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2024 News Archives

Wurtsboro Truck Accident

Published in the Sullivan County Democrat, this photo shows firefighters rescuing a truck driver after an accident at the Wurtsboro four corners on April 11, 2023.

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Legislature’s Public Works Committee today unanimously agreed to ask the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) to use all means at its disposal to improve the…

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Gerrod Prater

Monticello, NY - On March 8, 2024, Sullivan County District Attorney Brian P. Conaty announced the convictions of Gerrod Prater, 41, of Liberty, for two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, before the Sullivan County Court on March 5, 2024. Previously, on October 4, 2023, a Sullivan County Grand Jury handed…

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Auto Tech Poster

Liberty, NY – Building upon the popularity and success of construction and welding courses offered last year, Sullivan County’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and Sullivan BOCES have teamed up once again to offer a free course – this time in automotive mechanics – to up to 15 local residents.

“I thank the Legislature for devoting funding to a third initiative to provide local…

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Google AI Panel

Sullivan County Communications Director Dan Hust (second from right) joined three other panelists at Google’s NYC offices on February 28 to talk about generative AI’s applications in government. From the left were moderator Amina Al Sherif, NYS Department of Health CIO Todd Britton, NYU Langone Assistant Professor Dr. Yin Aphinyanaphongs and NYS DMV Customer Service and Experience…

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Alaska, 1906

Hurleyville, NY – In 1994, the Frederick Cook Society organized an expedition to retrace the route Dr. Cook, a Sullivan County native, used to climb Mount Denali in Alaska. The expedition was led by Ted Heckathorn, and included the late Scott Fischer and Vern Tejas, two of the world’s most gifted mountain climbers. 

Carol Smith recently spoke by phone with Heckathorn about the…

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Sullivan County Youth Bureau

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Youth Bureau is now accepting grant applications from organizations which serve children and youth within Sullivan County.

The Youth Bureau receives monies annually from the Sullivan County Legislature to fund youth programming within Sullivan County. Eligible applicants include private nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities.


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Fire Training Attendees

Participants included, standing from the left, Woodbourne FD Chief James Tavormina, Workforce Solutions Trainer Zachary Hottel, Workforce Solutions Trainer Jill Holland, Sullivan County 911 and EMS Coordinator Alex Rau, Lake Huntington FD Commissioner/Firefighter Jenna Sayers, Woodbourne FD Captain Jesse Payne, Neversink FD EMS Captain Ann Bivins, Lehigh County (PA) Emergency…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County’s Department of Community Services is pleased to announce the resumption of walk-in service for those seeking mental health, substance use and/or other therapeutic assistance, starting in mid-February.

“We were forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to go to appointments only, but since that crisis has passed and our staffing levels have risen sufficiently, we…

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a person standing on top of a snow covered field

Hurleyville, NY - Come out and celebrate winter with the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail Alliance on Saturday, February 24th at 10 AM on the historic O&W Rail Trail in Hurleyville.

The SnO&W started in 2020 as a snowshoe fun run and walk and rotates locations each year to feature a different segment of the Sullivan O&W Rail Trail.

Participants are encouraged to bring…

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Fred Scholl

Fred Scholl

Hurleyville, NY – Every year in a celebration of all that is unserious, Americans tune in to see if Pennsylvania's famed “Seer of Seers,” Punxsutawney Phil, will emerge from his den and see his shadow. Should the sun shine on that day - casting a shadow that Phil sees - he will with absolute certainty predict six more weeks of winter.


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