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Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Meetings 3/31 - 4/3

Tuesday, March 31

Sullivan County Land Bank Corp., Board of Directors, Special Meeting, 8:30 a.m., To join the meeting, please go to the following link: More info at:

Monticello Central School District, Board of Education Meeting, ... read more

School bus drivers could see layoffs due to Covid-19

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By patricio robayo

SOUTH FALLSBURG — School bus drivers will soon be drastically affected by the cancelation of classes due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
According to Rolling V Bus Corporation President Phil Vallone, he could be laying off 400 of ... read more

Mountain Jam and other events canceled at Bethel Woods

BETHEL — As the weeks go on, more and more businesses and lives are affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is the next casualty.
Mountain Jam, the rock and roll festival that played for the first time at Bethel Woods last year, was set to play ... read more

State Commission recommends Judge McGuire's removal from the bench

MONTICELLO — A scathing report by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct is recommending that County Court Judge Michael F. McGuire should be removed from the bench.
McGuire took office in January, 2011 and his 10-year term was set to expire in December.
Sullivan County Legislators voted ... read more

County coronavirus case count up to 106; one death

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- The county held a live question and answer session on Thursday with officials answering some of the community's biggest questions. Another live session was held yesterday, and we will have an update in Friday's paper.
As of yesterday, there are 106 confirmed cases of ... read more

With remote access, the wheels of government keep turning

SULLIVAN — The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has touched every aspect of our lives and the way we conduct business. It has been no different for local municipal governments who are trying to find new ways of keeping residents informed while maintaining social distancing.
While all town halls are ... read more

College students face new challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- In early March, college students across the United States were affected by the COVID-19 outbreak that had its first case reported in Wuhan, China on Dec. 31, 2019. Colleges and Universities suspended in-person classes and moved entirely online, as well as cancelled on campus ... read more

Fire destroys building at Camp Agudah

LIBERTY — Firefighters in Liberty responded to the scene of an active structure fire on Upper Ferndale Road Friday afternoon, March 20.
When they arrived on the scene at around 3 p.m., responders found the two-story building completely engulfed in flames. The building was part of Camp Agudah. ... read more

Take-out options help keep local businesses alive

COCHECTON — The Cochecton Fire Station has its garage door open for pickups of food and cocktails to go, and like many restaurants in the area, are trying to do business when everyone's being told to stay at home. Owners Josiah Early and Ezekiel Miller are currently forging ahead into uncharted ... read more

Catskill Regional Medical Center adjusts surge plan

HARRIS — On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order requiring all hospitals to increase capacity by a minimum of 50 percent, with a goal of increasing capacity by 100 percent. The Greater Hudson Valley Health System, which Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a part of, has ... read more

Farmers answer the call during coronavirus pandemic

REGION — If you've been to a grocery store lately, you've probably noticed the shelves looking a little bare. The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on many aspects of life, and unfortunately the food system is one of them.
Fortunately we live in an area where local farms abound. Many of ... read more

As COVID-19 cases increase, changes continue to be made

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Sullivan County has confirmed 59 cases of COVID-19 as of yesterday. Keep in mind that these numbers are being consistently updated with the number of confirmed cases expected to rise.
“Assume community transmission is widespread, regardless of where you live” Public Health ... read more

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