Matthew Nanci, Times Herald-Record

Matthew Nanci

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Middletown, NY, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Homelessness a major concern in region

Back in May, during a routine meeting of the Sullivan County Legislature's Health and Family Services Committee, Bill Moon cautioned of a growing problem. → Read More

Celebration of Chinese Moon Festival

DEERPARK — For Lydia Wong of Otisville, Sunday's Moon Festival in Deerpark brings back fond memories of growing up in China. “It’s like Thanksgiving, so in China, every family, all of the people celebrate it,” she said. In China and other Asian countries, the festival is a time to go home and see relatives, eat special food like mooncake and dress in special attire, according to Wong. The… → Read More

Sullivan jury convicts man on drug possession charges

MONTICELLO - A Sullivan County jury convicted a Fallsburg man Monday for possession of large amounts of cocaine and heroin. The jury found 42-year-old → Read More

Civil Air Patrol open house scheduled Saturday in Sullivan

BETHEL - The Sullivan County Cadet Squadron is hosting an open house on Saturday for anyone interested in joining. The squadron is a local unit of the → Read More

Monticello takes another crack at additional school repairs

MONTICELLO — With construction started on the roof of the Monticello School District's elementary schools as part of a bond that voters → Read More

Campaign seeks lower drug prices

NEW PALTZ — At 72 years old, Judy Joice of New Paltz is planning to head back to work.And not because she wants to.“I’m 72 and → Read More

Judge tosses ex-Sullivan legislator's lawsuit over Dem primary

The judge presiding over former Sullivan County Legislator Kathleen LaBuda's lawsuit calling for a new Democratic primary election dismissed the case. → Read More

Iconic Woodstock photo has 'enhanced' life of Pine Bush couple for 50 years

PINE BUSH — Bobbi and Nick Ercoline were thrilled when they saw themselves on the cover of the Woodstock soundtrack album, released one year → Read More

Aftermath of deadly shootings: Preparing for something you hope never happens

Back-to-back mass shootings last weekend have put much of the nation on edge. The victims in El Paso and Dayton were going about their business, shopping → Read More

Sullivan County residents get to know their local law enforcement

FALLSBURG — For two hours on Sunday, Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff took his office to a new venue and set up shop at a restaurant in Fallsburg.During that time, anyone could come in and grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and chat him up, no matter the topic.“The whole goal of this is to get out to the community, listen to their problems, interact, put a face with the office, familiarity… → Read More

House lawmaker Delgado touts bipartisanship efforts during local town hall

BETHEL — For Jeffersonville farmer Amy Erlwein, climate change is not just a political issue, it's her reality.Over the years she's lost crops and land because of it.“Climate change is foremost in my mind to how I conduct my business,” she said Wednesday evening.Erlwein was one of about 100 people who gathered at the Catskill Distilling Company in Bethel for a town hall hosted by New York 19th… → Read More

Group sues DEC over wastewater discharge permit for Eldred Preserve

A regional environmental group is leading a lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Conservation for issuing a permit to allow the discharge → Read More

Families demand justice for teens fatally run over

MONTICELLO — Seven weeks after a car crash killed two teenage boys walking on the side of a road in Rock Hill, their families are calling for → Read More

SUNY Sullivan, hospital team up to increase number of nurses

LOCH SHELDRAKE — SUNY Sullivan and Catskill Regional Medical Center are partnering to bolster the college's nursing program and grow the → Read More

Protest denounces Orange County jail agreement with ICE

GOSHEN — As a member of Orange County's Public Safety and Emergency Services Committee, Legislator Kevindaryan Lujan receives a monthly report → Read More

Yasgur Road Reunion to celebrate Woodstock

BETHEL — Jeryl Abramson couldn't quite make it to Woodstock in 1969. She got as far as Kauneonga Lake, but traffic was at a standstill. More than 400,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel for “three days of peace and music” and turned Route 17B into a parking lot. Abramson, 15 at the time and originally from Brooklyn, spent every summer in Sullivan County while growing up,… → Read More

Sullivan County pushing back rollout of public transportation expansion

Sullivan County is pushing back the rollout of its public transportation expansion until August.The county was initially hoping to launch its new bus routes in July, but to finalize all of the details so that it starts smoothly, the new start date is Aug. 19, according to County Manager Josh Potosek.Sullivan has been working for more than a year to improve its public transportation and announced… → Read More

Suit targets Thompson, developer

THOMPSON — Months after the Town of Thompson reached a legal settlement with the developer of a proposed 535-unit housing project, both find themselves on the same side of a lawsuit against them by two nonprofit organizations.Gan Eden Estates initially sued the town in December of 2017, taking issue with Thompson’s permitted density for multi-family dwellings, which was reduced in 2013 from… → Read More

Sullivan County to offer free weekly vaccine clinics

Sullivan County Public Health Services will offer free weekly clinics to administer measles, mumps and rubella vaccine throughout the summer starting Wednesday. The clinics will be every Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the agency's Gladys Olmsted Building at 50 Community Lane in Liberty, according to a news release from Sullivan County. As of the beginning of June, Sullivan County reported five… → Read More

Glen Spey meditation center offers basics of Kadampa Buddhism

GLEN SPEY - Try this: sit up straight, close your eyes and relax your body.Now breathe in and out as you normally would. But this time, visualize all of → Read More