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August 2012

August 2, 2012 - August 9, 2012

Ellen M. Kelly of Hurley, NY, formerly of Liberty, NY, a retired deputy clerk and treasurer for the Village of Liberty, died on August 1, 2012 at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. She was 91.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 6 in the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty, with Father Joseph Juracek OFM officiating. Burial was in the Sullivan County Veteran’s Cemetery, Sunset Lake Road, Liberty.
Memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



Charles J. Piera of Sundown, NY, 72, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Catskill Regional Hospital, Harris, NY.
Born February 23, 1940 in Meriden, CT, he was the son of the late Carlos Piera of Pego, Spain, and the late Presentacion Riera Piera of Vergel, Spain.
Mr. Piera was a graduate of Choate in Wallinford, CT, class of 1958, and received a BA in History from Columbia University in 1962.He retired as Supervisor of Volunteer Services at Eastern Correctional Facility in Naponach in 2006, after 27 years.  Read more


Elizabeth “Betty” C. Dennis of Beach Lake, PA passed away July 24, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale PA, following an illness. She was born in Kingston, PA, August 29, 1937, daughter of the late Ruth Davey Dennis and Thomas S. Dennis.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; Robert Freiermuth and Richard Theobald.  Read more

Sullivan marijuana grow house ring leaders charged

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Wilbert Plummer, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), announced on August 2 the unsealing of an Indictment against FRANK NATIELLO III, JOSHUA SCHULTZ, JESUS GUTIERREZ, CLEMENTE FERNANDEZ, and JUAN DAVID ZAPATA-MONTOYA (the “Natiello Organization”), for their roles in operating several marijuana “grow houses” in Sullivan County that grew and distributed multi-million dollar quantities of marijuana.  Read more

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison in Gang Assault in Shooting of Another Man in Evergreen

Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Daquan Gray, aka “Day Day”, age 21, of Monticello, N.Y. was sentenced in Sullivan County Court by County Judge Michael McGuire today, August 7, 2012, to an aggregate sentence of 65 years in state prison and 5 years of post release supervision for Gang Assault and other violent felony charges.  Read more

Penny social & bake sale

August 18, 2012

St John's Episcopal Church, 5-8pm, $5 incl. 12 tickets, coffee & dessert. 845/807-3050 or 707-5683.

Long Term Care Council meeting

August 15, 2012

Information on long term care services in Sullivan County in Legislative Committee Room (Gov't Center), 3-4:30pm, free, all welcome. 845/807-0257.

Super penny social

August 18, 2012

The Club at Smallwood, doors open 6pm, calling 7:30pm. 845/583-0244 or 583-5737.

Chicken BBQ

August 19, 2012

St. Anthony's Pavilion, noon-3pm, adults $10, under age 12 $5. Take-out avail. 845/557-8434 or 856-6277.

Veterans fundraiser

August 9, 2012

Hosted by the Committee for the Families of Iraq & Afghanistan War Vets at Mr. Willy's, 5:30-7:30pm, $25 incl. unlimited wings & beer/soda. 845/418-5803.