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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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‘We don't have a voice'

MONTICELLO — Shanita Artson has called Sleepy Hollow Development her home for almost 14 years, but ever since Steele Properties purchased the property in late 2017 and began a months-long renovation project, her home has become her biggest frustration.
“We are in this grey area where we don't ... read more


County posts strongest private sector gains for ninth straight month

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- According to October, 2018 data released last week by the New York State Department of Labor, for the ninth consecutive month Sullivan County posted the strongest gains year-over-year in the private sector. This is up 12.1 percent from October 2017.
The county also had a 9.7 ... read more


Wage gap is ‘unacceptable,' says sheriff

MONTICELLO — Calling the situation unacceptable, Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff urged the county legislators to complete a contract with correctional officers (CO's) working in the Sullivan County Jail.
Schiff said when the economy saw a downturn in 2008 and 2009 all county employees ... read more


First winter storm catches commuters by surprise

SULLIVAN — People throughout Sullivan County braced for an early winter storm on Thursday last week, as parts of Sullivan County saw more than 10 inches of accumulation.
When it was all over by mid-morning Friday, emergency services had responded to hundreds of calls for disabled vehicles ... read more


Artful weekend in Sullivan County

As the holiday season draws near, art lovers were treated to an art-filled weekend across the county.
In Wurtsboro, the Wurtsboro Art Alliance (WAA) held their annual Holiday Gift Show which runs from now until December 16.
The Alliance members transformed the art gallery into a winter ... read more


Greg Goldstein honored with SYDA Award

MONTICELLO - The SYDA Foundation presents the Community Service Award annually to someone in Sullivan County who demonstrates exceptional service to their community. This year, Greg Goldstein is the recipient of the award.
A representative from SYDA, Margaret Ratchford, presented Goldstein with ... read more


Thompson Dems seek village candidates

MONTICELLO - The Town of Thompson Democratic Committee is seeking letters of interest from Village of Monticello residents wishing to receive the Democratic endorsement to run for Mayor and Village Trustee seats in the Village of Monticello in March of 2019.
The offices to be voted on in March ... read more


New Video Showcases Farming Crisis in the Catskills

LIVINGSTON MANOR - Catskill Mountainkeeper released a new video about the urgent crisis facing Catskills family farms. Every day, our region's small farmers face an uphill battle to produce products sustainably. These farmers are unable to compete with industrial megafarms, have been abandoned by ... read more


Meetings 11/20 - 11/23

Tuesday, November 20

Town of Mamakating, Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro.

Village of Monticello, Village Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 2 Pleasant Street, Monticello.

Town of Thompson, Town Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 4052 Route 42, Monticello.

Kenoza Lake ... read more


Meetings 11/16 - 11/20

Monday, November 19

Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency, Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m., Legislative Hearing Room, Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello.

Town of Fallsburg, Public Hearing/Work Session, 6 p.m., 19 Railroad Plaza, South ... read more


Deputy County Manager Dan Depew departing Sullivan for new job

MONTICELLO- Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek released the following statement today:

“Deputy Sullivan County Manager Dan Depew was offered and has accepted the Chief Executive Officer position with Orange MSO (Medical Services Organization), a newly formed healthcare agency in the ... read more


Old Farmer's Almanac predicts 'mild winter;' we'll believe it when we see it

SULLIVAN COUNTY — For 226 years The Old Farmer's Almanac has been offering weather forecasts, and other “useful information, with a pleasant degree of humor.”
Well, if we are to believe this year's almanac, “The winter of 2018-2019 will be colder than normal in the southwestern part of the ... read more


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