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2022 News Archives

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature will be accepting applications for the 2023 Legislative Discretionary Contract Program from eligible not-for-profit agencies.

The purpose of the application process is to identify local entities, including community and not-for-profit organizations throughout Sullivan County, that have specific needs or Countywide significance by tying…

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Monticello, NY – Following legislation enacted by the State, the New York State Police, in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Justice Services, have issued details about the recent changes to New York State firearms laws. 

“For anyone that chooses to apply for a pistol permit on September 1 or after, there’s a new set of rules,” said Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves. “…

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Waverly Avenue Bridge Detour map

Monticello, NY - The Sullivan County Division of Public Works is closing a portion of Waverly Avenue in the Village of Monticello to replace County Bridge 449, located approximately 0.2 mi. south of the intersection of East Broadway and Waverly Avenue.

This section of Waverly Avenue is scheduled to be closed to all traffic starting at 8 a.m. September 6, 2022,…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County’s Department of Public Health is working closely with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in response to the…

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Jane Luchsinger

Jane Luchsinger (pictured) and Sue Kasofsky were the 2021 honorees.

Monticello, NY – The NYS Office for the Aging will celebrate Older New Yorkers’ Day on Friday, November 4, 2022, and Sullivan County has an opportunity to include up to two local honorees!

All honorees will receive a package that includes:

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a long green grass

Loch Sheldrake, NY – Up to $20 million may be bonded to make SUNY Sullivan’s indoor pool and sports arena a reality, thanks to the Sullivan County Legislature.

“We agreed that this proposal is a great chance not just for our college but for the Town of Fallsburg to really stand out in the crowd. We can bring large sporting events and shows to the arena, and the facility will be…

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an empty park bench next to a forest

Monticello, NY – Two more Saturdays of En Plein Air Poetry and Art Workshops are coming to Sullivan County’s parks before the season ends.

Sullivan County’s new Poet Laureate Sharon Kennedy-Nolle and former Poet Laureate Eric Baylin will host these free workshops, held in cooperation with Sullivan County’s Office of Parks, Recreation and Beautification and the Sullivan Public Library…

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Option 3 Redistricting Map

Monticello, NY – A majority of legislators today picked a map – called “Option 3” – as their preferred district layout for the next decade.

Legislators Robert A. Doherty, Michael Brooks, Nicholas Salomone, George Conklin and Alan Sorensen voted in favor, after deciding against options 1 and 2. Legislators Nadia Rajsz, Luis Alvarez, Joseph Perrello and Ira Steingart voted not to accept…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County’s Department of Public Health is working closely with the NYS Department of Health to secure additional polio vaccine for area healthcare providers and the County health department even before the possibility that the poliovirus is detected in Sullivan County. 

“Wastewater surveillance tests have found the polio virus in a number of nearby counties,…

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Lake Superior State Park

Bethel, NY – A potentially harmful algae bloom at Lake Superior State Park in Bethel has cleared out, and test results from the NYS Department of Health indicate no presence in the swim area. As such, Lake Superior’s swimming and boat rentals features will once again be available on Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

However, due to staffing shortages, neither the beach nor the…

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