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This is an artist’s rendering of the coming Kartrite Water Park. 

Water park to host Sullivan showcase

MONICELLO, NY — The Kartrite Water Park isn’t scheduled to open until early 2019, but on July 24, it will host a showcase meant to feature the recent rapid growth in Sullivan County. The event is being sponsored by the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development and the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA).

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Hawley potholes discussed

HAWLEY, PA — At the July 11 borough council meeting, resident Jamie Bednar reported on the potholes on a number of borough streets, stating that some holes “could fit a five-year-old child in them.” Borough president Ann Monaghan stated they are aware of the situation and working on it, but said, “We can’t repave; we can only patch,” to which Be

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Supporters of Cabernet Frank’s and Beaverkill Studio hold signs with messages such as “Good Manners Make Good Neighbors” and “People in Glass Shops Shouldn’t Throw Stones” targeting glass-shop owner Joe Peters Sr. 

Violence among neighbors in Parksville

PARKSVILLE, NY — On July 15, Joe Peters Sr. was sitting in a chair across from the eatery, bar and music venue Cabernet Frank’s. Peters Sr. was holding a sign that read, “Cabernet Frank kill stray cat their food suck do not eat there.”

Another Lamm lawsuit bubbles up

BLOOMINGBURG, NY — Developer Shalom Lamm pleaded guilty this year to committing voter fraud in 2014 for the purpose of electing officials to the Village of Bloomingburg that would support his development plans, which would eventually include housing for thousands of Hasidic families.

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From the Rockefeller Institute of Government’s report on opioid addiction in Sullivan County: “Jill Neails, a resident of an affordable housing complex in Monticello, said she chooses to live with chronic pain rather than risk opioid addiction. She can’t say the same for some friends and family members.”

Study on opioid use in Sullivan County

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — It’s well-known that Sullivan County, like most other counties in the U.S., continues to suffer through an opioid addiction crisis. Researchers at the Rockefeller Institute of Government decided to focus a study on the county, to shed some light on the impacts that the national epidemic is having on rural communities.

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Sullivan champions breastfeeding

MONTICELLO, NY — Officials in Sullivan County have been promoting breastfeeding for infants as generally the healthiest option for babies. On June 27, the county issued a press release lauding the rate of breastfeeding of mothers and children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.



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