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Sunday, May 9, 2021


Liberty votes ‘yes' on wastewater treatment plant expansion

LIBERTY — Board members in the town of Liberty voted four to one on Monday night to approve an $18 million bond resolution to upgrade the Swan Lake - Briscoe Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. Councilmembers Dean Farrand, Brian McPhillips, Maurice Gerry and Supervisor Frank DeMayo voted in favor, ... read more

Byron-Lockwood honored by state tourism board

LIBERTY - Destination marketing organizations, museums, attractions, and other tourism-related businesses gathered virtually yesterday morning to honor the efforts of their peers.
The 2021 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards acknowledge the work done in crisis conditions during the 2020 ... read more

Bojo to start new career at UHS Delaware Valley

CALLICOON - Rolland “Boomer” Bojo, Jr., an 18-year veteran of Garnet Health Medical Center team, will be leaving on June 11 to take over as President and CEO of United Health Services Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton.
‘Boomer,' as he is best known, made a name for himself as VP of the Grover ... read more

Liberty Super taking new post

LIBERTY -- Dr. Augustine Tornatore is heading home. The Long Island native has accepted the position of superintendent at the Riverhead Central School District.
Tornatore has served as the superintendent of schools at the Liberty Central School District for the past three years. His resignation ... read more

Interact Club helps their peers

LIBERTY -- The Liberty High School Interact Club's Comfort Closet will soon be open. The Closet will provide new personal hygiene items free of cost to district students who need it.
Items available include shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, socks, mouthwash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental ... read more

Cat-astrophe avoided: Fremont forester rescues feline

STALKER (PA) -- John Wayne to the rescue. The narrative is a familiar one for fans of Westerns, who were left in awe by the late actor's actions.
But this time, it wasn't the actor, but Jon Wayne, owner of JW Forestry in Fremont Center, whose heroics made a difference for someone who needed ... read more

Supervisors Association reorganizes

The Sullivan County Association of Supervisors met at the Thompson Town Hall on Wednesday. They were joined by several guests including Bette Popovich of the American Red Cross, Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development President/CEO Marc Baez, John and Michael Hamor of Capital Energy ... read more

Health officials, Task Force work to vaccinate residents

REGION — As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues around the country, one thing is becoming abundantly clear—there are more vaccines than there are people who want to get them.
When the vaccines were first offered those at highest risk of severe infection from the coronavirus were ... read more

Cleaning up De Hoyos Memorial park

MONTICELLO — Community volunteers and organizations gathered on a warm Sunday afternoon at De Hoyos Memorial Park and Pond on May 2 to do a little spring cleaning.
More than two dozen volunteers from Monticello Rotary, Sullivan County Renaissance, Boy Scout Troop 1717, members of the Village ... read more

Alverta ‘Tootie' Champagne honored

WURTSBORO — On the morning of the first day of May, loved ones, family and friends gathered at the new Wurtsboro Fire Department to dedicate a Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree that was planted in honor and memory of one of the founding charter members of the Wurtsboro Fire Department Auxiliary, Alverta ... read more

Garnet Health Doctors Urgent Care, Primary Care and Specialty Care Office to open in Goshen

GOSHEN - On May 10, 2021, Garnet Health Doctors, formerly Orange Regional Medical Group and Catskill Regional Medical Group, will open its newest facility in Goshen. This new practice will be Garnet Health Doctors' ninth location in Orange and Sullivan counties.
“With the opening of our new ... read more

Meetings 5/7 - 5/11

Monday, May 10

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

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

Town of Tusten, Zoning ... read more

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