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Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Thompson plans to buy former Camp Jened

ROCK HILL — The Town of Thompson Board has entered into a formal agreement with United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York to purchase the former Camp Jened on Adams Rd. for $1.5 million and plans to make the 175-acre property a town park. The agreement, executed on August 7, could close as ... read more


Meetings 9/22-9/26

Monday, September 25

Fallsburg Town Board legislative mtg., 5:55 p.m., Town Hall, 19 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg.

Tusten Zoning Re-Write Committee mtg., 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, Narrowsburg.

Village of Liberty Board of Trustees mtg., 7 p.m., Village Hall, ... read more


Human Rights Commission asks Legislators to support DACA

MONTICELLO — Members of the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission stood before legislators on Tuesday to ask for a resolution in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
According to the Pew Research Center, there are nearly 800,000 “dreamers” in the United States - ... read more


Drug bust takes down large drug network

MONTICELLO — Eight suspects, including four Sullivan County residents, were arrested Monday evening following a months-long investigation into a heroin distribution ring.
“This is a major hit to the supply of heroin here in Sullivan County,” said District Attorney Jim Farrell.
“Operation ... read more


Students and community come together to help hurricane victims

LOCH SHELDRAKE — Members of the Liberty and Monticello Rotary Clubs along with student and faculty volunteers from SUNY Sullivan came together on Wednesday to pack much needed clothing and supplies for victims of hurricane Harvey in Texas.
“We are very excited to be able to help out,” SUNY ... read more


Liberty transportation facilities, zoning among meeting topics

by MIKE VREELAND

LIBERTY — On September 18, the Town of Liberty held a public hearing regarding a proposed amendment of the zoning law in order to establish a “Floating Zone for Transportation Facilities.”
The local law (#3 of 2017) defines a transportation facility as “a facility at ... read more


A table for one

MONTICELLO — According to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), there are still over 1,600 Americans unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.
Americans across the country took a moment last Friday to observe this solemn fact.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which is observed every year ... read more


Big night for the Big Eddy Film Festival

NARROWSBURG — The 6th Annual Big Eddy Film Festival had sold out shows this past weekend at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg. Produced by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and the Arts Council for Sullivan County, the Big Eddy Film Festival showcases new, independent films from around the world and on ... read more


Meetings 9/19-9/22

Tuesday, September 19

Thompson Town Board mtg., 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Monticello.

Village of Monticello Board of Trustees mtg., 5:30 p.m., Village Hall, Monticello.

Mamakating Town Board mtg., 6 p.m., Town Hall, Wurtsboro.

South Fallsburg Fire District Bd. of Fire ... read more


Test results bear good news for some county schools

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Results of grades 3-8 math and ELA tests, taken by students this past spring, were recently released by the New York State Education Department.
In comparison to 2016, the percentage of Sullivan County students who took the test and were deemed proficient in math and English ... read more


Roscoe welcomes new business to town, Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties

Roscoe - The Roscoe business community and friends turned out in full force last Thursday to welcome a new business to town - Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.
Nearly 125 people stopped by 62 Stewart Ave., Roscoe to tour the new, two-story office, and welcome hometown boy Travis O'Dell ... read more


IDA extends tax abatements

MONTICELLO — Members of the Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) met on September 11 at the Monticello Government Center.
At the meeting, the IDA extended sales tax abatements for Veria Lifestyle Wellness Resort, Jeff Sanitation and Hudson Valley Foie Gras Project, each for six ... read more


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