Congressman Maurice Hinchey noted that everyone at some point needs healthcare, and without it, he would have died from the colon cancer he suffered with. Fortunately, two operations to address the problem last summer were successful, and though he will be retiring at the end of the year, he plans to remain active in matters that have long interested him. One of those is the strengthening of Medicare, which turned 47 years old on July 30. Read more
When 19-year-old Charles Wolf lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Haring Road in the Town of Lumberland in December 2011, the resulting accident cost the life of his cousin, Kyle MacKechnie. Read more
Talk by Myron Gittel at E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm, free, public welcome. 845/794-4660.
Nick Speranza, chairman of the board of Sullivan County Community College (SCCC), ticked off a list of accomplishments the college has achieved during the past year. Perhaps chief among them was that the college retained accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. He said that college officials were “very concerned about a visit from the accreditation team” because of past problems, but the visit went well. The team, however, said the college should make a few changes, such as the creation of a strategic plan, which the college did not have. Read more
As a general rule, when making decisions about matters that will impact the public, elected officials in New York State are required to deliberate in public. But one important exception to the rule is the political caucus. When members of the same political party get together, they are allowed to discuss county business, and just about anything else they want to discuss, with no fear of running afoul of the state’s Open Meetings Law. Read more
On July 16, Sullivan County Court Judge, Frank J. LaBuda, and Commissioner of Jurors, George Cooke welcomed the Honorable Mel Dudic, the Dean and CEO of the International University located in Novi Pesar, Serbia, to a tour and program of the Sullivan County Courthouse in Monticello, New York. Read more
"I'll Have What That Table's Having" at E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm, free. 845/794-4660.
Enjoy the day w/ your family at discounted prices at Holiday Mountain Ski & Fun Park, 11am-9pm (must sign-in by 1pm), $14/bracelet, ages 2-6 $12/bracelet. Live Thunder 102 broadcast, 50/50 & prizes. 845/791-4200.
Esthetician & make-up artist discusses why it's important for women to look their best & demonstrates how to use make-up at Temple Sholom, 8/1, 7pm, free. Dessert/coffee. RSVP by 7/26: 845/791-7234 or 794-7576.
Hosted by Landfield Ave. Synagogue at DeHoyos Park, 5-7pm, $15. 845/794-8470.