The battle that has been brewing for nearly two years in the Sullivan County Department of Family Services (DFS) boiled into the open on July 22, with a lawyer for DFS commissioner Randy Parker issuing a press release that harshly criticizes an investigation that targeted Parker.
The legislature in June passed a resolution to spend $175,000 to pay for an investigation into various complaints within DFS. Read more
Second annual indoor 5k walk fundraiser, 9 Monticello St., 9am-12 noon. Benefits Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless and the United Way of Sullivan County. Health and wellness vendors, 50/50 raffle. Suggested donation $10, kids under 10 free. 845/807-6013.
The Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 is hosting its annual steak and lobster bake with all the fixins', 3-7pm. Games, raffles for tickets at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts concerts, refreshments. Cost: $40, or $75 per couple. No tickets sold at door. 845/791-7800.
Monticello Police arrested Glenden Reynolds (22) of Monticello on Thursday 7/17/14. Reynolds was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into a burglary of the Monticello Liquors Store located on Pleasant Street in the Village of Monticello. Read more
The Sullivan County Legislature on July 17 considered new election districts during two lengthy meetings and a public hearing. With little time to make a decision, Legislator Cindy Gieger asked, “With one public hearing and then a vote, at what time do we consider constituents' concerns?” Read more
Third Thursday Evening Mixer at Mr. Willy's Restaurant, 3695 Rte. 42 South, 5:30-7pm. Sponsored by: Fun With No Sun. Networking, light fare and a cash bar. Free for members/$10 for non-members. RSVP by 3pm on 8/20. Call 845/791-4200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career educator Tony Nappo will speak on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s most recent book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7pm. 845/794-4660.
CCE Master Gardeners Nancy Schunk and Denise Frangipane will present a composting and vermiculture program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7pm. 845/794-4660.
The Sullivan County Philatelic Society will hold its 42nd annual stamp show at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10am-4pm. The theme is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. 845/794-2586.