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Battle of Minisink Memorial

Barryville, NY – The annual commemoration of the Battle of Minisink has been cancelled for 2020.

The commemoration, typically held on the Saturday afternoon closest to the actual day of the battle - July 22 - had been scheduled for July 18 this year, the 241st anniversary of the battle. For several years now it has been a collaborative effort between the Sullivan County Historian, the…

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Monticello, NY – Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty announces that Garnet Health Medical Center-Catskills (formerly Catskill Regional Medical Center) CEO Jonathan Schiller will once again join Legislature Vice Chair Mike Brooks, County Manager Josh Potosek and Public Health Director Nancy McGraw at the next Live Town Hall this Thursday, July 9 at 1 p.m.

“Jonathan brings both medical…

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Care Center at Sunset Lake

Monticello, NY – As part of the ongoing response to the serious fiscal crisis Sullivan County is facing, legislators on Thursday unanimously voted to set a public hearing to transfer the Care Center at Sunset Lake (the Sullivan County Adult Care Center) in Liberty to a Local Development Corporation (LDC), as a first step toward selling the nursing home and short-term rehabilitation facility.…

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AVAIL Logo

Albany, NY- The County of Sullivan, in partnership with New York State’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYSDHSES) and the University at Albany’s Visualization and Informatics Laboratory (AVAIL), is currently updating their Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. This update is part of a state pilot program, funded by FEMA and administered by NYSDHSES. It is…

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Monticello, NY – A NYS Supreme Court judge has dismissed a case brought by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) against the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

“As Judge Stephan Schick noted in granting our motion to dismiss, the County Jail, its corrections officers and its medical personnel did not disregard, at any…

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Bethel, NY – Lake Superior State Park in Bethel, operated by Sullivan County, will temporarily close for the July 4 weekend, starting the evening of Thursday, July 2 and running through the morning of Monday, July 6.

“Since the beach has not opened this season, we decided to take this action in order to minimize issues with crowds and revelers at the park for the Independence Day…

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DMV Drop Box

Monticello, NY – As of Tuesday, June 30, the Sullivan County DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) will restrict drop box business to license and registration renewals and license plate returns.

“Now that we’ve opened our office to appointments, our phones are ringing constantly, unfortunately leaving our reduced staffed little time to handle material dropped off in our Government Center…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is advising the public to stay away from stray cats as well as wild animals and to be vigilant of your surroundings, especially if you live or work near a wooded area or neighborhood with feral cats.

A kitten tested positive for rabies and had recently scratched two people in the Town of Delaware. The individuals are being treated…

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Monticello, NY – Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty announces that Rolling V Bus Company President Phil Vallone will join Legislature Vice Chair Mike Brooks, County Manager Josh Potosek and Public Health Director Nancy McGraw at the next Live Town Hall this Monday, June 29 at 1 p.m.

The following Thursday, July 2, Bethel Town Supervisor Dan Sturm and Tusten Town Supervisor Ben Johnson…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Family Services (DFS) will continue to operate on a limited access protocol per State guidelines. 

Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only. Applications and required paperwork can be found at two locations: DFS, 16 Community Lane, Liberty, or Sullivan County Career Center, 50 North Street, Monticello. There are also…

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