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Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Orange & Rockland aims to reduce power outages in Mamakating

MAMAKATING — It is Wurtsboro and Summitville's turn to have the trees around the major substations pruned since their last service in 2016.
Regional and Community Affairs Manager Eric Fuentes and Certified Arborist Mark Beamish from Orange & Rockland Utilities Inc. (O&R) gave a presentation ... read more

Mamakating seeks to increase ward meeting attendance

MAMAKATING — Eileen Rogers, the current Deputy Town Supervisor to the town of Mamakating, held her first ward meeting on January 27th, and Councilman Gary Forthoffer held his ward meeting on February 6th.
“It is a great opportunity,” Rogers said, for people to speak to their representative one ... read more

Grants update in Tusten

NARROWSBURG — The Town of Tusten has a few larger projects on the horizon, and on Tuesday night the town board discussed grant funding for some of them.
Councilwoman Jane Luchsinger reported that the plans to replace the town's water system are still proceeding.
They hired Delaware ... read more

Woman missing from adult home found deceased

JEFFERSONVILLE — A woman with dementia was reported missing from the Jeffersonville Adult Home early Tuesday morning and was later located deceased. New York State Police say Marlene Pesekow, 74, left the adult home at approximately 5 a.m. on foot and was found late Tuesday evening.
She was ... read more

Trooper treated for injuries after Route 17 accident

ROCKLAND — The New York State Police (NYSP) are investigating a rear-end collision of a police car that occured on February 10 in the Town of Rockland.
According to the NYSP, a trooper from the Liberty barracks stopped a vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 17 around 6:15 p.m. on Monday ... read more

Taxing situation in Bethel

BETHEL — After finding discrepancies at the Bethel Tax Office, the Town of Bethel ordered a special audit of the office in November 2019, and the findings were finally revealed on February 12, 2020, at Bethel Town Board Meeting.
The board asked Cooper Arias LLC, to review the activities of the ... read more

IDA under review by state budget office

MONTICELLO — The State of New York Authorities Budget Office (ABO) is currently reviewing the economic agencies of Sullivan County.
The ABO was present at the IDA meeting on February 10 and will be in the county reviewing the best practices of the IDA and other agencies for the next three ... read more

Meetings 2/14 - 2/18

Tuesday, February 18

Village of Woodridge, Town Board Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Village Hall 2 Dairyland Rd, Woodridge.

Sullivan County Legislature, Committee Meeting, 5 p.m., Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello.

Sullivan BOCES, ... read more

Forestburgh summer camp reborn?

FORESTBURGH — Parents and children in the Town of Forestburgh might have a camp to attend this summer after a cohort of concerned parents banned together.
After learning Forestburgh did not have enough funds for a complete summer camp for 2020, parents made their voices heard during the ... read more

Monticello cleans and updates Building Department

MONTICELLO — In 2019, the Village of Monticello Building Department took in $2,500. By this month in 2020, the same department has taken in over $15,000 with an additional $50,000 in billings yet to be collected.
Those were the numbers from Al Fusco and BJ Gettel of Fusco Engineering as they ... read more

Subzero heroes fight Alzheimer's

This past Saturday, February 8, the Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter held its 10th annual Subzero Heroes ice jump at Berean Lake in Highland. Team Strike Out Alzheimer's pictured from left are Alyssa Wowk, Amanda Hinski, Theresa Grafmuller, Kyle Giordano, Marcia Fink, Terry Grafmuller ... read more

Environmental groups criticize plastic bag ban saying it doesn't go far enough

NEW YORK — Starting next month remember to bring your own bag. That's because New York State's single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect on March 1.
All grocery stores, convenience stores, or any such retailer will no longer carry plastic bags.
The law was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last ... read more

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