District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Jensy Delacruz, 20, of Monticello, N.Y. was sentenced to a total of 30 years in state prison and 5 years post release supervision for his role in shooting at another man and an occupied home in the Village of Liberty in August of 2011 and threatening a witness to the shootings. Farrell said that Delacruz was convicted by a jury in Sullivan County Court in June of 2012 of all charges arising out of two incidents involving gunfire, including a drive-by shooting, that occurred in Liberty on Carrier Street. Read more
8th annual ThunderBash presented by Thunder 102, The Town of Thompson and Concord Associates at the Monticello Casino & Raceway, 5:30pm. Free. Visit www.thunder102.com.
Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is offering new tutor training at the Literacy Center, 5:30-8:30pm. There will be 6 Thursday sessions. 845/794-0017.
Budget work session at the Monticello Central School District Board of Education in the Middle School Library, 6pm. 845/794-7700.
"Tenth of December," a short story by George Saunders, will be discussed at the next meeting of the great books discussion program at the E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. Copies of the story are available at the library. New members are welcome. 845/794-4660.
The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce presents a night of entertainment that embraces the era of the 1920’s. All are invited to the exclusive speakeasy “The Catskill Club” at Monticello Casino & Raceway, 7:30-11:30pm. Tickets: $40 per person or $75 per couple, includes hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, cash bar and entertainment. 845/791-4200.
“Our number one priority should be the adoption of this ethics local law. I think it’s shameful that this law, which was written by three distinguished wise citizens, Judge Anthony Kane, Judge Burton Ledina and John Konefal, has not yet been adopted.” Read more
The Catskill Club 1920’s Speakeasy Black Tie Fundraiser at Monticello Casino & Raceway (Sponsored by Empire Resorts), 7:30-11:30pm. $40 per person & 2 for $75.
Sullivan County Sheriff Mike Schiff and District Attorney Jim Farrell announced that they will again run for office this year. It will be the third term for Schiff and the second for Farrell. Read more
Legislator Gene Benson said he has received 300 emails opposing the New York Secure Ammunitions and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE), which puts limits on the sale of assault weapons and the size of magazine clips. Legislator Kathy LaBuda said she received about 200 emails and only one was in favor of the law. Read more