“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
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
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
A Spring Bazaar & Craft Show sponsored by Temple Sholom’s Religious School will be held at Temple Sholom, 11am-3pm. There will be jewelry, candles, plants, books and more. 845/807-6013.
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library hosts Preschool Story Time, 10:30am. Bring your child/children to the library to share stories, songs and crafts. 845/794-4660 ext. 5.
Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library hosts Toddler Story Time, 10:30am. Bring your child/children to the library to share stories, songs and crafts. 845/794-4660 ext. 5.
Monticello police arrested Luis Soto Montanez (55) of Monticello on Thursday 4/4/13. Montanez was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree and misdemeanors for reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree, menacing in the 2nd degree and obstructing breathing and circulation. Read more
Circus at the Monticello High School gym, shows at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. Tickets: Adults $10 advance or $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under admitted free with adult.
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop presents Broadway Cabaret at the Eugene D. Nesin Theatre for the performing Arts, 2pm. Donation: $10. 845/436-5336 or 794-6013.
The lean times continue in Sullivan County as the legislature voted on March 21 to cut the amount of money it gives to the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County (CCE) by 20% or roughly $83,000. Before the vote, members of the CCE board addressed county legislators in an attempt to persuade them not to approve the cut. Read more