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Sunday, May 26, 2019


Buckenmeyer Scholarship awarded

YOUNGSVILLE -- When the fire whistle goes off and the pager rings, a volunteer firefighter is ready to take the call. One Youngsville fireman is being recognized for his dedication to the department and his community.
On May 21, Kris Rasmussen Jr. received the Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer ... read more

Sarah Clark

The Democrat is happy to welcome Sarah Clark as our 2019 summer intern. Clark is a Sullivan West graduate from Youngsville, NY who studies Communications with a concentration in Journalism at The College of Saint Rose. Since transferring to Saint Rose from Marymount Manhattan College, she has ... read more

‘Hats off to the ladies' at Democratic Women's annual brunch

BLOOMINGBURG -- Motivated by results of last year's elections and donning some of their most elegant headwear, The Democratic Women of Sullivan County (DWSC) held their fifth annual Spring Fling Brunch and Fundraiser at the Eagle's Nest in Bloomingburg on Sunday, May 19.
“We're all blessed to ... read more

Wurtsboro Art Alliance celebrates Woodstock

While Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association's (SCVA) Peace Doves are being installed and unveiled, the Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) wants to join in the county's celebrations.
Very soon every hamlet in Mamakating will be “rocking” a WAA guitar that was painted by their members during a pour ... read more

Arts alive and well funded at DVAA showcase

TUSTEN - The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) recently celebrated the arts by awarding grants to 24 recipients at the DVAA Sullivan Arts Award Showcase.
“Art is about resilience and resilient communities,” NY State Senator Jen Metzger said. “The arts play such a critical role in our ... read more

Peace Love and Poster

BETHEL — One of the most iconic images to come out of the Woodstock 1969 festival is the white dove perched on an acoustic guitar. That poster can now be found around the world and is synonymous with the spirit of that moment in history.
Fifty years later, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts wants ... read more

SUNY Sullivan passes 2019-20 budget

LOCH SHELDRAKE — A few days before students walked down the aisle for the 55th commencement ceremony at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse, the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees voted on the 2019-20 budget and tuition and fee schedule on May 16.
The board passed an $18.3 million budget for the 2019-2020 ... read more

County leaders and emergency services learn from the past

NARROWSBURG — The Western Sullivan Resiliency Conference was held recently at the Narrowsburg Union, where members of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), fire departments and government leaders discussed solutions for handling future disaster events in the region.
Tusten Supervisor Carol Wingert ... read more

Work to begin after Labor Day on State Route 17B

BETHEL — Max Yasgur would be proud. The Bethel farmer who put his alfalfa field on the map in 1969 by hosting a small concert for 400,000 of his closest friends would be happy that this year's crowd will be able to return to the original site without having to take a detour around a road ... read more

Centennial and scholarships celebrated by PWSC

ROCK HILL - It was a double celebration for the Professional Women of Sullivan County (PWSC) on May 15. The coinciding of the Annual Scholarship Dinner and the parent organization's centennial anniversary made for a festive atmosphere at Bernie's Holiday Restaurant.
The PWSC, a chapter of the ... read more

Quick response helps save our Nation's emblem

PARKSVILLE - The call to 9-1-1 came in at 8 a.m. Tues- day.
A bald eagle was sitting alongside Old Route 17 near Parksville and appeared to be hurt.
New York State Trooper Troy Parucki sped into action, arriving at the scene in minutes.
“It was a good-sized immature bald eagle but when I ... read more

Tuesday, May 28

Town of Rockland, Board of Assessment Review Meeting, 2 -4 p.m. and 6 -8 p.m. 95 Main St. Livingston Manor.

Town of Forestburgh, Town Board Special Meeting, 4 p.m., Planning Board Meeting, 7 p.m., 332 King Rd. Forestburgh.

Town of Thompson, Board of Assessment ... read more

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