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Monday, August 3, 2015

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The 2015 Democrat:

A Democrat that had to be expanded to accommodate an overflow of teams; that welcomes back its first-ever champion as well as its defending champions and that continues the streak of two players that have played in every tournament gets underway ... read more

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Police take down drug dealers

By Dan Hust - staff writer

FBI agents gather on High St. in Monticello during Tuesday morning's raids of suspected drug dealers in the Monticello area and beyond. The agent at left carries a camera to photograph physical evidence
MONTICELLO — A yearlong investigation led to a major drug bust in Monticello this week.
Early Tuesday morning, local police and the FBI descended on High Street, knocking on doors with search warrants in hand and arresting 39 people accused of facilitating the heroin/cocaine trade in Sullivan County.
Dubbed “Operation M-Cello” by the Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force, the coordinated effort is hoped to have dealt a significant blow to the region's illegal drug business.
Arraigned both locally and in White Plains federal court were the following:
• Errol Davis, 34
• Jahmal McIntosh, 30
• Darnell Saunders, 36
• Candice Brooks, 30
• Alfred Franklin, 30
• Derek Moorer, 34
• Scott Musgrave, 31
• Sam Reed, 25
• Julio Renta, 26
• James Wilkes, 38
• ...
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Solar projects wait on wage dispute

By Dan Hust - staff writer

NARROWSBURG — The construction of a solar farm along Route 97 in Narrowsburg was scheduled to be under way by now, but New York State's demand that the contractors be paid prevailing wage has stalled it.
Town of Tusten officials are negotiating ...
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Monticello bungalow sustains heavy damage

MONTICELLO — At 3:41 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, Monticello firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at the Pine Tree Bungalow Colony on Route 42 South in the Town of Thompson.
Engine 22-11 arrived on scene reporting a working structure fire and requested a second alarm. The structure, ...
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Stone artisans make historic find

By John Conway - sullivan county historian
The artifact that has become known as The Alvin Stone was unearthed by local artisan Alvin Lopez near Hurleyville.

Local stone artisans Alvin Lopez of Rock Hill and Richard Rulli of Grahamsville are the focus of an article recently accepted for publication by Ancient American magazine.
The article, for which a publication date has yet to be announced, is a ...
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