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2018 News Archives

eWIC Card

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County is now part of the New York State Department of Health’s rollout of eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer card which eliminates paper checks and provides a more convenient way for families in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program to shop for WIC foods.

The just-announced expansion brings WIC stores online in not just Sullivan but Dutchess, Orange…

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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 Christmas trees at no charge from Sullivan County residents, businesses and visitors at the end of this Holiday season.

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

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Hurleyville, NY – Bluegrass guitarist Roy Streever was born in the old Callicoon Hospital and grew up in western Sullivan County listening to the folk music of the sixties. He has been performing for many years and is currently a member of the Hudson Valley bluegrass band Oxford Depot.

Oxford Depot plays old-time traditional music on traditional bluegrass instruments and, in addition…

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The fiberglass doves of our "Dove Trail"

Sullivan County, NY – Sullivan County and the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA) today revealed the three dozen fiberglass doves that will find their perches across the County in the months ahead.

About 5 feet tall and 7 feet long, each dove is mounted on a metal pole ready to be installed at highly visible locations in virtually every community in Sullivan County. The goal…

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Jeffersonville, NY – After much effort and time, local officials learned today that Sullivan County will receive $934,084 in New York State Climate Smart Communities funding to mitigate repeated, damaging flooding in the hamlet of Kohlertown, just outside the Village of Jeffersonville in the Town of Delaware.

“In concert with the Town and State authorities, we plan to install a culvert…

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Monticello, NY – Weighing in at nearly $43,000 less than originally proposed, the 2019 Sullivan County Budget was unanimously adopted today by the Legislature.

“Our Division of Management and Budget, which has worked for months to develop a responsible and efficient budget, was able to lower the appropriations for 2019 by $42,947, bringing the total appropriations in the 2019 Budget to…

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Vietnam veteran and Claryville resident Charles Breiner, center, was honored December 13 with the Sullivan County Legislature’s Distinguished Citizen Award. Congratulating him were, front row from the left, legislators Ira Steingart, Mark McCarthy, Joe Perrello and Nadia Rajsz; and back row from the left, legislators Luis Alvarez, Alan Sorensen, Scott Samuelson, Terri Ward,…

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Liberty, NY – This winter, when you see signs reading, “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask, “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late!

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season. In fact, vaccination into December and beyond can be beneficial during most flu seasons, including this one.…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission invites young people ages 3-13 and their families to an interactive celebration of the 70th anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights.

Fun and educational, the celebration will run from 1-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 9 (the day before International Human Rights Day) at the Ted Stroebele Center, 10…

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Monticello, NY – In recognition of the federally declared National Day of Mourning upon the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, all non-essential Sullivan County Government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 5.

“The entire nation will pause that day to reflect upon the legacy of one of our great leaders,” affirmed Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez…

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