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GFOA Budget Award

Monticello, NY – For the fourth time, the Sullivan County Manager’s Office and the Division of Management and Budget have earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

“This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by your organization,” GFOA Technical…

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Sullivan County firefighters at the State Fire Academy

Montour Falls, NY – A hundred firefighters representing departments from Bloomingburg, Callicoon, Grahamsville, Highland Lake, Hortonville, Jeffersonville, Kauneonga Lake, Lava, Liberty, Lumberland, Narrowsburg, Rock Hill, Roscoe, Summitville, White Lake, White Sulphur Springs, Woodridge, Wurtsboro and Yulan, plus members of the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, trekked to the State Fire Academy…

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Monticello, NY – For the fourth year in a row, the NYS Comptroller’s Office has designated Sullivan County free of fiscal stress.

The Office recently released its 2018 Fiscal Stress rankings for municipalities and school districts statewide, based on the annual financial reports submitted to the Office. Sullivan County again scored well, earning the best rank of “No Designation” (…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services would like to notify the public that three confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have been identified in children of varying ages in Sullivan County this week.

“This is an important advisory,” Public Health Director Nancy McGraw stated. “As recently as 2016, Sullivan County had a pertussis outbreak of nearly 30 cases, and…

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Michael Speer

Monticello, NY – Longtime Sullivan County Coroner Michael Speer returned to the board of the NYS Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners (NYSACCME) on September 21, when members unanimously elected him to a four-year at-large position, representing the entire State.

A 20-year member of NYSACCME, Speer previously served as treasurer of the board. He and fellow Sullivan…

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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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