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Tuesday, September 29, 2020


A firefighter in need

HURLEYVILLE — Ever since he was young, Jim Kaufman, 57, has always had kidney problems, but doctors could never figure out what was wrong.
That was until a few weeks ago when he was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).
When not treated, FSGS can lead to devastating kidney ... read more

Being counted in South Fallsburg

SOUTH FALLSBURG — As the deadline looms for in-person data collection for the census, Sullivan 180's Program Director Saraid Gonzalez, who is also Sullivan County's Census Coordinator, was in South Fallsburg last Tuesday with State Senator Jen Metzger in order to get the word out on being ... read more

YO1 sales tax abatements conditioned by IDA

MONTICELLO -- At a recent meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency (IDA), the decision of whether to extend the Sales Tax Abatement Period for the Veria Lifestyle Inc project, more commonly known as YO1, from October 1 through March 31, 2021, was on the table. Their extension ... read more

Census extended

Last week, a federal judge in California extended the Census deadline to October 31. The previous deadline would have been tomorrow. On Saturday, local organizations including the Sullivan County Complete Count Committee (CCC), Youth Economic Group (YEG) and Sullivan County Young Democrats set up ... read more

Monticello Rotary presents award to Sheriff's Deputy

MONTICELLO - It was quick thinking and springing to action that earned Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Deputy Markus Pratti the TACTICAL Award.
The award was presented to Pratti by the Monticello Rotary Club on Tuesday night during its meeting at Albella Restaurant in Monticello.
“The ... read more

Schools entangled in lawsuits with Rolling V

LIBERTY — Rolling V Bus Corp provides transportation services to many schools in the area. But during the COVID-19 pandemic when schools were shut down, it appears the bus company is involved in some disputes with two local school districts, Liberty and Fallsburg.
In a lawsuit filed last week, ... read more

Meetings 9/29-10/2

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

Mamakating updates lighting and leases

MAMAKATING — During the September 15 town meeting, members of the Mamakating Town Board announced that they would be changing out the current light fixtures in Town Hall and in the buildings for the Highway Department to LED light fixtures.
Highway Superintendent Rob Hufcut had brought this ... read more

Community Hub receives $200K grant

MONTICELLO -- Monticello Central School District Board of Education President Lori Orestano-James reminded those at Tuesday's press conference at the St. John Street School Community Hub of the building's history.
The far end was built in 1894, and the portion they were standing on [in front of ... read more

Legislators approve stipend for Care Center Acting Administrator

MONTICELLO — When Sherrita Alexander, the former Administrator of the Care Center at Sunset Lake, resigned on August 11 the nursing home has been without an administrator since then.
Stephanie Brown, Commissioner of the Division of Health and Family Services, has taken on the role of Acting ... read more

Political committees ask for investigation into alleged fraud by LaBuda campaign

MONTICELLO — Members of local and state political parties joined together to request a public integrity investigation into former Sullivan County Court Judge and candidate for District Attorney Frank LaBuda.
LaBuda, who characterized these allegations as “bullying tactics” by political leaders, ... read more

The Laura Flanders Show to air Sullivan County segment on PBS stations

When Laura Flanders began her independent television and radio show in 2004, she wanted to tell stories that were forward thinking and not being told on other media platforms.
Having owned a home in Smallwood since the 1980's and being a part-time resident, Flanders and her partner moved here ... read more

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