May 31, 2011 – Kerry Castello, 45, was found Sunday, hanging by a bed sheet in his cell at Sullivan County Jail in Monticello. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the suicide.
Castello was being held as a fugitive from justice on a warrant from the state of Massachusetts charging him with six counts of armed robbery.
He was arrested May 19 by state police and U.S. Marshals at a relative’s residence in the town of Liberty.
Castello waived an extradition hearing and was waiting return to Massachusetts. Read more
Speaker: Marlene Wertheim re: her Holocaust experience at Temple Sholom, 7pm. Public welcome. 845/439-5708 or 794-3962.
7/20, 12noon-4pm, $25 donation. Rain date: 7/21. Location/directions: 845/439-5708 or 794-3962. RSVP by 7/15.
Installation of officers & pot luck dairy/.vegetarian dinner at Temple Sholom, 6pm, $5 min. donation. Benefits Hadassah Medical Organization. 845/439-5708 or 794-3962.
Short story by Leonard Michaels will be discussed at E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. New members welcome. 845/794-4660.
The still struggling economy is responsible for a high number of foreclosed properties in Sullivan County this year. There are about 410 lots and homes that are likely to be auctioned off, though that could change as owners take legal steps to halt the sale. Read more
Theme: Civil War 150th anniversary w/ dealers, exhibits, giveaways & hourly prizes at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 10am-4pm. 845/794-2586.
Business meeting & slide program at Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 1pm. 845/794-2586.
A $600,000 cut in funding from the county will trigger a massive cut in state funding, with the total reduction amounting to $2.6 million.
That was the message Johanna Duncan-Poitier, vice chancellor for community colleges for the State University of New York (SUNY) system, brought to Sullivan County lawmakers at the government center on May 19. Duncan-Poitier brought a handful of other SUNY officials to try to persuade lawmakers that the proposed cut in county funding to Sullivan County Community College will have devastating consequences. Read more
Over 80 supporters turned out to praise the college and ask lawmakers not to cut its budget. Read more