Scott Samuelson, chair of the Sullivan County Legislature, gave the State of the County Address on May 24 at the government center in Monticello. The address reflected the fact that the county is still suffering the impacts of the great recession, but there was also a bit of good news. Samuelson said, “The county ended 2012 with encouraging news. Sullivan County sales tax revenues had come in more than $1 million greater than what had been anticipated in the 2012 operating budget. Read more
Monticello police arrested three persons on May 23, as part of an ongoing investigation into a reported gang assault upon a 36-year-old Monticello man that occurred on May 1. The incident occurred in a residence on High Street in the Village of Monticello. Read more
The Sullivan County Legislature adopted the long-awaited new ethics law at a meeting at the government center in Monticello on May 23. Before the vote, legislator Cindy Gieger said she would vote in favor of the law with the understanding that a vote to restore a provision that would grant subpoena power to the new ethics board would be held before the law takes effect in 60 days. Read more
United Way's hot summer tent sale at the United Way Building, 10am-3pm. A flea market and garage sale rolled into one. Clothing, jeans, shoes, housewares, furnishings, hardware, and more at a fraction of retail prices. Refreshments and hourly raffle drawings. Free admission.
The chair of the Sullivan County Legislature says he is pleased with Governor Cuomo’s plan that would bring a casino to the county. On May 12, Scott Samuelson issued a press release saying, “While I am still evaluating the details of the governor’s proposal, clearly this presents an opportunity for a real discussion and debate to occur ... I remain hopeful that Sullivan County will benefit greatly from this endeavor.” Read more
Volunteers meet at Rotary Corner, at the corner of Broadway and St. John Street from 10am-12 noon. Volunteers can bring their own gloves and tools if they have them, but no experience is necessary. 845/295-2445.
Refuah Health center will launch a health fair at the Walmart Shopping Center parking lot. You will have the opportunity to speak to one of our doctors and discuss heath related issues. There will be some free health screenings like blood pressure and glucose level. 845/482-9394.
There will be a talk about weight "release" and blood tests at the Literacy Center, 5:30pm. A Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse-trained journalist talks about how he effectively lost over 40 pounds to return to his college weight of 30 years ago. Hear why a small but growing number of health professionals use "new" blood tests in addition to the "standard" lipid profile of LDL, HDL and Triglycerides to assess and mange their patients' vascular health. 845/423-5958.
Scott Samuelson, chair of the Sullivan County Legislature, took a minute to let his colleagues know he was pleased with the way the Sullivan County Visitors Association handled the cover of the new travel guide. Read more
“This is a true American project, hot dogs, baseball, old Ford truck and a good American beer. All of our products are made in the USA, we support our community, that’s what we will always be about,” said Phil Vallone, one of the investors in the Roscoe Beer Company. Read more