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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Local Sports

Eldred's Dana Donnelly fires a perfect game against Seward

Eldred 6
Seward 0

ELDRED -- In the canon of descriptive adjectives that connote excellence, there is nothing that supersedes the word perfection. By definition, perfection is the be all and end all for it references something that ...
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Researchers peer at river's health

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer

On May 11 at Laundry Brook off Maple Avenue in Jeffersonville, stream entomologist Dave Funk collects macro-invertebrates including aquatic insects, crayfish, crustaceans and worms. He is part of a research project on the Delaware and its tributaries to determine whether the loss of forests is affecting the health of the river.
How's the Delaware doing?
Two experts on insects in streams drove around Sullivan County one day last week to find out just how the Delaware River's tributaries are faring.
Stream entomologists Dave Funk and Mike Broomall waded into watery areas to sample aquatic insects, crayfish and worms in order to monitor water quality.
The May 11 work took place at the Laundry Brook in Jeffersonville, Shingle Brook in Youngsville, the Gulf in Callicoon Center, a tributary in Fremont Center and one in Hankins, as well as the beginnings of the Mongaup River in Swan Lake.
“Certain macro-invertebrates are sensitive to pollution and to disturbance - their presence or absence can tell you what is going on in the stream,” explained research assistant Jan Battle. She, along with Funk and ...
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Thompson councilman Mace faces felony charges

By Patricio Robayo - reporter/photographer

THOMPSON — Thompson Town Councilmember Scott Mace, who is currently running for Town Supervisor, was arrested by State Police on May 10, according to New York State Police Public Information Officer Steven Nevel.
Nevel said that Mace was charged ...
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Latest News

Care Center faces understaffing

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

LIBERTY - The Care Center at Sunset Lake, the county-owned nursing home, is currently encountering a shortfall of staff.
The Sullivan County Legislature recently passed resolutions creating ten per diem Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) positions and ten per diem Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) ...
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SUNY Sullivan celebrates graduates

By Joseph Abraham - managing editor
SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance addresses the Class of 2021.

“Do not let this be the highlight of your season.” That message was constant in SUNY Sullivan alum Bert McDowell Jr.'s address to the college's Class of 2021. It's what the 2008 graduate and starting shooting guard heard from SUNY Sullivan Athletic ... read more

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