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Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Meetings Box - March 21

Tuesday, March 21

Thompson Town Board mtg., 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Monticello.

Village of Monticello Board of Trustees mtg., 5:30 p.m., Village Hall, Monticello.

Mamakating Town Board mtg., 6 p.m., Town Hall, Wurtsboro.

South Fallsburg Fire District Bd. of Fire ... read more

$50,000 grant for Fallsburg

TOWN OF FALLSBURG — State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) announced a $50,000 grant for the Town of Fallsburg will allow for the purchase of a plow truck for the Town Highway Department.
The funding was made available through the State and Municipal Facilities Program, money that was ... read more

Monticello man arrested for felony assault

MONTICELLO — Monticello Police arrested Daniel Burgos, age 32, of Monticello, on Sunday, 3/19/17. Burgos was charged with Felony Assault in the 2nd Degree and Violation of Parole. At 2:30 AM Sunday, Monticello Police received an E 911 report of a male assaulting a female on a sidewalk near the ... read more

Four teens test above legal blood alcohol level

JEFFERSONVILLE — An underage drinking party at the Jeffersonville home of Vanessa Sergio resulted in four teenagers testing above the legal limit for blood alcohol content on Friday night.
Sullivan County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the residence on Swiss Hill Road North after ... read more

‘… the rest of his life in a state prison ...'

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 2012, to testify.
Nearly one year later, after ... read more

Federal government steps back

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 County BOCES in Liberty and the New York State ... read more

Wallkill supervisor will become Sullivan County's second-in-command

Dan Depew shares a laugh Thursday with some of the folks he'll soon be working with: from the left, County Clerk Dan Briggs, Health & Family Services Commissioner Joe Todora and County Treasurer Nancy Buck. Currently the Town of Wallkill's supervisor, Depew will join Sullivan County as its deputy ... read more

Chairman focuses on ‘walking together' in annual speech

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 ... read more

Tobacco age-raise law now set for April vote

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 ... read more

Burglar caught in Thompson

Thompson - On March 8 at approximately 8:40 PM, the Sheriff's Patrol responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress at 225 Fraser Road in the Town of Thompson. The caller stated that a male subject threw a brick through a window at that location and attempted to gain entry. A witness followed ... read more

Liberty man found unresponsive in vehicle

FALLSBURG — The Town of Fallsburg Police Department responded to a property damage motor vehicle accident in South Fallsburg recently. Upon arrival, a vehicle was found located off the roadway underneath trees that were taken down. Officer Chevalier and Detective Pavese removed the broken tree ... read more

County emerges blanketed but unscathed from blizzard

SULLIVAN COUNTY — It's too early in the 21st century to call Tuesday's blizzard the “storm of the century,” but multiple reports - both amateur and professional - indicate this might be one for the record books.
The National Weather Service (NWS), in fact, confirmed a record was set at its ... read more

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