The budget for Sullivan County for 2014 was adopted on December 19 and comes in within the Albany-mandated 2% property tax cap. Although there was some disagreement previously about the need to exceed the cap, all nine legislators voter in favor of the budget. Read more
Saying the parties were responding to an “outcry” from the public, Bill James, chairman of the Town of Thompson Democratic Committee, announced that his party and three others registered in the town—Republican, Independence and Conservative—were, for the first time ever, all backing the same candidates running for office in the Village of Monticello. Read more
When the Sullivan West School District stopped heating the Narrowsburg school in 2011, it brought an end to EagleFest, which had been bringing hundreds and then thousands of visitors and their dollars into Narrowsburg in the middle of the winter since 2002. Without the school as a focal point of activity, the festival disappeared. Read more
Members of the Sullivan County Legislature were divided over whether the county should hire another lawyer for the Department of Family Services (DFS) at a meeting of the Government Services Committee at the government center on December 12. Read more
MONTICELLO, NY — Learn what Sullivan County BOCES can offer you, your business and your employees at the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Networking Breakfast at Blue Horizon Diner. 50/50 raffle. Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVP BY Jan 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What most county officials see as a near-certainty of one or two casinos coming to Sullivan County colored the conversation at a meeting of the county Community and Economic Development Committee on December 5. Read more
Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is offering a six week computer workshop: Knowing Your Way Around the Computer in the Computer Lab in The Literacy Center/Read it Again Bookstore, l. Become more familiar with tasks you can accomplish at your computer. Registration is required and the donation is $60. 845/794-0017.
One of the most frustrating issues confronting Sullivan County legislators is the construction of the proposed county jail. The decision had been pushed back over the past several years because of the tough economic climate, but now lawmakers are slowly moving forward again. Read more
Maria and Al Frangipane were honored with the SYDA Foundation Community Service Award, which is bestowed each year on a couple or person who is deemed to have been especially active in serving the community. Read more
Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther is reminding New York homeowners who receive the Basic School Tax Relief (STAR) Exemption that they have to re-register for the exemption by December 31 to continue to receive it. Read more