“The resolution came about because the legislators heard the public and they wanted to respond.” That was how lawmaker Ira Steingart, chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee introduced a resolution dealing with the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SVCA) on February 2. The resolution supersedes another resolution passed the previous week, which called for immediately issuing a request for proposals (RFP) from interested nonprofit organizations to promote tourism in the county. Read more
Make Hamantaschen for Purim at Temple Sholom, 1pm. 845/794-3962.
A valuable Torah stolen in December from the Landfield Avenue Synagogue has been recovered. Police arrested Christopher Colvill, 41, of Woodridge, on Tuesday, January 24 morning and charged him with criminal possession of stolen property. They recovered the scroll, valued at $35,000, from his house. Read more
Visitors association compared to Halliburton;Democratic chair responds to change in tourism money (updated story)
MONTICELLO, NY — Darryl Kaplan, the chair of the Sullivan County Democratic Committee, issued a press release on January 31, defending the decision of five of the newly elected Democrats of the legislature to change the way tourism dollars are awarded. Read more
Elks Lodge, 4-7pm, $10. Take-out avail. 845/794-7050.
Hosted by The Recovery Center in Gov't Center lobby, 11am-2pm, 16oz. $3, 32oz. $6. Pre-order: 845/794-8080, ext. 117.
The newly-seated Sullivan County Legislature on January 26 voted to change the way it awards about $700,000 in room-tax revenue to promote tourism in the county. For the past 12 years, the legislature has negotiated with and awarded a yearly contract to the Sullivan County Visitors Association (SCVA). Read more
Eight-week course at Literacy Center, Tues. & Wed., 5:30-7:30pm, $128. RSVP: 845/794-0017.
Bus leaves Apollo Plaza for Mohegan Sun (Pocono Downs), 8:15am, $30 (free play $30 + $10 food coupon). Sponsored by Monticello Kiwanis Club. 845/794-7050 or 794-2888.
Learn about financial assistance programs at St. John Street Education Center, 6-8pm, $80. RSVP: 845/295-4900 or 791-4070.