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2022 News Archives

Heather Brown

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Deputy Planning Commissioner Heather Brown has been appointed Chair of the Climate Action Committee of the NYS Association of Counties (NYSAC), one of the most influential advocates for the State’s 62 counties.

She replaces former Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, who was just elected Congressman for the 19th District.

“I am honored and…

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HEAP Flyer

Liberty, NY – The 2022-2023 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) season has kicked off.

“HEAP’s Regular component – offering a one-time payment to help buy fuel to heat a home – begins Tuesday, November 1,” notes Sullivan County Deputy Social Services Commissioner Giselle Steketee. “But the Heating Equipment Repair & Replacement (HERR) and the Heating Equipment Clean & Tune (C…

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Hope Not Handcuffs Flyer

Monticello, NY - District Attorney Meagan K. Galligan announced that her Office, partnering with Hope Not Handcuffs of the Hudson Valley (HNH-HV), has secured $1.3 million in grant funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the United States Department of Justice. The grant is designed to support community and law enforcement collaboration to make treatment available to those…

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Forestburgh Bridge 82

Forestburgh, NY – Sullivan County’s Division of Public Works will conduct a Public Informational Meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of Sullivan County Bridge No. 82 which carries County Route 49 (Oakland Valley Road) over the Neversink River. This project is funded through the BridgeNY program.

The meeting will be held at the Forestburgh Town Hall, 332 King Road, Forestburgh,…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County’s Department of Public Health continues to work closely with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) in response to the detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples.

“The DOH’s wastewater surveillance for evidence of polio is ongoing, and State officials remain in close constant contact with my office,” Public Health Director Nancy McGraw…

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Monticello, NY – The NYS Comptroller’s Office has designated Sullivan County free of fiscal stress, with the County’s finances in the best shape since reporting began.

“Prudent fiscal management by this Legislature and staff have brought us to this point,” Legislature Chairman Robert A. Doherty remarked. “Taxpayers can be confident that the dollars they give us are being managed…

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To the Mountains by Rail book cover

Hurleyville, NY – The Sullivan County Historical Society will present a talk on Sunday, October 9 by local historian Myron Gittell regarding his recent reprint of Manville Wakefield’s book “To the Mountains by Rail.”

Wakefield’s book chronicles the Catskills Mountain resorts in Sullivan County and the New York, Ontario & Western Railway that carried visitors from New York City to…

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AARP Tax Aide

Monticello, NY – Each year the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax assistance to those who need it most. Last year nationally, volunteers filed 852,377 Federal returns, securing $1,075,441,589 in refunds for 1,251,641 people through the help of 25,316 volunteers.

“Come join our team locally here through the Sullivan County RSVP AmeriCorps AARP Income Tax Aide Program, while also…

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Highland Access Site

Barryville, NY – A Delaware River fishing access along Route 97 between Barryville and the historic Roebling Bridge will be closed for construction starting October 3, 2022, continuing in to spring 2023.

Route 97 itself will remain open while the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) access site – known as The Highland Access – is closed to the public.


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Monticello, NY – A new calendar at aims to increase public awareness of and participation in County government events and activities.

“Conceived by our communications team and initiated by our information technology services team, this web-based tool will endeavor to list every public-facing event we schedule,” County Manager…

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