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Monday, March 19, 2018


Cuomo says 'go,' Delaware says 'no'

Town to consider one-year moratorium on commercial solar while state gives green light

HORTONVILLE - Just a day after New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the largest community solar project had been completed in New York State, the Town of Delaware put the wheels in motion on ... read more

Meetings 3/16-3/20

Monday, March 19

Town of Liberty, Town Board Meeting, 7 p.m., 120 North Main Street, Liberty.

Town of Bethel, Zoning Board of Appeals, Dr. Duggan Community Center, 3460 State Route 55, White Lake, 7:30 p.m. work session 7 p.m.

Town of Callicoon, regular meeting, 7:30 p.m. Town ... read more

Highland receives praise for storm efforts

ELDRED - They had no intention of coming here, but they're definitely making a return trip.
Dave and Doreen Wilcox were stranded on Interstate 84 during the recent blizzard that dumped more than a foot of snow and prompted the response of the National Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and the Red ... read more

Kellams Bridge closed for repairs

FREMONT — Residents traveling across the Delaware River between Stalker, Pa. and Hankins will need to find a new way home in the immediate future.
Kellams Bridge is closed for repairs and won't open again until June. The one-lane suspension bridge was built in 1990 and has a current posted ... read more

Local students join national walkout

LAKE HUNTINGTON — Fourteen Sullivan West High School students walked out of their building at 10 am Wednesday to show solidarity with the students killed and injured one month ago in Parkland, Florida.
Their silent protest for 17 minutes coincided with tens of thousands of students across the ... read more

IDA extends sales tax abatements

MONTICELLO — Sales tax abatements was once again the agenda at the recent County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) most recent meeting.
The IDA board decided unanimously to extend sales tax abatements for the Adelaar Developer, LLC which is building the new water park near the ... read more

Sullivan County still 61st in health

MONTICELLO — A new health report was released on Wednesday and Sullivan County is still ranked 61st of the 62 counties in New York in health.
While speaking in the lobby of the Sullivan County Government Building, County Manager Josh Potosek said that it wasn't important where the county ranks ... read more

Village of Monticello elections taking place March 20

Monticello - The election to select two trustees to the Village of Monticello board will be held this Tuesday, March 20.
Trustee Aleta Lymon (Democratic-Conservative) is up for re-election while deputy supervisor Jill Weyer has announced that she is not running again.
The other candidates ... read more

Meetings 3/13-3/16

Tuesday, March 13

Town of Highland Town Board Meetings, 7:00 p.m.

Town of Tusten, Town Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg.

Sullivan County Department of Family Services and the Sullivan County Youth Bureau, public hearing, Sullivan County Government ... read more

Social media helps local officials communicate during storm

During 2004 when Facebook was launched, Mark Zuckerberg had no idea how much of a powerful information tool it would become. He certainly didn't know how it would affect Sullivan County residents.
Recent winter storms left many without heat, wate electricity and, arguably just as important, ... read more

Army National Guard lends a hand to Sullivan County

FORESTBURGH — Late last week, with Sullivan County still reeling from a pair of devastating winter storms, the Forestburgh Firehouse had become a major operations center to help local residents as well as others in the county to recover from the disaster.
When the Democrat visited last ... read more

Local schools out of snow days, adjust their schedules

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The recent winter storms have put a real strain on school districts with so many snow days being used in the last few weeks. The storms have caused major power outages throughout Sullivan County, preventing schools from opening even after the roads had been cleared.
With more ... read more

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