October 30, 1861; Republican Watchman
"A coronor's inquest was held at Barryville, October 18, inst., on the body of John Malone. The body of the deceased was found in a canal lock at Barryville. The following marks were found on the body; an incised wound over the eye; a wound under the chin; and the bruises of the face and skull much fractured. The jury returned a verdict that the death of said Malone was caused by some person or persons unknown."
October 19, 1911; Sullivan County Review
"The deer season opened Monday and found the woods in Sullivan County, where that game is to be found, filled with hunters from near and far. Although no serious accidents have been reported as yet, it is getting to be a very dangerous sport and several hunters have returned without deer, saying that the bullets are flying thick and fast."
October 13, 1911; Liberty Register
"M.C. Duryea of Monticello, post office inspector, arrested at Stroudsburg. Pa., two men who are believed to be identified with the post office robberies at Loch Sheldrake and White Lake.
"The men under arrest are Hugh Donnelley of Patterson and Thomas Conners of Meridan, Conn. Donnelley and Conners are what are known as "soap" artists, that is they drill into safes and fill the holes with soap and nitro-glycerine.
"During the year there have been seven safes blown open in New York and Pa., that are thought to be the work of these two men. About $3,000 in all have been taken in this way.
"When the safe in the post office at White Lake was cracked on August 21st, Inspector Duryea was at Monticello and he got busy. His evidence tended to show that the safe had been blown in the early morning and that the burglars getting several hundred dollars in stamps and money, stole a horse and then drove away. The crooks were not wise in the choice of their horse for it was wind broken and as the men drove away, residents all along the road could hear the animal breathing so loudly that their attention was attracted. Finally the burglars abandoned the horse and picked up the wagon and carried it into the woods and divided their plunder.
"Inspector Duryea followed the men to Stroudsburg where they were placed under arrest. They were turned over to the New York State authorities Friday."
October 6, 1911; Liberty Register
"The Business Men's Association of this village met on Monday evening with H.B. Mingle, the representative of the people interested in the trolly project.
"Great interest was shown at the meeting and it is evident that the trolly is now an assured enterprise.
"Valentine Scheidell of Jeffersonville was present at the meeting and explained the advantages to be gained by both villages through a trolly line running between them, and told briefly the history of the trolly from its beginning to the present time.
"The business people of Liberty have already subscribed $7,500 and the remaining $5,000 will probably be raised in the next few days.
"At present, $12,500 have been raised by the people of Jeffersonville and vicinity and there only remains the balance of $5,000 to be raised."
October 6, 1911; Liberty Register
"Hon. John Evans, member of Assembly from Sullivan County, has been notified that the State Highway Commission has appointed Alexander Thompson, C.E. of Monticello, as engineer of surveys of Route No 4, with instructions to begin work at once on the survey between Middletown and Monticello. He went over the route Monday and just as soon as the survey party can be organized will begin the detailed survey work.
"This action of the Highway Commission is particularly pleasing in the appointment of a local man who is thoroughly familiar with every part of the route from Middletown to Monticello, via Bloomingburg and Wurtsboro.
"Mr. Thompson has a wide experience in road building, having had charge of the construction of over 150 miles of highways for the United States and the Cuban governments. His ability is further shown by his passing a recent Civil Service examination for engineer on highway construction with a percentage of 97.5, being the highest on the list of over 100 candidates."