Today is: Friday, May 29, 2020
National Award-winning,
Family-run Newspaper

Established 1891
Callicoon, NY | 845-887-5200
Monticello, NY | 845-794-7942
To immediately access any story, please enter the Story Number in the above box.
Friday, May 29, 2020

Local Sports

20/20 on 2020 senior athletes: Sullivan West's Ryan Kocher

LAKE HUNTINGTON- “For the love of the game,” is a phrase that best encapsulates the passionate, joyous and sometimes heart-rending relationship that Sullivan West senior Ryan Kocher has had with football.
In many respects sports is the theatre of ...
read more

Top Stories

Mid-Hudson Region meets metrics, county can begin reopening

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

Alessandra Iavarone, founder and owner of The Velvet Maple Lifestyle Shoppe in Narrowsburg, said she's eager to reopen with safety precautions in place.
SULLIVAN COUNTY — The state's phased reopening plan requires regions across the state to meet seven data metrics in order to begin Phase I of reopening. The Mid-Hudson Region, which includes Sullivan County, met the seven metrics on Tuesday and has begun Phase I.
The first phase includes construction, agriculture and retail with curbside pickup. The region became the eighth region to reach Phase I; Long Island began on Wednesday and New York City is expected to open soon.
The region needed to see a decline in deaths and have a contact tracing program in place, which has now just begun.
“We're turning the page on the COVID-19 pandemic and we're focusing on two tracks going forward - monitoring the reopening and supercharging the reopening,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “We're starting ...
read more

Bethel postpones summer events due to COVID-19

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

BETHEL — While the confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in the county and as Sullivan County begins to enter into Phase 1 of reopening, the town of Bethel discussed at their May 27 meeting what events to postpone for the summer and which ... read more

Latest News

Thompson camp closed for 2020 due to COVID-19

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

THOMPSON — After much deliberating, the Town of Thompson said they would not be opening the town camp this year due to concerns over COVID-19.
Town Supervisor Bill Rieber Jr. said he has been in contact with YMCA's Chief Executive Officer, Ira Besdansky, on the issue. Besdansky thinks they can ...
read more

A day to remember

By Fred Stabbert III - publisher
Led by the Hankins-Fremont Center Fire Dept. firetruck, driven by William Meyer, the 136th Annual Fremont Center Parade kept a proud tradition alive this past Memorial Day.

“We wanted to keep it going,” was how Vietnam veteran and long-time Fremont Center Memorial Day Parade committee member Tony Wayne described the small but heartfelt remembrance held this past Monday in Fremont Center in the wake of a global ... read more

Copyright © 2020 - Sullivan County Democrat