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Professional Women of Sullivan County meeting

May 15, 2013

The Professional Women of Sullivan County will hold their installation of officers meeting at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant. Networking will begin at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. A cash bar will be available. Dinner, with tax and tip included, costs $25. RSVP: 845/791-4501 or mjcat12@hotmail.com.

Harris man arrested for gun, stolen property

On Thursday April 18, 2013, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office executed a “no knock” search warrant at 25 Pine Street in the Village of Monticello. The search warrant was obtained as a result of an ongoing investigation into the numerous burglaries that have taken place in Sullivan County.  Read more

Inmate mental health costs decreasing; Sullivan officials targeting costs

So far this year, the amount of criminal inpatient costs in Sullivan County is $0. In recent years, the cost has fluctuated a great deal, and soared to more than $500,000 in 2011.  Read more

Farm workers campaign for rights; A presentation in Monticello

Two Latino farm workers appeared at a meeting of the Sullivan County Chapter of the NAACP as part of the New York State Justice for Farm Workers Campaign, which is advocating that the state legislature adopt the Farm Workers Fair Labor Practices Act. The act would extend rights, such as overtime pay, a day of rest per week and protection when seeking collective bargaining to farm workers. These are rights that are already enjoyed by most workers in the state.  Read more

Botanic Gardens bus trip

May 21, 2013

The Community Garden Club of Liberty is sponsoring a bus trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. The bus leaves from the Government Center in Monticello at 8am. Bus fare is $35 plus $10 admission ($5 for seniors). Lunch on your own. Reservations required by May 1st. 845/794-6139.

Walk MS

April 27, 2013

Walk MS - Sullivan County begins at Blue Horizon Diner, 9:30am-12 noon. Funds raised will benefit the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Register: visit www.walkMSnyc.org, call 212/463-9791 or email walkms@msnyc.org.

Short story discussion

April 23, 2013

"Valentine," a short story by Tessa Hadley, 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.

Sullivan health still poor; County health rankings unveiled

“If you look at the county health rankings and go on the website (www.countyhelathrankings.org), look at any county you want, or any county in any state, and you will always see consistently where the income is highest the health outcomes are best. That’s what is directly correlated, poverty leads to poor health.”  Read more

Sullivan homeless housing; Private residences versus motels

In an ongoing effort to rein in spending in Sullivan County, the legislature has been considering gradually shifting to a new model of housing the homeless in the county. Right now, the county houses about 200 homeless adults and children in 11 different motels in various locations.  Read more

Sullivan foster care system discussed; $5 million spent on out-of-county care

There are various reasons a child may wind up in the Sullivan County Foster Care System. For instance, a parent may be incarcerated, or the child may have delinquency issues. Whatever the reason, when a child enters the system, he or she must sometimes be housed out of the county.  Read more

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