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2023 News Archives

Christmas tree

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling is accepting retired Christmas trees at no charge from Sullivan County residents, businesses and visitors at the end of this Holiday season.

“For individuals with access to backyards and open spaces, strategically-placed, spent Christmas trees offer welcome cover during the winter…

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Sketch of original bagel-making machine

Hurleyville, NY – Hurleyville’s own Louis Wichinsky once adopted a 1980 Volkswagen Rabbit pickup truck to run on vegetable oil. Sometimes he’d even use soybean oil. (A red toggle switch on the dash changed the fuel over.)

But it was back in 1942, when he was stationed in London with the U.S. Army Air Force, that he hit upon what’s considered his greatest invention. He was spending the…

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Welding Graduates

Celebrating the welding students’ graduation on December 21 were, standing from the left, Center for Workforce Development Employment & Training Supervisor Renee Vandermark, BOCES Instructor Nick Conklin, grad Peter Smith, grad Steven Koskey, grad Daniel Johnston, grad Kevin Alvarado, grad George Santiago, and CWD Director Loreen Gebelein; and sitting from the left, grads Ethan…

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Total Collection Solution logo

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Treasurer Nancy Buck is pleased to announce a new way for the public to access tax records.

“We’ve worked closely with Total Collection Solution, an upstate-based company, to create and test this web-based platform,” explained Buck. “It’s a truly ‘live’ system, with real-time updating of data, including recent payments.”

Accessible at…

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farm field

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB), established by the Sullivan County Legislature in 1992, is seeking three new members: 

  • One position for an active farmer
  • One position for an active farmer and/or other agricultural stakeholder and/or stakeholder from an organization dedicated to agricultural land preservation…
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Monticello, NY – Via unanimous vote today, legislators approved the 2024 Sullivan County Budget, though not all of them were completely happy with the outcome.

The $291,024,284 budget comes with a 1.4% tax levy increase to cover an unanticipatedly high hike in health insurance costs but does not propose incurring new debt.

“This Legislature is leaving Sullivan County in the…

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Unite Us form

Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Social Services (DSS) is excited to announce a new way for the community to access all the services available to them.

“A fillable form at enables anyone to request support with life’s challenges from the…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County has published the annual list of properties at risk of being foreclosed upon, and the public is welcome to view it at

“My office makes every effort to keep people in their homes and allow ample time to pay delinquent taxes,” noted Sullivan County…

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Sullivan West students visiting County government

Monticello, NY – A group of approximately 30 Sullivan West high-schoolers spent much of Thursday, November 16 learning about the people and offices who serve them.

“We were happy to facilitate a field trip so that local teens could better understand the important tasks Sullivan County government undertakes every day – and the important role they can play in accomplishing those tasks,”…

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Pottery by Robert Segall

Hurleyville, NY – Join neighbors and friends on Sunday, December 10 for a first-ever Frederick Cook Society Open House at the Sullivan County Museum! The holiday-themed event will include live music, as well as fine art, crafts, books and photographs available for purchase.

On display will be a special exhibition of wood-fired pottery, donated by the late Robert Segall, who visited…

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