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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Meetings 5/18 - 5/21

Tuesday, May 18

Livingston Manor Central School District, Budget Vote, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., New Gym, 19 School St., Livingston Manor.
Fallsburg Central School District, Budget Vote, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fallsburg Junior/Senior High School, Library, 115 Brickman Rd., Fallsburg.
Eldred ... read more


Thompson councilman Mace faces felony charges

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 with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance ... read more


Mamakating moves ahead with D&H Canal Interpretative Center

THOMPSON — During the May 4th Mamakating Town Board meeting, the board voted on writing a letter of intent to take over the D&H Canal Interpretive Center located on Bova Road.
The motion narrowly passed with Supervisor Janet Lybolt, Deputy Supervisor Eileen Rogers, and Councilmembers Thomas ... read more


Researchers peer at river's health

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 ... read more


SUNY Sullivan celebrates graduates

“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 Director and Dean of Student Development Services ... read more


Health ranking plan presented

MONTICELLO - Commissioner of Health and Family Services John Liddle said he was working on a plan to improve Sullivan County's health ranking and, on Thursday, he presented a first version of that plan.
The county currently ranks 61 out of 62 in the statewide Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ... read more


Care Center faces understaffing

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) ... read more


Firefighters battle blaze in Monticello

THOMPSON -- At 2:58 a.m. Monday morning, the Monticello Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire on Bard Road behind the Walmart Complex in the Town of Thompson. Enroute to the call, Sullivan County 911 reported several calls and Engine 22-14 viewed a large volume of fire in that ... read more


Local schools continue focus on COVID vaccine effort

Liberty — As Sullivan County crosses the 50 percent-vaccinated threshold, its Public Health Services team has been preparing to inoculate local students with the Pfizer vaccine - the only vaccine currently authorized for use in those under 18.
The next Pfizer clinic opportunities for students 12 ... read more


Cleaning up the community

Liberty High School Science Teacher and National Honor Society (NHS) Advisor Cindy Nolan, who drives on State Route 52 each day for her work commute, noticed an area where clean-up was needed. She asked her NHS students if they'd like to get some community service hours, which they complete each ... read more


Vaccines required for in-person SUNY students this fall

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the SUNY and CUNY boards will require proof of vaccination for all students attending in-person classes this fall, and encouraged all private universities and colleges to adopt the same guidelines.
As of Tuesday, 112,150 doses ... read more


A night for networking

LIBERTY -- Cars filled with representatives from local businesses and organizations lined up in the Liberty Mall parking lot on Sullivan Avenue for the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) Brochure Exchange Tailgate on Monday.
The event, which was catered by Mr. Willy's, gave ... read more


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