One of the most frustrating issues confronting Sullivan County legislators is the construction of the proposed county jail. The decision had been pushed back over the past several years because of the tough economic climate, but now lawmakers are slowly moving forward again. Read more
Maria and Al Frangipane were honored with the SYDA Foundation Community Service Award, which is bestowed each year on a couple or person who is deemed to have been especially active in serving the community. Read more
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is reminding New York homeowners who receive the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption that they have to re-register for the exemption by December 31 to continue to receive it. Read more
The Catskill Mountain Chapter of Hadassah will have a book review meeting at the home of Lauren Miller, 1pm. The book that will be discussed is “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” by Lucette Lagnado. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 845/794-3962.
The United Methodist Church of Monticello (UMC), 445 Broadway, presents Big Sky Productions in “Shorts & Sweets for the Holidays,” 2pm. Enjoy homemade sweets following the performance. Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit the UMC’s purchase of new media and sound equipment.
Kimberly Sabatini will speak about her debut young adult novel "Touching the Surface," at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 6:30pm. Free event. 845/794-4660 x 8.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service in the Bethlehem Temple Church on Fairground Road, 7pm. Sponsored by the Monticello Interfaith Council. All people of faith are invited. An offering of canned goods and donations will be collected for the Caring Hands Food Pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Light refreshments served.
Sheriff’s Deputies are battling the latest crime wave to besiege Sullivan County: larcenies from automobiles. In the last 3 months deputies have investigated 53 incidents from Livingston Manor to Rock Hill, from Smallwood to Glen Spey. All the vehicles involved had one thing in common: they were unlocked. Read more
Gordon Jenkins, the mayor of Monticello, reportedly turned up at the site of a car accident on Broadway on November 16, and a volunteer firefighter suspected that he had been drinking. He reported his suspicion to the Monticello police. Jenkins left the scene but was later arrested by the Monticello police and taken to the station. Read more
Press release from Monticello Central School District:
On Monday, November 18, 2013 at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School received a bomb threat. A note was found, turned into a teacher, who then brought it to the attention of the administration. Read more