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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Local Sports

Records shatter, state rankings soar amid astounding performances at OCIAA T & F Championships

WARWICK - Year in and year out the OCIAA Track and Field Championship meet offers up compelling drama, riveting performances, photo finishes, personal bests, new school records and even an occasional new meet record. This year's meet, which took ... read more

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Francisans leaving Sullivan County after 122 years

By Fred Stabbert III - publisher

Holy Cross parishioners Terry Curtis, left, and Ginny Gugliemone talk with Franciscan friars Father Charles O'Connor, left, and Father Larry Hayes following Sunday's Mass. Father O'Connor, the last Franciscan priest serving in Sullivan County, will be leaving in July.
Story and Photos by
Fred Stabbert III

CALLICOON - It certainly wasn't the message that parishioners of Holy Cross Church in Callicoon and St. Patrick's in Long Eddy wanted to hear at Mass this past weekend, but it came as little surprise.
After 122 years of faithful service to Sullivan County, the Franciscan Friars have decided to return both churches to the Archdiocese of New York and remove the last Franciscan priest from Sullivan County - Father Charles O'Connor, O.F.M.
Father Larry Hayes, O.F.M., drove up from Holy Name Province headquarters in Manhattan to deliver the news firsthand to the congregations, both at Saturday and Sunday's masses.
A new diocesan priest is expected to be appointed in July by Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and Fr. O'Connor will ...
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Legislature passes Route 17 Study, opioid lawsuit filed

By Matt Shortall - staff writer

MONTICELLO ­­— The study for development along Route 17 passed the Sullivan County Legislature by a contentious 7-2 vote last week. The county will pitch in $100,000 toward the cost of the study. Both the Town of Thompson, as well as the Town and ... read more

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SUNY Sullivan grads urged to climb mountains and help others

By Margaret Bruetsch - reporter / photographer

LOCH SHELDRAKE — SUNY Sullivan's 53rd Commencement not only focused on the struggles and successes of the graduating class of 2017, but the hard work and support of the faculty, family and friends supporting and standing by the graduates during their individual journeys.
“While the ...
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Multiple car accident on Route 17 backs up traffic on busy Friday afternoon

By Matt Shortall - staff writer
Witnesses say this 2003 Mercedes Benz rolled over several times before coming to rest in the median.

TOWN OF MAMAKATING — Traffic was backed up for hours on Friday afternoon by an accident on Route 17 in the Town of Mamakating.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Sullivan County 911 received several calls about a multiple-car accident on State Route 17 ...
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