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Friday, December 13, 2019


Doherty likely to chair next legislature

MONTICELLO — According to the Chairman of the Sullivan County Republican Committee, incoming Legislator Rob Doherty (District 1) has enough votes to lead the Legislature in its upcoming term.
As previously reported by the Democrat, a number of legislators are throwing their hat in the ring, ... read more

Board of Elections takes issue with county budget

MONTICELLO — The county legislature held a public hearing on the proposed 2020 budget on Thursday. Sullivan County Board of Elections Commissioners Cora Edwards and Lori Benjamin said cuts were made to their office's budget line items without any communication from the county.
“It feels ... read more

SCVA celebrates tourism growth and award recipients

MONTICELLO -- The Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpack was a packed house on Thursday night, hosting the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association's 2019 Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration.
Tourism has long been a driving force of the county's economy. Even today, 18 percent of all Sullivan ... read more

O Christmas Tree

As a horse-drawn carriage strolled the streets, a crowd gathered on the Narrowsburg overlook deck for the annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday.
Against a backdrop of the Delaware River, carolers serenaded the audience with Christmas classics as everyone joined in and watched the tree light ... read more

Retirement ‘not in my blood,' Judge LaBuda says

During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, General Oliver Smith famously said that he's not retreating, only advancing in a different direction.
The Hon. Judge Frank LaBuda, who is retiring as Sullivan County Court Judge after some 23 years on the bench, said that he too is advancing in another ... read more

Barryville lights up their Christmas tree

The chilly 20-degree temperature could not hold back the excitement and the Christmas spirit as the town turned out for the 14th Annual Greater Barryville Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday night.
Everyone enjoyed hot cocoa and Christmas cookies as singer Shaggy Travis ... read more

Thompson moves ahead with plans for the former Camp Jened

THOMPSON — The Town of Thompson is moving forward with converting the former United Cerebral Palsy summer camp, Camp Jened, into the town's newest public park.
At their December 3 meeting, the Thompson Town Board approved the adoption of a Recreation Development Plan.
Delaware Engineering, ... read more

Forestburgh parents speak out on summer camp program

FORESTBURGH -- Parents and concerned residents packed the courtroom at Forestburgh Town Hall to speak out on the elimination of funding to the summer recreational program in 2020.
In the 2020 budget, the town has defunded part of the recreational program that included a camp.
“We just don't ... read more

Meetings 12/10 - 12/13

Tuesday, December 10

Beaverkill Valley Fire District, Annual Election, 6-8 p.m., Lew Beach Firehouse, 1524 Beaverkill Rd, Lew Beach.

Callicoon Fire District, Annual Election, 6-8 p.m., Callicoon Firehouse, Callicoon.

Callicoon Center Fire District, Annual Election, 6-9 p.m., ... read more

Pearl Harbor Remembered

HONESDALE, PA - More than two dozen veterans, all three Wayne County commissioners and Wayne Memorial Hospital staff, many of them veterans, gathered in the hospital's new pedestrian concourse on December 6th to remember one of the darkest days in U.S. history, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ... read more

Library-by-Mail Service to Begin December 2019

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Sullivan County Public Libraries will be offering a new service to patrons unable to visit their library.
Library-by-Mail is a free delivery service for borrowing library materials, available to residents of Sullivan County who are temporarily or permanently unable to access ... read more

Wanted: Nurses

SULLIVAN -- According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the United States is projected to experience a shortage of Registered Nurses (RN) due to an aging “Baby Boomer” population.
A survey conducted in 2018 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The Forum of ... read more

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