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Saturday, November 22, 2014


In General

Sheriff warns of utility scam

MONTICELLO — Sheriff Mike Schiff is warning residents and business owners in the Orange & Rockland Utilities (O&R) service area to be on alert for an ongoing scam that has made its way to Sullivan County.
This is how the scam works: The victim will receive a phone call from a person pretending more


County earmarks $25,000 for Monticello businesses

MONTICELLO — County Manager Joshua Potosek announced that Sullivan County has $25,000 available for technical assistance grants for up to five downtown Monticello buildings to conduct feasibility and design studies, code review and environmental assessments. Awards may be used to hire architects, more

Military Notes

Teammates will be sticking together

MONTICELLO — Monticello alums and athletic standouts, Lah Juan Drayton and Terry Duncan both finished their Marine Corps basic training on October 10, after 13 weeks of instruction, and the “great friends” were back in the area on a recent weekend, and spoke to the Democrat.
According to more


On the Honors Youth Band

Seventh grader Ronald Kelson of Bloomingburg, son of Monticello-based attorney Zachary and wife Michelle, represented the Pine Bush School District as first trumpet at the 2014 Hudson Valley Honors Youth Concert Band. The Band provides a unique opportunity for the most outstanding wind and more


Dimeco reports earnings

HONESDALE, PA — Dimeco, Inc. (DIMC), parent company of The Dime Bank, reported net income of $4.2 million for the first nine months of 2014, an increase in net income of $116,000, or .7 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
This resulted in a return on average assets of .92 percent, a more


Family welcomes 10th generation

Calvert Eliot Yaun was born Sunday, November 9 at 5:53 a.m., weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches.
He is the son of Douglas Yaun and Johanna (Porr) Yaun of Liberty and Newburgh. Calvert will be baptized Presbyterian at the First Presbyterian Church of Liberty, where Doug is a ninth more


Cornell CCE plans 100th gala

MIDDLETOWN — Catskill Regional Medical Center and Orange Regional Medical Center will present a free and informative diabetes program, “Find Your Inner Peace with Diabetes” on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to noon at Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main Street, Middletown. The more

College Notes

Hobby graduates

SALT LAKE CITY — Megan Hobby of Hurleyville has received his MS in Special Education from Western Governors University. The university held its 27th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12 and celebrated the graduation of more than 5,500 graduates.

Arts & Culture

Star of stage…

Monticello HS alumna Ashley Bloom has been touring the country in “Basetrack Live” and recently performed the two-person play, based on the real-life experiences of a combat Marine and his wife, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The multimedia production will be staged at the Performing Arts more

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