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Sunday, September 24, 2017



Be aware. Get involved.

A ask yourself, “how much do I know about what's going on in my town and/or village?” Do you like the response?
One of the things we strive to do at the Sullivan County Democrat is attend as many county, town and village board meetings as we can with the workforce we have available. And while more


Hooray for the circus

To the editor:
Three cheers to all who envisioned and initiated bringing the circus to Callicoon. Ann Santoro was there that morning and again in the evening, and I'm sure there were many others involved in this special event.
I saw in the children's faces, a joy and excitement that reflected more

Inside Out

Watching the magic

I have a new hobby, but it's not the type they sell specialty magazines and t-shirts with pithy slogans to support.
I'm not knitting or sorting through stamps. I'm just watching ... watching the fields fill with dozens of small people clad in red and blue uniforms on a Sunday afternoon, ready more


Crushing the Bucket List

Up until a few years ago, I had no idea what a Bucket List was and I certainly didn't have any items on it. However, with my retirement I have discovered that a Bucket List is a great concept and I did have some things to put on it after all. On September 15, 2017, I was able to check off a big more

Long Ago

A day to remember

What is more wonderful than a late summer's day, the smell of chicken cooking and family and friends galore?
Answer? Nothing.
Sunday was the 69th annual clambake at the Delaware Club in Westbrookville. The camp has been an oasis for the Stabbert clan for more than 80 years.
Sunday's more

The Way I See It

B.A.T.S. In Liberty

There has been a lot of news on the creation of a Veteran's home located at 15 Dixon Street Liberty, New York. This home was donated to the New Beginnings Community Worship Center of Liberty. The Congregation thought of what would be the best possible use for this generous donation made by the more

Sense of Direction

Callicoon Center Band notes

Jim Newton is the director of the Callicoon Center Band and the following are the names of the other band members and the instruments they play:
Jim Anderson, trombone; Hedy Kunstmann, flute; Charlie Barbuti, tuba; Carsen Mannino, flute; Maria Bivins, clarinet; Chris McGinnis, alto sax; Cecilia more

Here & There

The reason for rising gas prices

Talking to a local gasoline, oil and kerosene dealer during the first three weeks of August and looking for the best summer price on fuel and the same price kept coming up every time I called but I was informed by the dealership during the second Monday of the month that prices did not appear to be more

Guest Editorial

Say no to cyber-bullying

With the start of school just around the corner I wanted to share some thoughts and suggestions for students and parents on something known as “cyber-bullying.”
In the past bullying was something that happened when adults weren't around and usually occurred face-to-face between two kids. With more


As I see it …

For the last several weeks, I have been writing articles primarily against Mr. Trump. It has gotten to a point that I will simply be saying the same thing again. It is interesting to note that the folks who write in do not respond to the fundamental questions that I have raised in regard to the more

Cooking in the Country

Tailgate crockpot chili

This week I felt inspired. My family and I headed up to Happy Valley to watch a Penn State football game! The game was great to watch, but tailgating and eating is my favorite part. Whenever I'm at a tailgate, I love to make crockpot chili. I like to make it not too spicy, so that guests can add more

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