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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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SW Class of ‘17 wins Color Wars for back-to-back titles in night of fun

LAKE HUNTINGTON - “War..huh..yeah, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” So sang Edwin Starr in his iconic song, “War.” No doubt Starr would have made an exception for the Sullivan West Color Wars which are constructive not destructive and good ... read more

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Chairman focuses on ‘walking together' in annual speech

By Dan Hust  - staff writer

Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez gave the 2017 State of the County Address inside the CVI Building in Ferndale on Thursday.
FERNDALE — Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez urged collaboration via his 2017 State of the County speech on Thursday.
“Decades of stagnation, of spinning our wheels, of only hope, are finally giving way to real opportunity and prosperity,” he remarked inside the CVI Building's auditorium in Ferndale. “It is time we walk together to capitalize on these upcoming opportunities and to forge a better quality of life - a better future - for our citizens and the future generations that will call Sullivan County home.”
Alvarez highlighted the cooperation of his colleagues as an example.
“There are some ‘hot' moments in there,” he acknowledged of meetings involving the nine legislators. “We speak our piece, but we get things done ... and who benefits? The people of ...
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‘… the rest of his life in a state prison ...'

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer

ALBANY — Back in 2008, Paul Novak had nearly gotten away with the heinous murder of his estranged wife, Catherine Novak, a resident of Narrowsburg, and he very well may have if his then girlfriend hadn't called nearly four years later in April of ... read more

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Tobacco age-raise law now set for April vote

By Dan Hust - staff writer

MONTICELLO — Legislators held off on raising the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21 on Thursday, with County Attorney Cheryl McCausland advising them to wait until April's full Legislature meeting.
“We didn't define ‘school' and ‘retail establishment,'” McCausland explained, indicating ...
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Federal government steps back

By Autumn Schanil - staff writer
The various groups reviewed and discussed the ESSA draft plan questions at Sullivan County BOCES in Liberty.

LIBERTY — Every chair was taken either by Sullivan County School Board Members, students, K-12 educators and staff, community members or parents at the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Community Forum on Thursday, March 9.
Hosted by Sullivan ...
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