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Turmoil in Sullivan Family Services; legal battle escalates

The battle that has been brewing for nearly two years in the Sullivan County Department of Family Services (DFS) boiled into the open on July 22, with a lawyer for DFS commissioner Randy Parker issuing a press release that harshly criticizes an investigation that targeted Parker.

The legislature in June passed a resolution to spend $175,000 to pay for an investigation into various complaints within DFS.  Read more

Walk for a Cause

July 26, 2014

Second annual indoor 5k walk fundraiser, 9 Monticello St., 9am-12 noon. Benefits Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless and the United Way of Sullivan County. Health and wellness vendors, 50/50 raffle. Suggested donation $10, kids under 10 free. 845/807-6013.

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Jessi-Ann Rosenbaum

Steak and lobster bake

July 26, 2014

The Monticello Elks Lodge #1544 is hosting its annual steak and lobster bake with all the fixins', 3-7pm. Games, raffles for tickets at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts concerts, refreshments. Cost: $40, or $75 per couple. No tickets sold at door. 845/791-7800.

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Danielle Jose-Decker

Monticello man arrested for burglary

Monticello Police arrested Glenden Reynolds (22) of Monticello on Thursday 7/17/14. Reynolds was arrested as a result of an ongoing investigation into a burglary of the Monticello Liquors Store located on Pleasant Street in the Village of Monticello.  Read more

Sullivan redistricting plan adopted; criticism leveled over transparency

The Sullivan County Legislature on July 17 considered new election districts during two lengthy meetings and a public hearing. With little time to make a decision, Legislator Cindy Gieger asked, “With one public hearing and then a vote, at what time do we consider constituents' concerns?”  Read more

Third Thursday Evening Mixer

August 21, 2014

Third Thursday Evening Mixer at Mr. Willy's Restaurant, 3695 Rte. 42 South, 5:30-7pm. Sponsored by: Fun With No Sun. Networking, light fare and a cash bar. Free for members/$10 for non-members. RSVP by 3pm on 8/20. Call 845/791-4200 or email

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Melodrama 'Stop Thief!'

July 20, 2014

The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will present “Stop Thief!” at the Rivoli Theatre, 2pm. A mischievously fun, musically enhanced melodrama by D. Chapelle. 845/436-5336, or go to or buy tickets at

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Book talk on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s 'The Bully Pulpit'

July 22, 2014

Career educator Tony Nappo will speak on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s most recent book "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7pm. 845/794-4660.

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Composting workshop

July 15, 2014

CCE Master Gardeners Nancy Schunk and Denise Frangipane will present a composting and vermiculture program at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 7pm. 845/794-4660.

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Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

Stamp show

July 13, 2014

The Sullivan County Philatelic Society will hold its 42nd annual stamp show at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10am-4pm. The theme is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. 845/794-2586.

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Art Rosenzweig
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