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Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Republican and Independence Parties join Democrats in endorsing Meagan Galligan for District Attorney

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Sullivan County Acting District Attorney Meagan Galligan thanks the Sullivan County Republican and Independence Party Committees in a press release on Sunday for joining the Sullivan County Democratic Committee in endorsing her candidacy for Sullivan County District ... read more

Monticello chimney fire

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Monticello Firefighters responded at 14:30 hours (2:30 PM) to a report of a residential home fire at 144 Waverly Avenue in the Town of Thompson. Upon arrival Engine 22-14 found a chimney fire in a single family residential mobile home with fire in the ceiling. The fire was ... read more

Galligan announces sentencing of man who set Jeffersonville Fire

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Acting Sullivan County District Attorney Meagan K. Galligan announced that Jacques Pluss, 66, of Kenoza Lake, was sentenced to 5 years in prison, to be followed by 5 years of post-release supervision, for starting a fire at the Sunoco Country Store in Jeffersonville.
Pluss ... read more

Liberty and Legislature disagree over homeless center

LIBERTY — A county proposal to build temporary homeless housing at the Human Services Complex on Sunset Lake Road in Liberty is causing a tense debate between legislators and the town board.
Board members in Liberty were very critical of the idea at their Feb. 18 meeting when District 6 ... read more

Hate has no home here

The Beatles, in the song “I Am the Walrus,” sang, “I am he as you are he as you are me/And we are all together.”
This message of unity and being one was expressed during the Hate has No Home in Sullivan County vigil in Callicoon on Sunday evening.
A small crowd turned out to hear speakers of ... read more

Heart-A-Thon didn't miss a beat

HARRIS — For 42 years, the 98.3 WSUL Heart-A-Thon has been raising money to help Catskill Regional Hospital's (CRMC) Cardio-Pulmonary Department, and this year, the event raised $81,128.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every 37 seconds, one person dies in the United States ... read more

Town board looks to resolve old issues with Highway Department

MAMAKATING — The most recent meeting of the Mamakating Town Board focused a great deal on resolving issues from the past and addressing new ones between the Town and the Highway Department.
To start, the Town announced and passed a resolution for an inter-municipal agreement with the Village of ... read more

The state of sex offenders in Sullivan County

SULLIVAN — For more than a year, Sean Quinlan of Albany has been on a mission to prevent current and future victims of sexual violence.
“My main goal is to get some of these guys living illegally near a school or a daycare—I am not looking for them to be arrested even though they should be—but ... read more

Meetings 2/25 - 2/28

Tuesday, February 25

Greenhill Cemetery Corp., Annual Meeting, 2 p.m., at the home of James Dirie, 7 Hardenburgh Rd., Livingston Manor.

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

Town of Forestburgh, Planning Board ... read more

Fatal car accident in Fallsburg

SOUTH FALLSBURG — A fatal car accident involving two drivers occurred Friday, February 21.
Catherine Earing, 67, of Woodbourne was killed in the crash.
Fallsburg Detective Brendan Pavese said the accident occurred around 6:20 a.m. Friday morning on Route 42. The other driver, Demetrious ... read more

Mamakating interested in becoming ‘Climate Smart Community'

MAMAKATING — Town Supervisor Janet Lybolt invited Heather Brown, coordinator of the Sullivan County Office of Sustainable Energy, to present the Climate Smart Community Program (CSC) to the town board on February 18.
The program was established by New York State in 2009 in an effort to get ... read more

Partnering for greater health

LIBERTY — School administrators, Sullivan 180 members and elected officials gathered in the lobby of the CVI Building in Liberty to announce a new health initiative for Sullivan County schools.
The “Empowering a Healthier Generation School Award,” will be a competition over the 2020/21 school ... read more

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