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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Bennedum-Kashan reflects on her legacy at SUNY Sullivan

Cindy Bennedum-Kashan never imagined that she'd work at SUNY Sullivan (Sullivan County Community College) for 21 years.
What made her stay was the love of the job and the interactions she had with community members, donors, and students.
Earlier this month - after more than two decades of ... read more


Meetings 11/19 - 11/22

Tuesday, November 19

Town of Mamakating, Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro.

Village of Liberty, Village Board, Public Hearing, 6 p.m., 167 North Main Street, Liberty.

Village of Monticello, Village Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2 Pleasant Street, ... read more


Legislature to approve warming centers

MONTICELLO — As part of New York State's “Code Blue” mandate, Sullivan County will begin operating overnight warming shelters seven days a week (when temperatures drop below 32 degrees) with partner agencies in Liberty and Monticello.
“Our Department of Family Services is collaborating with the ... read more


Neversink passes 2020 budget

NEVERSINK -- The Neversink Town Board recently passed their 2020 budget, which totals $5,045,009. That's a 1.87 percent increase from their 2019 budget, remaining under the mandatory two percent tax cap.
Town residents will also see a $3.11 tax increase per $1,000 accessed value.
“I am proud ... read more


The finding of long lost Navy sub brings closure to local family

HANKINS — For Naomi Haberli and her entire family, last week's finding of the USS Grayback, a U.S. Navy submarine lost on February 26, 1944 to an enemy air attack off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, has finally brought closure.
Naomi's brother Joseph Forsythe, who joined the Navy right out of ... read more


Ride2Survive makes big splash at Villa Roma

CALLICOON— Those who have health have hope, and those who have hope have everything. Those were the words of Scottish writer Thomas Caryle which Tom Ellison offered as a toast during the opening remarks of the 7th Annual Ride2Survive Dinner Dance at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center on ... read more


Metzger secures $100k grant for Bethel

BETHEL — The Forest Reserve at Smallwood might get an upgrade soon thanks to State Senator Jen Metzger.
In a letter to the Bethel Town Board, she stated she has been able to secure a $100,000 State and Municipal Facilities Capital Program grant that can be used for the reserve.
The grant will ... read more


Wurtsboro Airport can ‘pay for itself'

WURTSBORO — Fred Harding, chair of the Mamakating Local Development Corporation (MLDC), gave a presentation on acquiring the Wurtsboro Airport on November 13 at the town hall.
The charrette drew in residents from all over last Wednesday night to hear the history, the financial information to ... read more


Mamakating presents preliminary budget

WURTSBORO — Councilman Matt Taylor presented the Town of Mamakating's $6.6 million which stayed below the two percent tax cap.
Two notable issues brought up during the prsenation and public comment session concerned the town supervisor's salary and the highway department budget.
A few ... read more


Warming Centers Will Be Open All Winter in Liberty, Monticello

MONTICELLO - As part of New York State's “Code Blue” mandate, Sullivan County will begin operating overnight warming shelters seven days a week with partner agencies in Liberty and Monticello.
“Our Department of Family Services is collaborating with the Federation for the Homeless, the Village ... read more


Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force Announces Arrests

LIBERTY - The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests:
• September 18 - Lawrence Aiello, 57, of Wurtsboro was arrested and charged with the Class E Felonies of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and Filing a False Instrument in the First Degree. A joint ... read more


Veterans Day events across the county

Here is a look at Veterans Day events across the county


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