The New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit on March 21 in federal court against the recently passed gun law in New York State. Court papers say the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE), runs afoul of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which affords citizens the right to own “commonly possessed” guns for defense purposes.
On the same day, hundreds of people gathered for a rally against NY SAFE, which is primarily aimed at the sale of assault weapons. Read more
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after conducting an investigation into internal thefts at the Monticello High School. Read more
Monticello police arrested Edward M. Jackson (39) of Mount Vernon, NY on Friday 3/22/13. Edwards was charged with the following felony offenses: criminal possession of a controlled substance; tampering with physical evidence; forgery in the 2nd degree; fugitive from justice - he is wanted by the Tazwell county sheriff department in the State of Virginia) Read more
District Attorney Jim Farrell announced today that Jensy Delacruz, 20, of Monticello, N.Y. was sentenced to a total of 30 years in state prison and 5 years post release supervision for his role in shooting at another man and an occupied home in the Village of Liberty in August of 2011 and threatening a witness to the shootings. Farrell said that Delacruz was convicted by a jury in Sullivan County Court in June of 2012 of all charges arising out of two incidents involving gunfire, including a drive-by shooting, that occurred in Liberty on Carrier Street. Read more
8th annual ThunderBash presented by Thunder 102, The Town of Thompson and Concord Associates at the Monticello Casino & Raceway, 5:30pm. Free. Visit www.thunder102.com.
Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is offering new tutor training at the Literacy Center, 5:30-8:30pm. There will be 6 Thursday sessions. 845/794-0017.
Budget work session at the Monticello Central School District Board of Education in the Middle School Library, 6pm. 845/794-7700.
"Tenth of December," a short story by George Saunders, 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.
The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce presents a night of entertainment that embraces the era of the 1920’s. All are invited to the exclusive speakeasy “The Catskill Club” at Monticello Casino & Raceway, 7:30-11:30pm. Tickets: $40 per person or $75 per couple, includes hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner, cash bar and entertainment. 845/791-4200.
“Our number one priority should be the adoption of this ethics local law. I think it’s shameful that this law, which was written by three distinguished wise citizens, Judge Anthony Kane, Judge Burton Ledina and John Konefal, has not yet been adopted.” Read more