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Monday, October 23, 2017

Local Sports

Fallsburg beats Liberty, clinches OCIAA Division IV

LIBERTY - One of the greatest college football coaches of all-time, Bear Bryant, once said, “Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.” The same goes on the soccer pitch. Two playoff- bound Sullivan County varsity boys soccer teams met ... read more

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Gale Rd. residents sue Seven X Motors, Town of Bethel over junkyard license

By Rich Klein - reporter/photographer

Tire on the property of a Gale Road resident with Seven X cars along her stone wall.
Town of Bethel Supervisor Dan Sturm thinks Seven X Motors - which for years failed to comply with local and state laws regarding the maintenance of its used car dealer/junkyard - is doing a “great job” at compliance since the town worked out a controversial 2015 agreement with owners Ercole Alleva and Eric Alleva. The father-son team have operated their business on Route 17B in Mongaup Valley since 1993.
But BJ Gettel, the town's Code Enforcement Officer, confirmed in an email on Wednesday that she hasn't visited Seven X since February 2017. Records show, however, that Gettel was just a few yards from Seven X in May 2017 when she wrote a violation for Michael Nastro of Nastro Construction.
“At the time of the last junk yard inspection they (Seven X) had come into compliance,'' ...
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Zero tax increase for the Town of Liberty

By Mike Vreeland - reporter/photographer

LIBERTY - On Monday, October 16, a public hearing was held for the 2018 Preliminary Budget before being approved by the Town of Liberty board. Acting Supervisor Russell Reeves noted that this is the fourth year in a row that the Town of Liberty has ... read more


Latest News

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul takes tour of Roscoe Beer Company

By Rich Klein - reporter/photographer

ROSCOE - Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul toured the Roscoe Beer Company Tuesday afternoon with brewmaster Josh Hughes, in a visit that was prompted by the brewery earning a tie for the top prize at the Taste New York Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge held in May. New York is now home to approximately 321 ... read more


Bright future for solar farms

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer
Dan Compitello of Cypress Creek Renewables answered questions on a proposed solar farm during a town board meeting in Mamakatiing.

WURTSBORO — It's shining bright for solar farms in Mamakating. Despite the outcry of some residents, the town board voted against halting any large-scale solar energy systems in Mamakating at the most recent board meeting. “The motion does not ... read more


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