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WOODBOURNE:  Saturday, November 9 – The 21st Annual Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by The Woodbourne Fire Company No. 1.  Line up: 12:00 p.m. – Step Off:  1:00 p.m. Route 42/52 (Main Street), Woodbourne.  Service to follow at Woodbourne Firehouse.

JEFFERSONVILLE:  Monday, November 11 – 6:00p.m.  Veterans Thank You Dinner @

St. George’s Church, 97…

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Heather Brown holding the SolSmart Award

Sullivan County Sustainability Coordinator Heather Brown stands proudly with the SolSmart Silver Award in front of SUNY Sullivan's solar farm.

Loch Sheldrake, NY – Sullivan County has received a Silver designation from the national SolSmart program in recognition of the County’s success in supporting solar energy development for towns, businesses, homeowners and to power…

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Cherished Memories

Hurleyville, NY – When Mickey Barnett (a longtime Catskills resort performer and Rock-a Billy Hall of Fame member) suggested Sullivan County bring a doo-wop band to the Museum’s First Sunday Music and History program, organizers wondered, “What does doo-wop have to do with Sullivan County history?”

Well, according to Barnett, there were doo-wop bands playing all over the County back in…

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Swan Lake, NY – The National Weather Service will hold a SKYWARN Basic course in Sullivan County on November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Services Training Center in Swan Lake. There is no cost to attend, and the public – particularly first-responders – is welcome.

“The SKYWARN spotter program is an essential part of severe weather, flood and winter storm warning operations, as…

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Monticello, NY – A majority of Sullivan County legislators this week agreed to acquire 21 acres for a new visitors center, to be located in Rock Hill and built without using local taxpayer dollars.

“As a prime tourist destination, the County needs a visitors center that will show off the best we have to offer and will also adequately house our designated tourism agency, which is…

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Larry Chance with the Legislature

 

Larry Chance (center) of the legendary doo wop group Larry Chance and the Earls was honored today by the Sullivan County Legislature with its Distinguished Citizen Award. Joining him were, front row from the left, Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez, District 9 Legislator Alan Sorensen, District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, District 8 Legislator Ira Steingart, District 2…

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Dr. Frederick Cook

Hurleyville, NY – Dr. Frederick Cook, the world-renowned Arctic explorer, was born in 1865 into a small family in Hortonville, right here in Sullivan County. His fame came from his discovery of the North Pole, but he was also a physician, an entrepreneur, an ethnographer and an author. One of Dr. Cook’s books in particular, “Return from the Pole,” remains a powerful and beautifully written…

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Estimated wireless broadband coverage

Monticello, NY – Legislators in the County’s Management & Budget Committee today tentatively authorized a wireless broadband pilot project that, if successful, could ultimately bring high-speed Internet access to most of the unserved/underserved portions of Sullivan County.

The resolution passed today, if subsequently approved by the full Legislature next Thursday, will allow the…

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Francis Currey

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez issued the following statement upon receiving confirmation of the death this past Tuesday of Hurleyville native and Medal of Honor recipient Francis Currey:

“Sullivan County and this nation have lost a man among men, a true hero, and one of our most cherished and honored citizens. Born in Loch Sheldrake and raised by…

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NYPA Award Acceptance

Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek, second from left, and Sustainability Coordinator Heather Brown, third from right, stand with New York Power Authority officials after receiving the Local Government Project Champion Award.

Albany, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek yesterday traveled to Albany to accept the Local Government Project Champion Award…

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