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Vol 8.5   
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With all the talk about police heavy-handedness out there of late, it's heartening to hear that Ellenville Police Chief Phil Mattracion puts his highlight on community relationships... and respect. Courtesy photos
Community Policing Gunks-Style
Chief Mattracion Lays Out His Philosophy

ELLENVILLE – Recent controversies over policing methods in other parts of the country and New York City have not dented Chief Phil Mattracion's beliefs when it comes to how the Ellenville Police need to handle their task.

"My philosophy is that law enforcement on the local level needs to be deeply involved with the community," he said in an interview this week. "You can accomplish many things when you are involved that way."   > MORE

Reval Endgame
Reassessment Notices Out By Next Month...
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Insurance Time!
ACA Deadlines & That Marketplace...
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Gambling On Another Form Of Gambling
Cahill, Other Legislators Ready To Push For Ulster VLTs
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Ellenville's New Million $ Committee
County Charges Leaders With Using Casino Fund Wisely
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Inside The Box: The Other Side Of The Story
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Time To Turn Negatives Into Positives? - Big Thanks From The Rochester Food Pantry! - Time To Equalize Our Education Funding - A Letter To County Executive Mike Hein - Reaching Out To Make 2015 Extra Special - Oh, How The Worm Doth Turn
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Bad Planning: Some Scary State & Weather Trends...
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