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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Local Sports

Bethel Motor Speedway has new owner

BETHEL - If Saturday's packed crowd at the Bethel Motor Speedway is any indicator, the local institution has a bright future under its new ownership.
As it nears its 60th anniversary, both the immediate past owner and new owner of the track are ...
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Fighting drug abuse from the road

By Anthony Morgano - reporter / photographer

A small version of the billboard that will be located along Route 42, provides an information line and a text hashtag to provide information and referrals for people struggling with addiction.
MONTICELLO — “This billboard says, ‘This county is doing something about it,'” said Sullivan County Deputy Manager Dan Depew.
The “it” he was talking about is the growing opioid epidemic, and the billboard was created by Sullivan County Public Health Services and revealed to the public on Friday.
The billboard features a 24/7 information and referral phone number for those struggling with addiction or mental health concerns.
Public Health Director Nancy McGraw hosted the event that revealed the number for the new information line as 866-832-5575.
Featured guest speakers from all over the county and beyond included NY State Senator John Bonacic, and District Attorney Jim Farrell, each applauding Sullivan County for standing up to the drug problem that we face in our ...
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Shooting investigation in Monticello

By Carol Montana - editor

MONTICELLO — Police in Monticello are currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday at the Evergreen Drive housing complex in the village. At 7:15 p.m. Saturday Monticello police received a report of shots fired in the area of the ... read more


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County revenues climbed in 2016, show signs of continued growth

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Sullivan County is in better fiscal shape than it ‘s been in years. That's according to independent auditors from Drescher & Malecki, a certified public accounting firm based out of Cheektowaga.
Auditors Matt Montalbo and Carl Windmer delivered the positive news during a meeting of ...
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Farmers Markets collective asks you to ‘Spend Ten'

By Carol Montana - editor

MONTICELLO — “If everyone in the Sullivan Catskills spends $10 at a farmers market this summer, $360,000+ would go back into our local economy.”
So says the website promoting reasons to shop at a local farmers market.
A collective of seven ...
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