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Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Severe storms rock Sullivan; power outages affect thousands

SULLIVAN COUNTY - What would ‘Woodstock Weekend' be without rain and lightning?
Well… for the hundreds of guests staying at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center in Callicoon, the weekend would have been a lot brighter if not for a severe thunder, rain and windstorm that sheared off two ... read more

Sullivan County enjoys great Anniversary weekend

BETHEL - After nearly a year of planning Woodstock Weekend is now in the Sullivan County history books.
And by any yardstick, it appears the major events which were held throughout Sullivan County were all well-attended and went off without a hitch.
“We are absolutely thrilled,” Sullivan ... read more

Meetings 8/20-8/22

Tuesday, August 20

Town of Mamakating, Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro.

Sullivan BOCES, Public Hearing, 6 p.m., Sullivan BOCES Administration Bldg - Conference Room 1, 6 Wierk Ave., Liberty.

Village of Monticello, Village Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2 ... read more

Homicide in Mamakating

MAMAKATING — The New York State Police (NYSP) is investigating a homicide that took place in the hamlet of Summitville Monday morning.
Sullivan County 911 received reports around 8:50 a.m. yesterday morning of a person with multiple gunshot wounds at 286 Mount Vernon Road.
When troopers and ... read more

Sullivan County Legend Honored With Distinguished Citizen Award

MONTICELLO — Listening to Jackie Horner's life story is very much like watching a movie - and not just the one with which she's identified, 1987's “Dirty Dancing.”
So let's open her mesmerizing story with a surprise twist right off the bat.
“Nobody knows me as ‘Elizabeth,'” Jackie shares of ... read more

Thompson reopens public hearing on camps and bungalows

THOMPSON — At the most recent town board meeting, Thompson reopened its public hearing regarding camps, dormitories, schools and bungalow colonies.
Since the last public hearing on July 2, the town's legal counsel Michael Mednick suggested the board reopen the hearing since there have been ... read more

Bethel Heritage Trail traces history

BETHEL — Max Yasgur told the Democrat on the last day of the 1969 Woodstock festival, “What happened at Bethel this weekend was that these young people together with our local residents turned the Aquarian Festival into a dramatic victory for the spirit of peace, goodwill and human ... read more

Monticello Superintendent steps down

MONTICELLO — Monticello Central School District Superintendent Tammy Mangus submitted her resignation to the Board of Education Friday morning. She plans to step down effective August 31.
“The Board of Education wants to publicly thank Superintendent Mangus for her hard work and dedication to ... read more

A groovy celebration like no other!

From the unforgettable concerts at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to a number of Woodstock-themed events across the county, this past weekend was one to remember.
Here's a look at some of these memorable moments!

Tusten moves forward with generators

NARROWSBURG — Installing emergency backup generators for the Town of Tusten has been a topic of conversation at recent town board meetings, and one step was taken to move the project forward at the most recent meeting last week.
The board voted in favor of signing a contract with Delaware ... read more

County continues to lead in job growth

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Preliminary data for July 2019 released by the New York State Department of Labor on Thursday once again has Sullivan County leading the state in year-over-year private sector job growth, up 16.3 percent. The second closest county in terms of job growth is Columbia County at ... read more

County's first poet laureate hosts open mic

WURTSBORO — Sullivan County's first poet laureate, Mark Blackford kicked off the first of many poetry-centered events with a reading and open mic at the Mamakating Library on Friday August 9th.
“Tonight it's going to be an evening of poetry since it's my job to bring poetry to the area,” ... read more

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