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Tuesday, June 2, 2020


Meetings 5/29 - 6/2

Until further notice, all future Town/Village Board meetings will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by the NYS Open Meetings Law. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend the meeting in person. The public, however, will be able to fully observe ... read more

Plane makes a splash in Toronto Reservoir

WHITE LAKE — Emergency responders were alerted to reports of a low-flying plane over the Toronto Reservoir in the Town of Bethel that looked to be in distress on Tuesday afternoon. But what was thought to be a crash landing was actually a planned landing by the pilot.
At around 3 p.m. on ... read more

A day to remember

“We wanted to keep it going,” was how Vietnam veteran and long-time Fremont Center Memorial Day Parade committee member Tony Wayne described the small but heartfelt remembrance held this past Monday in Fremont Center in the wake of a global pandemic.
Veterans, firemen, civilians and several ... read more

Thompson camp closed for 2020 due to COVID-19

THOMPSON — After much deliberating, the Town of Thompson said they would not be opening the town camp this year due to concerns over COVID-19.
Town Supervisor Bill Rieber Jr. said he has been in contact with YMCA's Chief Executive Officer, Ira Besdansky, on the issue. Besdansky thinks they can ... read more

Bethel postpones summer events due to COVID-19

BETHEL — While the confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in the county and as Sullivan County begins to enter into Phase 1 of reopening, the town of Bethel discussed at their May 27 meeting what events to postpone for the summer and which ones will go forward.
“We have gone through a ... read more

No plan on camps opening, localities waiting to hear from state

SULLIVAN COUNTY - New York State has still not made any decisions on whether or not summer camps can open this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving local governments wondering how to proceed.
There has been an uproar from local residents urging the county to close down camps, but it is a ... read more

Liberty honors Memorial Day

Liberty honors Memorial Day
Story and photos
by Matt Shortall

LIBERTY — The annual Memorial Day service at the Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty may have been different than in past years, but the sentiment was the same.
While the COVID-19 Pandemic has kept people ... read more

Liberty cautious with camp plans

LIBERTY — Like many towns and villages across Sullivan County, Town of Liberty Supervisor Frank DeMayo said he's still awaiting specific instructions from the Governor's Office about opening summer camps during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Town has operated a popular day camp program at Hanofee ... read more

Mid-Hudson Region meets metrics, county can begin reopening

SULLIVAN COUNTY — The state's phased reopening plan requires regions across the state to meet seven data metrics in order to begin Phase I of reopening. The Mid-Hudson Region, which includes Sullivan County, met the seven metrics on Tuesday and has begun Phase I.
The first phase includes ... read more

Roscoe honors the fallen

ROSCOE -- The hamlet of Roscoe didn't let a pandemic stop them from safely remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifices for our freedom.
Here are some of the scenes from the mobile procession on Memorial Day.

Two Monticello men arrested on multiple felony charges following investigation into home invasion/robbery

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Members of the Monticello Police have arrested two Monticello men following an investigation into a “Home Invasion” robbery. Arrested were Jamil T. Fasenntao, age 33, and Charles D. Merchant, age 35, both of the Village of Monticello. The defendants were each charged with the ... read more

SUNY Sullivan Chair, Drobysh, steps down

story and photo
By patricio robayo

LOCH SHELDRAKE — During the May 14 meeting of the SUNY Sullivan Board of Trustees (BOT), Chair Steven Drobysh announced he would step down temporarily from his position at the college.
“In some ways, it's with a very heavy heart ... there's just so ... read more

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