Two Monticello men, Lance Tate Jr., 19, and Johnny B. Davis, Jr., 22, who is a reputed member of the Bloods street gang, were sentenced on March 28 to significant prison terms for participation in a violent robbery, during which they stole a lawfully possessed handgun from its registered owner. Read more
Ivan Martinez, 45, has been arrested for welfare fraud and other charges including grand larceny and misuse of food stamps. The charges, which were brought on March 29, come as the result of a joint investigation by the Sullivan County Department of Social Services Fraud Unit and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. Read more
In a move that lawmaker Cindy Gieger has been pursuing for some time, a press conference was held at the government center on April 2 to announce the appointment of detective Gerald Dietz to the position of chief fraud investigator serving the Sullivan County Division of Family Services. There was also the announcement of the formation of Sullivan County’s first fraud investigation team, which includes not only Dietz, but all branches of law enforcement in the county. Read more
The dam at the end of Gabriel Road has been washed out since 2005, when heavy flooding hit the area twice during the spring, and the road to repair has wended through a labyrinth of agencies and interests as the town board sought to repair the dam and let traffic flow across it once again. Read more
St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Annual Roast Pork Dinner at St. Anthony's Hall, 3-6pm. Cost: adults $10, children (under 12) $5. Takeout available. 845/557-8434 or 856-6277.
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Jessica Fingers, a former athletic star who attended Monticello High School, was found dead in a dorm room at Columbia University on March 31. Read more
Lake Huntington Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid to hold a Penny Social at the Church Parlors, doors 11:30am, calling 12:30pm. Special raffles, free coffee and cake after calling, hot dogs and soda for sale. Donation: $1. 570/729-8247 or 845/932-8923.
First Friday at the Calder Cafe will signal the last of this series for this season, at the Equinunk Historical Society, doors open at 6:30pm, live music begins at 7:15pm. If you would like to perform, prepare three songs or about 15 minutes performance time. Call 570/224-0223 to be included on the schedule. Acoustic music only. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. 570/224-6722.