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Sunday, September 23, 2018


Meetings 9/21 - 9/25

Friday, September 21
Loch Sheldrake Fire District, Work Session, 7 p.m., Loch Sheldrake Firehouse.

Monday, September 24
Town of Liberty, Town Board Worksession, 4 p.m., 119 North Main Street, Liberty.
Town of Fallsburg Public Hearing, 5:55 p.m.; Town Board Meetings, 6 p.m., 19 ... read more

Crystal Run Healthcare welcomes five new providers to the practice

MIDDLETOWN -Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of five new providers to the practice. Joining Crystal Run Healthcare are:
Andrew M. Garcia, MD, earned his Medical Degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY and completed his Residency in Ophthalmology from New York Eye & Ear ... read more

Members of Local 445 still without a contract

MAMAKATING —“Now is the time. We're fed up. We need to get this done.” Ray Stainshia expressed these exasperated words to the Town Board of Mamakating during last week's work session meeting.
Stainshia is a business agent representing the employees from Local 445, the International Brotherhood ... read more

Officers show up in force

MONTICELLO — They were there to remind the legislators that their voices need to be heard. They are the union workers of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
A group of members from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office came to the county legislature full board on Tuesday. Most of them ... read more

County foster care system sees 12% increase

MONTICELLO — “I've never seen anything like that,” said William Moon, Deputy Commissioner of Family Services. As Moon reported to the Sullivan County Legislature's Health and Family Services Committee last week, he informed them that the Department of Family Services last month saw a 12 percent ... read more

County receives grant to combat severe weather events in the face of climate change

COUNTY — Sullivan is one of five upstate counties to receive funds from a $1 million grant, secured by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to combat climate change and address extreme weather events.
The grants will be used to help the counties develop resiliency plans to better prepare for, and efficiently ... read more

Heroin ‘kingpin' sentenced 35 years to life

FALLSBURG — After a five day trial, the District Attorney (DA), Jim Farrell announced recently that repeat offender Ronald Smith, aka “Tubbs,” 45, of Fallsburg was sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison.
Smith has been convicted of Conspiracy in the 2nd and 4th Degrees, both felonies, as ... read more

A fiber enthusiast's heaven

Needle felting demonstrations, peg looms and floor looms, spinning and spindling, llamas and alpacas, goats, sheep and angora bunnies. If you're a lover of all things fiber, the Catskill Distillery was the place to be Saturday afternoon.
Hosted by the Distillery and sponsored by two of the ... read more

Meetings 9/18 - 9/21

Tuesday, September 18

Liberty Central School, Special District Meeting, 12 p.m., Liberty High School Gymnasium, 125 Buckley St., Liberty.
Roscoe Central School Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 6 Academy Street, Roscoe.

Town of Mamakating Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 2948 Route ... read more

Monticello man arrested for burglarizing residence under renovation

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Monticello police arrested Nigdrew Reynolds, age 25, of Monticello on Thursday 9/13/18. Reynolds was charged with the felonies of Burglary in the 3rd degree and Grand larceny in the 4th degree. He was also charged with the misdemeanor of resisting arrest. Reynolds was arrested on ... read more

The Mammoth of Mountaindale

Allen Frishman of Mountaindale recently grew this 12-foot-tall Sunflower. Frishman said he started a community garden in cooperation with the Mountaindale Yeshiva (school) just down the street. “They always wanted to grow sunflowers, so we started them in cups.”
Frishman said the students were ... read more

Liberty alum becomes second school resource officer at alma mater

LIBERTY - Village of Liberty Police Officer Adam Lake is no stranger to the hallways of the Liberty Central School District. Not only is Lake an alumni (Class of 2001), but he is in his tenth season as one of the varsity football coaches. And now he gets the opportunity to make a difference in the ... read more

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