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Larry Chance with the Legislature

 

Larry Chance (center) of the legendary doo wop group Larry Chance and the Earls was honored today by the Sullivan County Legislature with its Distinguished Citizen Award. Joining him were, front row from the left, Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez, District 9 Legislator Alan Sorensen, District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, District 8 Legislator Ira Steingart, District 2…

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Dr. Frederick Cook

Hurleyville, NY – Dr. Frederick Cook, the world-renowned Arctic explorer, was born in 1865 into a small family in Hortonville, right here in Sullivan County. His fame came from his discovery of the North Pole, but he was also a physician, an entrepreneur, an ethnographer and an author. One of Dr. Cook’s books in particular, “Return from the Pole,” remains a powerful and beautifully written…

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Estimated wireless broadband coverage

Monticello, NY – Legislators in the County’s Management & Budget Committee today tentatively authorized a wireless broadband pilot project that, if successful, could ultimately bring high-speed Internet access to most of the unserved/underserved portions of Sullivan County.

The resolution passed today, if subsequently approved by the full Legislature next Thursday, will allow the…

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Francis Currey

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez issued the following statement upon receiving confirmation of the death this past Tuesday of Hurleyville native and Medal of Honor recipient Francis Currey:

“Sullivan County and this nation have lost a man among men, a true hero, and one of our most cherished and honored citizens. Born in Loch Sheldrake and raised by…

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NYPA Award Acceptance

Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek, second from left, and Sustainability Coordinator Heather Brown, third from right, stand with New York Power Authority officials after receiving the Local Government Project Champion Award.

Albany, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek yesterday traveled to Albany to accept the Local Government Project Champion Award…

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Swan Lake, NY – The Sullivan County Office for the Aging has scheduled a Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 16 at the Sullivan County Airport Terminal Lobby, 75 Co. Rd. 183A (Airport Road) in Swan Lake, to gain input from older residents, baby boomers, and other interested parties on programs and services provided by the agency. The Public Hearing begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a…

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Julie Diescher

Julie Diescher (photo courtesy of Christina Seti)

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek announces that Livingston Manor resident Julie A. Diescher will become the County’s new Commissioner of Human Resources.

“Ms. Diescher is well-versed in the complex field of human resource management, and I am very pleased to welcome her to the team…

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Loch Sheldrake, NY – The Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency looks forward to serving veterans’ needs at the annual Sullivan County Expo and Stand Down on Friday, October 11, at the Loch Sheldrake Firehouse on Route 52 in Loch Sheldrake (near the entrance to SUNY Sullivan).

Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Agency staff and volunteers will offer information, personal care items, legal…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services reminds everyone to continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the potential for mosquito-borne illnesses.

Mosquitoes continue to be active throughout the fall, and will be most active at dawn and dusk. To protect yourselves from mosquito bites, the New York State Department of Health and Sullivan County Public Health…

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Clancey and Steve Lane

Clancey and Steve Lane

Hurleyville, NY – Summer may be over, but our First Sunday Music in History Program isn’t!

This October 6 at 2 p.m., the Sullivan County Museum will host musical performances and a discussion on the impact of acoustic instruments in North America. Sponsored by the Sullivan County Historical Society, the program will showcase some…

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