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Friday, December 14, 2018

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Bold holds: ELS defeats Monticello, almost takes down unbeaten Highland

LAKE HUNTINGTON -- What a difference a year makes. Last year when Sullivan West, a part of the combined Eldred, Liberty, Sullivan West Division II wrestling team, hosted its one and only wrestling match, none of the Bulldogs got to wrestle as ... read more

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Peace, love… and doves coming to Sullivan in 2019

By Fred Stabbert III

These fiberglass doves - which measure 5 feet by 7 feet - will soon be seen ‘flying' around Sullivan County to welcome visitors and year-round residents alike to the hamlets and villages of Sullivan County.
SULLIVAN COUNTY —What's the biggest bird in Sullivan County?
Well, beginning early next year, it's going to be doves.
Thirty-six of them to be exact.
The Sullivan County Visitors Association recently adopted three dozen of these white birds, known as a symbol of love and peace.
And with the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock just seven months away, the message couldn't be any clearer - come to Sullivan County where you will be loved and cherished.
“My birds have arrived,” an excited Roberta Byron-Lockwood said yesterday morning. “Everybody is so excited, we can't wait to get them out.”
These 5-foot high by 7-foot long sculptures, which weigh 150 pounds without a base, will soon be flying into a hamlet or village near you as part of a themed touchpoint for people to ...
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County to initiate wireless broadband pilot project

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO — With the new Sullivan County Jail being built, an emergency communications tower was erected near the site in the Town of Thompson. Using the tower, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department will spearhead an initiative to ... read more

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Story of starvation not forgotten

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer

MONTICELLO — During the agonizing Ukrainian famine in the 1930s, Nadia Rajsz's grandmother got an up-close dose of Soviet cruelty.
“She told a Russian that her son was hungry,” said Rajsz, who is the Sullivan County Legislator from the Town of Lumberland. “He said, “sell him, get rid of ...
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Cochecton family seeks help after puppy was shot

By Jeanne Sager - reporter/photographer

COCHECTON — When Rebecca Villavicencio thinks about the person who shot her 10-month-old puppy, Tango, the Cochecton mom doesn't mince words.
“I think what an a--hole,” she says ruefully.
The Villavicencio family doesn't know who would aim a ...
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