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Thursday, April 9, 2020

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20/20 on 2020 Senior Athletes: Monticello's Ahliyah Hart


MONTICELLO- “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
So wrote William Shakespeare of his character Hermia in “A Midsummer's Night Dream,” a paradox that also applies to Monticello senior Ahliyah Hart.
To ...
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COVID pandemic causes dumping of local farmers' milk

By Kathy Daley - reporter/photographer

Rich and Maryann Dirie operate their dairy farm on Shandelee Road. Rich Dirie notes the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative is still picking up their milk even though some of it ends up dumped due to a variety of issues created by coronavirus.
SULLIVAN — Cartons of milk are flying off store shelves along with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and dairywoman Maryann Dirie can't figure out the latest: farmers are seeing their milk dumped before it gets to market.
“People are hungry, the children, the homeless, and our milk is getting thrown out?” said Dirie, who farms with husband Rich at their spread on Shandelee Road in Livingston Manor.
The Diries and other Sullivan County farms that belong to the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) cooperative are being told that workers at milk processing plants are turning up positive for coronavirus. The plants must then be shut down and fully sanitized.
“It's happening at a number of our (milk) plants in the Northeast corridor,” said farmer Will Hughson of Swiss Hill Road North in ...
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County and state budget cuts imminent amid coronavirus economic slowdown

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

SULLIVAN — The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) recently released a report detailing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on county governments, stating that New York's regional governments are now looking at a potential $2 ... read more

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Local fire departments helping to celebrate birthdays

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

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WHITE LAKE — For one young boy, Mason Houghtaling, the past couple of weeks have been hard on him as he is no longer attending pre-school due to the concerns over COVID-19.
Social distancing, along with no mass gatherings of 10 or more, has also caused birthday ...
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Community comes to the aid of the Callicoon Theater

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
The Callicoon Theater has been closed since March 14, and members of the community have answered the call for help, donating to their GoFundMe. Funds will go directly toward operating costs like utilities, insurance, taxes and payroll assistance to staff

CALLICOON — It's been almost four weeks since the Callicoon Theater temporarily closed its doors.
The decision was made by owner Krissy Smith on March 14, a few days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to ...
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