Sullivan County, NY is home to residents and a place for visitors to escape to. During the warmer months, visitors head to this county to view the acres of lush green fields and trees, spend time fishing, recharging and more.

I love exploring Sullivan County, NY and taking all of the breathtaking, natural beauty of the area.

Sullivan County, NY is also the home to the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Driving through the area, residents and visiotrs can still remember the historical and moving event that took place during the late 1960's. This is still being carried on today not only at Bethel Woods but all throughout Sullivan County, NY with dove sculptures.

What Has Been Recently Added To Sullivan County, NY?

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Recently, one of the newest monuments memorializing the Woodstock Festival of 1969 arrived in Sullivan County, NY. The Sullivan County, NY Dove Trail is a collection of 50 sculptures of beautiful doves which are located all throughout the county.

These doves are hand painted by professional and local artists from the area, each one is truly inspired by the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival.

Kim Simons is a local artist who created a beautiful, bright and fun Dove. This new dove is located at Prestige Towing & Recovery in Liberty. Simon's newest addition would be Dove #73 in Sullivan County, NY along The Dove Trail.

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What Recent News Should Sullivan County, NY Residents Be Aware Of?


Sullivan County, NY residents can avoid local bridge work.

Sullivan County Catskills shared information about bridgework in Harris, NY. They also explained that The Sullivan County Division of Public Works would be working on local roads as of Monday, April 8, 2024.

The work will take place on County Bridge 333 on County Road 174. This road can also be known as Old Route 17 which is located in the Town of Thompson.

Additional information about bridge work in Harris, NY can be found on 94.3 Lite FM's website.

Along with being informed about how to avoid local bridge work, Sullivan County, NY residents can give their local community a round of applause for taking action.

Sullivan County, NY has been recognized as being the first in New York State to tackle cyber threats and more.

How Is Sullivan County, NY The First In NYS To Tackle Cyber Threats?


Hudson Valley residents receive spam phone calls, text messages and emails often. While we may not know what to do about these efforts, Sullivan County, NY is taking a step forward to help the community against threats.

This step is something new that they are doing to prevent Sullivan County, NY from cyber attacks.

Sullivan County Catskills shared information.

On Thursday, April 22, 2024 Sullivan County, NY was the first in New York State to begin using the New York State Security Operations Center which is also known as NYSSOC.

NYSSOC assists with detecting cyber threats, attacks and also responds to these issues. It allows the state to monitor for cyber threats with a goal of preventing them and improving responses to incidents.

This is done 365 days a year and 24/7. NYSSOC is located in Brooklyn, NY.

Sullivan County Government shared a statement from Joshua Potosek who is Sullivan County's Manager,

“This achievement marks a pivotal moment in bolstering the County and State cyber defense infrastructure and underscores Sullivan County's commitment to safeguarding its citizens and digital assets". 


Besides Sullivan County, NY Residents, Who Else Can Benefit From This New Program?


This program can insure more safety not only for Sullivan County, NY residents but for local businesses as well.

Sullivan County Catskills continued to share important information.

District 3 Legislator Brian McPhillips explained that although Sullivan County, NY may have a smaller population than other Hudson Valley counties, he claims that, 

"we’re ahead of them all in several areas, including maintaining extraordinary vigilance over our sensitive data.”

Additional information about Sullivan County, NY and their recent announcement about NYSSOC can be found on their website.

What other counties within New York state do you believe should follow Sullivan County, NY’s lead? Have you ever heard of NYSSOC? Share more with us below. 

How You Can Own A Former Favorite Hudson Valley Restaurant

Brother Bruno's was located on 17B in Monticello/Bethel, NY. Known for its Italian cuisine, this local business had a large menu with something for everyone to choose from. Their drink menu, holiday meal specials and signature pizza brought in foodies throughout New York state and more.

Hudson Valley residents were shocked to see a post on social media from Brother Bruno's, announcing that they closed their doors after many years.

Brother Bruno's has been permanently closed since September 2023.

The Community Was Sad To See This Family Favorite Restaurant Officially Close

Not only did Brother Bruno's officially close in Monticello/ Bethel NY, but it is now for sale. Information has been provided by Keller Williams Hudson Valley and Coldwell Banker Realty. 

Brother Bruno's located on Route 17 B in the Town of Bethel, NY is for sale. This is in the Mongaup Valley area within Sullivan County, NY. They shared, 

"High traffic location with 13,800+ cars per day, on average. 4 miles from Route 17 / Future I-86 and minutes from Bethel Woods Center for Performing Arts. 2 dining rooms to allow for ample seating and private parties or events."

"This location also boasts a full service 15+ seating bar area, outdoor seating / patio area overlooking the Mongaup River providing iconic water views. "

Outside, there is a storage building which is located behind the main building.

How Much Would It Cost To Purchase This Restaurant In Sullivan County, NY?

Keller Williams Hudson Valley and Coldwell Banker Realty shared additional information about this location.

To purchase the former Brother Bruno's in Monticello/ Bethel, NY it would cost $749,900. The taxes are $15,767 and the business type is listed as retail.

However, updates were made to the entranceway and bathrooms in 2018. The wood fired pizza oven and dining rooms were also updated in 2010.

Gallery Credit: Keller Williams Hudson Valley, Coldwell Banker Realty

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In New York state, there are inventions that we may not have been aware of that were created here. 

There are also everyday items and food that we're glad that were made.

Gallery Credit: Allison Kay

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