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2021 News Archives

Noah Ingber and Stephen Walsh

Noah Ingber, left, accepts a plaque and certificate of recognition from AmVets Commander Stephen Walsh after donating $600+ that he raised in the community.

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency, on behalf of the Sullivan County Veterans Coalition and AmVets, recently accepted a $600+ donation from Noah Ingber, a South Fallsburg resident…

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Harris, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services and Garnet Health Medical Center-Catskills continue to partner to mount clinics to get COVID-19 vaccine out to residents.

As of Friday, February 26, Public Health has administered 2,155 vaccines (which includes 1,617 first doses and 538 second doses of the Moderna vaccine) in just over a month. The majority of these individuals have…

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Monticello, NY – Properties in Sullivan County subject to this year’s tax foreclosure proceeding can be redeemed through May 3, 2021.

“The current redemption date is February 26, 2021,” explained County Treasurer Nancy Buck. “The State’s COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020, however, created a stay of the foreclosure proceeding based on the hardships on…

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

  • October 31, 2020 – Richard C. Hodgson, 62, of Rock Hill was arrested and charged with the Class A Misdemeanor of Misuse of Food Stamps. It is alleged that Hodgson stole $964 in SNAP benefits by failing to disclose that he was receiving income from employment. Hodgson was released on an…
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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is building its volunteer reserve corps to assist with upcoming vaccination clinics, but some potential volunteers may find the signup process intimidating.

“We don’t want anything getting in the way of good people looking to do good things,” affirms Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “But it is necessary for everyone to sign up…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is excited to share that they have worked in conjunction with Dutchess County to mirror the program Dutchess implemented to reduce the number of infants born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a form of post-natal opioid withdrawal. 

“Babies are some of our most vulnerable residents, which is why in 2020 the Sullivan…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development, in partnership with the New York State Department of State, is hosting a free virtual training for local municipal officials about conducting Subdivision Reviews.

It will be held online on Monday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m., and successful completion will provide two training credits. The session is free…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services and the NYU School of Medicine have partnered to perform a health survey sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to better understand the health and dietary patterns of residents in Sullivan County and the prevalence of diabetes. The project is titled “The Impact of the Food Environment and Other Environmental Exposures on the Risk of…

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Care Center at Sunset Lake logo

Monticello, NY – A majority of Sullivan County legislators today picked Infinite Care Management, a Brooklyn-based operator of 18 nursing facilities in New York State and Florida, to operate the Care Center at Sunset Lake in Liberty, pending negotiations with the Sunset Lake Local Development Corporation (LDC).

Infinite Care was one of three finalists for the lease, as recommended to…

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Rick Sauer receives his shot

Sullivan County Public Safety Commissioner Rick Sauer receives his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Public Health Services in Liberty.

Liberty, NY – Thanks to an increase in State and Federal supply channels, Sullivan County Public Health Services anticipates a consistent supply of 200-300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine every week, increasing by 20% each week for…

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