For years, the wisdom of the street said that it’s easier to sign up for benefits like food stamps in Sullivan County than it is in other locations. At a meeting of the county legislature on November 15, Randy Parker, the newly installed commissioner of the Department of Family Services (DFS), indicated that the perception of ease among potential applicants is, in fact, true. Read more
From Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to the Discovery Center, nonprofit organizations play a large role in Sullivan County, and all of the nonprofits were invited to the first annual Sullivan Nonprofit Summit in March 2011. Read more
The organization that has been responsible for promoting tourism in Sullivan County for the past decade will retain that responsibility at least through 2013. The legislature voted seven to two to award the contract to the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA) rather than the new company that sought to fill the role, Sullivan County Tourism and Promotion (SCTP). Read more
The utility companies that provide electricity to Sullivan County have been busy repairing downed power lines and issuing press releases chronicling their progress. By the morning of November 5, NYSEG reported that there were about 4,800 costumers without power in Sullivan County, down from a high of 24,000. Orange and Rockland reported 1,900 customers in the county were still without power, down from a high of more than 6,500. Read more
An electrical malfunction on October 31st at about mid-day caused the closure of Monticello Village administrative offices, a direct consequence of damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.
Police, Code Enforcement, Public Works, and Water and Sewer Departments all remain open and are intently focused on storm cleanup, according to Mayor Gordon Jenkins.
All offices are expected to open on Monday, November 5th.
Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau issued the following statement: "The National Weather Service (NWS) in Binghamton has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Sullivan County. Hurricane Sandy will move north along the Eastern Seaboard over the weekend.This powerful storm may ultimately impact the Northeast with the potential for locally heavy rainfall and high winds beginning on Monday and continuing through midweek." Read more
Monticello Interact Club is sponsoring our annual pancake breakfast in the Monticello High School cafeteria. Tickets are $7 for adults $5 seniors and students pancakes eggs sausage bagels and beverages will be served. 8am - 12noon.
There will be movie stars, sports celebrities, sculptures made specifically for the weekend, the biggest tie-dyed bagel ever made and the longest bagel chain ever assembled. Read more
On Wednesday, at Temple Sholom (corner of Rte. 42 and Dillon Rd.) 7:00 pm. There will be a showing of the movie “Loving Leah”. After the movie there will be a discussion led by Pam Sussman. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Lauren Miller at 845/794-3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After encountering pressure from reporters and members of the public, the Sullivan County Legislature scheduled another round of presentations by the two nonprofit organizations who are vying for the contract to promote tourism in the county. The presentations are scheduled for October 30 at 10 a.m. at the government center in Monticello and will be open to the press and public. The contract comes with some $500,000 in room tax revenue. Read more