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Monday, March 30, 2015

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Hall Call

LOCH SHELDRAKE - The Hall of Fame Class of 2015 certainly left a lasting legacy on SUNY Sullivan athletics - from the sidelines to the cheering section, from the board room to between the lines.
And on March 13, nearly 100 of the community ...
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Top Stories

What's on deck for Tusten?

By Guy Charles Harriton - reporter/photographer

Mike Baron, P.E. and project manager for Chazen Companies, during a slide presentation for the proposed renovations of the deck.
NARROWSBURG — The Town of Tusten voted Wednesday to request bids to revamp the Overlook Deck, considered the largest capital project in recent memory.
After receiving the bids, the board will then have to decide if it will put the proposal to public referendum, as required by state law when a project needs to be bonded.
Supervisor Carol Wingert summed up as “innovative and thorough planning” the presentations by the two engineering firms handling the project.
She continued: “If we kick the problem down the road for a year or more, there is no certainty that the deck will not fail. Any injury or loss of life through such a failure would be a catastrophe from which we might never recover.”
The lone “nay” vote was from Ned Lang, who cited numerous reasons behind his decision. ...
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Mamakating hiring a PR firm

By Guy Charles Harriton - reporter/photographer

WURTSBORO — In a move to stem what it perceives as negative publicity, the Town of Mamakating Town Board last Saturday voted to hire the Washington, DC-based West End Strategy Team, a PR firm.
Supervisor Bill Herrmann and board members voted ...
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Latest News

Sullivan still near bottom

By Dan Hust - staff writer

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Sullivan County once again ranks almost dead last in the latest County Health Rankings just released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The 2015 statistics (available at place Sullivan at 61 out of 62 counties in New York State, the same spot it ...
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County's population loss accelerates

By Dan Hust - staff writer
This Census Bureau graphic shows county-level population change between 2002-03 and 2012-13.

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Federal Census statistics released this week indicate Sullivan County saw a significant near-two-percent drop in its population.
Between 2013 and 2014, the county's overall population fell from 76,999 to 75,943, according to the ...
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