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The history of Sullivan County as a winter sports destination dates back to at least the 1920s, but the attempt to create a year around vacationland here did not meet with immediate … more
It was Saturday, January 26, 1895, and throngs of mourners were gathered at the Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan for the funeral of one of America’s most prominent doctors. Dr. Alfred … more
On January 14, 2006, the renowned actress Shelley Winters died at the Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, where she had been a patient since a heart attack three months before. Sources differ as … more
As regular readers of Retrospect have no doubt learned, the long era during which Sullivan County was governed by the Board of Supervisors was often marked by heated exchanges and stubborn political … more
While there are some who act as if provocative rhetoric and heated political battles in Sullivan County government are unique to the current legislature, the fact is that both were common occurrences … more
It was December 19 of 1967, and 150 spectators and “innumerable luminaries from all levels of government, the professions, and industry” were gathered on the former site of Camp Israel in … more
In December of 1975, the New Hope Community, a facility caring for people with developmental disabilities, opened its doors at the former site of the recently closed Green Acres Hotel in Loch … more
The New York State Education Department—presumably having solved all of the other problems with the public schools in the state— has ordered all districts to stop using Native American … more
The recent passing of longtime Mamakating Supervisor Dennis Greenwald brought forth an outpouring of condolences from county residents who remember him, as well as myriad musings about his … more
It was on November 22, 1939 that the son of a Sullivan County hotel family took part in an historic murder far from the Borscht Belt.  Tall and wiry Albert Tannenbaum was likely unaware of … more
It was in 1926 that the U.S. Congress passed a resolution recognizing November 11 as Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the cease fire with Germany at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the … more
On October 25, 2022, the Barryville-based non-profit history education group, The Delaware Company received official notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office that Revolution to … more
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