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Friday, August 1, 2014

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33rd Annual Democrat tees off today

CALLICOON - Only one thing is certain for this weekend's 33rd Annual Sullivan County Democrat Golf Tourney at the Villa Roma in Callicoon.
There will be no defending champion.
At 8 a.m. this morning, the first shots in this year's Democrat ...
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Gordon Jenkins' DWI trial set for September 8

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins, left, huddles with attorney Michael Sussman, at right before Wednesday's court appearance. In the middle is supporter Waleed Ahmed.
SOUTH FALLSBURG — Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins' DWI trial now has a start date, according to a Fallsburg judge.
Called before Town Judge Ivan Kalter Wednesday evening at a scheduled court appearance, Jenkins' attorney, Michael Sussman, quickly requested, and was granted, an 8 p.m. conference.
Following the brief meeting, held in the judge's chambers, Kalter settled on September 8 as the start date for Jenkins' jury trial stemming from his now infamous November, 2013 arrest in the Village of Monticello for suspicion of DWI shortly after arriving at the scene of two-car motor vehicle accident on Broadway in the village.
Jenkins had been at a neighbor's party when he caught wind of the crack-up, promptly driving himself to the scene, to, as he told the Democrat days after the ...
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Mamakating Library takes shape

By Guy Charles Harriton - reporter/photographer

WURTSBORO — On a walk and talk interview on an overcast Monday, it's striking how Mamakating Library Director Greg Wirszyla is just as comfortable in his role as administrator as he is rolling up his sleeves every day to note the progress of the ... read more

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Liberty heroin investigation yields two arrests

LIBERTY — On Tuesday, July 29, the Village of Liberty Police Department arrested two men in an ongoing investigation into heroin sales in the village.
Police arrested Edward Bodtmann (65) of Liberty and Andre Shackleford (42) of Brooklyn after both men were found in possession of heroin. ...
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Peace Walk may kick off new arts focus in Fallsburg

By Dan Hust - staff writer
The Peace Walk logo.

WOODRIDGE — The two miles separating Woodridge and Mountaindale may soon showcase the efforts of more than a dozen artists.
The Town of Fallsburg is welcoming submissions from interested artists through Friday, August 8, after which they'll ...
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