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Saturday, December 5, 2020

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Downhill detour: Jan 19 Alpine ski start fraught with questions

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- “If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, not the goal,” suggests an oft-quoted piece of anonymous advice. For Section 9 Alpine Skiing Chairperson Janet Carey, the goal is to give our local ski teams that special opportunity to ... read more

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Cuomo announces winter COVID plan

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

CEO of Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Jonathan Schiller, said there's been much advancement in treating COVID-19 patients even as the number of those hospitalized in Sullivan County has increased.
NEW YORK — Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced New York's plan for combating COVID-19 this winter.
The plan consists of five targeted strategies to manage and mitigate the spread of the virus.
The five strategies include: manage hospital capacity to enhance and equalize care; increase and balance testing resources and availability; keep schools open safely; prevent viral spread from small gatherings; and operationalize an equitable and safe vaccination program.
Over the past week, Cuomo and the state's COVID Task Force has worked in consultation with global public health experts, local governments and other stakeholders to prepare for an expected increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations.
"While the holiday season often brings joy to many, the increase in social ...
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County prepares for vaccine distribution

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

SULLIVAN — Two vaccines are getting close to being approved for distribution, which will be largely handled by the federal government in concert with state and local governments.
Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said the county ...
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Liberty police arrest man suspected of homicide

LIBERTY — The Village of Liberty Police Department announced on Tuesday that they've made an arrest in connection to a homicide that occurred on Liberty Street late Monday.
According to Detective Sergeant Steven D'Agata, Liberty PD responded to a call for remains discovered in a shed behind a ...
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Dymond leads NYSP Investigators Association

By Joseph Abraham - co-editor
Tim Dymond is the new president of the New York State Police Investigators Association.

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- The presidents of the two state police unions in New York now have something in common. They're both Sullivan County residents.
Tim Dymond, 38, was recently elected as president of the New York State Police Investigators ...
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