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Voter suppression efforts across the country have received much attention in the media, but on the local level we must be vigilant, too. On April 23, 2021, there was a special meeting of the … more
LIBERTY, NY — We’re a year into the future of the Care Center at Sunset Lake, and the two sides are still, in some ways, worlds apart. The end itself is settled: as of this writing, … more
MONTICELLO, NY — “They stood up there and lied,” said Rob Doherty, chair of the Sullivan County legislature. “They are being disingenuous.”  He meant the April … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Work has continued apace on the ex-campground that is evolving into the Callicoon Creek Park. Carter Strickland, state director for the Trust for Public Land, laid out a … more
Letters to the editor May 13 to 19 more
    MONTICELLO, NY — “This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans,” said legislator Joe Perrello. “We serve the people.” Wanting to deliver the … more
Letters to the editor May 6 to 12 more
MONTICELLO, NY — Last Friday’s special meeting of the county legislature started at 4 p.m. Rescheduling it from Thursday may have been difficult. But the result, and the meeting … more
Sullivan County, briefly Snippets from last Friday’s special meeting By ANNEMARIE SCHUETZ Discretionary funds MONTICELLO, NY — Attendance was slim for the Sullivan County … more
Letters to the editor April 22 to 27 more
MONTICELLO, NY — With this legislature, peace is never permanent. In the last little while, most standing committee meetings of the Sullivan County Legislature have been brisk and efficient; … more
MONTICELLO, NY — It wasn’t much of a barrier—more symbolic than anything. A dark ribbon separated the audience from the Sullivan County Legislature at last Thursday’s … more
WASHINGTON, DC — Sullivan County could see $15 million in federal aid now that the Democrats’ stimulus plan has passed the Senate. Congressman Antonio Delgado held a Zoom roundtable … more
MONTICELLO, NY — It was almost buried in the larger drama. The January 28 special meeting of the full legislature discussed ethics charges against legislator Luis Alvarez and chose not to … more
    SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Step away from the computer. Put down the phone. Go outside. Sullivan County boasts acres of unspoiled land, miles of rivers and streams. But … more
Fostering stability MONTICELLO, NY — At last Thursday’s meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature, John Liddle told the story of a Sullivan County baby who was born with drugs in … more
Maybe it was the intense focus on local needs, or maybe it was that they had experience dealing with Medicaid patients. Maybe it was the in-person visits that some legislators paid to their facilities. more
MONTICELLO, NY — Roberta Byron-Lockwood inherited the dying Borscht Belt, recalled former county manager Jonathan Drapkin. And then she “set about reshaping the county’s tourism … more
MONTICELLO, NY — An attempt to hold a vote on the new management company for the Care Center at Sunset Lake failed at last Thursday’s, February 28, executive committee … more
MONTICELLO, NY — Whatever was behind it—and speculation was rampant—the ethics charges against Luis Alvarez came to nothing in the end. But getting to that end involved a … more
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