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Saturday, December 15, 2018


Peace, love… and doves coming to Sullivan in 2019

SULLIVAN COUNTY —What's the biggest bird in Sullivan County?
Well, beginning early next year, it's going to be doves.
Thirty-six of them to be exact.
The Sullivan County Visitors Association recently adopted three dozen of these white birds, known as a symbol of love and peace.
And with ... read more

Cochecton family seeks help after puppy was shot

COCHECTON — When Rebecca Villavicencio thinks about the person who shot her 10-month-old puppy, Tango, the Cochecton mom doesn't mince words.
“I think what an a--hole,” she says ruefully.
The Villavicencio family doesn't know who would aim a gun and fire at their dog or even when it ... read more

Story of starvation not forgotten

MONTICELLO — During the agonizing Ukrainian famine in the 1930s, Nadia Rajsz's grandmother got an up-close dose of Soviet cruelty.
“She told a Russian that her son was hungry,” said Rajsz, who is the Sullivan County Legislator from the Town of Lumberland. “He said, “sell him, get rid of ... read more

Murph's Toy Drive gives over 1,000 toys to children this Christmas

CALLICOON - For the sixth annual year Josh Murphy held Murph's Toy Drive at the Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon. The event was hosted by Paul Ciliberto of Bold Gold Media, in conjunction with the Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club.
Before the big event, toy drop-off boxes were located at Wayne ... read more

New Hope brings joy to families

Children lined up for their turn to sit on Santa's lap and receive a toy provided by the Fallsburg Police Benevolent Association (PBA) at the “Celebrating Our Community” holiday outreach event at New Hope Community in Loch Sheldrake on Tuesday. The event was held for children and families by the ... read more

County to initiate wireless broadband pilot project

MONTICELLO — With the new Sullivan County Jail being built, an emergency communications tower was erected near the site in the Town of Thompson. Using the tower, the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department will spearhead an initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to the surrounding ... read more

Callicoon holiday decoration winners announced

The first ever Callicoon Business Association (CBA) holiday decorating contest was held recently and the winners were announced during Dickens on the Delaware. Businesses all around town were encouraged to decorate for the holidays, and then people could vote for their favorite. First place went to ... read more

Upper Delaware Council Hosts Meeting on Law Enforcement in the River Valley

NARROWSBURG - While federal funding is available to assist with recreation-related law enforcement within the boundaries of the National Park Service (NPS) Upper Delaware (UPDE) Scenic and Recreational River corridor, its administration can be challenging.
The Upper Delaware Council, Inc. (UDC) ... read more

Two arrested in stolen vehicle chase

SULLIVAN COUNTY — On Saturday December 8, 2018 at approximately 3:47 AM, Deputy Matthew Bisland and Deputy John Panos were on patrol on State Route 17 in Monticello when they clocked a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue traveling westbound at 85 miles per hour in a 55 zone. When they attempted to stop the ... read more

Tuesday, December 11

Town of Tusten, Town Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg.

Town of Highland, Town Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Eldred Town Hall, Proctor Road, Eldred.

Mountaindale First Aid Squad, Mandatory Monthly Meeting, 8 p.m., 136 Main St., Mountaindale. ... read more

Local Girl Scout tackles big project

COCHECTON - Jenna Kratz grew up in Cochecton with the Cochecton Men's Club Field as her backyard. The park boasts a baseball field, tennis court, playground and more, but in recent years Kratz watched as it fell into disrepair. So she decided to do something about it.
A senior at Sullivan West ... read more

Show me the money: County has $12 million in unclaimed funds

SULLIVAN — The old saying that money doesn't grow on trees is true, but sometimes it's collected as unclaimed funds by the New York State Comptroller.
According to the NYS State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli's Office, $15.5 billion of unclaimed funds from state taxpayers sit in their coffers, $12 ... read more

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