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2021 News Archives

Liberty, NY – With COVID-19 cases climbing towards the three-digit mark – after having been in the single digits just a month ago – Sullivan County Public Health Services is urging people to take proper precautions, including getting vaccinated.

“In just a week’s time, our active cases have tripled, from 24 on July 26 to 72 on August 2,” noted Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “This…

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Deer Tick

Liberty, NY – Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses continue to be a health concern in Sullivan County.

“While Lyme Disease remains the prevalent tick-transmitted disease in the County, we are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of cases of anaplasmosis, another tick-borne illness,” notes Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “In all of 2019, Sullivan County had 653 cases of Lyme…

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Probation Logo

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s Probation Department just launched a Facebook page, designed to keep the local public informed of the activities and accomplishments of this busy part of the Division of Emergency Management:

“It’s important for people to better understand the role the Probation…

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The retrofitted BOCES bus

Ferndale, NY – Sullivan County's Office for the Aging and Sullivan 180 are proud to announce the 'OFA on Wheels!', a mobile resource for seniors in Sullivan County.

OFA on Wheels! is a Rolling V-owned bus, retrofitted by Sullivan BOCES (through funding from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther's Office) with laptops and Internet connection, that will be brought to towns across the County…

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District 2 Legislator Nadia Rajsz and Volunteer Lori Orestano James

District 2 Legislator Nadia Rajsz, left, listens to volunteer Lori Orestano James explain the registration process for people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at a recent clinic at SUNY Sullivan.

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services had always wanted a reserve of volunteers to call upon, but when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, that long-held…

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Hope, Not Handcuffs Volunteer Poster

Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office and Sullivan County’s Drug Task Force are pleased to announce their participation in the “Hope Not Handcuffs” Hudson Valley program.  

“We are excited to be able to offer this resource to our community and open our front door as a first step in recovery from substance use disorders,” said Meagan Galligan,…

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A page from the NYS Department of Transportation’s most recent presentation on Route 17 shows proposed changes to particular exits in Sullivan County.

Monticello, NY – The NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking public input during its Route 17 Planning & Environment Linkages (PEL) Study, now ongoing.

“Their goal is to assess the…

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Liberty, NY – This summer, Sullivan County Public Health Services is making it easy – and worthwhile – to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

“If you’ve been waiting, now’s a great time to choose to get vaccinated,” affirmed Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “We’re hosting Pfizer vaccination clinics every Wednesday here in Liberty from now through the end of August.”


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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is asking all Sullivan County residents who received a COVID-19 vaccination outside New York State to take 5 minutes to let them know.

“We’ve created a simple online form to enter your information and upload a copy of your vaccine card. Anything you submit will remain confidential,” explained Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “Our…

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Peaches at the Monticello Farmer's Market on North Street

Monticello, NY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides an opportunity for eligible seniors to support local farmers and improve their health by increasing their consumption of locally grown fruits, vegetables and fresh-cut herbs.

“Studies show that consuming fresh fruits and vegetables can increase the quality of your diet and decrease your risk of hypertension, cancer…

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