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Monday, October 14, 2019


‘Community hub' coming to St. John Steet

MONTICELLO — The building located at 22 St. John Street has served Monticello residents in many capacities throughout the decades.
Some residents consider it their alma mater. Others pass by and remember it as the place where their children first learned their abcs and 123s at the Project Excel ... read more

Liberty Theater renovations moving forward

LIBERTY — Walking into the Liberty Theater on South Main Street feels like walking into a time capsule. Above the stage sit hand-painted backdrops which have not seen natural sunlight in decades. Old film reels and poster advertisements for cigarettes are just a few of the long forgotten artifacts ... read more

Firefighters called to Grandview Palace

LOCH SHELDRAKE — The sound of sirens filled the evening air around Liberty and Loch Sheldrake on Wednesday as dozens of fire engines raced to the scene of what was reported as an active four-alarm structure fire at the former Grandview Palace Condominium complex on State Route 52 around 5:37 ... read more

County has historically low census response rates

MONTICELLO — Since our country was formed a census has been held every ten years (beginning in 1790). As next year quickly approaches, the census will once again be held, and as data shows Sullivan County has a low response rate.
According to the Rockefeller Institute of Government, Sullivan ... read more

Jeffersonville celebrates the season

Fall was in the air this past weekend for the Jeffersonville Oktoberfest/Founder's Day event last Saturday featuring the town's annual tractor parade and some Oktoberfest influences.
The day started with a pancake breakfast and some light hearted competition, which included a pie eating contest ... read more

Fall fun on display in Grahamsville

A huge 1,018-pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin grown by Sean McAndrew of Grahamsville won the top prize of $250 in the Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest that was part of the 34th Annual Daniel Pierce Library's Giant Pumpkin Party and Children's Parade held last Saturday at the Grahamsville ... read more

Meetings 10/11 - 10/15

Tuesday, October 15

Monticello Central School District, Board of Education, Special Meeting, 4 p.m., RJK Middle School Library, 45 Breakey Avenue, Monticello.

Roscoe Central School District, Board of Education Meeting, 4:30 p.m., 6 Academy Street, Roscoe.

Western Sullivan ... read more

Last call for DEC Officer Corey Hornicek: Thousands mourn passing of public servant who dedicated himself to family, career

CALLICOON - Corey Hornicek had a big family. He just didn't realize it included all of New York and most of the Northeast.
Several thousand people descended on Callicoon this past Sunday and Monday to pay their respects to one of the proudest persons to ever wear a New York State Dept. of ... read more

Meetings 10/8 - 10/11

Tuesday, October 8

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

Town of Thompson, Town Board Work Session 2020 Budget, 4:30 p.m, Zoning Board Meeting, 7 p.m., 4052 Route 42, Monticello.

Kauneonga Lake Fire District, Monthly Meeting, 7 p.m., ... read more

Mamakating Highway Dept. pickets town meeting

WURTSBORO — In a quiet and quick town meeting on Tuesday, October 1, some members of the Mamakating Highway department led by Rob Hufcut, chief of Summitville Fire Company and candidate for Highway Superintendent, stood quietly in the back of the meeting holding signs demanding a “fair contract ... read more

Coroner: ‘No change' in opioid crisis

MONTICELLO — As the opioid epidemic continues to hit Sullivan County, emergency responders are facing a new and bigger threat: fentanyl. The narcotic drug is often mixed with heroin and is a high-risk for addiction and dependence.
It can also cause respiratory distress and death when taken in ... read more

Camp Jened site could be Thompson's newest park

THOMPSON — Camp Jened is looking to have a new lease on life as the latest town park for Thompson.
The camp located near Rock Hill was once owned by United Cerebral Palsy and provided a place for residential camping for adults with disabilities.
The camp is sometimes used as a training site ... read more

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