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Fewer grant dollars from Albany? Sullivan is ‘stepchild in the outhouse’

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

Heating assistance dollars slashed; a cold wind from Washington

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

BOCES nursing program gets new digs

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

Rose sale

October 13, 2011 - November 14, 2011

Kiwanis Club fundraiser: multi-color dozen roses $15. Order by 11/14, pick up 11/22. 845/794-7050.

Roast beef dinner

November 7, 2011

Hosted by Kiwanis Club at Elks Lodge, 5-7pm, $10. 845/794-7050.

Long Term Care Council meeting

October 19, 2011

Information on long-term care services in Sullivan County in Legislative Committee Room, Gov't Center, 3-4:30pm. 845/807-0257.

Senior safety day

October 19, 2011

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.

Beginning/survival Spanish course

November 8, 2011

8-week course in Spanish at Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County, 5:30-7:30pm, $28. RSVP: 845/794-0017.

Dinner & mystery

October 21, 2011

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.

Albany blinks on eye tests

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

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