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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Local Sports

Spring in review: Track and field milestones

SULLIVAN COUNTY - There were several athletes/teams in Sullivan County that participated in the high school spring sports season. In case you missed it, here is our recap.

Girls' track & field
Sullivan West: The Bulldogs were the ...
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Top Stories

‘Blight Blitz' takes on Monticello

By Scott Cooper - reporter/photographer

This condemned property with overgrown foliage, downed trees and graffiti was recently purchased at the county tax auction.
MONTICELLO — The first-ever “Blight Blitz” came to Monticello on Saturday, when volunteers teamed up with local government officials to map properties in need of repair and renovation.
The event was organized by Jill Weyer of the Sullivan County Division of Environmental Management and David Sager, the Monticello Village Manager.
Using a phone app called “Loveland,” the team hit the streets of Monticello, documenting several dozen properties and vacant parcels, and noting such things as unsafe buildings, unsightly appearances, overgrown foliage, downed trees and other issues of concern.
The Loveland app company is dedicated to mapping America online parcel by parcel. They work with governments, developers, neighborhood groups, and passionate individuals to gather and present ...
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Fireman hit at SW graduation

By Margaret Bruetsch - reporter/photographer

LAKE HUNTINGTON — A fireman directing traffic at the Sullivan West High School graduation was hit by a car on Saturday.
The accident was investigated by Sheriff's Deputy Jack Harb who had been attending the graduation.
According to the ...
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Latest News

Remembering Sam Yasgur

By Dan Hust and Fred Stabbert III

BETHEL — Sam Yasgur may have been best known as the son of Max Yasgur - the beloved farmer who welcomed the masses to the 1969 Woodstock music festival - but to family, friends and associates, he was better known as a witty, fun-loving motorcyclist and a skilled, fiercely passionate ... read more


Aldona Harder marks 100 years of love, learning commitment

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer
100-year-old Aldona Harder of Youngsville celebrates her birthday with family, including her two sons, Brad and Douglas.

YOUNGSVILLE — She was born before the U.S. had even entered World War I. Before the noisy flapper era, before automobiles were the chosen mode of travel, baby Aldona Harder arrived in the now far-off world of 1916.
But Harder, age 100 as of June ...
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