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Fallsburg 47, Highland 45

By Alex Rau
FALLSBURG - The memorable ride for the Fallsburg girls' basketball team is showing no signs of stopping.
After winning its first division title since 1982-83, the Lady ...
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One of county's renowned figures dies Friday at 70

By Dan Hust - staff writer

The 6-foot-4 Robert Benmosche towered over emcee Les Kristt, left, and then Monticello HS Principal Daniel Teplesky at the 2013 Monticello CS Hall of Distinction ceremony.
MONTICELLO — Robert Benmosche, a Brooklyn-born Monticello resident who became one of the most respected corporate CEOs in modern times, passed away Friday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 70.
To much of the world, he was known as a leader capable of turning around deeply struggling insurance firms, including MetLife and AIG.
But to locals like Stacy Cohen, he was always “Bobby.”
“His father died when he was 10, and Bobby lived with my parents,” Cohen recalled yesterday, a day after attending Benmosche's funeral.
The elder Benmosche's fatal heart attack in 1954 left the family $250,000 in debt, with their Patio Motel still unfinished, according to a 2012 profile in Barron's.
“The family saved it by very hard work,” Cohen said.
It's still in business on ...
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County determines more than 200 people shouldn't be registered to vote in Bloomingburg

By Dan Hust - staff writer

BLOOMINGBURG — On Friday, the Sullivan County Board of Elections released the results of its legally-required administrative review of 250 challenged voters in the Village of Bloomingburg.
The Board had already made an initial determination in ...
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Hamlet seeks ‘historic' designation

By Frank Rizzo - editor

CALLICOON — Town of Delaware Councilmember and Historian Cindy Herbert hopes to see the Hamlet of Callicoon earn a National Register Historic District nomination later this year.
“I applied for a Preserve NY Grant to hire consultant Neil Larson of Larson Fisher Associates, Inc. for preparing a ...
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Secession talk spurred by economic frustration

By Matt Shortall - staff writer
Town of Fremont Supervisor George Conklin is citing economic concerns over the Upstate New York Towns Association decision to explore the possibility if seceding from New York State.

SULLIVAN COUNTY — In the wake of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ban on hydraulic fracturing, 15 towns along New York's Southern Tier are researching the possibility of seceding from the state and joining Pennsylvania.
Fremont and Delaware in Sullivan ...
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