The meeting of the Sullivan County Health and Family Services Meeting was packed with onlookers at the government center on June 6, with many people coming to show support for Dr. David Sager, who had recently been fired from his job as deputy commissioner of the Division of Family Services (DFS). Read more
In separate incidents, Monticello police arrested three men recently for theft with the help of video evidence. In the first case, Monticello police arrested Isaiah Roberts, 22, and Keron Neils, 20, both of Brooklyn, for stealing a donation jar from a fast food establishment. Read more
Easter Seals New York Project Excel located in Monticello has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals. Read more
“Welcoming of a New Torah” celebration at the Jewish War Veterans’ Hall, 4-6pm service and parade, followed by a festive meal for those who made reservations, or snacks for those who did not. Reservations: 845/794-8470 or email email@example.com.
Prime Timers of Temple Sholom bus trip to New York City, a day on your own. $28 round trip, including the tip for the bus driver. You need not be a Prime Timer member. Reservations: 845/794-2314, or 845/794-8731.
Scott Samuelson, chair of the Sullivan County Legislature, gave the State of the County Address on May 24 at the government center in Monticello. The address reflected the fact that the county is still suffering the impacts of the great recession, but there was also a bit of good news. Samuelson said, “The county ended 2012 with encouraging news. Sullivan County sales tax revenues had come in more than $1 million greater than what had been anticipated in the 2012 operating budget. Read more
Monticello police arrested three persons on May 23, as part of an ongoing investigation into a reported gang assault upon a 36-year-old Monticello man that occurred on May 1. The incident occurred in a residence on High Street in the Village of Monticello. Read more
The Sullivan County Legislature adopted the long-awaited new ethics law at a meeting at the government center in Monticello on May 23. Before the vote, legislator Cindy Gieger said she would vote in favor of the law with the understanding that a vote to restore a provision that would grant subpoena power to the new ethics board would be held before the law takes effect in 60 days. Read more
United Way's hot summer tent sale at the United Way Building, 10am-3pm. A flea market and garage sale rolled into one. Clothing, jeans, shoes, housewares, furnishings, hardware, and more at a fraction of retail prices. Refreshments and hourly raffle drawings. Free admission.
The chair of the Sullivan County Legislature says he is pleased with Governor Cuomo’s plan that would bring a casino to the county. On May 12, Scott Samuelson issued a press release saying, “While I am still evaluating the details of the governor’s proposal, clearly this presents an opportunity for a real discussion and debate to occur ... I remain hopeful that Sullivan County will benefit greatly from this endeavor.” Read more