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Monday, May 21, 2018


Meetings 5/18-5/22

Monday, May 21

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

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

Village of Woodridge, ... read more

Blown Away: Severe storm downs trees; knocks out electric

SULLIVAN COUNTY — For the third time in three months, severe weather knocked out power for residents throughout the county, leaving thousands in the dark.
A series of severe thunderstorms struck the area on Tuesday and left a path of destruction in its wake. Downed trees and power lines made ... read more

Village Manager Sager resigns, Sommers new Monticello mayor

NOTE: After our deadline, the Village of Monticello Board late Thursday voted to accept the resignation of David Sager and passed a second resolution authorizing the changing of all locks at Village Hall and other Village-owned properties locations that Sager may have access to. The resolution ... read more

Seven Sullivan County school budgets approved, Eldred's postponed by storm

REGION - The storm that hit on Tuesday delayed the school budget and election vote for the Eldred Central School District, however other area schools' votes continued as planned. Voters turned out to weigh in on school budgets, and at some schools, other propositions. In the end, all budgets were ... read more

Lumberland honors Camp Simcha Director

GLEN SPEY - The Town of Lumberland Board recently held their monthly meeting, with all members in attendance. Supervisor Jenny Mellan presented a proclamation for Ben Brown of Camp Simcha.
During winter storms Riley and Quinn, the Town of Lumberland was without power and the Town Hall and ... read more

DJ's Dudes raise awareness

LIBERTY — Brian and Christina VanName started DJ's Dudes in memory of Brian's brother, Dale VanName Jr., who passed away in 2014 after a battle with cystic fibrosis. There is no known cure for the disorder. DJ's Dudes organizes walks and fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to honor their ... read more

Sullivan Catskills holds Brochure Exchange Barbecue

“[The] Sullivan Catskills are on the map! There is so much going on and so many things to do here now,” said Roberta Byron- Lockwood, President and CEO Sullivan County Visitors Association during the recent Brochure Exchange Barbecue for their members and visitors.
Usually held during National ... read more

New dog park celebrated in Mamakating

The dogs of Sullivan County have a new place to congregate. Members of the Mamakating Dog Park Committee celebrated the opening of “Central Bark,” at the Town Park in Bloomingburg last Saturday.
Despite the rain and cloudy weather, the event attracted many families and dog owners, as well as ... read more

Supreme Court lets states legalize sports gambling

KIAMESHA LAKE — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision yesterday that lifted the federal ban on sports betting was welcomed by Resorts World Catskills.
The court, by a 6-3 vote, upheld a 2014 New Jersey law promoted by then Governor Chris Christie to allow sports betting at casinos and racetracks ... read more

Meetings for 5/15-5/17

Tuesday, May 15

Town of Thompson, Town Board Meeting, public hearing, 7:30 p.m., 4052 Route 42, Monticello.

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

Village of Monticello, Village Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2 Pleasant Street, ... read more

Allyson Whitney 5K

Three hundred and seventy-seven people.
That's how many runners and walkers participated and crossed the finish line of the Allyson Whitney Run for Love 5K Saturday morning in Kauneonga Lake, and more than 700 people had signed up.
People from all walks of life came together to walk and run ... read more

30 years of service

MONTICELLO — The number 30 has many significant connections in history, such as there are 30 tracks to the 1968 Beatles album called, The White Album. There are 30 days in the months of April, June, September and November and it also happens to be the international calling code for Greece.
But ... read more

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