Monthly Archives: September 2020

(SEPT 21) During the COVID-19 pandemic, low-income families with children have faced reduced work hours, lower household incomes, and food insecurity. Dr. Vergenia Simpkins of Hudson River Healthcare in Monticello talks about how this impacts children’s development, as well as the many ways this pandemic is adversely affecting people of […]

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(SEPT 21) It’s our weekly check-in with the Sullivan County Government. This time we’re talking to Heather Brown, Sustainability Coordinator. She discusses how her office has been doing during COVID and fills us in on a new initiative to replace municipal street lights in the county with energy-saving LED bulbs. […]

Listen: Check-in with Sullivan County Gov Sustainability Coordinator

(SEPT. 21) Many psychologists are calling the anxiety, stress, and sadness of the COVID-19 pandemic a collective grief. Dr. Karla Vermeulen, Deputy Director of the Institute for Disaster Mental Health at SUNY New Paltz explains that grief can come from losing loved ones, but also from losing employment, stability, and […]

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Who needs more Hell in 2020? Theater kids! At least, that’s what they’re getting, because the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop is putting on a virtual production of “The Monologue Show (From Hell),” a play written during the pandemic specifically to be performed in a virtual forum. Local high school Junior […]

Listen: The Monologue Show (from Hell)

This week, we learned that high school sports in Sullivan County (and most of NY State) won’t be happening until at least the winter, and that fall sports will take place in the early spring. To find out what that means for the students participating, their families, and coaches, we […]

Listen: Liberty HS Sports

President Trump’s reelection campaign made a stop in the Radio Catskill listening area Thursday when Eric Trump met local officials, visited local businesses, and held an event at the Pike County campaign headquarters. This appearance drew Trump supporters and detractors to Milford. Mayor Sean Strub spoke with us live yesterday […]

Listen: Milford Protests – Mayor Sean Strub

Public Assistance applicants can use the E-2921 application form at, or applicants can also apply by filing a paper version of the 2921 application and mailing it in to the Sullivan County Department of Family Services at 16 Community Lane, Liberty, NY, or drop it off at one of […]

Public Assistance Forms Available from Sullivan County Family Services

What do you call a real estate development of a giant old farm that plans to build homes AND revitalize active farming? What do you call a commune with no hippies?? Stefan Martinovic of Broadacre Farm calls it an “Agri-Residential Community & Shared Organic Farm,” and it sounds pretty agri-cool! […]

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The Jewish High Holy Days start with Rosh Hashana and continue with days of atonement before Yom Kippur. Rabbi Elliot Kleinman, Congregation Beth-Israel, Honesdale (the oldest congregation in America still worshipping in its original synagogue!) explains this is therefore a new year celebration with serious implications. And, as a time […]

Listen: High Holy Days with Rabbi Elliot Kleinman