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‘The whole place burned’

On Saturday afternoon, a fire engulfed Walker Valley Auto and Truck Repair LLC, shutting it down until further notice. A spark from an electric welder set a truck ablaze. An employee attempted to …

Skoufis: dissolve town IDA

Sen. James Skoufis called for the dissolution of the Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency (IDA). This came after he saw Project Sailfish’s waiver request to use non-local labor for …

Galaxy project moves forward

Maybrook is getting ready to adopt a negative declaration of impact on developer Galaxy Limited’s Environmental Assessment Form (EAS) for property it wants to develop for warehouse use along …

Town of Montgomery eyes 3 more warehouses

“[I’m] not sure the board can approve three potential warehouses, each with two bays,” said Richard Hoyt, attorney for the Town of Montgomery Planning Board. Last week the …

PB super returns from medical leave

Pine Bush Central School District Superintendent of Schools Tim Mains returned to work on Wednesday following a three-month medical leave of absence. Mains had been out since Oct. 14. On Oct. 6, …

Shawangunk Democrats seek candidates

The Town of Shawangunk Democrats (TOSD) are interested in hearing from Shawangunk residents who are considering running for local office and who would like to be endorsed by the TOSD in November …

Area school districts resume hybrid instruction

The Pine Bush, Wallkill and Valley Central School Districts returned to hybrid in-person instruction this week. Pine BushAfter a nearly two-month pause, the Pine Bush Central School District …

‘We don’t drink the water’

At the end of November, the Catskill Aqueduct had to begin its 10-week long shutdown for scheduled repairs. This meant that the Town of New Windsor’s water customers would receive a blend of …

City rethinks approach to gun violence

On Tuesday, January 12 key stakeholders met for a press conference to call for more help from the community to reduce gun violence in the City of Newburgh, following a weekend with 28 shots fired. …

Newburgh celebrates MLK Jr. Day

Organizations across Newburgh went out into the community on Monday, January 18 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although it wasn’t like in years past because of the pandemic, a number …

Jacobowitz and Gubits welcomes two new attorneys

 Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP (J&G) is pleased to announce that two new attorneys have joined the firm. Rebecca Baldwin Mantello has joined the firm’s Business Consumer Team as Senior …

Orange County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccinations to residents

Under the direction of Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, the County’s Health Department in collaboration with its Medical Reserve Corps Unit (MRC), the Department of Emergency Services …

Parolee arrested with drugs

A Newburgh man was taken into custody Friday evening after attempting to discard a stash of cocaine. On January 22nd at approximately 7:40 p.m., City of Newburgh officers were patrolling the …

New Windsor Ambulance Corps ready to administer vaccines

Supervisor George Meyers has announced that the Town of New Windsor Emergency Medical Services (Ambulance Corps) has been designated a provider for the COVID-19 vaccine by New York State. “I …

LoBiondo sworn in for full term

After being appointed in July and elected in November of last year, town councilman Anthony LoBiondo was officially sworn in during this month’s town board meeting. He was sworn in via Zoom …
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A rendering of the proposed natural gas Danskammer Power Plant (in white) is pictured next to the old 1950s coal burning plant.

‘Where does the energy come from?’

Michelle Hook, Danskammer Energy Director of Public Relations, said she would like to correct much of the information that has been …

Remembering ‘Scoop’

On January 14th long-time newspaperman Craig McKinney passed away due to complications from a stroke. He was 79. McKinney (born …
Michael DePaola was honored for his service as Vice President 2014-2018 and President 2018-2109 of the Ulster County Volunteer Firemens Association for the 84th Ulster County Convention and the Highland Hose Company’s 125th Anniversary Parade.

Highland Fire Company presents awards

The Highland Hose Company knew they could not host a large gathering during the pandemic to honor their own as they have for many …
State Senator Mike Martucci takes the oath of office last week to assume the duties of state senator. His district includes the Ulster County Towns of Shawangunk, New Paltz, Gardiner and Rosendale.

Martucci takes office in State Senate

Senator Mike Martucci (R, C, I – New Hampton) Saturday was sworn into his first term in the State Senate during a combined in-person …

Gardiner reports first COVID death

One day after Gardiner reported its first Covid-19 related death, the town board unanimously passed a resolution to protect its most …
March Gallagher

Ulster County Comptroller to seek re-election

Ulster County Comptroller, March Gallagher, has announced her bid for re-election. According to her financial filing this week, she …
State Senator Michelle Hinchey and Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan toured the vaccine distribution facility last week in Kingston.

Hinchey, Ryan pushing feds for more vaccines

State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) and Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan last week visited the Kate Walton Field House at Kingston …
Anna Conlan

Anna Conlan is new director at Dorsky Museum of Art

The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Conlan as Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at …

Local municipalities struggle with short vaccine supply

On Monday, January 11, New York State moved into phase 1b of its COVID-19 vaccination distribution. This means that in addition to …
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Newburgh Free Library continues Harriet Tubman programming

In the fall, Newburgh residents safely gathered outside of the Newburgh Free Library to welcome the highly anticipated arrival of the Harriet Tubman statue. However, the library’s Harriet …

Support the Wallkill Food Pantry

  Though the season of giving has just passed, let’s continue to offer our help to others throughout the year. We ask for your support to assist our neighbors with donations to the …

Library expansion is Woman’s Club topic

The Wallkill Woman’s Club will have its first meeting of the new year  on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 pm at  the Town Hall. For the health and safety of everyone please …

Jacobson begins 2nd term

There was no public ceremony because of the ongoing pandemic, but Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (l.) was sworn in to his second term last week. Newly elected Supreme Court Judge E. Loren Williams, …

Pedestrian stuck and killed while walking along Route 17K

On January 15, at approximately 11:15 p.m. a trooper from the Montgomery barracks was patrolling on 17K in the town of Newburgh when he stopped a vehicle for a vehicle and traffic law violation. …