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2022 News Archives

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 www.sullivanny.us…

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Monticello, NY – Formal public hearings about the proposed 2023 Sullivan County Budget have been set for December 6 at 5 p.m. and December 8 at 11 a.m. in the Hearing Room of the Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello. Written comment is being accepted by Clerk of the Legislature AnnMarie Martin at annmarie.martin@sullivanny.us or 100…

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Dr. Frederick Cook

Hurleyville, NY – The Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville is also home to the Frederick Cook Society, a non-profit organization that dates back to 1940. The Society's mission is to defend Hortonville native Dr. Cook's claim to the discovery of the North Pole.

On Friday afternoon, December 9, the Cook Society will present a talk about Dr. Cook's famous Belgica Expedition, along with a…

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Grahamsville, NY – Sullivan County Public Health is advising the public to stay away from wild animals and be vigilant of your surroundings while camping, hiking or playing in area parks near wooded areas.

“A grey fox that was acting aggressively in the Town of Neversink was captured by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, sent to the NYS Department of Health laboratory,…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County will open its Liberty warming shelter tonight (Tuesday, November 15) and keep it open every night of the winter season from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The shelter is located at the Liberty United Methodist Church at 170 North Main Street.

“In collaboration with the State, we have sufficient funding to keep this warming center available throughout the winter to…

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Monticello, NY – County Manager Joshua A. Potosek today presented a 2023 Tentative Sullivan County Budget to the Legislature that continues to reduce debt, expands existing services, avoids layoffs and eliminates the unpopular Solid Waste Access Fee – all without raising taxes.

“As proposed by my office, the 2023 Tentative Sullivan County Budget prioritizes what’s important to our…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Public Health has been notified of an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) within a multi-species flock in Sullivan County. This was laboratory-confirmed to be of the H5N1 influenza strain.

The flock includes chickens, ducks, geese and guinea fowl, who possibly were exposed via contact with wild waterfowl. As of this…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) will celebrate the many things one can do with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) on GIS Day, Wednesday, November 16, in an interactive exhibit inside the Government Center’s lobby in Monticello.

As part of their “GIS is Everywhere” theme, ITS’ GIS team will showcase innovative applications of GIS…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Public Health Department has confirmed three (3) unrelated cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, among children less than 2 years of age in different geographic regions of the County.

Public Health Director Nancy McGraw stated, “In 2016, the County had an outbreak of 36 confirmed cases but only 6 cases in 2017. Pertussis has not been an…

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