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2021 News Archives

Monticello, NY – Local property owners facing tax foreclosure now have until September 3, 2021 to redeem their properties.

“In a normal year, the redemption deadline would be January 31,” explained Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck, whose office collects County taxes. “The State extended that to May 1 this year, and then again to August 31, so in collaboration with our County…

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Liberty, NY – As Sullivan County crosses the 50%-vaccinated threshold, its Public Health Services team is now preparing to inoculate local schools’ 16- and 17-year-old students with the Pfizer vaccine – the only vaccine currently authorized for use in those under 18.

“We are launching our first school clinic at Monticello’s Robert J. Kaiser Middle School this Tuesday, May 11,”…

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DeWitt Flats Bridge Detour

Jeffersonville, NY – The Sullivan County Division of Public Works is closing a portion of Town Highway 17 (DeWitt Flats Road), in the Town of Callicoon, to replace County Bridge 241.

County Bridge 241 is located approximately 0.3 miles east of the intersection of State Route 52 and DeWitt Flats Rd and will be closed to all traffic starting 8 a.m. on June 1, 2021,…

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Center for Workforce Development Facebook Page

Monticello, NY – With New York State emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and available jobs multiplying across the area, Sullivan County’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) has launched its own Facebook page to keep job-seekers up-to-date on the latest positions and training opportunities.

“We have jobs to offer all over the place, in government, in education, in transportation –…

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Woodridge, NY – Today, Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12:12 pm, the Sullivan County 911 Center received a report of two employees at the Newburgh Egg processing facility, 17 Novogrodsky Rd., Woodridge, having a possible allergic reaction. Mobilemedic EMS arrived a short time later and immediately requested the Woodridge Fire Department for a possible chemical leak. 

Woodridge…

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Basic Firefighting Class

Men and women from all over Sullivan County often learn how to fight fires at our Emergency Training Facility near White Lake. This Basic Firefighting Class represents a number of different local departments, standing in front of a building specifically constructed to simulate fire and smoke situations.

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Recruitment and…

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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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