Carnage in Monticello; Gaming Industry Antes Up $$$ to Pols; Anti-frackers gaining influence 06/26/13

The Sullivan County
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June 25, 2013
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One person is dead and another is in critical condition after police say a garbage truck and tractor trailer crashed in Sullivan County. Police say it happened on Highway 42 around 12:20 p.m. Monday in the Town of Thompson. They say a tractor trailer crossed the double yellow line, rolled over and hit a garbage truck heading towards Monticello.

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(A Neighbor) said Celestino was nice to her and her daughter when she was struggling, and that he was clearly distraught at losing his home. “He had nowhere else to go,” she said. Treasurer Ira Cohen said Celestino owed $12,500 in taxes and the home was sold to a buyer for $10,500. Cohen said the county still owns it and the new buyer won’t lose the deposit money.

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Sullivan County Legislator Ira Steingart has filed an Article 78 proceeding in State Supreme Court contending the legislature was wrong when it voted to lower the number of votes needed to remove a county manager. Local law had required six votes and when that couldn’t be accomplished months ago, the majority voted to lower that to five, but an agreement was reached for the county to pay then Manager David Fanslau $80,000 and to negotiate a separation agreement.

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Sullivan DFS commissioner’s legal battles in Ohio

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But that era also passed, and the turn of the 21st century found the still-convenient Catskills attracting the latest generation of more adventure-oriented summer visitors. The new starting lineup includes race tracks and casinos, spas and health resorts, wineries and adventure sports. Together

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The Catskills are just a short drive away and offer tons of culture, outdoor fun and fine dining


What would Baby say? Inside the abandoned Grossinger’s resort that was the inspiration for Dirty Dancing before it was left to rot for 27 years

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In the past two years alone the gambling industry spent more than $2 million on campaign contributions in Albany and another $14 million on lobbying, Common Cause reported. The campaign contributions included $242,000 to Cuomo; $404,000 to the state Republican Campaign Committee; $372,000 to the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee; $76,000 to Senate Racing and Wagering Committee Chairman John Bonacic, a Republican representing the Catskills where one or two casinos are likely be sited; and $59,000 to Assembly Racing and Wagering Committee Chairman Gary Pretlow, a Democrat from Yonkers where a harness track with a large video slot machine center is located.

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Why Was The Ban On Casino Contributions Removed?

Orthodox Opinion: Casino Gambling Would Be Bad for the Catskills

Sullivan County Increases Effort For Casino Approval

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Jill Wiener has dedicated a large part of the past five years of her life to keeping the use of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction out of New York State. The Sullivan County, NY, resident believes that if fracking has yet to happen in a state, it should never be allowed to happen. And where fracking is happening, it should be stopped.

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Yes, Sullivan County could start a trend across America denouncing and outlawing all political parties, elevating individuals to be accountable to their voters instead of their party.
Writer’s Workshop of Sullivan County

It’s time to institute non partisan elections in Sullivan County

Let’s eliminate out of touch political party influence in local elections
by Ben Math
I am relatively new to Sullivan County, so I must admit the “Good Old Boys” I often read about ruling Sullivan County are most mysterious to me.
I just don’t know if I have ever met one or not.
Nationally, in recent years the Democratic Party has been moving farther to the left and the Republican Party has been moving farther to the right.
Ironically both parties are now in positionswhere significantly increasing numbers of Americans don’t like either party. Both parties are out of touch at all levels with the electorate.
And when was the last time we could actually believe anything a politician told us anyway
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