Serves as the President of Catskill Delaware Publications, Inc. and Publisher of the Sullivan County Democrat, a 130-year-old, twice-weekly newspaper which covers Sullivan County. Mr. Stabbert is the Secretary of the Board at Jeffersonville Bancorp., where he has been a director since 2012. He served as President of the New York Press Association and as Chairman of the Board of the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development for four years. Mr. Stabbert is also President of the Board of the Kautz, Thorwelle, Sawyer Scholarship Foundation, and a founding director of Sullivan Renaissance. Mr. Stabbert also served as a Trustee for Sullivan County Community College for nine years. He is a Legion of Honor member of the Callicoon Kiwanis Club, where he served as President and is a 30-year member. He serves as a member of the Callicoon Business Association. Mr. Stabbert earned a BA degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1983, majoring in Mass Communication. He lives in Callicoon with his wife, Regina. They have three grown children.
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A graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, Kirk covers the Towns of Delaware, Highland, Forestburgh and Tusten, as well as writing about a number of topics for the paper and its 50-plus special sections. In his free time he enjoys creative writing including poetry and fiction.
Nic Birgler is a local musician with a passion for writing and the local community. As a Staff Writer she will be responsible for photographing events and writing articles for the newspaper.
Passionate about local and honest reporting, Birgler hopes to help bridge the gap between people caused by media bias with reliable and unbiased reporting.
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Alex Kielar is a 2016 graduate of Honesdale High School, and he earned his Associate’s Degree in Sports Management at Lackawanna College. Alex is a passionate sports fan, writer, and podcaster who loves to create content in various ways. In 2021, Alex joined Pinstriped Prospects as a beat writer to cover the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching sports, and reading books.
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Joining the Sullivan County Democrat sales team in 2014, Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her 20-plus years working in NYC in Television Ad Sales. Her territory is from Fosterdale to Goshen, as well as both sides of the River from Cochecton to Port Jervis. On the weekends you can find Barbara paddling down the Delaware River or enjoying time with her husband on their Hobby Farm.
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Susan, a past recipient of the New York State Certificate of Merit Toast Award, has worked at the Democrat for six years. She proudly serves the Roscoe, Livingston Manor, Callicoon, Hancock, Delaware County, Honesdale, Hawley and Wallenpaupack territories. She enjoys fishing and spending time with her dogs Sully and Bear.
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In the circulation department she ensures that customer information is up to date and prepares reports that are needed to produce and mail the paper. As the classifieds manager, Janet is here to help you with your classified advertising needs whether you are in need of hiring someone, you have an item for sale or you own a business and would like to take advantage of our Service Directory. As part of the telemarketing team, Janet sells special sections throughout the year including the Job Fair Tab, Graduation, Administrative Professionals Day, Adopt A Pet, Easter and Christmas Worship, and for fun, she creates the Valentine’s Day puzzle and handles the Turkey Raffle.
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Michelle started at the Sullivan County Democrat in December 1998 selling ads for our salute sections from home so she could continue to care for her young son who wasn’t ready for school. By 2004 she had become the head of the in-house marketing department and worked on not only salute sections but ads for the body of the paper and various inserts. As position grew so did her responsibilities by filling in when needed for other departments. She enjoys working with our customers and helping them with their advertising needs.
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Patricia joined the Democrat in May of 2013, and has over 40 years of customer service experience. She likes the challenges she faces every day as well as the opportunities to learn new things. She's also always willing to help out with accounting and subscription issues. Her position includes, A/R (billing and collections), A/P, circulation, worship listings, and archive research. To her, the Democrat feels like a family of hard-working individuals who always put the customer first every day. Even during her time away from work, she works: by taking care of her family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, gardening, and walking.
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With over 15 years in the graphic design field, Duffy is a jack of all trades. Her duties include facilitating projects in the production department, creating and designing advertisements, laying out pages of the paper’s different sections, designing inserts, and she single-handedly designs the Hurleyville Sentinel. When she isn't working, Duffy enjoys reading, photography, going on long scenic drives, playing video games, watching movies and game nights with the family.
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Harjes graduated in 2019 from SUNY Dutchess with a major in Graphic Design. Her duties include creating and designing advertisements, laying out pages of the paper’s different sections, & designing inserts. When she isn't working, Harjes enjoys playing video games, watching hockey, and reading.
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Nyssa's responsibilities include obtaining, selecting, and postprocessing images for news print as well as uploading articles to the website. You might even catch her out and about taking photos of events for the paper. Nyssa lives in Callicoon with her partner, Rob, two kids, and their many animal companions. Her ties to Sullivan County date back to the 1700s when her family settled in the area. When not involved in her work or studies, she is likely wandering the countryside taking photos of wildlife with daughter Lily, enjoying one of her son William's many sporting events, plotting out a home improvement project, or training a pup.
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Growing up in a family of professional artists, Rosalie attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and went on to become a graphic designer and illustrator in Toronto, New York City and in Sullivan County. She has worked for Catskill Delaware Publications for over a decade and has won or helped to win over a dozen national and state awards during her professional career. At the Democrat she is responsible for the editorial design and redesign of ancillary publications such as Catskills Confidential, Home in the Country, Business Edge, Health and Wellness and others. She also does layout for The Sullivan County Democrat newspaper.
Graphic Artist/Production Assistant
A Liberty native, Ruth earned a BA in English/creative writing from Syracuse University, and studied graphic design at SUNY Sullivan. Starting at Catskill-Delaware Publications in 2002, Ruth has also filled the role of proofreader, editorial assistant, columnist (Give Us Paws), and reporter/photographer. She compiles the "Down the Decades" column weekly, and designs pages for the Democrat and special sections. She enjoys time with her family and cats, and volunteers with several historical societies.
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If it’s printed, she’s seen it. Finnegan proofreads all ads and editorial copy that appear in the newspaper and our 50-plus annual special publications.