Signs of belt tightening and fear of more of it were on display at the government center on October 6. Luiz Aragon, the planning commissioner, asked lawmakers for a resolution to apply for state grant money through a new process called the Consolidation Funding Application. Read more
At a meeting of the Health and Family Services Committee at the government center on October 6, commissioner Chris Cunningham warned lawmakers that it may be an especially cold winter for low-wage residents in Sullivan County. Read more
About 60 instructors, students, visitors and friends climbed up two flights of stairs from the Eugene Nesin Theatre to the new location of the BOCES Health Occupations/Nursing Program. There, on October 5, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed, and visitors toured the classrooms, checking out the medical mannequins and other teaching equipment. Read more
Kiwanis Club fundraiser: multi-color dozen roses $15. Order by 11/14, pick up 11/22. 845/794-7050.
Hosted by Kiwanis Club at Elks Lodge, 5-7pm, $10. 845/794-7050.
Information on long-term care services in Sullivan County in Legislative Committee Room, Gov't Center, 3-4:30pm. 845/807-0257.
Day of informative speakers & fun at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 9am-1pm, free (donations appreciated). Free buffet lunch. Door prizes. 845/807-0241 or 292-5250.
8-week course in Spanish at Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, 5:30-7:30pm, $28. RSVP: 845/794-0017.
Solve a mystery while enjoying dinner at St. John's Church, 5-8pm. Advance tickets: family of 4 $14, adults $10, age 12 & under $5; at door: family of 4 $27, adults $12, ages 12 & under $7. 845/733-6721 or 802/881-2470.
The plan was to allow the 2.4 million drivers in New York State who seek to renew their driving licenses each year to “self-certify” that their vision is up to par; they would no longer need a vision test performed at the many Department of Motor Vehicle offices around the state, or a note from their eye-doctor, to get a driver license renewal. Read more