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Monday, October 21, 2019

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Trophy Quest: Eldred and Sullivan West prevail in openers of VanEtten Girls Soccer Tourney

MONTICELLO — The calm before the storm was anything but, as four girls' soccer teams took to the pitch in search of a trophy in the annual Robert VanEtten Soccer Tournament staged at Monticello High School. For three of the teams, namely Monticello, ... read more

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New Sullivan County Jail is set to open

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

There was a ribbon cutting at the new Sullivan County Jail. From left, District 3 Legislator Mark McCarthy, Village of Monticello Trustee Carmen Rue, District 5 Legislator Terri Ward, Village of Monticello Trustee and Deputy Mayor George Nikolados, District 8 Legislator Ira Steingart, District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, District 2 Legislator Nadia Rajsz, Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell, District 9 Legislator Alan Sorensen, Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature Luis Alvarez, District 4 Legislator Catherine Owens and District 1 Legislator Scott Samuelson.
MONTICELLO - After decades in the making, the new Sullivan County Jail is finally complete. The 158,000-sq-ft. facility is located on Old Route 17 in Monticello.
A ribbon cutting was held yesterday afternoon and county officials and others got a tour of the state-of-the-art building, which will also house the Sheriff's Office.
“One of the oldest jails in the state has now been replaced by one of the newest jails in the state,” said Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell. “The working conditions of the people that protect us, the people that are on the front lines in the jail making sure people are properly detained, the people who are out there investigating crime and making sure we're safe, now have an appropriate place to work.”
Construction for the 36.19-acre project ...
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Wireless broadband experiment could bring high-speed Internet to county

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO — If you live in Monticello you may soon be able to have access to high-speed Internet. That's because the county is unrolling a broadband project that will use the emergency communications tower next to the new jail to transmit and ... read more

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The Center for Discovery seeks $70M bond

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The Center of Discovery (TCFD) is looking to bond $70 million to help its future projects and is asking for help from the Sullivan County Funding Corporation (SCFC).
In a special meeting on October 7, TCFD's Chief Financial Officer Claude D'Alessandro and TCFD's General Counsel ...
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Visitors' Center passes full board with some dissension

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
Sullivan County Legislators voted yesterday on a proposed county visitors' center. After public criticism of the plan, Legislators Catherine Owens (pictured second from left) and Nadia Rajsz (third from left) voted against the resolution. Also pictured are Legislators Terri Ward (left) and Scott Samuelson (right).

MONTICELLO — After a resolution approving the purchase of property for a new county visitors' center passed in Executive Committee last week, the same resolution went before the full county legislature board yesterday.
The tides turned a little ...
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