Courtesy of the Catskill Chronicle, May 9, 2013
Sullivan County Acting Manager Joshua A. Potosek announced that the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services yesterday announced $7 million in funding to several counties for costs associated with Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) consolidation, improvements and enhancements, including nearly $799,000 to Sullivan County. Read More
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat, May 3, 2013
While the Catskills casino focus has been on Monticello and Ellenville, the former Grossinger’s resort in Liberty may be a player as well.
A Wall Street Journal article earlier this week hinted at a casino plan by Muss Development, a family corporation which has owned 500 acres adjacent to the old hotel for the past three decades. Read More
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat, April 30, 2013
Saying the concept is supported by all nine legislators, Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board Chair and Legislator Ira Steingart announced on Friday that the county is aiming to create a “food hub.”
“There’s a project I think will be great for Sullivan County,” Steingart told his IDA colleagues at a special board meeting that day. Read More
Courtesy of The Catskill Chronicle, April 28, 2013
Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) announced on Friday the introduction of legislation with Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), a fellow No Labels member, to reauthorize the RUS Broadband Loan and Grant Program.
In addition, the legislation, H.R. 1639, creates a combination loan-grant option, and seeks to improve the program to ensure funding is targeted to the areas that have the most need. Read More
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat, April 16, 2013
The former Delaware Valley School in Callicoon is one big step closer to becoming a private international boarding school.
Closed by Sullivan West in 2005, the 102,500-square-foot building is being eyed by the Flushing-based Windsor School, headed by Emily Yu. Read More
Article courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat, April 5, 2013
Legislators and the public this week started prioritizing what economic development they want to see in Sullivan County.
The results of a public survey administered last week and a governmental meeting held Wednesday weren’t too different, though it became painfully obvious that the process to create a comprehensive, countywide economic development plan has not been as smooth or as coordinated as was hoped. Read More
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat, April 2, 2013
The Village of Liberty Planning Board welcomed a new business to Main St. at a public hearing last Thursday.
The board unanimously approved a special-use-permit for Kingston Armory, Inc., to establish a “light-industrial” machine shop for the purpose of the manufacturing and testing of firearm parts. Kingston will take over the old Ross Industries building at 308 North Main Street in the village.
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat.
Jeff Siegel officially kicked off the countdown to this August’s inaugural Bagel Festival in the new “Bagel Capital,” Monticello, on Wednesday. (That’s an official title for the village, thanks to resolutions from the NYS Assembly and Senate.) Siegel said the Aug. 16-17 festival will occupy much of Broadway with an array of bagel-oriented events and vendors. A VIP gathering under a 5,000-square-foot tent will begin it, where a dozen comedians will “roast” the ubiquitous food in front of 500 ticketholders. The rest of the festival will be free admission, with a parade, live entertainment, craft and food vendors, contests between bakeries for best-tasting bagels, play areas for kids, a Bagels and Brunch Center with local chefs, a bagel mascot, plus Mr. and Mrs. Bagel and Miss Bagel and Mr. Jr. Bagel. There’ll even be a bagel triathlon where bagels will be rolled, thrown and stacked, and two record-breaking attempts will be made: to make the world’s longest bagel chain and the world’s largest tie-dyed peace sign bagel in honor of the coinciding Woodstock anniversary. Already there’s a jingle created for the festival by Bold Gold Media, and with even more promotion downstate and across the country, Siegel hopes to draw 10,000 people to what promises to be a very unique event.
Courtesy of the Sullivan County Democrat, March 22, 2013
On Tuesday, the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) board unanimously passed three resolutions essentially recognizing the $1.2 billion Concord project applicants – EPR Properties, EPT Concord II, LLC and Monticello Raceway Management Inc. (MMRI) – as qualified for IDA programs.
The agency ignored a letter from five of nine county legislators to their colleague and IDA Chairman Ira Steingart, asking that it “take no further action” on more than $200 million in potential tax-breaks until the five can “better understand the PILOT.” Read More
The long-awaited reopening of the old Great American supermarket in the Village of Liberty took place yesterday. The market closed in 2011 and was reopened by Glendale-based America’s Food Basket.
See the Times-Herald Record article here.