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Thursday, August 24, 2017


Brush fire takes out Porta-potties

At approximately 1:37 a.m. Sunday morning, the White Lake Fire Company was dispatched with the Kauneonga Lake Fire Company to a reported brush fire in the area of 423 West Shore Rd, according to the White Lake Fire Company Facebook page. Upon arrival, White Lake Fire Chief Brendon Cunningham found ... read more

Rockland gets $35,000 Smart Growth Grant

TOWN OF ROCKLAND — The Town of Rockland received $35,000 as part of Governor Cuomo's Smart Growth Grants program to support cultural amenities, recreation and economic growth consistent with environmental protection in New York's Catskill Park.
The grant was part of a total of more than $1.35 ... read more

Beaverkill DAR celebrates 100th

ROSCOE — The Beaverkill Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), held their 100th Anniversary Celebration and luncheon at the Rockland House in Roscoe on August 19, as they continue to promote historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of ... read more

County Honors Soapbox Champs, beauty pageant finalists, Ukrainian independence, shared services and more

MONTICELLO — Sullivan County Legislators honored two intrepid young derby racers at the full board meeting last week, as the newest recipients of their Distinguished Citizen Awards.
Fifteen-year-old Brianna Roth's competitive nature and 17-year-old Morgan Van Kuren's passion for derby racing ... read more

A litigious council in Tusten

TUSTEN —­ Political rivalries and legal action have sharply divided council members in the Town of Tusten.
Councilman Ned Lang is suing two of his colleagues - Supervisor Carol Wingert and Councilwoman Brandi Merolla, as well as Tusten resident Arthur Freer.
“The case has no legal merit ... read more

Vietnam vet receives high school diploma

LIVINGSTON MANOR — Shortly after Wednesday's Livingston Manor School Board meeting was called to order and everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance, Manor's Class of 2017 got a little bit bigger. Roger Carl Neer, who left school in 1965 to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War, receiving an ... read more

Monday, AUGUST 21

Fallsburg Town Board work session, 6 p.m., Town Hall, South Fallsburg.

Village of Woodridge Board of Trustees mtg., 6 p.m., Village Hall, Woodridge.

Tusten Planning Board mtg., 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Narrowsburg.

Bethel Zoning Board of Appeals mtg., ... read more

Former treasurer's office employee to be sentenced

MONTICELLO ­— A longtime Sullivan County Treasurer's Office employee who was charged with stealing approximately $4,500 of taxpayers' money pled guilty to all charges in May and is set to be sentenced by mid-September.
Sullivan County Sheriff's deputies arrested the 61-year-old Narrowsburg ... read more

Man drowns after ATV crash

BETHEL — New York State Troopers and investigators responded to reports of a possible drowning on Gale Road in the Town of Bethel on Monday. Calls came in shortly after 2 p.m.
Upon their arrival, police observed an ATV floating upside down a short distance from the shore.
Divers from the ... read more

Monticello passes resolution urging civility in public comments

MONTICELLO — The Village of Monticello Board of Trustees, whose meetings can often become heated, passed a resolution Tuesday aimed at increasing civility during the public comment portion of the board's regular meetings.
The “Resolution Adopting Rules of Conduct For Public Comment” states ... read more

Village of Liberty discusses water

LIBERTY — At the August 14 Village of Liberty board meeting, water related topics were on the agenda.
As was reported previously the village had notified residents regarding water testing that showed Haloacetic Acid 5 (HAA5) levels slightly above the recently enacted significantly stricter ... read more

Eclipse coming on Monday

SULLIVAN COUNTY - While Sullivan County and the state of New York are not in the path of totality - when the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon - this Monday's solar eclipse will still offer the opportunity to witness a rare sight as the moon will be covering between 69-70 ... read more

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