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She was the second woman mayor in Sullivan County history and one of the longest serving. Outspoken and energetic, she was a natural leader, yet always seemed to remember she was also a member of the … more
It was March 19, 1974, and voters in the village of Monticello elected the first woman mayor in Sullivan County history. Anne Kaplan, who had been serving as acting mayor since January, defeated … more
Catherine Staigele was born in Brooklyn in 1870, but spent nearly all of her professional life in Sullivan County. She was as accomplished during her lifetime as perhaps any woman in the area, and … more
The summer of 1914 was one of the most significant in Sullivan County's history. The Hotel Wawonda in Liberty, the grand dame of the county's Silver Age resorts, burned to the ground that June, while … more
There are some baseball enthusiasts who consider Willie Mays the greatest all-around player in the game's history, and for a time in the 1950s, the slugging outfielder of the then-New York Giants was … more
He is a man who makes things happen, but it is hard to say if Myron Gittell envisioned when he formed his Load N Go Press some years ago that it would ultimately be responsible for publishing some of … more
Largely through the efforts of the New York Manumission Society, which was founded in 1785 and counted among its early members John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, New York State passed a law … more
When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, the population of Sullivan County was more than 32,000, but there were just a handful of African Americans here. Despite their scarcity, they were well … more
These days, when one thinks of the most innovative of the old Sullivan County hotels, lots of places are likely to come to mind, including some of the most renowned names in our resort … more
Although the number of Sullivan County hotels open during the winter months increased significantly beginning in the 1940s, there were attempts to market the county as a winter resort long before … more
Many of the largest and most successful summer hotels during Sullivan County's Silver Age—that period of time between approximately 1890 and 1915—were located in and around the village of … more
When Meagan Galligan and E. Danielle Jose-Decker were sworn into office as Sullivan County District Attorney and Sullivan County Court Judge this month, they became the first women to hold those … more
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