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Sunday, January 17, 2021


SUNY Sullivan Dorm Corp seeks SBA loan

LOCH SHELDRAKE -- The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented SUNY Sullivan from housing students on campus. The result? No revenue. However, the cost of dorm operation remains.
At a special meeting last week, the Sullivan County Community College Dormitory Corporation made a move that will provide ... read more

Robayo's ‘Gambit'

Growing up in the Bronx neighborhood of Castle Hill, Patricio Robayo escaped from the world for a few moments through the game of chess.
Fast forward to today, where he lives in the Catskills with his wife Rebeca and daughter Lucy, Robayo is a reporter/photographer for the Sullivan County ... read more

Alvarez rejoins Democratic Party

LIBERTY -- District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez is once again a Democrat. He's switching back to the party he has been affiliated with for most of his life after approximately a decade as a Republican.
Alvarez said he became a Republican a decade ago due to a “misunderstanding among him and [local ... read more

Vaccination initiative expands in the county

REGION - The phase out of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan from New York State is underway.
Yesterday Riverside Remedies in Callicoon became the first site to administer the vaccine to people 65 years and older.
Pharmacist and owner of Riverside Remedies, Dr. Gene Burns said, “I'm ... read more

Meagan Galligan sworn in as first female District Attorney

MONTICELLO — Acting District Attorney Meagan Galligan, left, is sworn into office as Sullivan County District Attorney (DA) by County Clerk Russell Reeves, right. Galligan, a Democrat, was elected to the position in November after being appointed as Acting DA by former DA Jim Farrell who became ... read more

Care Center operators down to final three

MONTICELLO - County legislators considered three options to lease and operate the Care Center at Sunset Lake and the Certified Home Health Agency, both based in Liberty, at an emergency meeting held yesterday in the Government Center.
The Sunset Lake Local Development Corporation (LDC) Board ... read more

New art show creates perfect harmony

BARRYVILLE — Ceramics artist Nonna Hall wanted a place where she could not only show her own work but also those of her friends.
Finding the perfect property, she opened her studio and gallery and called it Nonnetta and Friends Creative, an encapsulation of the creative community that lives and ... read more

State Police investigate double homicide

BETHEL — A double homicide that took place Wednesday night in the Town of Bethel is currently under investigation by the New York State Police (NYSP).
Police arrived near 55 Murphy Rd. early Thursday morning and blocked off the road from traffic.
According to Troop F Public Information ... read more

Trump impeached again

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The United States House of Representatives convened on Wednesday and voted to impeach President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection,” after a violent mob of supporters stormed the Capitol building last week.
The resulting riot left five people dead.
The vote was ... read more

Meetings 1/15 - 1/19

Monday, January 18

Coalition of Watershed Towns, Monthly Meeting, 6 p.m., via ZOOM.
Livingston Manor Fire District, Re-org Meeting, 6 p.m., Livingston Manor Firehouse, 93 Main St., Livingston Manor.
Town of Liberty, Town Board, Meeting, 7 p.m., 120 North Main St., ... read more

White Sulphur Springs ‘Mayor' left a lasting impression

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - If you ever had the pleasure of visiting White Sulphur Springs you probably ran into Jack Eggler, long-time resident and businessman.
“He was the unofficial mayor of White Sulphur Springs,” The Rev. Bridgette LeConey said. “He kept an eye on things.”
Jack passed away ... read more

Real Estate Market continues hot streak in fourth quarter

SULLIVAN COUNTY - You can thank COVID-19.
The see-saw year - other- wise known as 2020 - ended on an astonishingly high note for real estate practi- tioners throughout Sullivan County.
The remarkable rebound of the real estate industry from a disasterous 2nd Quarter is due in large part to ... read more

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