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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s 2018 Shared Services Plan will be the subject of three public hearings and a vote next week.

Last month, following the mandate from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek gave the Legislature a Shared Services Plan that could lead to new efficiencies and cost savings in County, town and village governments.

As…

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Monticello, NY – Ari Mir-Pontier, a resident of Barryville, has been appointed Executive Director of the Sullivan County Human Rights Commission.

Mir-Pontier is a dedicated professional with a breadth of community relations and outreach experience. Many know her as the multicultural program manager for the Sullivan Renaissance beautification and community development program. Her…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency will recognize POW/MIA Recognition Day with a ceremony in the lobby of the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello on Friday, September 15 at 1 p.m.

A unique and often poignant gathering, Recognition Day is filled with important symbolism and is open to the public. The Keynote Speaker will be John…

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Sullivan County, NY - As of September 1, 2017, Sullivan County's Local Law No. 2 of 2017 takes effect, prohibiting the sale of cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, powdered tobacco, shisha or other tobacco products, herbal cigarettes, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes, rolling papers or smoking paraphernalia to anyone under 21 years of age. 

After two public hearings,…

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Sullivan County, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature and the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) ask the involved authorities to quickly resolve an ongoing and potentially catastrophic crisis with the rules which govern releases of water from New York City reservoirs into the Delaware River.

For the past decade, a Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) has guided the NYC…

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Monticello, NY – With more requests than the current crop of volunteers can fulfill, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) urgently seeks additional drivers to take local senior citizens to crucial medical appointments.

“This is an invaluable service to our community but one in which we constantly struggle to maintain a level of volunteer drivers adequate to meet the demand,”…

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Bethel, NY – Due to a regional lifeguard shortage, Lake Superior State Park’s beach in Bethel will see its operational hours altered as the season comes to an end.

The beach will not be open on August 27, 28, 29 and 31. This includes swimming and rentals of rowboats and paddleboats. However, the beach, swimming, rowboating and paddleboating will be open and available on August 22-26,…

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Monticello, NY – In response to an increased number of current job openings – and the anticipation of a tremendous array of new opportunities emerging – the Sullivan County Legislature has unanimously approved the creation of a vanpool program to provide workforce transportation.

Legislators this month authorized $30,000 be committed to providing up to five vans and a lease subsidy to…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County has made three important improvements to the Solid Waste and Recycling program, effective September 1, 2017:

1. REDUCTION IN COST: Our per-bag rate for residential bag disposal has been  simplified.  We now accept residential bagged garbage at the flat rate of $2 per bag (30 gallons or less) and have eliminated the requirement for garbage…

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Monticello, NY – Fifteen-year-old Brianna Roth might not be as big a fan of soap box derby racing as 17-year-old family friend Morgan Van Keuren, but his passion for the sport and her drive to win landed Brianna in the top spot at the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships last month.

And the car in which she sped through the rain for 986 feet in 29 seconds – the one Morgan…

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