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Saturday, April 20, 2019


Harnessing the sun in Tusten

NARROWSBURG — A new solar array will soon call Tusten home after the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) approved a leaseback agreement at their monthly meeting on Monday, April 8.
According to the application submitted by NY Tusten I, LLC—which will be managed by Delaware ... read more

Inside SUNY Sullivan's celebration of being a woman

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- I wasn't really sure what to expect when I went to SUNY Sullivan's 23rd annual Women's Conference. A group of women conferring? Women getting together to talk about issues facing our gender today? But when I walked through the doors and was greeted by an extremely friendly group ... read more

Teamster employees approve new contract

MONTICELLO — By a 394-34 margin, 92 percent of the Sullivan County Teamster government employees have approved a two-year contract that raises their pay $1,500 retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018, and another $1,500 for 2019.
In addition, a significant number of employees will receive upgrades that ... read more

Sullivan County planning for measles prevention, education, and clinics

LIBERTY - In light of the ongoing measles outbreaks in New York City and Rockland County, Sullivan County is preparing for the summer months when there is a large influx of visitors and second-homeowners.
As of April 11, there are 180 confirmed reported cases of measles in Rockland County. In ... read more

Delaware moves forward with highway barn

HORTONVILLE — The current Town of Delaware highway department barn and salt shed is falling into disrepair and has a host of other problems, said Town Supervisor Ed Sykes. One of the biggest problems is that it's located in the floodplain and has had issues with flooding in the past.
The town ... read more

‘What about the farmers?' Chuck Schumer talks dairy

BRISCOE — Senator Chuck Schumer didn't look particularly out of place in Dave Weiss's hay barn, a cavernous structure built five years ago when milk prices were booming.
On Tuesday, before a crowd of about 10 worried farmers and 15 supporters gathered at the farm near Briscoe, Schumer expressed ... read more

Blumenthal family celebrates Donate Life Month

JEFFERSONVILLE -- “Warren it's almost time,” Phyllis Blumenthal told her husband who grabbed the TV remote and turned to CNBC, where friend and neighbor Helen Irving -- President and CEO of LiveOnNY -- rang NASDAQ's Opening Bell on Tuesday morning.
While the trio have only known each other for a ... read more

Monday, April 22

Town of Fallsburg, Public Hearing, 5:50 p.m., Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 19 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg.

Village of Liberty, Village Board Meeting, 7 p.m., 167 North Main Street, Liberty.

Tuesday, April 23

Sullivan County Dept. of Purchasing, ... read more

To buy tobacco you must be 21

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Sheriff's Office is reminding businesses that the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Sullivan County is now 21. To help businesses prevent sales of tobacco and alcohol to minors, the Sheriff's Office is giving out free drivers license guides provided by Dana ... read more

Sentencing in Sullivan County Court

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced that Tyquan Hilliard, 28, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced last week in Sullivan County Court by Hon. Stephan Schick in connection with his participation in the robbery of the AT&T store on Jefferson Street in the Village of ... read more

Leadership Sullivan Class of 2019 ready to lift off

Leadership Sullivan, in sponsorship with the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating its 20th graduating class!
The mission of Leadership Sullivan is to develop informed and committed leaders from all segments of the community who will apply their collective experience and skills to ... read more

Four liberty juveniles arrested following vandalism investigation

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Village of Liberty Police Department arrested four juveniles on April 15 and April 16, 2019 after an investigation into a report of vandalism. On April 15, Liberty Police were called to an auto repair shop on North Main Street for a report of damage to several vehicles. ... read more

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