Today’s Roundup of Sullivan County News & Business 06/27/12

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Wurtsboro HOG 18th Annual Poker Run & Bike Raffle

 

“July 29, Rain or Shine, Registration 9-11:30 a.m. at O’Toole’s Harley-Davidson, 4 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, N.Y. $20, free age 11 & younger.

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Today’s Sullivan County Uncensored News:

Loch Sheldrake Man is Sullivan County’s Newest, Richest Lottery Millionaire

Sullivan County is home to seven New York Lottery millionaires, including Andrew Porter of Loch Sheldrake who today received an over-sized copy of his $5,000,000 prize check at the store where he purchased his lucky Mega Money Multiplier scratch-off ticket. Read More

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The Next Emerging Gay Destinations-The Catskills

Less than two hours from New York City, the Catskills is our best pick. It has been wooing gay travelers since the 80s but it recently went through a major renaissance and with good reason: the ground-breaking legalization of same-sex weddings in the state of New York. Couples are flocking to get married or even honeymoon at romantic inns and explore the rural getaway, and the Catskills is no less than welcoming. Read More

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Annual fireworks display is set at Monticello

The fireworks will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the racing program ends on July 4th,” said Shawn Wiles, the Raceway’s Assistant General Manager. “And since there is free admission to the entire facility it’s a great opportunity to come and see the fireworks close-up on the tracks apron where the best view is afforded. Read More
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Solar car powerhouse racing In Monticello trials

The U-M team heads to New York on July 5. Qualifying rounds begin July 6 at the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, N.Y. Teams compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix, a track race, at Monticello Motor Club July 10-12. Read More

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Crysteel featured in Dump Truck Driveaway hosted by Robert Green Truck Division

Sneaker World is holding its OFFICIAL Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their Liberty store located at 11 South Main Street in Liberty, New York. Festivities begin at 1pm sharp with dignitaries, Liberty CDC, local chambers, Partnership organizations, friends and supporters present. Read More

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Opinion: Gunther Being Punished for Marriage Equality Votes-Bill Liblick

Just when we thought the era of political dictatorships and back room political bosses was coming to an end,Long shows us it is alive and well. Years ago Ray Harding destroyed the now defunct Liberal Party,and now Long appears to be taking the Conservative Party in the same direction. Perhaps what we need is a new political party called Moderate. Read More
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MMC and GAM fund program for local disadvantage youth

‘On May 19-20, 2012 Guardian Angel Motorsports (GAM) and Monticello Motor Club (MMC) joined forces to host the Inaugural GAM/MMC Charity Gala and Performance Driving Experience, raising over $100,000 to support GAM’s Kids In Need, the Saving Teens Collaborative and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Read More
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Professional Women of Sullivan County Present Scholarships.

This year 10 scholarships were presented, five to mature women returning to school, and five to young women graduating from local high schools.

All recipients will be attending college in the fall of 2012. Read More

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Sullivan County Retrospect

“As was the case with so many of the hotels, the same indoor pool that allowed the Aladdin to keep pace with the larger, more elaborate resorts, eventually led to its downfall.  The expense of construction was difficult to recover, and the debt was too much for many struggling operations to handle.  In addition, as Komito pointed out, many of the traditional guests could no longer afford the increased rates charged by the ever improving hotels, so they stopped coming, or at least coming as often.”

 

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

by John Conway, SC Historian

(as originally published in the Sullivan County Democrat)

It has been a rough few months for the old hotels of the Catskills.

 

In seemingly rapid succession, fire has destroyed or seriously damaged the old Gibber in Kiamesha Lake, the Tamarack in Greenfield Park, The Brown’s  in Loch Sheldrake, and most recently, the Aladdin in Woodbourne, each time, the flames and the smoke and the water combining to erase a bit more of the physical evidence from Sullivan County’s Golden Age of tourism.

 

At the same time, these fires have spawned a flood of memories, as folks from far and wide are prompted to recall their connection to the hotel s and to the mountains made famous by them.

 

I think I ran movies there in 1964 or ’65″ Stan Deutsch, formerly of Hurleyville, now residing in California, was moved to say upon learning of the Aladdin fire last week. Read More

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Today’s Uncensored New York State News:

Larry Kudlow: Uncertainty Will Cast Pall on Economy, Even If High Court Voids Obamacare

One thing’s for sure. A pure free-market health-care system is not going to happen. Many Republicans talk about a patient-centered consumer-choice system, which would be great. Give consumers tax credits for the same deductions that businesses now have. That also would be great. Include interstate insurance competition. Another winner. Tort reform. Another plus. Read More

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Natural gas gold rush: Is your state next? 

“A big issue is just change itself. Too often ‘fracking’ gets blamed when it’s the whole package that leads to the problems – the trucks, the noise, the workers, the environmental problems, the feeling of being disempowered by regulations,” says rural sociologist Kathy Brasier of Penn State. “At the same time, there’s no doubt that this industrial activity causes significant change to the landscape, and there are unanswered questions about environmental impacts that concern people.” Read More

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New legislation would ban “bath salts” and other synthetic drugs

Senator Charles Schumer announced the new legislation banning synthetic drugs, also known as bath salts, nationwide. Schumer said the law makes the manufacture and selling of “bath salts” illegal. Specifically named in the legislation are bath salts, synthetic marijuana, and synthetic hallucinogens, along with 31 synthetic compounds used in the manufacturing process. Read More
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Appeals Court Calls a Stop-and-Frisk Illegal

The decision, the latest legal attack on the New York Police Department’s large-scale frisking of people in crime-troubled neighborhoods, sharply divided a five-judge panel of the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court for the First Department, which covers Manhattan and the Bronx. Read More

 

Opinion: Court decision on stop, question and frisk puts all New Yorkers at risk

The courts are marching New Yorkers toward a bloody future with rulings that strip the police of basic powers necessary to protect the public safety.

A Manhattan Appellate Division panel on Tuesday issued the latest of these death warrants for the city in a decision that cast aside the law in favor of vindicating personal moral beliefs. Read More

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