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Saturday, August 15, 2020


Legislature committee approves $2.5 million for Care Center

MONTICELLO — Because of a decline in residents at the Care Center at Sunset Lake due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Management and Budget Committee yesterday approved funding up to $2.5 million to the Care Center.
The money will come from the county's unassigned fund balance from the general ... read more

Monticello food pantry sees increased need during uncertain times.

During the best of times, food pantries and charitable groups provide a lifeline to the less fortunate in our communities. During times of pandemic and economic uncertainty, their services are in even higher demand.
A team of around nine volunteers arrive at the Monticello United Methodist ... read more

Community rallies behind Isabella Giglio

ELDRED -- Ten-year-old Isabella Giglio, an Eldred student, recently underwent a series of brain tumor surgeries.
The local community has rallied around her, holding a number of events in an effort to raise funds to help the Giglio family.
Tomorrow [August 15], a spaghetti and meatball ... read more

Firefighter's Parade canceled

WHITE LAKE -- The smoke has cleared on speculation of whether or not the 92nd Annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association Firefighter's Parade would take place this year as our society is still in the midst of a global pandemic.
This year's hosts, the White Lake Fire Company, ... read more

County's census response ‘Not Good'

SULLIVAN COUNTY -- Time is running out to complete the census. The county's current response rate leaves much to be desired.
“The September 30 impending deadline to get a complete and accurate count of Sullivan County is just 50 days away and only 33.2 percent of our households have responded. ... read more

Tusten councilwoman resigns citing threats to life

NARROWSBURG — Town of Tusten Councilwoman Brandi Merolla resigned effective immediately at the town board's regular meeting on Tuesday night.
Merolla said over the last four and a half years she was targeted and harassed by “a few very vocal and hostile residents.”
“Recently when I was ... read more

NY schools get go-ahead from state to open in-person

REGION — All school districts in New York State had to submit a reopening plan by July 31. Many schools submitted their plans earlier than that and have already planned on some form of in-person instruction.
Last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that based on each region's infection rate, ... read more

Dream on the Farm merges theater and environmentalism

DAMASCUS, Pa. - Dream on the Farm, the newest live theater experience from Farm Arts Collective, is essentially about life itself.
The site-specific performance ran for five days last week at Willow Wisp Organic Farm in Damascus, Pa.
Adhering to social distancing protocols, audience members ... read more

Callicoon town board addresses Bethlehem Road

JEFFERSONVILLE — The Town of Callicoon and Fremont have both received complaints about Bethlehem Road because of increased traffic, which has caused concerns surrounding the conditions of the road.
According to Callicoon Highway Superintendent Kris Scullion, Callicoon and Fremont are trying to ... read more

Two-vehicle crash shuts down Route 17

THOMPSON — State Police in Wurtsboro responded to a serious two-vehicle crash State Route 17 in the town of Thompson west of exit 107 on Tuesday around 2:15 p.m.
An investigation revealed that a 1988 Lexus SC400, traveling east, was stopped in the left lane. A 2019 Honda Civic also traveling ... read more

Wilderness Rescue in Thompson

SULLIVAN COUNTY — On August 6 at 8:20 p.m., the Rock Hill Fire Department requested DEC assistance to search for two hikers in the Neversink Unique Area. Forest Ranger Richard Franke responded, arriving on scene at 9 p.m.
A group of approximately 100 individuals staying at Camp Morris in ... read more

Meetings 8/14-8/18

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

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