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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


‘Hope in a physical form'

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Walk 4 Rides Sullivan County has raised money for incredible causes for nearly two decades. Last year, organizers decided to benefit a local organization in Ride 2 Survive. On Sunday morning, Livingston Manor's Main Street was packed with people in pink to raise money and show ... read more

Public Health Director elected to statewide Rural Health Board

LIBERTY — Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw has been elected to the board of the New York State Association for Rural Health (NYSARH). As a board member, she will play a key role in guiding NYSARH's policies and advocacy efforts at both the state and federal levels.
“I am ... read more

Over 20 organizations participate in roundtable hosted by the Sullivan County Land Bank

MONTICELLO — The Sullivan County Land Bank recently convened a Housing Roundtable to discuss housing-related problems and opportunities in the county.
Held at the community room in Monticello's West Broadway Villas, the event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders and experts to ... read more

Meetings 10/16 - 10/19

Tuesday, October 16

Town of Thompson, Town Board Meeting, 4:30 p.m.; Public Hearing, 7 p.m., 4052 Route 42, Monticello.

Town of Mamakating, Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro.

Callicoon Fire District, Budget Hearing, 6 p.m., Callicoon Firehouse, Callicoon. ... read more

Forestburgh imposes six-month moratorium on large subdivisons

FORESTBURGH — A six-month moratorium on major subdivisions is now in place for the Town of Forestburgh.
“The reason we are doing this [is because] the Zoning and Planning Board are rewriting the rules for subdivisions and we are very close to having that established,” explained Forestburgh Town ... read more

Locals work to restore Old Liberty Cemetery

LIBERTY — The British statesman Sir William Gladstone once said, “show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high deeds.”
When Gene and ... read more

Liberty youth charged with arson

SULLIVAN COUNTY — On Thursday September 20, at approximately 4:30 p.m, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office received a report of damage to the museum located in Swan Lake Park, in the Town of Liberty. Old photographs had been torn off of the walls, a billboard had been knocked over, and a visitors ... read more

Kenoza Lake man arrested in connection with gas station fire

SULLIVAN COUNTY — On Saturday, September 29 at approximately 1:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of a fire at the Sunoco Country Store located at 5 Center Street in the Village of Jeffersonville. The fire had originated in a propane fuel tank line located at the rear of the ... read more

Five local youths arrested in connection with bus vandalism

SULLIVAN COUNTY — On Saturday, October 6 the Sullivan County Sheriff's Patrol was called to Schroeder Road in the Town of Thompson to investigate vandalism to a small bus. At the location deputies found that all the windows had been smashed out of the vehicle. Deputies conducted neighborhood ... read more

Bronx Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison in Connection with Heroin and Cocaine Possession

SULLIVAN COUNTY — District Attorney Jim Farrell announced Friday that Jason Bermudez, 37, of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced in Sullivan County Court by Judge Michael McGuire to a term of nine years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision on his conviction for the possession of ... read more

Two Monticello locals arrested for assault and robbery

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has arrested Melissa Strain, 28, of Monguap Valley and Terrell Staten, 31, of Monticello for a robbery that occurred on Sunday, October 7. On that date, the two suspects were at the residence of an acquaintance on Cold Spring Road in the Town ... read more

County considers plastic bag ban

MONTICELLO — The county legislators would like to see a single-use plastic bag ban in Sullivan.

County Manager Joshua Potosek asked the legislators at the Parks, Agriculture and Sustainability Committee this week if they would like him to do some research on how to proceed.

This ... read more

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