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Saturday, May 26, 2018


Meetings 5/25-5/28

No meetings are being held in observance of Memorial Day.

Sixty eight years of searching

MONTICELLO — “You can't describe the feeling,” said Albert ‘Steve' Brighton, pausing and putting his finger in the air to ask for a moment. “We've been looking for so long. It's just incredible,” he ended with a smile as tears swelled in his eyes.
Just a few weeks ago, Steve and his older ... read more

Memorial Day services taking place throughout the county

SULLIVAN COUNTY — Some of America's first national cemeteries were established after the Civil War ended in 1865 due to the incredible number of lives that were lost, and it wasn't shortly after that many towns and cities began holding springtime tributes to the fallen soldiers. People all over the ... read more

Planting the seeds for the future...

LOCH SHELDRAKE — With solar panels, a wind turbine and a working farm, SUNY Sullivan wants to be the face of sustainability in the county and they're leading by example.
The school recently held a symposium where they brought in forward thinking speakers to talk about the current state of ... read more

Forestburgh project moves forward

FORESTBURGH — After the tragic passing of Andrew Unterberg, the proprietor of Another Sky Campground in March, there was uncertainty on what will happen to the project.
At a recent town board meeting, Richard Robbins Chairperson of the Planning Board for Forestburgh said that he received a ... read more

Loch Sheldrake man charged in Monticello murder

MONTICELLO — Members of the Village of Monticello Police Department (MPD) announced the arrest of a Loch Sheldrake man in connection with Sunday's homicide at the Monticello Meadows Apartments on Shaker Heights Drive.
Howard A. Sanders, 19, was arrested on Monday in the Town of Fallsburg and ... read more

Superintendent Morgano announces resignation Eldred school vote rescheduled

ELDRED - At a special meeting of the Eldred Central School Board of Education on May 21, Superintendent Dr. John Morgano announced his resignation, effective August 15, 2018.
In his resignation letter he stated, “On a personal note I have enjoyed the students, they are well-mannered.” He ... read more

The Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark marks major construction milestone with completion of Texlon roof

MONTICELLO - The Kartrite Waterpark in Monticello, on the Resorts World Catskills property, unveiled a new roof on Friday. The roof is constructed of Texlon, a transparent roofing material that allows natural sunlight to get in.
The roof is in an arch shape and is energy efficient. The indoor ... read more

Sullivan County Dairy Princesses crowned

ROSCOE — When you're in the grocery store, make sure to check the nutrition label of cheese, as some cheese is not really cheese at all. You want the real deal—cheese made from milk. That was one of the messages from Sullivan County Dairy Princess Xaira Sennett.
She and Beth Sykes were recently ... read more

Dairy farms get pink slips; try to figure the future

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Dairy farming has been in Rianne Erlwein-Owens' blood since she was a baby.
As a child, she helped clean newborn calves and bottle-fed them. Before long, she graduated to driving the tractor.
Rianne (pronounced Ryan) was younger than 10 years old when, one day, she ran up to ... read more

Meetings for 5/22-5/24

Tuesday, May 22

Town of Cochecton, board of assessment review, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Cochecton Town Hall.

Town of Thompson town board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Monticello Fire House, 23 Richardson Avenue, Monticello.

Kenoza Lake Fire District, meeting 7 p.m., Kenoza Lake Fire ... read more

SUNY Sullivan celebrates 54th graduating class

LOCH SHELDRAKE — SUNY Sullivan celebrated their 54th Annual Commencement last Saturday, as over 200 new graduates were ready to take on the world.
County officials along with some SUNY Sullivan administrators and board of trustee members, presented the newly graduating class with not only a ... read more

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