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Legislature split over new position; Department of Family Services attorney

Members of the Sullivan County Legislature were divided over whether the county should hire another lawyer for the Department of Family Services (DFS) at a meeting of the Government Services Committee at the government center on December 12.  Read more

First Friday Networking Breakfast

January 10, 2014

MONTICELLO, NY — Learn what Sullivan County BOCES can offer you, your business and your employees at the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Breakfast at Blue Horizon Diner. 50/50 raffle. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVP BY Jan 9 to office@catskills.com.

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Of small businesses and casinos; A conversation about the future of Sullivan County

What most county officials see as a near-certainty of one or two casinos coming to Sullivan County colored the conversation at a meeting of the county Community and Economic Development Committee on December 5.  Read more

Six week computer workshop

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Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is offering a six week computer workshop: Knowing Your Way Around the Computer in the Computer Lab in The Literacy Center/Read it Again Bookstore, l. Become more familiar with tasks you can accomplish at your computer. Registration is required and the donation is $60. 845/794-0017.

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Rising costs bring new urgency to jail decision

One of the most frustrating issues confronting Sullivan County legislators is the construction of the proposed county jail. The decision had been pushed back over the past several years because of the tough economic climate, but now lawmakers are slowly moving forward again.  Read more

Bethel couple honored for community service

Maria and Al Frangipane were honored with the SYDA Foundation Community Service Award, which is bestowed each year on a couple or person who is deemed to have been especially active in serving the community.  Read more

Gunther: re-register for STAR

Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is reminding New York homeowners who receive the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption that they have to re-register for the exemption by December 31 to continue to receive it.  Read more

Catskill Mountain Chapter of Hadassah meeting

December 11, 2013

The Catskill Mountain Chapter of Hadassah will have a book review meeting at the home of Lauren Miller, 1pm. The book that will be discussed is “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” by Lucette Lagnado. Email lauren.miller13@gmail.com or 845/794-3962.

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Shorts & Sweets for the Holidays

December 7, 2013

The United Methodist Church of Monticello (UMC), 445 Broadway, presents Big Sky Productions in “Shorts & Sweets for the Holidays,” 2pm. Enjoy homemade sweets following the performance. Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit the UMC’s purchase of new media and sound equipment.

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Author visit

December 5, 2013

Kimberly Sabatini will speak about her debut young adult novel "Touching the Surface," at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 6:30pm. Free event. 845/794-4660 x 8.

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