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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Eldred Splits

Super sophs lead
Lady Yellowjackets

MIDDLETOWN - With success, they say, come high expectations. And going into Tuesday's Section IX Class C championship game against Livingston Manor, the Lady Yellowjackets of Eldred and their coach ...
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No new Wurtsboro firehouse - for now

By Dan Hust - staff writer

The existing Wurtsboro Firehouse on Sullivan Street will stay the home of the Wurtsboro Fire Department for now.
WURTSBORO — A majority of voters on Tuesday told the Wurtsboro Fire District they don't want - or can't afford - a new firehouse.
Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Bill Lothrop accepted the 205-137 tally with deep discouragement.
“We can't believe the residents would go against it,” he said, speaking of his board and firefighters.
“I think it's strictly a money issue,” he mused. “The times are terrible economically.”
Indeed, the $4.7 million plan - $4.6 million of which would have been bonded - would have led to an annual tax increase of $112 on homes assessed at $100,000.
Yet it would also have resulted in a 17,000-square-foot firehouse on acreage the district already owns along Pine and Canal streets in Wurtsboro, allowing the fire department to move out of a ...
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Farm holds off on raw milk sales until samples reveal no listeria

By Dan Hust - staff writer

YOUNGSVILLE — Farmer Rich Dirie figures the listeria sample that shut down his raw milk business earlier this month came from plain old dirt.
Rain had moistened the soil of his Youngsville farm, which then clung to the teats of his cows, and the ...
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Sager to lead Monticello as manager

By Eli Ruiz - staff writer

MONTICELLO — In a hastily called Thursday morning emergency meeting, the Village of Monticello Board of Trustees, in a unanimous vote, made official the hiring of former county Legislator and Division of Health and Family Services Deputy Commissioner David Sager as Monticello's next village ... read more

Congressman Gibson faces Sean Eldridge challenge

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Chris Gibson

Gibson hopes to continue serving voters

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Chris Gibson, the incumbent Republican/Conservative/Independence representative for New York's 19th Congressional District, feels he's fulfilling a mission not that far removed from ...
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