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2023 News Archives

Office for the Aging

Monticello, NY – The Office for the Aging will temporarily transition to appointments-only for the next few months, starting February 6, due to an expansion of their quarters in the Government Center.

“We’ll continue to handle phone calls and emails like we always have, but we won’t be able to accept walk-ins without an appointment,” explained Office for the Aging Director Lise-Anne…

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Monticello, NY – Volunteers trained as tax counselors can prepare and file Federal and State tax returns at no cost to individuals and families through the AARP Tax-Aide program, part of the AARP Foundation. 

“Although focused on taxpayers over 50 who would otherwise struggle to afford tax preparation, we welcome anyone of any age who is low- to middle-income,” explained Retired…

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Ed Townsend and Mickey Barnett

Ed Townsend and Mickey Barnett, circa 1970

Hurleyville, NY – Several years ago, local singer Mickey Barnett told an incredible story to folks from the Sullivan County Museum & Cultural Center about how one of America’s most famous and iconic soul songs came to be written in Bethel, New York.

That song, recorded in 1970 by Marvin Gaye, was “Let’s…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests:

  • Marek Domarecki, 44, of Brooklyn was arrested for Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor. It is alleged that Domarecki stole $527 in SNAP benefits from the Sullivan County Department of Social Services by failing to report income and cash deposits…
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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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The Sullivan County Drug Task Force

Members of the Sullivan County Drug Task Force include, from the left, Scott Kinne (Law Enforcement Pillar), Meagan Galligan (outgoing Co-Chair), Annette Kahrs (Data Pillar), Travis Hartman (Law Enforcement Pillar), Wendy Brown (Co-Chair), Michael Schiff (Law Enforcement Pillar), Brian Conaty (Co-Chair), Steven D’Agata (Law Enforcement Pillar) and County Legislator Nick Salomone,…

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A walking path

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County is getting $100,000 to develop a biking/walking plan, State officials just announced.

“In order to boost our health ranking and make our communities more attractive and vibrant, we asked the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to consider us for a Climate Smart Communities Grant, and I’m delighted that they agreed to fund the creation of a…

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