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Free high school equivalency course

MONTICELLO, NY — Literacy Volunteers will be offering free high school equivalency classes starting on Tuesday, September 4 at 10 a.m. Classes will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attend on Tuesday, September 4 to and learn how you can be ready to take the TASC test come November.

Resorts World Casino revenue report

TOWN OF THOMPSON, NY — The new Resorts World Casino isn’t bringing in as much revenue as had been anticipated, according to published reports. A second-quarter earnings report for the Securities and Exchange Commission showed that casino’s parent company Empire Resorts showed a loss of $37.2 million on revenue of $49 million.

TRR photos by Owen Walsh

Just as the sign suggests: The community garden was created as a way to provide healthy food to the community, to embellish the area with gorgeous flowers and to foster passion for farming among Monticello youth. 

Planting the seeds for progress

At first glance, a garden might not look like a tool that can aid in the fight against systemic oppression, but community and youth leaders in Monticello are showing Sullivan County just how powerful one garden can be. 

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Library petitions available

MONTICELLO, NY — Petitions are now available for the October 10 election of trustees at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. Three board seats are up for election, each for a three-year term (January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021). Incumbents Constance Keller, Marvin Rappaport and Steven Sharoff are seeking re-election.

TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

Dave Nicosia of the National Weather Service, left, presented a certification to Public Safety Commissioner Rick Sauer indicating the Sullivan County is storm ready.

Sullivan certified as storm ready

MONTICELLO, NY — Dave Nicosia of the National Weather Service paid a visit to the Sullivan County Safety Committee on August 2 to certify that the county has been certified as being a member of the Storm Ready Program. 



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