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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Meetings 4/13 - 4/16

Tuesday, April 13

Liberty Public Library, Annual Vote/Special Meeting and Election, Board of Trustees, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., 189 North Main St., Liberty.
Town of Tusten, Town Board, Meeting, 6:30 p.m., 210 Bridge St., Narrowsburg.
Town of Thompson, Zoning Board, Work Session, 6:30 p.m., ... read more


Illegal Burning contributing to numerous brush fires

MONTICELLO - With departments across the region scrambling to contain 31 brush fires in just the last month, Sullivan County Fire Coordinator, John Hauschild, is re-emphasizing the fact that a burn ban is in effect through May 14, 2021.
“The snow is gone and temperatures are rising, but ... read more


Fraud Task Force announces arrests

LIBERTY - The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests:
• March 12, 2021 - Bridget K. Sattler, 34, of Monticello was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree and Theft of Services, a Class A ... read more


Bridge work will close Townsend Road for five months

LIBERTY - The Sullivan County Division of Public Works is closing a portion of Liberty Town Highway 70 (Townsend Road), in the Town of Liberty, to replace County Bridge 404.
County Bridge 404 is located approximately 0.6 miles southwest of the intersection of State Route 52 and Townsend Rd. ... read more


COVID-19 closes Thompson Town Hall

Story and photo by Patricio Robayo

THOMPSON—According to the Town of Thompson's website, the town recently closed Town Hall to the public “due to a number of recent positive cases for COVID."
Thompson Supervisor Bill Rieber Jr. said during the April 6 town board meeting, “We were advised ... read more


Liberty man charged in fatal hit and run

LIBERTY — The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday that they've made an arrest in connection to a fatal hit and run that occurred in Liberty on Saturday night.
Around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sheriff's Deputies were called to 2642 State Route 52, between Frankie Lane and Hanoffee ... read more


County drops in health ranking, now second to last

MONTICELLO - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation each year releases its County Health Rankings and Roadmaps study, which identifies how counties are ranked based on multiple health factors.
Since 2011 (the first available data year) Sullivan County has ranked second to last (61 out of the total ... read more


In historic moment, Rep. Delgado forms Delaware River caucus

CALLICOON — Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) was joined by river conservation advocates and local officials to announce a new initiative under his leadership in Washington, DC that will help protect and restore the Upper Delaware River in New York and Pennsylvania.
Delgado announced that he, ... read more


Johnstone seeks town justice office

LIBERTY — When residents in Liberty head to the polls this November they will be voting to fill two vacancies on the town justice court.
It was announced earlier this year that neither Judge Harold Bauman or Judge Kirk Orseck will be seeking re-election to another term. So far, two candidates ... read more


Democrat wins 10 NYPA awards

CALLICOON -- The New York Press Association (NYPA) announced its 2020 Better Newspaper Contest award winners in a virtual ceremony on Thursday and Friday.
By the end of the prestigious event, the Sullivan County Democrat made one of its strongest showings in its 130-year history by bringing home ... read more


‘Yits' Kantrowitz, community stalwart, passes at 88

Isaac “Yits” Kantrowitz was a Woodridge native who made a lasting impact on his community and Sullivan County.
He passed away on Thursday, April 1 at the age of 88.
Unfortunately, in August of 2016, he was involved in a serious car accident, which claimed the lives of two teenagers and ... read more


Fremont brush fire

On Tuesday, April 6 multiple fire departments responded to reports of a working brush fire near Deer Lake Road. The Hankins Fremont Fire Department was first on the scene.
Rosemary Steuber and her family live in the hamlet of Acidalia in the Town of Fremont and were witnesses to the brush fire ... read more


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