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3 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Police: Remains found in Monticello were missing woman's; death a homicide

Skeletonized remains found last month near Sleepy Hollow Apartments in Monticello have been positively identified as the remains of missing woman April Parker, and her death has been ruled a homicide.

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Related Topix: Monticello, NY

7 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

High school choral director, from Hackensack, exposed genitals to motorists, cops say

A Hackensack man employed as a music and theater teacher in Rockland County was arrested Thursday on charges he exposed his genitals to other drivers in Sullivan County, New York.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

11 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Steve Israel: Potential prejudice wiped away with wave of a hand

At the end of a week when so much death and destruction in the world left us reeling with pain, I saw something that finally made me smile.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, White Lake, NY, Bloomingburg, NY, Kiryas Joel, NY

15 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Bloomingburg looks to dissolve

Bloomingburg - This eastern Sullivan County village of some 400 residents took its first official step toward dissolving itself Thursday night when its two trustees and mayor voted to set a village-wide vote on dissolution.

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Related Topix: Bloomingburg, NY

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NY1

Online: Reporters Explain Casino Licensing Process

Errol Louis interviews newsmakers from New York City and beyond on NY1's Inside City Hall program, every weeknight at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. NY1 VIDEO: Laura Nahmias from Capital New York and Eva McKend from Time Warner Cable's station in Sullivan County joined Inside City Hall to explain the process of selecting the bidders to win licenses to open ... (more)

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Times Herald-Record

Monticello man jailed on child porn charge

State police at Liberty, along with the state police computer crimes unit, charged Jose Colon, 28, with possession of a sexual performance by a child, a felony.

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Related Topix: Monticello, NY, Liberty, NY

Times Herald-Record

Man exposed himself while driving on Route 17 in Sullivan County, cops say

A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday, accused of exposing his genitalia while driving on Route 17 in Sullivan County.

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Related Topix: Liberty, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Sullivan, Ulster counties; storm coming now to Orange

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Sullivan and Ulster counties starting at 2:20 p.m. and ending 10 p.m. Meanwhile, a strong thunderstorm is being tracked heading into Orange County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Ulster County, NY, Orange County, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Ten Mile River Scout Camps' Museum to host History Weekend

The Ten Mile River Scout Museum, located at Ten Mile River Scout Camps' Headquarters, will be hosting History Weekend 1-5 p.m. Aug. 2 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3. There will be pioneer demonstrations, and speakers from the National Park Service, Sullivan County Historical Society and Tusten History Society will make presentations on local history.

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Times Herald-Record

VIDEO: Pronounced dead 3 times, basketball player ready for pro stage

After two years of trying to land a pro basketball contract contract overseas, John Merchant, 24, from tiny Tri-Valley High in Sullivan County has signed a pro contract in Italy.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Second arrest in robbery at Monticello Liquors

A second suspect in the break-in of the Monticello Liquors Inc. in May was arrested on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Monticello, NY

Times Herald-Record

Flood-hit areas of Sullivan await word on funding

Officials in western Sullivan County are still waiting for word regarding whether their municipalities will receive money for necessary repairs to infrastructure, homes and businesses following flash flooding earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Weather, Forestburgh, NY, Callicoon, NY, Jeffersonville, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Record number of region's kids are going hungry

A little boy in kindergarten is so hungry he tries to take an extra peanut butter and jelly sandwich from the school cafeteria and slip it in his backpack - even though he's already getting one for free.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc., Monticello, NY, Middletown, NY, Newburgh, NY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Warwick Advertiser

Casinos: Will it be boom or bust?

Those who are betting that casinos are doomed point to the collapse this week of the iconic Trump Plaza in Atlantic City.

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Related Topix: Orange County, NY, Wallkill, NY, Chester, NY

Times Herald-Record

Sullivan OKs $442K for jail design changes

The Sullivan County Legislature voted Thursday to spend $442,000 in the hope that design changes will save $10 million and drop the price of the new jail to $64 million.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Ulster County leads June job growth rate in region

The county registered a 2.8 percent gain in private-sector employment compared to the same month last year.

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Related Topix: Ulster County, NY, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Times Herald-Record

Public hearing on proposed changes to Sullivan County district lines at

A public hearing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Thursday concerning redrawn district lines in Sullivan County.

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Times Herald-Record

Monticello court debris may be removed

Village officials will be opening up bids from contractors on Thursday to remove the debris left over from October's demolition of the former village justice court, according to Village Manager Ray Nargizian.

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Related Topix: Middletown, NY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Times Herald-Record

First tornado 'in years' in Sullivan County hits 2 homes

A tornado did touch down in Sullivan County Sunday evening, the county's public safety commissioner, Dick Martinkovic, confirmed.

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Related Topix: Weather, Liberty, NY, Parksville, NY

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Public hearing set on Sullivan County redistricting; see preliminary changes

County residents will be afforded the opportunity to voice their opinions on the new proposed redistricting plan during a public hearing July 17. A committee, comprised of legislators Alan Sorensen, Kathy LaBuda and Chairman Scott Samuelson, along with Jill Weyer, of the county planning department, and Linda Lavine, formerly of real property and ... (more)

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