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Access: Supports for Living launches ‘Text for Teens’ service in Sullivan County

MIDDLETOWN – The organization Access: Supports for Living has launched a free, confidential text line to support youth in Sullivan County who are struggling with mental health and substance use challenges, bullying, self-harm, homelessness, problems at home, relationship issues/violence, divorce, physical health, and more. Starting immediately, teens ages 12...
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Hear About the 'Battle of Ink & Ice' from Local Author and Researcher

Hurleyville, NY – On Thursday, August 18, at 6 p.m., author Darrell Hartman will talk about his forthcoming book, “Battle of Ink and Ice,” which tells the story of the 1909 North Pole Controversy, with a focus on the New York City newspapers that turned the polar dispute between Sullivan County native Frederick Cook and Robert Peary into one of the century's greatest news stories.
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Lake Superior Beach temporarily closed

BETHEL – Due to an unhealthy algae bloom, Sullivan County has temporarily suspended swimming and paddleboat rentals at Lake Superior State Park in Bethel. “Cyanobacteria, better known as blue-green algae, has increased to potentially harmful levels at Lake Superior’s beach, due in large part to the ongoing hot weather,” Parks, Recreation and Beautification Director Brian Scardefield said. “People and animals who come in contact with the algae may develop irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract – or nausea, diarrhea and vomiting if they swallow any of it.”

Former insurance building conversion starts coming online

The first phase of a project by The Center for Discovery to transform a building that formerly was the headquarters of Frontier Insurance in Rock Hill in Sullivan County into a state-of-the-art behavioral and health care facility has been completed. Empire State Development, which has been involved in helping finance the project, made the completion announcement.
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Sullivan County population growth leads state

It’s just his second year of business, but Hal Simon, owner of Fortress Bikes in Hurleyville, admits he didn’t expect it to go this well. Simon and his family have spent the last 17 years using their vacation home in Rock Hill, a hamlet in Sullivan County. But he says it’s always been a dream to move from Long Island to the Hudson Valley and live there full time. He says the right moment came in 2020.
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SUNY Sullivan’s Promise Scholarships draw much interest

LOCH SHELDRAKE – Interest in SUNY Sullivan’s Promise Scholarship program has doubled since the county initially rolled it out during the last academic year. The program offers free tuition and fees to any student who graduated from high school or a GED program in the county, said College President Jay Quaintance.
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Over 250 Animals Removed From a Bethel, NY Farm

A large group of animals were removed from a home in Sullivan County this week. Sadly, a Hudson Valley animal owner passed away and unfortunately left behind over 250 animals. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Department along with help from other local agencies were called in to remove 300 animals from the Town of Bethel Farm.
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SO: Hudson Valley, NY Man Ran ‘Narcotics Supermarket’ Out of Senior Home

A Hudson Valley man is accused of "running a narcotics supermarket out of his apartment" in a senior housing development in the region. On Monday, August 1, 2022, at approximately 5 a.m., deputies from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office and officers from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at the John Crawford Senior Housing complex located at 33 Liberty Street in the Village of Monticello.
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Areas of Sullivan lose power with brief storm

MONTICELLO – Areas of Sullivan County lost power and internet service late Thursday afternoon when strong winds whipped through the the region. Several parts of the county have trees and power lines down. Police and fire departments have been called out to several scenes. Motorists are advised to drive...
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New York Boaters Caught Illegally Spearfishing At Midnight In Hudson Valley

Illegal spearfishing around midnight in the Hudson Valley led to a number of tickets. On Wednesday, August 3, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released its weekly Environmental Conservation Police on Patrol. Officials say that the DEC's Division of Law Enforcement enforces the 71 chapters of New York State's Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York.
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