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December 22, 2014
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Court hours reduced due to budget constraints

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Hon. Mark M. Meddaugh, Sullivan County Family Court Judge, has announced that, due to fiscal restrictions imposed by the state budget, the hours of operation and the services that are provided by family court will be curtailed effective immediately. The court will open at 9 a.m. and will be closed from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. All court proceedings will terminate at 4:30 p.m.

Although the Court will be accepting paperwork at the front desk until 4:45 p.m., any emergency applications for either custody or family offenses must be filed by no later than 4 p.m. Any emergency applications for Orders of Protection after 4 p.m. will be referred to the local Justice Court that has jurisdiction over the case. All court proceedings that have not been concluded by 4:30 p.m. will be rescheduled to 9 a.m., the next day court is in session, or at a time that is convenient to all parties.

Judge Meddaugh further announced that the hours of operation of the day care center, which provides daycare for litigants who appear in Family Court, will be significantly reduced. The actual hours of operation will be made available as soon as they are determined. Mediation services will also be significantly reduced, and the schedule of availability of mediation services will be released when it is finalized.

Even with the cutback in court hours, it appears that layoffs may be necessary, which will further affect the operation of the court.

Frado named CRMC interim CEO

HARRIS, NY — Rosemary Frado has been named interim CEO of Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC), effective May 2.
The move by the board of directors follows the resignation of Steve Ruwoldt on April 13, citing health reasons. Since his appointment in 2007, Ruwoldt has been instrumental in turning around a series of financial and management issues at the hospital.

Prior to this appointment, Frado was vice president of planning and marketing for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System. Her responsibilities over more than 35 years of experience have included strategic and business planning, grants management, regulatory filings and marketing and public relations initiatives.

The board plans a search for a permanent replacement.