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Liberty, NY – The State will initiate a second round of Emergency HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) benefits on Tuesday, February 18, and has also extended the first round of Emergency HEAP benefits, plus the regular HEAP benefits, to April 24, 2020.

The new benefits, which can only be accessed after regular HEAP and initial Emergency HEAP benefits have been exhausted, will mirror…

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Monticello, NY – Legislators in the Public Safety Committee yesterday agreed to join other counties in calling upon New York State lawmakers to include first responders in the privacy protection afforded law enforcement in responding to crime scenes.

“Currently, only police officers’ personally identifying information can be excluded from ‘discovery’ documentation requested by…

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Monticello, NY – In response to residents’ and businesses’ deep concerns about ongoing power outages in the towns of Highland and Tusten, local officials met this past Tuesday, February 11, with top regional representatives of NYSEG to discuss solutions.

“Constituents in my district have told me how incredibly disruptive and dangerous these repeated outages have become. More than 100…

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2019 Novel Coronavirus

Liberty, NY – There are currently no confirmed cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in New York State, but Sullivan County Public Health Services has been monitoring the situation closely with State and Federal partners, as part of routine health emergency preparedness.  

Although there is not a lot known about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus at this time, Public Health Services…

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Narrowsburg Mural

The Good of the Hive mural in Narrowsburg was funded in part by a 2019 Plans & Progress award to the Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce.

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County has over $400,000 now available for municipalities, non-profits, and community organizations via 3 incentive programs.

The Plans & Progress Program assists local municipalities,…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County today issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) from firms interested in conducting an independent study of the County’s Emergency 911 Center.

“Meetings earlier in January were contentious, but it was not any legislator’s intent to suggest ill will toward any County employees. We value all of the dedicated and professional people who staff our 911 Center,…

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Monticello, NY – Do you need help with your tax preparation and filing? Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers – trained as tax counselors through the IRS and AARP – will prepare and e-file your Federal and State tax returns for FREE!

Individuals of any age have two locations for free tax preparation:

  • Monticello High School, 39 Breakey Avenue, Monticello:…
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SnO&W Rail Trail

Snow covers the O&W Rail Trail at the trailhead in Mountaindale, where the SnO&W Snowshoe Fun Run and Walk will begin. (Photograph courtesy Melissa Melko.)

Woodridge, NY – For some Sullivan County organizations, this February there’s no business like snow business!

On Saturday, February 22 at 10:30 a.m., Catskill Mountainkeeper invites the…

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Jay Brooks

Hurleyville, NY – For nearly 10 years, the Americana band Little Sparrow (Aldo Troiani and Carol Smith) have been presenting live music at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville. Their first project, the Woodsongs Coffeehouse, was an evening series of concerts that ran for eight years. Notable guests included Thurman Barker and Trinity, the Inner Urge Trio, mandolinist Joe Walsh, guitarist…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Youth Bureau is now accepting grant applications from organizations which serve children and youth within Sullivan County.

The Youth Bureau receives monies annually from the County and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to fund youth development programs within Sullivan County. Eligible applicants include…

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