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Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Committee kerfuffle: Legislators express ire over committee assignments, new rule

MONTICELLO — As the new legislature was sworn in on Tuesday last week, a few hours later the committee chairs, vice chairs and member assignments were made public.
As written in the county code, the chairman of the legislature makes the committee assignments within 20 days of being elected, ... read more

Meetings 1/21 - 1/24

Tuesday, January 21

Sullivan County Legislature, Board Meeting, 9 a.m., Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello.

Village of Woodridge, Town Board Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Village Hall 2 Dairyland Rd, Woodridge.

Sullivan County ... read more

Quick response knocks down blaze at Villa Roma resort on Friday

CALLICOON - The call of a structure fire at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center went out at 6:08 p.m. on Friday and within minutes, firemen were rolling in from the Hortonville, Jeffersonville and Callicoon fire stations.
As firemen arrived, the window of Room 128 in the Ernesto wing had ... read more

Metzger and Roscoe School District celebrate passage of amnesty bill

ROSCOE -- Students and faculty at Roscoe Central School (RCS) ad reason to celebrate alongside State Senator Jen Metzger on Thursday after her successful efforts to pass a bill regarding building repairs from nearly a decade ago.
With employee changeover throughout the years at Roscoe, a waiver ... read more

Vigil and rally against hate draws political and faith leaders

MONTICELLO — On a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon, a small band of folks braved the temperatures to stand in front of the Lawrence H. Cooke Courthouse in Monticello to voice their stance against hate.
Banded together by the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission and Sullivan Allies Leading ... read more

New year brings changes to Mamakating Town Board

WURTSBORO — The first meeting with a brand-new town board kicked off with a bang last week with many new changes being announced.
Janet Lybolt, the new Town Board Supervisor, announced the new town hall ward meeting schedule. Members of the six wards of Mamakating will be able to speak to their ... read more

Town moves toward dissolving Mamakating Ethics Board

MAMAKATING — One of the many changes considered by the new town board is the dissolution of the Mamakating Ethics board.
The board voted at their most recent meeting on January 14 to hold a public hearing on February 4 at 6 p.m. at town hall regarding dissolving the Ethics Board.
The Ethics ... read more

County moves forward with homeless intake center

LIBERTY — The Sullivan County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution during a meeting of the Health and Family Services Committee on Thursday to enter into an agreement for homeless temporary housing services in Liberty.
According to the resolution, the agreement is with Dorm 10, LLC at an ... read more

Executive committee rescinds purchase of property for Visitors Center

MONTICELLO -- During Sullivan County Legislature's Executive Committee meeting yesterday, a vote was held to rescind Resolution 385-19, which authorized the purchase of real property and construction of a visitors center in Rock Hill. The resolution passed 7-1. Legislator Nadia Rajsz was not ... read more

SCVA moving to Liberty Mall

LIBERTY -- The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) will soon have a new home. They are relocating to the Liberty Mall on 15 Sullivan Avenue in the Village of Liberty, right off Exit 100 on Route 17 and NYS Route 52.
“We have outgrown our current quarters and needed to find office ... read more

‘Godfather of the Selfie' photographs himself everyday for 20 years

Artist and photographer Noah Kalina diligently works in his Barryville studio when not traveling across the state or country, taking photographs for magazines, companies, and major museums.
At any given moment during his day, he stops what he is doing, takes out a point and shoot digital ... read more

Forestburgh's auditions attract top-notch talent!

By 10 a.m. on Sunday, there were over 50 people of all ages assembled in the lobby of SUNY Sullivan's E-building, waiting their turn to show off for Forestburgh Playhouse's Local Auditions.
“We are hoping to find really talented performers who would be interested in performing in our kids' show ... read more

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