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2023 News Archives

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Public Safety Commissioner Scott Schulte knows firsthand what Israelis and Palestinians are enduring. He’s in southern Israel at this very moment.

“We’ve already had rocket attacks,” Schulte confirmed from a spot not far from the Gaza border on Friday.

The Ulster County native and firefighter has long been a member of the Emergency Volunteers…

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Sullivan County Office for the Aging

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Office for the Aging warmly invites everyone to its Annual Public Hearing and Senior Resource Fair, set for Wednesday, October 25.

“We want to make this day informative and fun, not just something we’re legally required to do,” explains Office for the Aging Director Lise-Anne Deoul. “I encourage anyone over the age of 55 to join us that day in the…

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County Bridge 185

Ferndale, NY – The Sullivan County Division of Public Works will be repaving County Bridge 185 starting October 10. 

Located south of Ferndale, Bridge 185 carries Mongaup Road over the East Branch of the Mongaup River in the Town of Liberty. Temporary traffic signals will be set up to allow alternating single-lane traffic across the bridge. 

Estimated to last a week,…

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Oval Office Photo

Oval Office photo taken on Nov. 8, 1996 by Robert McNeely

Hurleyville, NY – Robert McNeely is an American photojournalist and Vietnam veteran who chronicled President Bill Clinton’s march to the White House. He shot in black and white (other members of the White House photo staff shot in color) in order to make a historic record of the president’s daily life…

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Liberty, NY – As part of its response to the local opioid epidemic, Sullivan County has purchased 174 naloxone distribution units (“naloxboxes”) to place in strategic locations around the region. Naloxone is a nasally-administered opioid reversal drug commonly referred to by the brand name of Narcan.

“We’ve found homes for around 20 so far, and we want to make sure these units get as…

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Professor Patrick De Deckker

Hurleyville, NY – The Frederick Cook Society will present a talk on October 13 by Professor Patrick De Deckker on the long-ignored scientific achievements of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897–1899.

Patrick De Deckker is a paleontologist who has led teams of research scientists on ships all over the world, studied the nature of the sea floor, collected sediment cores from the bottom…

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Clean Path Project Map

Loch Sheldrake, NY – At the behest of the Sullivan County Legislature and County Manager Joshua Potosek, the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) has scheduled an October 4 public hearing at SUNY Sullivan regarding a proposed underground electric transmission line.

Called “Clean Path,” the project – if approved by the PSC – would consist of a 178-mile-long, 1,300-megawatt high-voltage…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health wants to cut through any confusion regarding the latest COVID vaccine, which is now being rolled out.

“Most people can still get a COVID-19 vaccine for free,” affirms Public Health Director Karen Holden. “If you have health insurance, most plans will cover COVID-19 vaccines at no cost, although you may need to use an approved, in-network…

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Welding Course Flyer

Liberty, NY – Following the success of a construction trades course earlier this year, Sullivan County’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and Sullivan BOCES have teamed up again to offer another free course – this time in welding – to up to 10 local residents.

“I thank the Legislature for devoting funding to a second initiative to provide local workers with practical, career-…

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Monticello, NY – FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) next week.

The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The WEA…

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