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Monticello

Bagel Festival declared a hit

An estimated 5,000 people turned out to the first-ever Bagel Festival in Monticello on August 17 and 18. Jeffrey Siegel, owner of the Spencer Daniels Agency, which produced the festival, said, “The only way it could have been more fabulous would be maybe if President Obama stopped by. It was just great.”  Read more

Novak murder trial continues

The murder trial of Paul Novak has been unfolding over the past week or so with sometimes dramatic testimony. Novak is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Catherine Novak, then burning down the house in Lava in 2008.  Read more

Zumbathon fundraiser

September 8, 2013

Zumbathon at the Monticello Fitness Factory, 12 noon to 2pm. Benefits the Orange/Sullivan Walk to End Alzheimer’s. $15 minimum donation suggested, which covers admission, refreshments, door prizes and purple bracelet. Please wear purple. 845/866-2800 or 914/443-6619.

For More Information: 
845/866-2800

Jail discussions resume; location is once again debated

The issue of constructing a new county jail has been dormant since 2010 because of sagging county revenues due to the Great Recession. The issue was brought up again at a meeting in the government center on August 9 after indication that officials in Albany are once again expecting the legislature to start moving on the project.  Read more

Summer Lecture Series

August 21, 2013

Rich Arnold will speak at the E.B. Crawford Public Library about handmade tribal pottery from Papua New Guinea, 7:30pm.

For More Information: 
845/794-4660.

Great books discussion group

August 13, 2013

"The Three Sisters," a play by Anton Chekhov, will be discussed at the next meeting of the great books discussion group at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. Copies of the play are available at the library. New members are always welcome.

For More Information: 
845/794-4660

Temple Sholom brunch

August 25, 2013

Temple Sholom, will host a brunch featuring Dr. Neal Jacobs speaking about "Africa, the Peace Corps, and me," 11:30am. Cost: $15.

For More Information: 
845/794-2314, 845/796-3777 or 845/794-8731

Four arrested in Monticello on drugs, gun charges

Monticello police arrested four persons at Number Four Greenview avenue in the Village of Monticello on August 8.  Read more

Big book sale

August 11, 2013

Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County will hold a huge book sale at Read It Again book store in the Literacy Center, 11am-4pm. Books priced as low as 25 cents. 845/794-0017.

Free rabies clinic

August 14, 2013

Free rabies clinic for all pets of Sullivan County residents at Town of Thompson Highway Department, 33 Jefferson St., 6-7:30pm. Dogs, cats, ferrets will be vaccinated.

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