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Decision 2023 Sullivan County Legislative Debates to be Released

Decision 2023 Sullivan County Legislative Debates to be Released


Catskills News and Mid Hudson News recently hosted Decision 2023, a series of Candidate Debates for Sullivan County Legislature in the seven contested races in this November’s Election. The debates were recorded over three days beginning October 3rd at the Black Library in Monticello.  Additionally, interviews with the two uncontested legislature candidates were pre-recorded for broadcast. Mike Sakell, News Director for Catskills News offered candidates a series of questions focusing on important local issues including concerns over the lack of local healthcare services, how to address the opioid epidemic, the future of the adult care center, the use of bed tax funds, and more.


The community can listen to the debates on the radio at Catskills News Talk 92.5FM, 94.9FM and 1240AM, online at by clicking listen live, or on the free RadioBOLD App by clicking on the Catskills News Talk logo.  The schedule will be as follows:


Sunday October 15th, 10am-2pm Legislative Districts 1, 2, 3, 4

Sunday October 22nd, 10am-2pm Legislative Districts 5, 8, 9 plus the final hour will be interviews with the unopposed candidates for Legislative Districts 6 and 7. 

The debates will be available as podcasts on the Catskills News Podcast site which can be accessed on, and on the YouTube Channel immediately following the broadcast. 

“The debate series offers a variety of viewpoints regarding local issues, and will give voters an opportunity to hear opinions and possible solutions directly from the candidates.”-Mike Sakell, Catskills News Director, Bold Gold Media.

Special thanks to the Black Library, on Broadway in Monticello for hosting, and Laborer’s Union Local 17 for sponsoring.  Catskills News emphasized that the candidates were not offered questions or any topics ahead of the debate, while debates were pre-recorded, there was no editing of the hosts questions or candidates’ responses.

For Additional Information contact: Mike Sakell, Catskills News Director, Bold Gold Media,

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