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When we spoke, Chris Tambini had been on the town board for six weeks. He finds it interesting and is challenged and engaged with all the work that goes into town business. It’s different, … more
“Foundations” is a monthly series examining the fundamentals of local government, talking about how government works and how it impacts people’s lives at the local level. This week, … more
There are several different ways to interpret the actions of the Highland Town Board’s decision to not reappoint Johnny Pizzolato as Highland’s rep to the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway … more
“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”—Winston Churchill I fear for our republic. I fear for what will take the place of honest discourse about … more
Starting with this article, “Foundations” is a monthly series examining the fundamentals of local government, talking about how government works and how it impacts people’s lives at … more
In January, many will start the New Year with goals to exercise more, eat better, lose weight, etc. January will also be when newly elected public servants or incumbents starting another term take … more
Singing for his supper County legislators are prohibited from voting on matters bearing directly on their financial interest—County Code, sections A8A-1(A) and A8A-2(B)(6)—but that … more
Vote for Ballot Proposition #1 Voters should vote “Yes” on Ballot Proposition # 1 for the following reasons: Freeze the number of state senators at 63: There is a convoluted formula … more
MONTICELLO, NY — As the delta variant is infecting new hosts, people are being encouraged—and sometimes required—to mask up again. On August 27, the New York State Department of … more
MONTICELLO, NY — The surgical tape on her head read “Zoom Girl.”  Amanda Langseder was working at Garnet Health. She’d just recovered from COVID-19 and come back to … more
PENNSYLVANIA — In last week’s primary election, a majority of Pennsylvania constituents voted to reduce a governor’s power in declaring states of emergency and increase the General Assembly’s authority to end them. more
MONTICELLO, NY — First it was the adult care center. Now it’s the department of community services (DCS). Sullivan County is looking into privatizing the department, which handles … more
Windows 10! iPhone 12! “NEW More Powerful You-Name-It, now with extra somethings!” We are getting updates all the time, it seems. Products are redesigned, rethought, improved, tweaked … more
      MONTICELLO, NY — Outside the Sullivan County’s Government Center, it was cold and windy. Inside, last Thursday’s meetings began.  And few … more
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So, I’ve been thinking. (Cue the horrified cries.) Looks like we have a Democratic president, a Democratic House and a Republican Senate. What’s going to get signed into law? Nothing, … more
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month NEW YORK — For the second consecutive year, NYSEG and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Rain poured down and the temperature dropped, too. Cars lined North Street, lights on and engines running as their drivers hurried into the county government center to vote … more
Possible COVID-19 exposure at Livingston Manor Dollar General LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Dollar General store on 100 … more
There are many people who watch over the town. It starts on the town level with the town board: the elected officials who do the business of the town. These folks receive a stipend. They are our … more
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