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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Local Sports

Fifth annual Turtle Trot offers tough, but beautiful course

KENOZA LAKE - The Fifth Annual Turtle Trot 10K and relay saw an increase in runners interested in a tougher course and the chance to help local families combatting life-threatening illnesses.
“We have 45 people registered which is about what we ...
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Top Stories

State has issues with Thompson board and former comptroller

By Rich Klein - reporter/photographer

The Town of Thompson and former Town Comptroller Gary Lasher were the subjects of a recent audit by State Comptroller's office covering January 1, 2016 through July 24, 2017.
MONTICELLO — An audit of the Town of Thompson released last week by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli criticized the town board for its lax oversight of Gary J. Lasher, the former Thompson Comptroller.
Lasher resigned in May and subsequently was hired as treasurer in the Village of Monticello one month later.
Mayor Gary Sommers in June appointed Lasher to serve as Treasurer in the Village of Monticello through early 2020 to replace Melissa DeMarmels, who is the current comptroller in Thompson. Lasher was later given additional duties to function as village administrator, mostly for writing and securing grants. Sommers is the acting village manager.
Reached Monday morning, Sommers said that he had not read the audit, but that Lasher - during his interview process in ...
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Town of Rockland honors Ira Paul Tuggle

By Autumn Schanil - reporter/photographer

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Town of Rockland Highway worker, Ira Paul Tuggle, has no plans to retire anytime soon, but he is celebrating a milestone.
This month marked 50 years that Tuggle has been working for the Town of Rockland. He's worked under his ...
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Latest News

Rock Hill Diner closes for good

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

ROCK HILL — During the late hours of New Year's Day, a fire began at the Rock Hill Diner, located along Exit 109 on Route 17. After that devastating fire in January that tore through the kitchen, owners of the Rock Hill Diner, Steve and Joanne Weiss, had plans to rebuild and reopen the local ... read more


County Sheriff: We need more dispatchers

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff addresses the legislators at the Executive Committee meeting at the government center in Monticello on Thursday.

MONTICELLO — Although he was there last year making the same request, Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff asked the legislators for five more full-time employees. “Our numbers are way up, we've been a lot busier than we have been,” Schiff said. “The ... read more


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