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Sullivan moves forward with $8.8 million bond; State early voting opposed by legislature

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

County manager moving on; Proposed change to county charter moves forward

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

Hitler invoked in gun debate: Elected official calls for registering journalists

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

County manager moving on; charter change moves forward

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

Book reading and signing by Mary Ziavras

March 20, 2013

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.

Celebrate Black History Month

February 23, 2013

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.

Book reading: Greek Stories

March 18, 2013

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.

Family Reading Night

March 7, 2013

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.

Cardboard sled race and donations for food pantry

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

Film to shoot in Sullivan County; Legislators discuss ‘horror’ film

Deputy county treasurer Nancy Buck said, “It’s not really a horror film.” That was after county chair Scott Samuelson said, “I’d like to see maybe a non-horror movie next time,” which prompted a round of laughter.  Read more

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