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2023 News Archives

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Monticello, NY – Sullivan County’s Annual Roadside & Trail Litter Pluck launches April 1 and runs all the way through October 31, 2023.  By resolution of the County Legislature, the disposal fee is waived during that time for roadside & public trail litter at County-operated transfer stations.

This popular annual event is coordinated by the County’s Parks, Recreation and…

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Fire damage

This was just some of the damage caused by a brush fire in Westbrookville a couple years ago, and local fire departments are bracing for numerous callouts, should residents not heed the current Statewide burn ban.

Monticello, NY – With the New York State Burn Ban starting today and running through May 14, Sullivan County Fire Coordinator John Hauschild is…

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From the Resiliency Website

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County is developing a Countywide plan that will identify and improve what drives the County’s resiliency, through the perspectives of economy, community, and environment.

“Resiliency” describes a community’s ability to withstand and recover from damaging economic, environmental and climate events, and to learn from these challenges and build on strengths in…

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Monticello, NY – After hearing questions and concerns from constituents and legislators, Sullivan County officials today met with officials from SUNY Sullivan and The Center for Discovery regarding New York City’s plan to train and house up to 100 people seeking asylum in the United States.

“We’re tentatively optimistic regarding a positive result for those involved. We’ve…

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Child Support Debit Card Info

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County residents using a New York State-issued debit card to receive child support payments will soon need to transfer to a new debit card.

“People can use their existing debit card until the balance reaches zero, but on March 30, 2023, deposits to that card will stop, and the new ‘Way2Go Card’ will begin accepting deposits on March 31,” explains Sullivan…

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Liberty, NY – The Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has made the following arrests:

  • January 25, 2023 – Joshua England, 37, of Liberty, was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny 4th Degree, a Class E felony. It is alleged that England stole $1,356 in SNAP benefits from the Sullivan County Department of…
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Training Poster

Monticello, NY – How can thoughtful planning and zoning shape vibrant and attractive rural communities? What is a Planning Board or ZBA’s role in this process?

The Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development invites local planning, zoning, and municipal officials as well as interested community members to an upcoming training workshop to explore these ideas.…

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Liberty, NY – New York State has announced a second Emergency HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) benefit is available, beginning February 27.

“The eligibility for this benefit is nearly the same as for the first Emergency HEAP benefit,” notes Sullivan County Deputy Social Services Commissioner Giselle Steketee. “Applicants must have exhausted – or have unavailable to them – both the…

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Landlord Survey QR Code

Liberty, NY – A new survey for local landlords will guide the County in developing a smoother process for rentals and payments.

“The Sullivan County Department of Social Services aims to better support the relationship between the Department, tenants and landlords,” notes Deputy Commissioner of Social Services Giselle Steketee. “We want to bridge that gap in communication between…

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Center for Workforce Development

Liberty, NY – Thanks to a partnership between Sullivan County’s Center for Workforce Development (CWD) and Sullivan BOCES, up to 15 local residents who want to gain basic carpentry skills can do so for free, starting this April.

“While we are fortunate to have a number of skilled contractors in our region, they struggle to find reliable, competent help to meet the demand for their…

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