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Monday, September 23, 2019


Callicoon's newest turkey helps save the day - and wins $75G

CALLICOON - John Erik Karkula felt like a Field Gen- eral this past spring and summer as he readied the Town of Delaware for its quest to win the grand prize from Sullivan Renaissance in the Municipal Partnership Program.
He had helpers at the Delaware Town Hall, along Main Street, Callicoon, in ... read more

Smith found guilty in murder of 83-year-old woman

MONTICELLO — After weeks of hearing testimony, Sullivan County Court Judge Michael F. McGuire has decided the case against accused killer Toby J. Smith, 45, of Kenoza Lake.
The courtroom was filled with friends and family of 83-year-old Lorraine Gempler as Judge McGuire asked Toby Smith to ... read more

Fatal accident involving school bus

At around 7:45 a.m. on Monday morning, September 16, Sullivan County Sheriff's Patrol responded to 911 reports of a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus on State Route 52 near the Liberty and Fallsburg town line.
Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found that a 2007 Lincoln MKX that ... read more

Work underway on 17B culvert

BETHEL — Work has finally begun on the culvert repair project on State Route 17B by Creamery Brook and Mongaup River.
Initially, work was supposed to start much earlier but fears of traffic jams during the Woodstock 50th Anniversary weekend in August delayed the project.
Bethel Town ... read more

IDA make more changes to their by-laws

MONTICELLO — The County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA) once again reviewed and amended their by-laws at their most recent meeting.
So as not to make any further significant changes in their by-laws, the IDA decided to omit the ones that are already stated in the New York State ... read more

Fire damages Thompson's highway building

THOMPSON — At approximately 8:45 a.m. on September 17, the Town of Thompson highway facility building on Jefferson Street in Monticello caught on fire.
According to Thompson Town Supervisor Bill Reiber Jr., the fire was on the front right corner of the building, and it was heavily ... read more

Demolition begins in Thompson Square Mall

MONTICELLO — Three lots in the Thompson Square Mall are coming down to make way for a brand new Marshalls. It was announced recently that the fashion and home goods department store was going to be opening in Monticello.
The Democrat reached out to the developers about an estimated opening date ... read more

Meetings 9/20 - 9/24

Monday, September 23

Town of Fallsburg, Town Board Meeting, 6 p.m., 19 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg.

Village of Liberty, Village Board Meeting, 7 p.m., 167 North Main Street, Liberty.

Tuesday, September 24

Sullivan BOCES, Board of Education, 5:30 p.m., Sullivan ... read more

Tuesday, September 17

Roscoe Central School District, Board of Education Meeting, 4:30 p.m., 6 Academy Street, Roscoe.

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, ... read more

Dove winners celebrated

The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association and Sullivan County Democrat held a celebration and reception at the Kartrite Hotel and Indoor Waterpark on Tuesday, honoring the winners of their colloborative dove contest.

Firefighters parade marches on

Hundreds of people turned out in Rock Hill on Saturday afternoon to take in the 91st annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association (SCVFA) Parade.
Dozens of local fire departments, ambulance companies, scout troops and marching bands from throughout Sullivan County and beyond ... read more

Fun, education trips for Sullivan County youth

ROCK HILL — Growing up in Brooklyn, Dr. Sean Wall-Carty knew how vital an education coupled with arts and culture was to him. “It got me out of the box of Brooklyn,” said Wall-Carty. “I wouldn't be standing here if it wasn't for those things. I grew up a poor black kid from Brooklyn.”
Wall-Carty ... read more

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