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Friday, November 28, 2014

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Ackermann leads Democrat

Willie Ackermann of Cochecton was a happy hunter this week, as he downed a massive 10-pointer to take over the lead in the Sullivan County Democrat's 41st Annual Big Buck Contest.
“I was out in the field, opening up some gates for Donna as she ...
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Snowfall unwelcome pre-Thanksgiving guest

Wednesday's storm led to numerous accidents (and even rollovers) as tow operators and emergency crews were kept busy responding to calls. A tractor trailer failed to make it up Viaduct Rd. in Callicoon, and the Town of Delaware Highway Department had to sand the road to enable the wheels to gain traction, and the truck eventually reached Route 97. Vehicles had to negotiate the tight space between the truck and guardrail to get by.
Wednesday's snowstorm brought transportation in the entire region to a standstill .
Governor Andrew Cuomo controversially shut down Interstate 84 for its entire length in New York State, hours before the snow even began falling.
By midday Wednesday, driving conditions were treacherous, with heavy, wet snow causing numerous accidents across Sullivan County.
Government offices and businesses closed early - not necessarily unwelcome the day before Thanksgiving, except that workers then had to try to get home.
When the snow finally stopped flying Wednesday evening, local totals ranged from eight inches in the lowest valleys to more than a foot atop the highest hills.­

Bloomingburg dissolution vote closer to resolution

By Guy Charles Harriton - reporter/photographer

BLOOMINGBURG — Embattled developer Shalom Lamm has found himself in yet another controversy, one that is not new to him - alleged voter fraud related to the September 30 referendum to dissolve the village .
Last Thursday, the Sullivan County ...
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Legislators aiming to reform whistleblower, discipline policies

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — An investigation into 18 whistleblower complaints in the Sullivan County Dept. of Family Services (DFS) may lead to significant changes in the discipline and whistleblower policies.
And even though legislators appeared pleased with investigator Richard Graham's efforts, a majority ...
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Guenther nominated for IDA Board

By Dan Hust - staff writer
Paul Guenther

MONTICELLO — The Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board has formally asked the Legislature to appoint Grahamsville resident Paul Guenther to the board.
Steve White's ascension to IDA CEO left a Board seat open, and at this ...
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