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2022 News Archives

Blue-Green Algae

Bethel, NY – Due to an unhealthy algae bloom, Sullivan County has temporarily suspended swimming and paddleboat rentals at Lake Superior State Park in Bethel.

“Cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green algae, has increased to potentially harmful levels at Lake Superior’s beach, due in large part to the ongoing hot weather,” Parks, Recreation and Beautification Director Brian…

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Come out and celebrate the dog days of summer at the 1st annual Bow WO&W Dog Walk on Thursday, August 11th at 6PM in Mountaindale. Bring your leashed dog and the whole family for a walk on the Mountaindale section of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail. The Bow WO&W is presented by the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Alliance.

“The Bow WO&W is an…

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New Rock Hill Tower

Rock Hill, NY – A County-erected tower atop a Rock Hill peak is now in operation, with a public cell signal available to areas long unserved or underserved.

“This represents the ‘perfect trifecta’ of services,” noted District 9 Legislator Alan Sorensen, whose district encompasses Rock Hill and the surrounding Town of Thompson. “Verizon is leasing space on our tower to provide cell…

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Arrowhead Ranch stage

The stage under construction at Arrowhead Ranch in Parksville

Hurleyville, NY – On any given summer day, you can usually find somebody somewhere playing live music in the Sullivan County Catskills. The area is chock full of music lovers, musicians, and the business owners who support them. And though the pandemic took a toll on the industry, many of the local…

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Monticello, NY – Legislators invite the public to join them on August 11 to share comments on the redistricting process now under way for Sullivan County.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hearing Room of the Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, with a presentation by County Manager Joshua Potosek and Real Property Tax Services Director Christopher Knapp. They will…

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Monticello, NY — The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve their health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and fresh-cut herbs.

To that end, the Office for the Aging will be distributing Farmer’s Market Coupon booklets beginning July 25. Each booklet contains five (5…

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Move Sullivan

Monticello, NY – Legislators on Thursday unanimously approved reducing fares for a one-way Move Sullivan bus ride from $2 to just 30 cents. They also agreed to cover that cost for every rider, meaning that any trip via Move Sullivan will be free of charge, starting August 1, 2022.

“Costs are going up everywhere – gas, groceries, services – so I’m pleased to let folks know there’s…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County legislators today approved committing $15 million toward a $30 million aquatic and recreation facility at SUNY Sullivan. A 25-meter-long, 8-lane pool and a 200-meter track oval will be centerpieces of the indoor arena.

“This project is all about Sullivan County’s future,” said Legislature Chairman Rob Doherty. “It didn’t escape me that almost all of the…

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Liberty, NY – Come Saturday, July 16, there’s a new number that could be as important as 911 to remember: 988.

“Every county in New York State, including Sullivan, will now offer this literal lifeline to crucial mental health crisis supports, including for those who are experiencing thoughts of suicide,” explained John Liddle, Sullivan County’s Commissioner of the Division of Health…

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Liberty, NY – US News and World Report has released a set of nationwide county health rankings, similar to those released earlier this year by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

Division of Health & Human Services Commissioner John Liddle noted several key takeaways from the data posted at

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