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2021 News Archives

John Liddle

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek is pleased to announce the selection of Social Services Commissioner John Liddle as the new Commissioner of the Division of Health & Family Services, as confirmed today by the Legislature.

“A decorated Navy veteran who continues to serve as leader of our COVID-19 response effort, John brings the skills and experience Sullivan…

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Monticello, NY – In order to more comprehensively cover the full range of lodging opportunities locally, the Sullivan County Legislature just revised the existing Lodging Facility Room Occupancy Tax.

Known informally as the “bed tax” since its 1990 enactment, the tax on the occupancy of lodging facility rooms (5% of the rental rate) is split between the County (which retains 15%) and…

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Planting a tree for Life

Surrounded by the staff of the Sullivan County Clerk’s and DMV offices, County Clerk Russell Reeves (foreground, with shovel), Deputy County Clerk Doreen Huebner and DMV Deputy Clerk Erin Mason prepare to plant the eastern redbud tree at the Government Center in Monticello, in recognition of April being National Donate Life Month.

Monticello, NY – In…

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Singed Building

Were it not for the rapid response of the Westbrookville Volunteer Fire Company earlier this month, this structure would likely have gone up in flames due to a brush fire that was so perilously close, it melted the building’s siding. (Photo from the Westbrookville Volunteer Fire Company’s Facebook page)

Monticello, NY – With departments across the region…

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Liberty, NY - The Sullivan County Division of Public Works is closing a portion of Liberty Town Highway 70 (Townsend Road), in the Town of Liberty, to replace County Bridge 404.

County Bridge 404 is located approximately 0.6 miles southwest of the intersection of State Route 52 and Townsend Rd. This section of Townsend Road is scheduled to be closed to all traffic…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests: 

Bridget Sattler

  • March 12 – Bridget K. Sattler, 34, of Monticello was arrested and charged with the Class E Felony of…
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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office is partnering with Donate Life New York State to recognize April as National Donate Life Month, an annual observance highlighting the critical need for increased organ, eye and tissue donations. In particular, the DMV Office is hosting a tree-planting and flag-raising ceremony on April 9 at the Government Center in…

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Group of New Citizens

Celebrating their new citizenship status with Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves and Judge Stephan Schick are, front row from the left, Susan Elaine Pereira-Mendoza, Javier Carvajal, Shelly Marie Tamara Nelson, Amandine Jeanne Caroline Peter, Elizabeth Del Carmen Mendez, Cynthia Doris Tamayo, Lala Huang and Sandra Maxine Evans-White; and back row from the left, Brian Pereira…

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North Branch, NY - The Sullivan County Division of Public Works is closing a portion of Town Highway 37 (Peters Road), in the Town of Fremont, to replace County Bridge 431. The bridge is located approximately 1.6 miles north of the intersection of County Road 121 (North Branch Road) and Pleasant Valley Rd.

This section of Peters Rd. is scheduled to be closed to all…

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Liberty, NY – COVID-19 cases are on an upward track, and Sullivan County Public Health Services is urging everyone – vaccinated or not – to take proper precautions.

Community transmission is widespread, and nearly 28% of the local March cases thus far are among those 24 years old or younger – making young people the most impacted age group by COVID-19 in Sullivan County currently.…

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