There was a sea of T-shirts atop a smattering of men wearing candy-red woman’s shoes at the government center in Monticello on April 20, as a healthy crowd turned out to raise money for Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) program of Sullivan County. Read more
The Professional Women of Sullivan County will hold their installation of officers meeting at Mr. Willy’s Restaurant. Networking will begin at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. A cash bar will be available. Dinner, with tax and tip included, costs $25. RSVP: 845/791-4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday April 18, 2013, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office executed a “no knock” search warrant at 25 Pine Street in the Village of Monticello. The search warrant was obtained as a result of an ongoing investigation into the numerous burglaries that have taken place in Sullivan County. Read more
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