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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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2018-19 Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Monticello's Josh Gattling

MONTICELLO -- He's a coach's dream and opposing teams' greatest nemesis; a consummate team leader with an inordinate degree of talent. And on top of all that: a ferocious defender blessed with a vertical leap that defies gravity. Rare indeed it is ... read more

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Eldred's school district not to exceed tax cap

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

Eldred School District Superintendent Dr. John Morgano looks upon Eldred School District Treasurer Caleb Russell (left) as he answers questions on the new preliminary school budget that will not exceed the tax cap for 2019 because of the additional tax revenue from the Highland Compressor Station.
ELDRED — There's an aphorism that says, “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and it's an idea that correlates improvement in the economy and how it benefits all involved.
This might be the case with the Eldred School District as the Highland Compressor Station—owned by the Millennium Pipeline Company and is part of a larger natural gas pipeline system connecting compressor stations along the east coast— goes “online” and is added to the town's tax roll in 2019.
After learning that the compressor station will be going on the tax roll in April 2019, Eldred School District Superintendent Dr. John Morgano and Eldred School District Treasurer Caleb Russell knew they would not need to exceed the tax cap for this year.
In February, the preliminary budget sought to exceed the tax cap and ...
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Health study looks at chronic disease in county

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

MONTICELLO — It's well-known news that Sullivan County has experienced poor health outcomes for some time. Since 2011, the county has been ranked second to last in the state (61 out of 62) in terms of health factors, in a study done by the Robert ... read more


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Work-force housing might come to Bethel

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

BETHEL — A new workforce housing project is in the works for Bethel. White Lake Woods LLC would like to build along Route 55 between the Bethel Town Hall and Francis Street.
Real estate developer Susan Harte came before the town board on March 13 requesting a parcel of land to request a zoning ...
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Sales tax discussed in Tusten

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
Tusten Supervisor Carol Wingert said she was disappointed with the county's decision not to share sales tax revenue with towns at the Tusten town council meeting on Tuesday night.

NARROWSBURG -— At the start of the Tusten town council meeting Tuesday night, Supervisor Carol Wingert wanted to inform residents about the issue of sales tax within Sullivan County.
For about three years, the Town Supervisors Association, which ...
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