Legislator Gene Benson said he has received 300 emails opposing the New York Secure Ammunitions and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE), which puts limits on the sale of assault weapons and the size of magazine clips. Legislator Kathy LaBuda said she received about 200 emails and only one was in favor of the law. Read more
The former Sullivan County manager, David Fanslau, has reportedly met with the board of trustees of the Village of Monticello to discuss the possibility of serving temporarily as the manager of the village. Read more
There are state regulations regarding where state prisoners go when they are released from prison and have no home to go to. If the prisoner is prosecuted in Sullivan County and is homeless upon release, then the prisoner enters the county’s Department of Community Services system. Read more
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event to raise funds for the Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) program of Sullivan County, administered by Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), at the Sullivan County Government Center Lobby, 10am. Followed by a chicken BBQ. Cost: $20. Visit www.crmcny.org or call 845/794-3300 ext. 2442.
Professional Women of Sullivan County meeting at Albella’s Restaurant, 6pm. There will be a panel led by Joyce Garber discussing Women in Science. Dinner 6:30pm. Cost: $25. You need not be a member to attend. RSVP: 845-791-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Spring Bazaar & Craft Show sponsored by Temple Sholom’s Religious School at Temple Sholom, 11am-3pm. There will be jewelry, candles, plants, books and more. 845/807-6013.
The destination resort project being planned for the site of the old Concord Hotel is ambitious. According to documents on the project’s website (www.eptconcordresort.com), “When complete, the EPT Concord Resort will include an 18-hole golf course, a casino resort, harness horse race track, grandstand/showroom, simulcast facility, hotels, a recreational vehicle park and an entertainment village with supporting retail stores. In addition, there will be a residential village with a mix of housing, including condos, apartments, townhouses and detached single-family homes. Read more
Sullivan County Philatelic Society will meet in the Ted Stroebel Recreation Center, 1pm. A DVD on postal stationary of Switzerland will be shown. There will be regular stamp trading sessions, door prizes and giveaways. Refreshments will be served. Call 845/794-2586.
Antique appraisal by Jenack Appraisals at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 1:30-4pm. Admission is free. You must arrive before 3pm and there is a 3-item limit per person. The cost per item appraised is $5. Register: 845/794-4660 ext. 6.
Responding to complaints by citizens of “open air” drug dealing on the streets of Livingston Manor, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office conducted a six-month investigation which has led to three arrests. Flavio Lugo, 19, of Livingston Manor was arrested on January 2; John M. Bryant, Sr., 63, of Livingston Manor was arrested January 17; and Curtis Kennedy, 25, of Monticello was arrested February 6. Read more