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Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Valor, pride and impeccable class

KINGSTON - Reminiscent of words from the great Winston Churchill, this season was Liberty's “finest hour,” the best in the school's history and not even the disappointment of the Indians' 41-13 state semifinal loss to Section Two's Greenwich could ... read more

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Local inspiration honored with award

By Autumn Schanil - reporter/photographer

SYDA Foundation Board Trustee Arnold Drogen presents Gary Seigel with the SYDA Foundation gift of $5,000.
MONTICELLO — Thursday, November 19, turned out to be one of those dark, rainy days that are great to spend curled up at home on the couch with a good movie. Yet that didn't stop family, friends, and locals from gathering together in the Sullivan County Legislative Chambers in Monticello to celebrate the special day for someone from the community they know and admire, Gary Siegel.
Siegel, who hails from Liberty, was selected to be the recipient of the 2015 SYDA Foundation Community Service Award, which includes a certificate of merit for outstanding service to the local community and a gift of $5,000.
The SYDA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 and based in South Fallsburg since 1979. It was founded to protect and preserve the Siddha Yoga philosophy and ...
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HEAP staff already past 5,000 applications

By Dan Hust

MONTICELLO — The HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) season opened last Monday, and by the next day, county staff and various cooperating nonprofits had completed more than 4,800 applications for home heating aid - that's now past 5,200, as of ... read more

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Food, gratitude in abundance at Community Dinner

By Sandy Schrader - reporter/photographer

MONTICELLO - On Saturday November 21 the entire Sullivan County community was welcomed at the Second Annual Monticello Community Thanksgiving Meal.
Held at the Monticello High School Cafeteria on Berkeley Avenue, the meal was hosted by The Monticello Community Thanksgiving Meal Committee of ...
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College's craft fair kicks off the holidays in major way

By Dan Hust - staff writer
These mesmerizing lamps were the hit of Sunday's fair, thanks to the creativity of Paul Berger and Brittany Leventoff of En-Lightened. The Monticello residents found themselves explaining the fascinating lights to hundreds of intrigued passersby. Made of heavy-duty plastic, the LED/incandescent lamps can be used inside and outside, and some even come equipped with a remote control so you can change their colors! (,, 845-798-2446)

LOCH SHELDRAKE — Black Friday arrived on Sunday in Sullivan County, when up to 5,000 people descended on the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse at SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake.
The draw was the 45th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival and the more than ...
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