox Champs, beauty pageant finalists, Ukrainian independence, shared services and more

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Sullivan County Legislators honored two intrepid young derby racers at the full board meeting last week, as the newest recipients of their Distinguished Citizen Awards.
Fifteen-year-old Brianna Roth's competitive nature and ...
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Cochecton Fire Station looks to fill a void as restaurant

By Margaret Bruetsch - reporter / photographer

COCHECTON — The old Cochecton Fire Station is undergoing a huge transformation into a bar and restaurant, but don't worry about learning a new name.
“We want to save people a sentence,” co-owner John Early explained. Rather than changing the name of the building, he and partner Ezekiel Miller ...
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Beaverkill DAR celebrates 100th

By Mike Vreeland - reporter / photographer
Guests for the DAR 100th anniversary were greeted by a colorful receiving line.

ROSCOE — The Beaverkill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), held their 100th Anniversary Celebration and luncheon at the Rockland House in Roscoe on August 19, as they continue to promote historic preservation, ... read more


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