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Monday, September 23, 2019

Local Sports

WILD pitch!

Sullivan West 2, Livingston Manor 2

LAKE HUNTINGTON—Sometimes a tie feels like a win.
For the Sullivan West Lady Bulldogs, down 2-0 at the half, coming back to tie the score in the second period and battling to a stalemate over the course ...
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Top Stories

Smith found guilty in murder of 83-year-old woman

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

Toby Smith, shown here before entering the court, was found guilty of murder in the second degree of killing Lorraine Gempler.
MONTICELLO — After weeks of hearing testimony, Sullivan County Court Judge Michael F. McGuire has decided the case against accused killer Toby J. Smith, 45, of Kenoza Lake.
The courtroom was filled with friends and family of 83-year-old Lorraine Gempler as Judge McGuire asked Toby Smith to stand.
“After reviewing all the evidence and arguments the court has now reached a verdict,” said McGuire.
Thirteen counts were laid out before Smith, who was ultimately found guilty of seven felonies. Judge McGuire found Smith not guilty for murder in the first degree but guilty of murder in the second degree.
Smith was found not guilty of burglary in the first degree. On the attempted assault, he was found guilty in the first and second degree.
Smith also was found guilty of ...
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Work underway on 17B culvert

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

BETHEL — Work has finally begun on the culvert repair project on State Route 17B by Creamery Brook and Mongaup River.
Initially, work was supposed to start much earlier but fears of traffic jams during the Woodstock 50th Anniversary weekend in ...
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Latest News

Fire damages Thompson's highway building

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

THOMPSON — At approximately 8:45 a.m. on September 17, the Town of Thompson highway facility building on Jefferson Street in Monticello caught on fire.
According to Thompson Town Supervisor Bill Reiber Jr., the fire was on the front right corner of the building, and it was heavily ...
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Demolition begins in Thompson Square Mall

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
Demolition went on at the Thompson Square Mall this week as efforts to redevelop the space continue.

MONTICELLO — Three lots in the Thompson Square Mall are coming down to make way for a brand new Marshalls. It was announced recently that the fashion and home goods department store was going to be opening in Monticello.
The Democrat reached out ...
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