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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling is pleased to announce that it will once again accept retired natural Christmas trees at no charge from Sullivan County residents, businesses and visitors at the end of this Holiday season.

For individuals with access to backyards and open spaces, strategically-placed, spent Christmas trees offer welcome…

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UPDATE: Monticello, NY – In cooperation with partner agencies and municipalities, Sullivan County will open two warming centers tomorrow, Wednesday, December 27, at noon and keep them open through at least noon on Wednesday, January 3.

The warming centers will be located in Monticello at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 5 Jefferson Street and in Liberty at the United Methodist…

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Bethel, NY – For the staff of the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environmental Management and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County, Thursday’s celebration of the Bethel Creamery was far more than a ribboncutting – it was the culmination of years of diligent effort.

“The County originally applied for and received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…

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Monticello, NY – For Sister Kevin John Shields, it’s never been about herself. Not even today, when she was given the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Sullivan County Legislature.

“There are wonderful people who do so much for others around the County, in spite of their own hardships,” the longtime Roman Catholic nun relates, accepting the award on behalf of all who volunteer their…

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Wurtsboro, NY – Sullivan County’s Division of Public Works will conduct a Public Informational Meeting to discuss the proposed repairs to the Sullivan County Route 66/Hamilton Road (Orange County Route 48) Bridge over Shawangunk Kill in Burlingham. 

The meeting will be held at the Mamakating Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY, on January 9, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. The purpose of…

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Albany, NY – Amidst a competitive field of contestants throughout the Mid-Hudson region, 13 initiatives across Sullivan County proved winners in the eyes of New York State this week, winning a combined $5,570,433 in state grants through the 2017 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process.

“What great news for Sullivan County! This is the highest number of projects we’ve ever had…

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Monticello, NY – All nine legislators gave their assent today to the 2018 Sullivan County Budget, which proposes to spend just over $226 million yet stay under the state-mandated property tax cap with a projected tax levy increase of 2.3%.

“This is a conscientious budget, taking into account the needs of both our staff and our taxpayers,” remarked Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez. “I…

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Monticello, NY – Due to the current and forecasted bitterly cold weather, Sullivan County is opening warming centers beginning today, Wednesday, December 13 at 6 p.m. These centers will remain open through noon this Saturday, December 16.  

The warming centers will be located in Monticello at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 5 Jefferson Street and in Liberty at the United…

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Monticello, NY - Due to the inclement weather, the 2018 Tentative Sullivan County Budget Public Hearing and the Special Meeting to adopt the 2018 Budget, both scheduled for today, Tuesday, December 12, have been cancelled and rescheduled as follows:
- Thursday, December 14, at 8:45 a.m. – Public Hearing on 2018 Tentative Budget
- Thursday, December 14, at 10:55 a.m. – Special…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Director of Real Property Tax Services Ed Homenick announces the release of the County’s new Geoportal.

“This is a new tool I’m very excited to have our Office bring to the public,” Homenick affirms. “It will greatly expand and simplify the ways people can find a range of information, from tax maps to specific parcel data to natural and manmade features…

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