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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Local Sports

Sophomore night to remember

Lady Generals win 139-34
LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The No. 15 NJCAA DII ranked Lady Generals crushed Rockland Community College on Tuesday night, defeating their opponents by an incredible 105-point margin. The 139-34 game started as one-sided as it ...
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County legislature votes to increase sales tax

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Rob Doherty leads the full board meeting on Tuesday evening at the Government Center in Monticello.
MONTICELLO - By a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Sullivan County Legislature passed a resolution to increase sales tax by one half percent. This will bring the sales tax to 8.5 percent.
“The County of Sullivan is dealing with significant cost increases such as the $95 million new jail and potential increases in Medicaid costs, and the requested increase is both necessary and in the best interest of the County and its citizens,” the resolution states.
The proposed 2021 state budget looks to increase counties' contributions toward Medicaid costs in order to help close the $6.1 billion deficit. See our story on the state budget in today's issue the bottom of page 1A.
By New York State law, the county will receive 4.5 percent revenue from the sales tax.

Bonds for road ...
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Cuomo aid gives presentation on state budget

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

LOCH SHELDRAKE — New York State Secretary of State Rossana Rosado gave a presentation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2021 proposed budget at SUNY Sullivan on Tuesday to a small crowd of local leaders, SUNY Sullivan employees and the general public.
The ...
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Barbara Hahn remembered as driving force in Jeff

By Fred Stabbert III - publisher

JEFFERSONVILLE — Some people make a mark by what they do in life while others make their mark by how they do it.
Barbara Hahn's life will be remembered for both.
Not only did she accomplish much in her 84 years but the way in which she did it will be remembered by many as graceful, focused ...
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School bus overturns on Route 17

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
Several students and passengers were injured yesterday morning when a school bus traveling on Route 17 was hit by a pickup truck (seen in background).

MAMAKATING — State Police from Liberty and Wurtsboro responded to the scene of an overturned school bus that was headed eastbound on Route 17 around 7:45 yesterday morning before it collided with a pickup truck.
According to State Police Public ...
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