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Saturday, December 5, 2020


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 ... read more

Liberty tries to mend fences with Highway Dept.

LIBERTY — During their regular meeting in November, board members in the Town of Liberty expressed concern about what they called a lack of communication between the board and the Town Highway Department.
Supervisor Frank DeMayo said they've been trying to get members of the Highway Department ... read more

Dymond leads NYSP 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 Association, where he is tasked with representing the ... read more

County prepares for vaccine distribution

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 submitted their COVID-19 vaccination distribution ... read more

Cuomo announces winter COVID plan

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 ... read more

Visitors Association to host virtual year-end review

While the challenges of 2020 make it difficult to join together, the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association is creating a unique journey back in time to review a year none of us will ever forget while still celebrating success in the tourism industry.
An online video presentation, hosted by ... read more

COVID advisories issued, schools adjust

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Sullivan County Public Health Services recently confirmed that a patron at the Liberty Diner and an employee at Cellaio (in the Town of Thompson) tested positive for COVID-19.
Public Health Services is advising anyone who was at Liberty Diner, located at 30 Sullivan Avenue in ... read more

Meetings 12/4-12/8

Until further notice, all future Town/Village Board meetings will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by the NYS Open Meetings Law. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend the meeting in person. The public, however, will be able to fully observe ... read more

Jara, Otto win contested races

SULLIVAN COUNTY - Although official, certified results may still be a day away, Sullivan County election officials reported yesterday that Karrie Jara won her race for Town of Rockland Town Justice and Susan Brown Otto is the new Tax Collector in Bethel.
“Karrie Jara won by quite a large ... read more

I.O.U. holding Toy Giveaway

CALLICOON -- For over 20 years, the I.O.U. Thrift Shop has brightened the holidays for many families with their Toy Giveaway.
They will be holding it again this year on Saturday December 12 from noon- 2 p.m at the Callicoon Methodist Church on Route 97.
Toy recipients must sign up at the ... read more

Governor vetoes Monti bill ... again

MONTICELLO — Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once again vetoed a bill that would have provided full amnesty for the $1.9 million in building aid penalties imposed on the Monticello Central School District for the late filing of a capital cost report several years ago.
This past summer, ... read more

American Electric still open after suffering fire

LAKE HUNTINGTON - American Electric's office at 238 Nearing Road in Lake Huntington is open for business after a fire ravaged the building the night before Thanksgiving.
“As we as a family are devastated of what we have lost, we know we will get through this with the help of family, friends, and ... read more

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