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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Forestburgh 5K

FORESTBURGH - The rain didn't dampen the spirit of the over 100 runners and walkers who came out to show support for Hospice and the much-needed service for end of life care they provide.
For over a decade, the Forestburgh 5K run/walk has ...
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Local businesses join the fight against plastic

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

These table cards can be seen at The Pickled Owl in Hurleyville, which got rid of plastic straws.
Eva Barnett knew she had to do something. As the owner of Café Adella Dori in Callicoon, she saw a need to reduce the amount of plastic waste her business inherently generated. Plastic cups, straws and to-go containers are a part of everyday life at a coffee shop. But what if it didn't have to be that way?
Modern life in America means convenience. We want our coffee to go and we want it fast. We want a plastic water bottle available wherever we may be. Gone are the days of sitting down in a café over a nice cup of coffee and chatting with the people around you. While convenience is an advantage, it has a dark underside.
A Global Problem
The ocean suffers from plastic pollution. The World Economic Forum reports that there are 150 million metric tons of plastics in the ocean. And ...
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Lost Lake denied by Public Service Commission

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

FORESTBURGH — On October 2017, the Lost Lake Resort company filed a request for a waiver from the Public Service Commission's (PSC) regulation 16 NYCRR §100, which requires all electric infrastructure in new developments to be installed ... read more

Latest News

Summer Youth Employment program produces new walking trail

By Matt Shortall - editor

LIBERTY — Residents in Sullivan County have a new healthy walking trail to enjoy. The trailhead is located right off Sunset Lake Road, in between the Veterans Cemetery and our Health and Human Services complex in Liberty.
County officials, employees and the Summer Youth Employment Program team ...
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Resorts World reports $37 million loss

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The Town of Thompson recently received the first quarter distribution check from the New York Gaming in the amount of $469,242.30.
"The last quarterly check was very close to the amount we expected. While revenues generated by ...
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