Sullivan County

Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Sullivan Wins Casino Bid For The Catskills/Hudson Valley

Credit Empire Resorts/Montreign Resort Casino

Wednesday’s announcement by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board that it is recommending only one casino license for the mid-Hudson Valley/Catskills region means eight proposals are going home empty-handed. Sullivan County casino supporters are cheering, but there’s disappointment in Ulster and Orange Counties.

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Hudson Valley News
3:36 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Casino Public Hearing Draws Large Crowd In Poughkeepsie

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

There was a large turnout Tuesday for a public hearing on the nine proposed casinos for the Hudson Valley and Catskills. A constant stream of people continued throughout the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board’s 12-hour session in Poughkeepsie.

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Hudson Valley News
6:25 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Foxwoods Ditches Bid For Catskills Casino

Credit Rendering from Foxwoods Catskills Resort Casino

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.

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Hudson Valley News
4:03 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Developer Bows Out Of Casino Bid in Sullivan County

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:08 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Sullivan County Center Receives Grant For Rural Health Care

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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.

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New York News
10:06 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Upsets In Two NY Village Elections

Elections were held in villages across New York Tuesday. Republicans have emerged victorious in a closely-watched Albany County mayoral race.

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.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Election Day In Most Of NY's Villages

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.

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Hudson Valley News
10:10 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Ulster, Sullivan Officials Want Casino Gambling In Their Counties

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

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.

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Hudson Valley News
8:41 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Sullivan County Upgrades 911 Communications

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BETHEL – The Sullivan County 911 center will upgrade its communications system with a grant from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
8:34 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Cornell Cooperative in Sullivan Plans Furloughs

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.

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