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Predictive Wireless Broadband Study Map

This map from the broadband wireless predictive study shows how much of Sullivan County may initially be able to receive wireless Internet service, based on tower locations. The red and orange areas indicate the strongest signals, but service can be provided in the yellow and blue areas as well.

Monticello, NY – A week after legislators learned…

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Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is advising the public that a groundhog (woodchuck) tested positive for rabies after attacking an individual in the Town of Cochecton near Lake Huntington. The person is being treated for rabies exposure.   

“Rabies continues to be a health concern in Sullivan County. Summer and warmer weather mean more time spent outdoors…

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Monticello, NY – With NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo having given the green light, Sullivan County’s school districts are preparing to reopen, and Sullivan County Public Health Services has been providing guidance and input for the past few months through remote meetings, calls and email communication with superintendents and school officials.

“My staff, who have been on the front lines of…

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Monticello, NY – This time of year, the Sullivan County Legislature commences accepting applications for the Legislative Discretionary Contract Program, intended for not-for-profit agencies seeking legislative funding. But this is no ordinary year.

“While we’d like to offer this funding opportunity to worthy local organizations, we’re holding off on the continuation of this program…

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Knapp to Director of Real Property Tax Services and Loreen Gebelein to Director of the Center for Workforce Development.

“These offices provide critical services to the public, and they are in good hands with Chris and Loreen, who have served with the County for many years,”…

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Care Center at Sunset Lake

Monticello, NY – By an 8-1 vote, legislators today agreed to transfer the Care Center at Sunset Lake to the Sunset Lake Local Development Corporation (LDC), the first step in a process to lease the 146-bed long-term care and short-term rehabilitation facility to a private operator while retaining County control and oversight. District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez cast the dissenting vote.

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Roscoe, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who attended a private family picnic at the Roscoe Firemen’s Field on Saturday, July 25, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus).

“We just received the test results today, confirming the individual was contagious starting around July 24,” explained Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “…

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Comparing the Great Recession to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monticello, NY – With the Sullivan County Legislature discussing a sale of or layoffs at the Care Center at Sunset Lake, plus other layoffs looming, County Manager Joshua Potosek has issued a plea for the region’s Congressional leaders to swiftly provide Federal aid.

“While our communities may outwardly look normal, this is a disaster of major proportions, and I can assure you that…

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Sullivan County Complete Count Logo

Monticello, NY – If you haven’t yet completed the 2020 Census form for your Sullivan County address, expect a knock on your door from a Census worker in a few weeks. Non-Response Follow Up, where Census Bureau employees go door-to-door for households that haven’t self-responded through one of the three methods available (online, phone, or paper), is slated to begin the second week of August.…

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Luis Alvarez

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez has been named to a number of committees of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

In a July 20 letter from NACo President Gary W. Moore, Alvarez was notified of his appointment to the national advocacy organization’s Health Steering Subcommittee (as Vice Chair of Medicaid and Indigent Care), Healthy Counties…

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