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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Local Sports

ELS' Curreri and Goodell win Section IX titles, earn trip to Albany

STONY RIDGE - Several Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West (ELS) wrestlers took to the mats at SUNY Ulster on Monday at the Section IX Division II championships.
By days end, two ELS wrestlers, Noah Curreri (160-lbs) and John Goodell (220-lbs) won ...
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Hospital workers hold vigil over shortstaffing concerns

By Dan Hust - staff writer

Five-year-old Zaniah Soto is flanked by her mom Luz, left, and her mother's coworker Debbie La Bounty. Both adults are surgical techs at Catskill Regional Medical Center, where they say shortstaffing has become a major issue - so much so that Zaniah has sometimes had to accompany her mom when Luz's workday runs past her usual childcare arrangements.
HARRIS — A rotation of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) employees gathered across the street from the Harris hospital Tuesday, turning Valentine's Day into a peaceful protest against what they say is chronic and unnecessary shortstaffing.
“There is a problem with retention,” contended Ana Vazquez, vice president of the 1199SEIU union which represents around 300 workers, ranging from housekeepers and registrars to certified nursing assistants and diagnostic imaging professionals.
“If you don't have enough staff,” she continued, “the only way our members can provide the care patients need is in the form of another shift.”
She was referring to double shifts, which have happened so often in the past year that the union organized Tuesday's candlelit vigil to bring more ...
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First local Delaware River Solar project headed toward construction

By Dan Hust - staff writer

HORTONVILLE — What may be Sullivan County's first commercial solar array not tied to a governmental entity could be operational by this summer.
On Wednesday, after determining the project will not have any significant adverse impacts, the ...
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Thompson Square mall sold for $19M

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Sullivan County's main shopping area now has a new owner.
This week, Heidenberg Properties Group, Strategic Real Estate Partners (SREP), and Norse Realty Group announced the $19.1 million acquisition of the Thompson Square Shopping Center in Monticello.
Previously owned by ...
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Glen Wild author releases book about Morse, telegraph

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer
Research for Kenneth B. Lifshitz's new book “Makers of the Telegraph: Samuel Morse, Ezra Cornell and Joseph Henry” took five years.

GLEN WILD — Tap, tap, tap, stop. Tap, tap, stop.
Invented long before the telephone, Morse Code could send messages over enormous distances using electric pulses that delivered a series of dots and dashes.
It's an interesting and somewhat ...
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