Today is: Saturday, April 20, 2019
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, April 20, 2019

Local Sports

CFFCM honors Agnes Van Put and the late Dennis Skarka

ROSCOE -- The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) hosted their annual Catskill Legends Dinner on Saturday night, where they honored Agnes Van Put and the late Dennis Skarka.
Agnes is “the smiling face that welcomes visitors to the ...
read more

Top Stories

‘What about the farmers?' Chuck Schumer talks dairy

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer talks to farmers in the hay barn at Weiss Farm including, at left, Rabbi Bob Franklin of Swan Lake and Dave Weiss, whose farm is near Briscoe.
BRISCOE — Senator Chuck Schumer didn't look particularly out of place in Dave Weiss's hay barn, a cavernous structure built five years ago when milk prices were booming.
On Tuesday, before a crowd of about 10 worried farmers and 15 supporters gathered at the farm near Briscoe, Schumer expressed earnestness about the value of family dairy farms.
“It's not just the production of milk,” said Schumer. “It's about great American values: hard work, the relationship of God and man, values that are passed on to the children.”
In March, Schumer was one of 38 senators to sign a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue warning that dairy farmers "have continued to face market instability and are struggling to survive the fourth year of sustained low prices."
“I care about ...
read more


Harnessing the sun in Tusten

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

NARROWSBURG — A new solar array will soon call Tusten home after the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved a leaseback agreement at their monthly meeting on Monday, April 8.
According to the application submitted by NY ...
read more


Latest News

Teamster employees approve new contract

MONTICELLO — By a 394-34 margin, 92 percent of the Sullivan County Teamster government employees have approved a two-year contract that raises their pay $1,500 retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018, and another $1,500 for 2019.
In addition, a significant number of employees will receive upgrades that ...
read more


Blumenthal family celebrates Donate Life Month

By Joseph Abraham - sports & life editor
Warren Blumenthal gave his wife Phyllis one of his kidneys, which saved her life in 2004. It turned out that the pair are a perfect match in more ways than one.

JEFFERSONVILLE -- “Warren it's almost time,” Phyllis Blumenthal told her husband who grabbed the TV remote and turned to CNBC, where friend and neighbor Helen Irving -- President and CEO of LiveOnNY -- rang NASDAQ's Opening Bell on Tuesday ... read more


Copyright © 2019 - Sullivan County Democrat