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Monticello, NY – Legislators have agreed to set two public hearings for citizens to make their feelings known about potentially staggering the terms of members of the Sullivan County Legislature.

Recommended by the County’s most recent Charter Review Commission as a way to better ensure the smooth function and continuity of County government, the initiative – if approved by legislators…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Human Rights Commission invites the entire Sullivan County community to join them for a special civil rights presentation and documentary screening on Friday, March 1 in Hurleyville.

Hosted by the Hurleyville Arts Centre, the event will feature NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, NYS Senator Jen Metzger and others speaking about civil rights, followed…

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Cecil Allen (front), Perry Gips and members of the band “Junction” from the early 70’s

Hurleyville, NY – The Sullivan County Museum’s First Sunday Music and History Program presents… The Allen Brothers.

Cecil and Buddy Allen grew up in Alabama in the 1950s listening to every kind of music, from Wilson Pickett and Duke…

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Monticello, NY – In the wake of today’s news that Amazon has abandoned its effort to site a portion of its headquarters in New York City, Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez issued the following statement:

“If New York City doesn’t want Amazon, we welcome them. The end of Amazon’s plans for the New York metro region doesn’t have to mean the end of its plans in New York…

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Monticello, NY – While dozens attended the January 24 State of the County Address and hundreds more watched online, not everyone had a chance to hear Sullivan County government’s achievements and goals for 2018, 2019 and beyond.

“So I’m hitting the road to bring the Address to them,” Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez explained. “I started yesterday with the Town of Cochecton Board…

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Monticello, NY - The Long Term Care Council is the advisory board for Sullivan NY Connects, the No Wrong Door/Single Entry Point for information on long-term services and supports in Sullivan County.  

The next meeting of the Long Term Care Council will be Wednesday, February 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Legislative Committee Room (2nd floor) in the Sullivan County…

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Monticello, NY – Despite two years of good-faith efforts, Sullivan County and the union which represents nearly half its workforce, Teamsters Local 445, have been unable to come to an agreement on a labor contract. As a result, the NYS Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has begun the fact-finding process, whereby an independent analysis of the situation is being conducted, with…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Clerk Daniel Briggs confirmed today he will retire at the end of his term on December 31, 2019.

“It has been a privilege to serve the people of Sullivan County as their County Clerk these past 11+ years,” he said. “I will be leaving with deep pride in the team which comprises my office. I’ve worked with many dedicated and talented people, and whatever…

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Monticello, NY – With the bitter cold temperatures not forecast to rise significantly until Sunday, Sullivan County’s two warming shelters will remain open from 8 p.m.-8 a.m. through this Sunday morning, February 3.

Both the Liberty United Methodist Church, located at 170 North Main Street, and the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center on Jefferson Street in Monticello offer…

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Monticello, NY – How can thoughtful planning and zoning shape vibrant and attractive rural communities? What is a Zoning Board of Appeal’s (ZBA’s) role in this process?

The Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development invites local planning, zoning, and municipal officials as well as interested community members to an upcoming workshop to explore these ideas.…

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