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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Local Sports

Liberty downed, but not out

MILLBROOK - As a freshman last season, Delvin Wood made enough of an impression on Millbrook coach Sean Keenan to secure a starting cornerback spot for the Blazers, perennial contenders for the Section IX Class C title.
Happy to be starting for ...
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Returning veterans may soon have a place ‘to land' in Liberty

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Pastor Norman Graves, left, and Anthony Covington of New Beginnings Community Worship Center are working on opening up 15 Dixon Avenue in Liberty (seen behind them) as a transitional home for veterans, possibly the first of its kind in Sullivan County. Despite being more than a century old, the house remains well-maintained.
LIBERTY — Plans for a first-of-its-kind veterans transitional home earned the Village of Liberty Planning Board's approval Thursday evening.
While the funds aren't fully in place yet, Pastor Norman Graves and Anthony Covington - both former Daytop staffers and both with the New Beginnings Community Worship Center in Liberty - are moving ahead confidently.
“The Lord gave me a vision [in 2008], and our board has adopted that vision,” Pastor Graves explained after Thursday's meeting.
Called Begin Again Transition Services (BATS), the nonprofit venture aims to turn a former residence at 15 Dixon Avenue in Liberty into a six-bed facility to aid returning veterans in transitioning back to society.
“It's definitely a need,” said Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency Director John ...
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Monticello hires two new police officers

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The Village Board of Trustees agreed, in principle, to hire two new village police officers to replenish the depleted force that's been down four officers for several years now.
The unanimous board vote will see the hires take place ...
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Latest News

Protesters silent, but message was heard at planning board

By Guy Charles Harriton - reporter/photographer

MAMAKATING — Rarely is a planning board meeting attended by 75 or more people, who spoke volumes, not in words, but by the badges the majority wore in a sign of solidarity.
The Town of Mamakating Planning Board members, at a special meeting Sept. 30, were subjected to attendees wearing badges ...
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New Wurtsboro firehouse up for a vote October 28

By Dan Hust - staff writer
The existing Wurtsboro Firehouse on Sullivan Street features a sign urging people to vote “yes” later this month for a new firehouse.

WURTSBORO — Wurtsboro may get a new firehouse, depending on how voters react next Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the Wurtsboro Fire District unveiled a $4.7 million plan to erect a 17,000-square-foot firehouse at the old Mamakating highway barn at ...
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