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Sunday, January 19, 2020


Executive committee rescinds purchase of property for Visitors Center

MONTICELLO -- During Sullivan County Legislature's Executive Committee meeting yesterday, a vote was held to rescind Resolution 385-19, which authorized the purchase of real property and construction of a visitors center in Rock Hill. The resolution passed 7-1. Legislator Nadia Rajsz was not ... read more

SCVA moving to Liberty Mall

LIBERTY -- The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) will soon have a new home. They are relocating to the Liberty Mall on 15 Sullivan Avenue in the Village of Liberty, right off Exit 100 on Route 17 and NYS Route 52.
“We have outgrown our current quarters and needed to find office ... read more

‘Godfather of the Selfie' photographs himself everyday for 20 years

Artist and photographer Noah Kalina diligently works in his Barryville studio when not traveling across the state or country, taking photographs for magazines, companies, and major museums.
At any given moment during his day, he stops what he is doing, takes out a point and shoot digital ... read more

Forestburgh's auditions attract top-notch talent!

By 10 a.m. on Sunday, there were over 50 people of all ages assembled in the lobby of SUNY Sullivan's E-building, waiting their turn to show off for Forestburgh Playhouse's Local Auditions.
“We are hoping to find really talented performers who would be interested in performing in our kids' show ... read more

Town clerk, comprehensive plan and attorney subjects at Tusten meeting

NARROWSBURG — It's a new year and a new board in the Town of Tusten. Newly elected Supervisor Ben Johnson presided over the town council meeting Tuesday night and promised to keep it short.
Comments and questions from the public were kept to the public comment section, during which former ... read more

Meagan Galligan sworn in; becomes first female District Attorney

MONTICELLO - Meagan Galligan thanked her family and her mentors as she took the oath as Acting District Attorney on Tuesday. With local law enforcement officers standing behind her, Galligan was sworn in by Honorable Anthony Kane.
With a long career as a prosecutor, Galligan was most recently ... read more

Race for Monticello mayor heats up

MONTICELLO — Residents in the Village of Monticello will head to the polls on March 18 to vote for two trustee seats and the office of mayor.
In a village long plagued by vacant storefronts, a vanishing tax base and a crisis of spirit, candidates in the upcoming election see ... read more

Forestburgh set for 2020

FORESTBURGH — The Town of Forestburgh is trying to get off on the right foot in 2020 by holding its reorganizational meeting on January 9.
Returning to the town board is Councilwoman Karen Ellsweig, Councilman John Galligan, Town Supervisor Dan Hogue, Jr., Councilwoman Susan Parks-Landis, and ... read more

Acting DA Galligan talks bail reform

JEFFERSONVILLE — Sullivan County's acting district attorney may be new to herjob but when Meagan Galligan showed up at the Town of Callicoon board meeting this week, hers was a familiar face to the community.
Galligan started her work with the District Attorney's office working in the Callicoon ... read more

New county legislature sworn in; looks to working together in the future

MONTICELLO — A new slate of legislators took their seats on Tuesday morning, being sworn in to a four-year term as the Sullivan County Legislature. There will be four new faces on the board, with five incumbent legislators returning to the position.
A few expressed feeling hopeful for the future ... read more

IDA live on camera

MONTICELLO — The first meeting this year of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) on Monday was live video streamed on the internet for the first time in its 50-year history.
Last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that required IDAs across the state to not only ... read more

Meetings 1/17 - 1/21

Monday, January 20

Livingston Manor Fire District, Organizational Meeting, 6 p.m., Livingston Manor Firehouse, Livingston Manor.

Tuesday, January 21

Sullivan County Legislature, Board Meeting, 9 a.m., Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North ... read more

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