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2019 News Archives

Group of people discussing light pollution

Planning and zoning board officials, as well as professional planners and municipal officials from across Sullivan County, gathered on October 22 to discuss implementing dark skies concepts into municipal practice.

Monticello, NY – Municipal officials from all corners of Sullivan County gathered on October 22 at the Government Center to discuss the impacts of…

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Monticello, NY – There’s a great opportunity for a local young person to serve on the New York State Governor’s Youth Council!

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the formation of a New York State Youth Council, to increase participatory democracy. One youth from each county will be chosen to advise the governor and State and local policymakers on key issues facing young…

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Monticello, NY – As part of New York State’s “Code Blue” mandate, Sullivan County will begin operating overnight warming shelters seven days a week with partner agencies in Liberty and Monticello.

“Our Department of Family Services is collaborating with the Federation for the Homeless, the Village of Monticello, and two churches in Liberty to ensure no one suffers one night out in the…

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The Country Travelers

Hurleyville, NY – The Country Travelers are a classic country/bluegrass dance band whose repertoire includes square and round dance tunes, and longtime dance caller Patty Legg will actually call a dance during their show at the Sullivan County Museum on Sunday, December 1, starting at 2 p.m. Wear your dancing shoes!

Members of The Country Travelers come from Ulster and Sullivan…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests:

Lawrence Aiello
Lawrence Aiello
  • September 18, 2019 – Lawrence Aiello, 57, of Wurtsboro was…
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Monticello, NY – Balancing expenses versus revenues, Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek today presented a 2020 Tentative Sullivan County Budget to the Legislature that is $1 million less than 2019’s but still includes a number of innovative, citizen-oriented initiatives.

“As proposed by my office, the 2020 Tentative Sullivan County Budget invests in what’s important to our…

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Liberty, NY – The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) officially starts this Tuesday, November 12, when applications will start being accepted. Here is some information that will help you get your benefit FAST this year. 

“Don’t plan to come back to Sullivan County’s Department of Family Services (DFS) for your application – we have become a processing center,” explained Joe…

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Sullivan County, NY – Capping months of collaborative discussions, Sullivan County’s Shared Services Panel on Wednesday unanimously approved a Shared Services Plan that could lead to new efficiencies and cost savings in County, town and village governments.

“I’ve been working closely with various town and village leaders to develop a plan which meets the shared services mandate given…

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Themed Christmas Tree

Hurleyville, NY – It’s time to start planning for the 2019 annual Theme Tree Exhibit at the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville! 

The Sullivan County Historical Society invites organizations, businesses or individuals to decorate a tree and join the festivities. The decorating theme may be one that represents your organization, business, or individual interests. Organizations…

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Map of Kohlertown Flood Reduction Project

Jeffersonville, NY – The Sullivan County Division of Public Works has initiated a project to reduce flooding along County Route 164/Beechwood Road down to its intersection with State Route 52, as well as behind the homes to the west of Route 52, from the 164/52 intersection to the State bridge located approximately ¼ mile to the south on 52.

This $2,018,168 project has been funded in…

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