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2022 News Archives

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 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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Steve Walsh

Monticello, NY – Liberty resident, Air Force veteran and longtime machine shop owner Stephen “Steve” Walsh has been named the new Director of Sullivan County’s Veterans Service Agency (VSA).

“Steve is highly experienced and credentialled in the veterans community,” notes Community Resources Commissioner Laura Quigley, whose division oversees the VSA. “He knows what needs to be…

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County Job Growth Rate

Monticello, NY – Data just released by the NYS Department of Labor shows that Sullivan County is ahead of the entire State – including New York City – in job growth.

The Department’s monthly report pegged Sullivan’s private-sector job growth rate at 9.1% year-over-year for September 2022, beating fellow State leader Allegany County’s 8.8% & New York City’s 6.8% and far outpacing…

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