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Friday, September 21, 2018

Local Sports

Pigskin Preview Week 4: Time to play your best football

SULLIVAN COUNTY - With all teams having either started or beginning league play this week, it's time for teams to start playing their best football as the stakes rise with each week. Here's a look at this weekend's slate of ... read more

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Officers show up in force

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

A group of correctional officers from the Sullivan County Jail came to the county legislature meeting on Tuesday at the government center in Monticello. Their reason: to remind the legislators that they are six years with no contract.
MONTICELLO — They were there to remind the legislators that their voices need to be heard. They are the union workers of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
A group of members from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office came to the county legislature full board on Tuesday. Most of them are corrections officers at the Sullivan County Jail. CSEA Union President John Wagner said they haven't had a contract in six years.
“We're here today because we wanted to remind the legislators that we are six years without a contract and we're looking to get a contract ratified and to be done with it,” Wagner said.
The county has been in negotiations with the union for six years, but no conclusion has been agreed upon.
The union workers are asking for compensatory time, healthcare ...
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County foster care system sees 12% increase

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO — “I've never seen anything like that,” said William Moon, Deputy Commissioner of Family Services. As Moon reported to the Sullivan County Legislature's Health and Family Services Committee last week, he informed them that the Department ... read more

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Heroin ‘kingpin' sentenced 35 years to life

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

FALLSBURG — After a five day trial, the District Attorney (DA), Jim Farrell announced recently that repeat offender Ronald Smith, aka “Tubbs,” 45, of Fallsburg was sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison.
Smith has been convicted of Conspiracy in the 2nd and 4th Degrees, both felonies, as ...
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A fiber enthusiast's heaven

By Autumn Schanil - reporter/photographer
Helen Graham of Toad Hollow holds out fiber that is hand-dyed by her and her sister Mary Beth Graham using various techniques, including speckling.

Needle felting demonstrations, peg looms and floor looms, spinning and spindling, llamas and alpacas, goats, sheep and angora bunnies. If you're a lover of all things fiber, the Catskill Distillery was the place to be Saturday afternoon.
Hosted ...
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