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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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T-V downs previously unbeaten Pine Plains Bombers

GRAHAMSVILLE- For all of their potential to wreak devastation, bombers are vulnerable to intense anti-aircraft fire from the ground that can fill the sky with flak. The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor notwithstanding, advance defensive preparations, ... read more

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Locals work to restore Old Liberty Cemetery

By Matt Shortall - editor

Gene Burns (right) and Elton Harris recently worked to correct several gravestones that have fallen, some of them deliberatly tipped over through vandalism.
LIBERTY — The British statesman Sir William Gladstone once said, “show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high deeds.”
When Gene and Julie Burns walked into the Old Liberty Cemetery one afternoon last spring, they wondered where it went. “The area was completely covered with brush,” Gene said. “You couldn't even see most of the headstones … it was that bad.”
The Burns had first become interested in the oldest of Liberty's five cemeteries after they started researching genealogy. Both of their families have ancestors buried there going back over a century and the cemetery itself dates back to 1811.
Some monuments bear ...
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Forestburgh imposes six-month moratorium on large subdivisons

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

FORESTBURGH — A six-month moratorium on major subdivisions is now in place for the Town of Forestburgh.
“The reason we are doing this [is because] the Zoning and Planning Board are rewriting the rules for subdivisions and we are very close to ...
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‘Hope in a physical form'

By Joseph Abraham - sports and life editor

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Walk 4 Rides Sullivan County has raised money for incredible causes for nearly two decades. Last year, organizers decided to benefit a local organization in Ride 2 Survive. On Sunday morning, Livingston Manor's Main Street was packed with people in pink to raise money and show ... read more


Over 20 organizations participate in roundtable hosted by the Sullivan County Land Bank

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
Housing Roundtable attendees work together to envision a funding, partnership, and implementation plan for an upcoming Sullivan County Land Bank redevelopment project.

MONTICELLO — The Sullivan County Land Bank recently convened a Housing Roundtable to discuss housing-related problems and opportunities in the county.
Held at the community room in Monticello's West Broadway Villas, the event brought together a ...
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