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2021 News Archives

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature will host two opportunities for public comment in the coming week regarding the Sheriff’s Office’s Police Reform and Reinvention Plan.

The plan and hearing are in accordance with the New York State Governor’s Executive Order #203, which requires a comprehensive review of current Sheriff’s Office Patrol deployments, strategies, policies,…

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Monticello, NY - After mailing in their license and registration renewals, NYS Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customers have reported long delays in receiving their documentation back from the State offices in Albany and Utica.

“Residents may not realize that they can mail those same renewal forms in to us at the Sullivan County DMV Office – and they’ll get what they need quicker…

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Monticello, NY - District Attorney Meagan K. Galligan has allocated more resources to support Sullivan County’s Opioid Epidemic Task Force and is seeking additional federal funding to combat drug-related crime in Sullivan County.

Galligan announced today that her Office has reallocated resources to support its leadership of the Task Force, and that the Federal Government has accepted…

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Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature today joined many other municipal bodies in celebrating March as Red Cross Month.

“I’d like to thank everyone who participates in the Red Cross. You’re constantly out there any time there is a problem,” affirmed Legislature Chairman Robert A. Doherty. “We really appreciate everything that you do.”

Doherty then presented a copy of…

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Liberty, NY – As coronavirus descended upon the world last year, evictions were frozen by executive order and later by law in New York State as part of efforts to keep people safe in their homes during the pandemic.

“While these actions were an important part of broader public health efforts, it is also well understood that continuing to provide housing to tenants who cannot or will…

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DFS Dropbox

Liberty, NY – Since it can often be hard to get to the Sullivan County Department of Family Services’ (DFS’) offices during normal business hours, DFS has installed an outdoor dropbox at the Travis Building, 16 Community Lane, Liberty.

“Anyone can use it to drop off applications and documentation after hours (from 5 p.m.-8 a.m.) Monday-Friday and on weekends and holidays,” explains…

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Litterpluck Stickers

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature is pleased to announce that Sullivan County’s Annual Roadside Litter Pluck Event will take place from April 1 through June 30, 2021.

The County will waive the waste disposal fee for roadside litter plucked bags, through the County’s Parks, Recreation and Beautification Department and the Division of Public Works.

Parks,…

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Adrienne Jensen

Monticello, NY – Addressing a lingering vacancy, Sullivan County on March 1 welcomed Wurtsboro resident Adrienne Jensen as the executive director of its Human Rights Commission.

“Upon meeting Adrienne, I was immediately impressed, and I think the residents of Sullivan County will be too,” acknowledged Julie Diescher, Commissioner of the Division of Human Resources, which oversees…

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Monticello, NY – While at a Fire Districts Association of Sullivan County meeting, Kauneonga Lake Fire District Commissioner Jill Holland asked a simple question that has no simple answer: what can be done to help get new members into local volunteer fire departments?

“Recruitment and retention are a problem here in Sullivan County, as well as across the nation,” acknowledged Sullivan…

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Monticello, NY – You may not have noticed it yet, but every County of Sullivan email address has changed – and that change will become permanent.

“We have gradually moved away from the County’s old domain of ‘co.sullivan.ny.us,’ starting in 2018 with the debut of our redesigned website, sullivanny.us,” explained Information Technology Services Commissioner Lorne Green, whose team…

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