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2022 News Archives

Broadband Map Poster

Monticello, NY – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is putting out a call for everyone to check the new National Broadband Map for accuracy. New York State and Sullivan County are encouraging the same.

“Knowing exactly where we have high-speed Internet service, and what kind of service it is, will ensure we get the attention and the funding we need to make broadband available…

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South Fallsburg, NY – Thanks to an agreement between the Sullivan County Legislature and the Fallsburg Town Board, the County Treasurer’s Office will be collecting Fallsburg county/town property taxes in 2023.

“The retirement of our tax collector led us to approach the County about partnering for the upcoming tax collection season,” explained Fallsburg Town Supervisor Kathy Rappaport…

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Penguin and bagpiper

One of Dr. Frederick Cook’s polar journeys introduced penguins to the sounds humans can make with a set of bagpipes!

Hurleyville, NY – The Frederick Cook Society is pleased to present a concert series featuring live music from the sixties and seventies, special guest guitarists, and some fascinating Sullivan County exploration history.

The event is…

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Welcome Video

Monticello, NY – A new icon has popped up on Sullivan County’s website,, and it leads to a wide-ranging exploration of the area’s offerings.

This past August, a videographer from Rochester-based CGI Digital spent three days crisscrossing the County to capture footage of the region’s natural beauty, tourism attractions, community-oriented agencies, and healthcare…

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Farmland along Muhlig Road

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB), established in 1992, seeks two volunteers to help preserve and promote the use of farmland throughout the County. 

Under New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, counties are required to establish agricultural and farmland protection boards to assist in review of public land acquisition,…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County has now opened its Monticello warming shelter and will keep it open every night of the winter season from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The shelter is located at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 10 Jefferson Street, across from the Government Center.

This is the second of two warming centers available in Sullivan County, the other located at the Liberty United…

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Monticello, NY – By a 6-2 vote today, legislators approved the 2023 Sullivan County Budget.

The $268,364,511 budget does not propose incurring new debt or dipping into the fund balance of the General Fund.

“The budget approved today is testament to the prudent fiscal management of this Legislature and the County Manager,” said Legislature Chairman Robert A. Doherty, who voted…

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Minisink Battleground Park

The County-owned Minisink Battleground Park near Barryville encompasses the site of the only local battle of the Revolutionary War.

Barryville, NY – Barryville…

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Kassie Thelman

Monticello, NY – Monticello resident Kassie Thelman is thrilled to be back working in her home County.

“It felt right,” says Thelman, who left a nearly seven-year inspection and operations job with a prestigious Orange County materials testing firm to become Sullivan County’s Recycling Coordinator. “I am excited to share the latest information about solid waste and recycling with our…

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Sullivan County's Virtual Agent

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County has become the first such municipality in upstate New York to deploy Google’s “chatbot” service, known as Dialogflow CX. Developed in collaboration with technology services provider SpringML and the County’s Information Technology Services Division, the Sullivan County Virtual Agent debuted this month at…

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