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
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
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.
"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.
“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.