Responding to complaints by citizens of “open air” drug dealing on the streets of Livingston Manor, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office conducted a six-month investigation which has led to three arrests. Flavio Lugo, 19, of Livingston Manor was arrested on January 2; John M. Bryant, Sr., 63, of Livingston Manor was arrested January 17; and Curtis Kennedy, 25, of Monticello was arrested February 6. Read more
Several lawmakers expressed reservations about committing the county to spend some $8.8 million on a new emergency radio system for the county, but in the end, the vote was unanimous to move forward with it. Read more
The effort by five of the nine county legislators to remove the county manager was finalized February 21 with the announcement that the legislature had voted to approve a separation agreement. A statement issued jointly by county manager David Fanslau and Scott Samuelson, chair of the legislature, read, “Mr. Fanslau and the Sullivan County Legislature have amicably agreed to enter into a Separation Agreement, ending Mr. Fanslau’s position as Sullivan County Manager, effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 2. The legislature thanks Mr. Read more
The national debate over gun control spilled into the Sullivan County Government Center on February 21 with an elected official calling for the prosecution of Governor Andrew Cuomo and any state legislators who voted in favor of the Secure Ammunition Firearms and Enforcement Act (SAFE NY). Read more
The effort by five of the nine county legislators to remove the county manager was finalized February 21 with the announcement that the legislature had voted to approve a separation agreement. Read more
The Literacy Board of Sullivan County presents a book reading and signing by author Mary Ziavras from Greek Folk Stories Old and New at the Read it Again Bookstore, 5:30pm. Musical offering and guest appearance by her daughter Julie Ziavras, renowned interpreter of Greek Folk songs. Traditional Greek pastries will be served. Free and open to the public. 845/794-0017.
The Sullivan County Million Man March Community Action Group and the Committee of Sisters celebrate Black History Month at the Ted Stroebele Center, 1-7pm. Performances, speakers, DJ, food and more. 845/796-8785.
Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County presents Greek Folk Stories Old & New: book reading/signing with author Mary Ziavras at the Literacy Center, 7pm. Visit www.GreekFolkStories.com or call 845/794-6639 ext. 219.
Robert J Kaiser Middle School, annual Family Reading Night, 5:30 to 7:30pm in the cafeteria. There will be fun presentations, guest speakers, the Scholastic Book Fair, raffles to win great prizes, pictures taken with Geronimo Mouse, and informational booths. Cake and punch will be served. 845/796-3058.
Representatives of a dozen companies lined up with their cardboard sleds at the Holiday Mountain Ski and Fun Park on February 9 to take part in a race. The sleds could be made only from cardboard, tape and paint. The Woodstock Wind Balloon Company took the prize for “most creative,” while the Poley Paving Company created the fastest sled. Read more