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Thursday, April 9, 2020


Monticello schools visits their students

MONTICELLO — Since schools have been closed to help stop the spread of the Corona Disease 2019 (COVID-19), many students, along with their parents, have been adjusting to life at home.
The Monticello Central School District (MCSD) wanted to spread some cheer to those students who are staying ... read more

Acting DA Galligan says virus will not hamper investigations

MONTICELLO — The current crisis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has changed every aspect of life for the time being. While most are staying home to help stop the spread of COVID-19, those essential workers are still out there working and trying to navigate this strange new world.
The ... read more

COVID pandemic causes dumping of local farmers' milk

SULLIVAN — Cartons of milk are flying off store shelves along with toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and dairywoman Maryann Dirie can't figure out the latest: farmers are seeing their milk dumped before it gets to market.
“People are hungry, the children, the homeless, and our milk is getting ... read more

Community comes to the aid of the Callicoon Theater

CALLICOON — It's been almost four weeks since the Callicoon Theater temporarily closed its doors.
The decision was made by owner Krissy Smith on March 14, a few days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential businesses in the state to close, including movie theaters, in an effort to ... read more

County and state budget cuts imminent amid coronavirus economic slowdown

SULLIVAN — The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) recently released a report detailing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on county governments, stating that New York's regional governments are now looking at a potential $2 billion loss in revenues.
The report's re-release ... read more

Local fire departments helping to celebrate birthdays

By patricio robayo

WHITE LAKE — For one young boy, Mason Houghtaling, the past couple of weeks have been hard on him as he is no longer attending pre-school due to the concerns over COVID-19.
Social distancing, along with no mass gatherings of 10 or more, has also caused birthday ... read more

Meetings 4/7 - 4/10

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 at the remote locations where the Town Board members will be situated. The ... read more

Dept. of Correction to allow face masks

REGION — While many people are staying home as the number of COVID-19 cases rise throughout the state, there's thousands of workers in one industry for whom working from home isn't an option.
“In prison, there's very few ways to practice social distancing,” said Corrections Officer (CO) Nicole ... read more

Coping with staying at home for COVID-19: Part 1

SULLIVAN — Many people have found themselves at home for an extended period of time in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some of those who are staying home are either spending their days working remotely, catching up on the latest shows, or taking up new hobbies.
Still others have to ... read more

Five coronavirus deaths reported in county, as resources are spread thin

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- According to Public Health Director Nancy McGraw there are 156 cases of coronavirus as of yesterday. There have been five deaths, and although the county isn't releasing any information, McGraw said it is likely they had underlying health conditions.
“We want to stress that ... read more

Rolling in style

By patricio robayo

ROCK HILL — Rock Hill Fire Department (RHFD) has a new truck in their fleet, and it was unveiled via a Facebook Live video this week.
RHFD has a new 2019 Rosenbauer Avenger Pumper, a 1500 gallons per minute pumper with the capacity to hold 1000 gallons of water, ... read more

Community Foundation awards almost $96K in grants

MONTGOMERY - Just two weeks after the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) launched the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund, it has distributed $95,800 in grants to 24 nonprofit organizations to address immediate and longer-term needs of residents in Orange and Sullivan ... read more

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