Sullivan County http://wamc.org en Foxwoods Ditches Bid For Catskills Casino http://wamc.org/post/foxwoods-ditches-bid-catskills-casino <p></p><p>A second development group is dropping its proposal to build a casino in the Catskills, citing the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York City.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:25:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 92755 at http://wamc.org Foxwoods Ditches Bid For Catskills Casino Developer Bows Out Of Casino Bid in Sullivan County http://wamc.org/post/developer-bows-out-casino-bid-sullivan-county <p></p><p>A development group that wanted to build a casino in the Catskills is dropping out, saying the possibility of a competing casino closer to New York City would make their proposal unsustainable.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:03:45 +0000 Allison Dunne 92019 at http://wamc.org Developer Bows Out Of Casino Bid in Sullivan County Sullivan County Center Receives Grant For Rural Health Care http://wamc.org/post/sullivan-county-center-receives-grant-rural-health-care <p>A Hudson Valley-based provider of educational, health and residential services for children and adults with disabilities is on the receiving end of a federal grant to expand one of its services.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:08:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 91591 at http://wamc.org Sullivan County Center Receives Grant For Rural Health Care Upsets In Two NY Village Elections http://wamc.org/post/upsets-two-ny-village-elections <p>Elections were held in villages across New York Tuesday. Republicans have emerged victorious in a closely-watched Albany County mayoral race.</p><p>The 24-year run of incumbent Ravena Mayor John Bruno has come to an end: the democrat bested 535 to 302 votes by local businessman Bill Misuraca, whose strong showing surprised some political observers. His GOP running mates also toppled the sitting democratic trustees. The Republican party has gained considerable ground over the last few years in the surrounding town of Coeymans, which apparently has now influenced Ravena politics.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86178 at http://wamc.org Upsets In Two NY Village Elections Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages http://wamc.org/post/election-day-most-nys-villages <p></p><p>Many villages across New York are holding elections today. One of those contests is a showdown between a longtime incumbent Democratic mayor and a prominent local Republican business owner.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:16:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86092 at http://wamc.org Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties http://wamc.org/post/ulster-sullivan-officials-want-casino-gambling-their-counties <p>A number of business, labor, and elected officials joined together in Ulster County this afternoon to urge New Yorkers to vote in support of casino gambling in the state. A few opponents voiced their concerns as well.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:10:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 76035 at http://wamc.org Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties Sullivan County Upgrades 911 Communications http://wamc.org/post/sullivan-county-upgrades-911-communications <p></p><p> BETHEL – The Sullivan County 911 center will upgrade its communications system with a grant from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.</p><p>County Commissioner of Public Safety Richard Martinkovic said the funds will allow for the county to buy a new 911 emergency telephone system at its facilities in Bethel and a new backup system at Liberty State Police, as well as new recording equipment for all calls and radio communications.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:41:13 +0000 Hank Gross 64142 at http://wamc.org Sullivan County Upgrades 911 Communications Cornell Cooperative in Sullivan Plans Furloughs http://wamc.org/post/cornell-cooperative-sullivan-plans-furloughs <p>Cornell Cooperative Extension in Sullivan County is asking the public to donate money to stop the weekly furlough of employees that will begin in mid-April. Cornell Coop’s Executive Director says that as a result of the county legislature having cut funding by 20 percent, he would rather reduce staff hours across the board, including for his position, than cut any programs, at this point. He says the weekly furloughs will require staff to take one day a week without pay, and all programs and activities at the Coop’s center in Liberty would be suspended one day a week. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:34:35 +0000 Allison Dunne 60999 at http://wamc.org Region experiences job growth in January http://wamc.org/post/region-experiences-job-growth-january <p>ALBANY – All counties in the Mid-Hudson/Catskills region experienced job growth for the 12 months ended in January with the exception of Sullivan, the State Labor Department reported Thursday.</p><p>Columbia County had the most job growth at 3.3 percent while Sullivan County lost 1.6 percent.</p><p>The Dutchess-Orange metro area had job growth of 2.1 percent while Ulster County grew by two percent. The Putnam-Rockland-Westchester County metro area had job growth of 0.6 percent.</p><p>Greene County jobs grew by 0.9 percent.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:36:49 +0000 Hank Gross 59408 at http://wamc.org Region experiences job growth in January Fanslau to leave Sullivan County employment in one week http://wamc.org/post/fanslau-leave-sullivan-county-employment-one-week <p>MONTICELLO – Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau will end his county employment at 12:01 a.m. on March 2, Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson and Fanslau announced at the close of the business day on Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>The announcement came after the monthly county legislature meeting during which legislators, by a five-four majority, adopted a local law requiring only a simple majority to hire or fire a county manager.</p><p>The legislature and Fanslau have “amicably agreed to enter into a separation agreement” ending his position as county manager.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:19:53 +0000 Hank Gross 58371 at http://wamc.org Fanslau to leave Sullivan County employment in one week