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Saturday, August 15, 2020

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Democrat's Richard Ross surpasses 1000-mile swim milestone

COCHECTON CENTER- I believe in the power of intention: that summoning of self through discipline, perseverance and unshakeable will that can achieve something once perceived as seemingly out of reach. To be clear, there is all the world of ... read more

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County's census response ‘Not Good'

By Joseph Abraham - co-editor

The deadline to fill out the census is September 30. Census data is very important in determining federal dollars and government representation that an area receives.
SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Time is running out to complete the census. The county's current response rate leaves much to be desired.
“The September 30 impending deadline to get a complete and accurate count of Sullivan County is just 50 days away and only 33.2 percent of our households have responded. Not good!” said Saraid Gonzalez, Program Director of Sullivan 180 and Census Coordinator for the Sullivan County Complete Count Committee (CCC).
Sullivan County's census response rate is almost half of the national average (63.3 percent) and significantly less than the state average (59.1 percent).
In 2010 the Rockefeller Institute of Government had Sullivan County ranked second to last in the state in census response at 69.5 percent.
Therefore, the CCC has been working to improve the ...
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NY schools get go-ahead from state to open in-person

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

REGION — All school districts in New York State had to submit a reopening plan by July 31. Many schools submitted their plans earlier than that and have already planned on some form of in-person instruction.
Last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...
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Tusten councilwoman resigns citing threats to life

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

NARROWSBURG — Town of Tusten Councilwoman Brandi Merolla resigned effective immediately at the town board's regular meeting on Tuesday night.
Merolla said over the last four and a half years she was targeted and harassed by “a few very vocal and hostile residents.”
“Recently when I was ...
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Legislature committee approves $2.5 million for Care Center

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer
The Legislature’s Budget Committee approved funding up to $2.5 million for the Care Center yesterday.

MONTICELLO — Because of a decline in residents at the Care Center at Sunset Lake due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Management and Budget Committee yesterday approved funding up to $2.5 million to the Care Center.
The money will come from the ...
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