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The new Sullivan County Jail, seen here under construction, will consists of pods in which cells on two floors surround a common area, where most inmates will be free to move about during the day, and guards will operate within the pod and will not be separated from inmates by bars. 

New Sullivan jail takes shape

MONTICELLO, NY — The new Sullivan County Jail is currently under construction, and progress has been good; the facility may be able to accept inmates in September of this year. The $75 million facility will have 256 beds.


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Kristin Hanson urges family and friends to follow her husband JJ’s example to be a light in the darkness during the celebration of JJ’s life.
 

Community says goodbye to a true hero

YULAN, NY — The snow and brutal cold of January 4 would not keep hundreds of friends and family from paying tribute to James Joseph Hanson Jr., known to all as JJ, who passed away on December 30 after a three-and-a-half year fight against brain cancer.


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A water park is under construction near the new casino in Monticello. 
 

Boom in Thompson construction

MONTICELLO, NY — One way of measuring growth in Sullivan County is to count the number of “239 reviews” the county planning department performs each year. The department is required to perform a 239 review for projects that have “potential countywide or inter-municipal significance.”

Honesdale deadlock

HONESDALE, PA — The January 2 annual reorganization meeting of Honesdale Borough Council had barely begun when an impasse threatened to halt it. In its first official act, the new council was unable to elect a president by majority vote, as required by law.

Where’s the money?

NARROWSBURG, NY — With snow and plunging temperatures, the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) did not meet on their scheduled night last week, so an expected discussion of the regional panel’s latest funding shortage is yet to take place.

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