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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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John Faso

Dueling releases from Faso, Delgado

KINGSTON, NY — Republican Congressman John Faso and Democratic Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado both sent out emails on July 3, on the issue of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE.)

Following “Families Belong Together” protests across the country on June 30, Faso demanded that Delgado state his position on ICE.


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Toxins appear in landfill sampling

MINISINK FORD, NY — State sampling of water wells in and around the former Barnes Landfill in September of last year showed excessive levels of nine metals and chemical contaminants, according to a June 13 response letter to the Upper Delaware Council (UDC) from Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) regional materials management enginee


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National Park Service spokeswoman Carla Hahn fielded questions about the role of the Upper Delaware Council last week.
 

UDC: what are we doing here?

NARROWSBURG, NY — Nearing the end of a lengthy agenda last week, a frustrated Upper Delaware Council (UDC) Chairman Aaron Robinson asked for a definition of the UDC’s role. “Are we advisory or management?”

“We’ve been describing the UDC as co-managers for years,” National Park Service spokeswoman Carla Hahn replied.

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