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Roscoe, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who attended a private family picnic at the Roscoe Firemen’s Field on Saturday, July 25, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus).

“We just received the test results today, confirming the individual was contagious starting around July 24,” explained Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “…

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Comparing the Great Recession to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monticello, NY – With the Sullivan County Legislature discussing a sale of or layoffs at the Care Center at Sunset Lake, plus other layoffs looming, County Manager Joshua Potosek has issued a plea for the region’s Congressional leaders to swiftly provide Federal aid.

“While our communities may outwardly look normal, this is a disaster of major proportions, and I can assure you that…

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Sullivan County Complete Count Logo

Monticello, NY – If you haven’t yet completed the 2020 Census form for your Sullivan County address, expect a knock on your door from a Census worker in a few weeks. Non-Response Follow Up, where Census Bureau employees go door-to-door for households that haven’t self-responded through one of the three methods available (online, phone, or paper), is slated to begin the second week of August.…

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Luis Alvarez

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez has been named to a number of committees of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

In a July 20 letter from NACo President Gary W. Moore, Alvarez was notified of his appointment to the national advocacy organization’s Health Steering Subcommittee (as Vice Chair of Medicaid and Indigent Care), Healthy Counties…

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Monticello, NY – For a 30-day window beginning August 1 and ending August 31, 2020, Sullivan County is accepting applications from property owners seeking to be included in New York State Agricultural Districts 1 and 4. 

State Agricultural Districts are geographic areas that consist predominantly of viable agricultural land. Agricultural operations within the districts are…

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Liberty, NY – Public Assistance (PA) applicants now have an additional option for applying for initial eligibility for PA.

The E-2921 application form can be filled out at, or applicants can also apply by filing a paper version of the 2921 application and mailing it in to the Sullivan County Department of Family Services…

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Lake Superior

Bethel, NY – Lake Superior State Park in Bethel, operated by Sullivan County, will temporarily close for the July 25 weekend, starting the evening of Friday, July 24 and running through the morning of Monday, July 27.

The parking lot, swimming beach, dock area and boat launch will all be closed, with regular patrols to ensure compliance.

“Unfortunately, we have had crowds of…

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Sullivan County International Airport Terminal

White Lake, NY – Sullivan County just inked a $365,000 agreement with a development firm to construct the largest hangar yet built at the Sullivan County International Airport near White Lake.

District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, who chairs the Legislature’s Public Works Committee, made the initial contact with the interested developer and led the effort to strike a deal with long-…

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Monticello, NY – Responding to public demand, the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office will now be accepting appointments for Sullivan County residents via an online scheduling system.

“We know how challenging and frustrating it’s been trying to get someone on the phone to schedule an in-person appointment at DMV,” acknowledged Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves, who…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Family Services is now offering an app to make the paperwork process easier.

“NYDocSubmit is a mobile application that allows certain social services applicants and recipients to take pictures of their documents and submit them to our office using their Apple iOS or Android phone or tablet,” Director of Temporary Assistance Giselle…

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