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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Local Sports

Democrat's Ross swims 500th mile since bypass surgery

SULLIVAN COUNTY - You know him best from the stories that appear in our twice- weekly sports sections, but when he's not flying across the county to provide our readers with exceptional sports coverage, Richard A. Ross defies the odds.
Every day ...
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Legislators table discussion on staggered terms

By Matt Shortall - news editor

Chairman Alvarez led a discussion about staggered terms during last week's Executive Committee
MONTICELLO — A discussion of staggered terms for legislators broke down last week when no clear agreement could be reached.
While all legislators agreed that there should be staggered terms, there's less consensus on how they should break down. Historically, all nine legislators have been up for reelection at the same time every four years. The idea of staggered terms was first considered as a way to protect institutional knowledge in the legislature and support the continuity of government.
The debate seems to center around two concerns: splitting up the election years to minimize the possibility of a majority of the board being voted out at once, and organizing them in a way so that legislators aren't constantly thinking of reelection.
There are two options that County ...
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Village of Liberty dives in on water topics, discusses theater

By Mike Vreeland - reporter/photographer

LIBERTY - At the January 8 meeting of the Village of Liberty board of trustees, the board approved sending a representative with town attorney Gary Silver to meet with Town of Liberty officials to finalize a water service agreement. The New York ... read more


Latest News

Seven sue Ideal Snacks alleging past sexual harassment

By Rich Klein - reporter/photographer

LIBERTY — A federal lawsuit that caught the new owners of Ideal Snacks by surprise was filed earlier this month in the Southern District of New York by seven former employees who allege that they were targets of ongoing sexual harassment and retaliation by their supervisors - and particularly the ... read more


Concord site cleaned up

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer
This is an aerial image of the former Concord site in late 2016. The pilot was Ron Hiatt.

MONTICELLO — Along Kiamesha Lake stood the Concord Resort Hotel, one of the largest resorts during the Borscht Belt era until its closing in 1998. Even though the hotel is long gone and a new casino is being built around it, the effects of its ... read more


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