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Friday, December 13, 2019

Local Sports

2019 Girls' Soccer All-Stars

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Our fall athletes gave it their all in their respective sports. After sorting through coaches' nominations and statistics, our sports staff made their all-star selections.
We will continue this season's all-star announcements ...
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Forestburgh parents speak out on summer camp program

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

Naito (11) and Raishi (9) Geringer made signs showing their support against the closing of the 2020 Forestburgh Summer Camp.
FORESTBURGH -- Parents and concerned residents packed the courtroom at Forestburgh Town Hall to speak out on the elimination of funding to the summer recreational program in 2020.
In the 2020 budget, the town has defunded part of the recreational program that included a camp.
“We just don't have the money,” said Forestburgh Town Supervisor Dan Hogue Jr.
The supervisor said the town board looked at every possible way to save the program, but they could not find the additional funds for it.
Due to the rising cost of running the town and funding state mandates, the town had to make budget cuts to avoid raising taxes next year.
According to the town, part of the reason the program was eliminated was for the ongoing tax certioraris. The town would need money on hand to settle ...
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Board of Elections takes issue with county budget

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO — The county legislature held a public hearing on the proposed 2020 budget on Thursday. Sullivan County Board of Elections Commissioners Cora Edwards and Lori Benjamin said cuts were made to their office's budget line items without any ... read more

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SCVA celebrates tourism growth and award recipients

By Joseph Abraham - co-editor

MONTICELLO -- The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpack was a packed house on Thursday night, hosting the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association's 2019 Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration.
Tourism has long been a driving force of the county's economy. Even today, 18 percent of all Sullivan ...
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Doherty likely to chair next legislature

By Isabel Braverman and Patricio Robayo - staff writers
Preliminary polling suggests that Rob Doherty will be voted Chairman of the Legislature in January, 2020.

MONTICELLO — According to the Chairman of the Sullivan County Republican Committee, incoming Legislator Rob Doherty (District 1) has enough votes to lead the Legislature in its upcoming term.
As previously reported by the Democrat, a number of ...
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