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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Local Sports

County fare: Cream rises to the top at annual county indoor track championships

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- Amidst the panoply of track championships that began two weeks ago with the Divisional frays and continued last weekend with the OCIAA championships, the Sullivan County Indoor Track Championships offers a strong local allure as it ... read more

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Taxing situation in Bethel

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

The Bethel Town Board revealed the Bethel Tax Office audit at the most recent town board meeting, from the left Councilwoman Dawn Ryder, Councilman Bernie Cohen, Supervisor Dan Sturm, Councilwoman Vicky Simpson, and Councilwoman Lillian Hendrickson.
BETHEL — After finding discrepancies at the Bethel Tax Office, the Town of Bethel ordered a special audit of the office in November 2019, and the findings were finally revealed on February 12, 2020, at Bethel Town Board Meeting.
The board asked Cooper Arias LLC, to review the activities of the tax office from January 1, 2019, to August 30, 2019.
Last year, the then Bethel Tax Collector, Debra Gabriel, had a strained relationship with the town board due to a previous audit that revealed the tax office was unable to reconcile some accounts.
More complaints in 2019 resulted in the town board scheduling a special meeting to discuss the situation publicly at the tax office and calling for an audit.
During that time, Gabriel retired but still wanted to be the Bethel Tax Collector. ...
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Woman missing from adult home found deceased

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

JEFFERSONVILLE — A woman with dementia was reported missing from the Jeffersonville Adult Home early Tuesday morning and was later located deceased. New York State Police say Marlene Pesekow, 74, left the adult home at approximately 5 a.m. on foot ... read more

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Trooper treated for injuries after Route 17 accident

ROCKLAND — The New York State Police (NYSP) are investigating a rear-end collision of a police car that occured on February 10 in the Town of Rockland.
According to the NYSP, a trooper from the Liberty barracks stopped a vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 17 around 6:15 p.m. on Monday ...
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IDA under review by state budget office

By Patricio Robayo  - staff writer
The Sullivan IDA met on February 10 to review tax abatement extensions for their projects.

MONTICELLO — The State of New York Authorities Budget Office (ABO) is currently reviewing the economic agencies of Sullivan County.
The ABO was present at the IDA meeting on February 10 and will be in the county reviewing the best practices of ...
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