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School district: parents are conflicted on reopening plans

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District [NECSD] held a virtual presentation on Facebook on its potential reopen in the fall last Friday afternoon. Although nothing is final yet, the district …
Street closures draw mixed reaction The City of Newburgh held the last weekend of its Liberty Street pilot closure this past weekend. Starting on July 10, the section of Liberty Street between Ann Street and Washington Street was …
Farmer’s Market returns to Safe Harbors Common Ground Farm is pleased to announce the start of the 2020 Newburgh Farmers’ Market season. The market will be open every Saturday from 10-2 pm until the last day of the season on November …
Social entrepreneurs find a home in Newburgh Five years ago, Ronald Zorrilla and his wife, Ashley Collazo moved to the Hudson Valley from New York City. They moved to the Hudson Valley after Zorrilla was given the opportunity to work for the …
Amthor is named Deputy Chief Former Newburgh deputy police Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor has been named the new deputy chief of the Newburgh city department He will take over command of the Police Department which has …
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Mount earns $500 towards next Special Olympics event

Thanks to Mount Saint Mary College’s dedicated student-athletes and some help from the community, the Mount Knights were recently declared the winners of the NCAA Division III Special Olympics …

America Rows provides grant to Newburgh rowing club

On July 22, 2020, Anthony LoBiondo, Vice President of America Rows and Swims Newburgh presented Coach Ed Kennedy, president of the Newburgh Rowing Club, with a grant check in the amount of $2,000.00 …

700 Summer School learning kits created, packed and delivered

In just a few very busy weeks, about 45 teachers, therapists, and counselors created summer school kits for the 700 children that are now participating in Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education …

Bill to permit school wards in Orange County passes State Senate

Last Wednesday, Sen. James Skoufis announced that his bill, S.7587, which permits school boards of education in Orange County to opt-into a ward system for school board elections, passed the State …

Murdered soldier remembered in Newburgh ceremony

Sunflowers were Vanessa Guillen’s favorite flower. 20-year-old Guillen was an army specialist who went missing from Fort Hood on April 22. More than two months later, Guillen’s remains …
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Couple wed in the 5th-grade classroom where they first met

Dan Moore and Diane Crist-Moore were married last Tuesday in their fifth grade classroom at Walden Elementary School where they met almost 54 years ago. The two hit it off at their fifth grade …

Community deliberates on schools reopening

As the summer goes on, members of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District [NECSD] are anxiously waiting to hear when the school district will be able to physically open again. As of now there …

Newburgh finalizes Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative details

The Newburgh City Council entered an agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, Inc. for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Initiative at this past Monday’s City Council meeting. The …
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Air show may move to Montgomery

The 2020 New York International Air Show, scheduled for the weekend of August 29 and 30, is still on as of this week, but may be moved from New York Stewart International Airport to the smaller …

Healthy Orange Farmer’s Market returns to Broadway

The Healthy Orange Farmers Market features local vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, soaps and more. Held every Tuesday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Green Lot on Broadway, next to 130 Broadway …

Plattekill man is Ulster's first COVID-19 related death

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 in Ulster County. For reasons of privacy, specific information cannot be provided. County Executive Ryan did confirm that the individual is a 76 year old male from the Town of Plattekill who passed away at Vassar Brothers hospital due to complications from COVID-19 on Sunday, March 29.
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Democratic officials urge stand against racism

The Democratic caucus of the Orange County Legislature recently held a press conference pushing for county-wide measures to address discrimination, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The group was …

Maloney, Neuhaus celebrate Moving Forward Act

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney [NY-18] was joined by Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus in New Windsor during a press conference last Thursday celebrating the passage of the Moving Forward Act in …

A story of a lifetime

September 11, 2001 was a day that changed countless lives, and for new author Andrew Penny the events of that day took him on a journey halfway across the world. When the twin towers were hit in …

With the greatest of ease

Flying trapeze is back in the Hudson Valley, through a new partnership between Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Sportsplex New Windsor and The Flying Royals. This year’s program will take place …
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Libraries respond to COVID-19

While all libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System have closed the doors to their facilities in response to the public health crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), most through the end of the month, all are still actively serving their communities thanks to well-developed digital collections and innovative approaches to delivering programs and services online and in non-traditional ways.

Paper Works opens at Kaplan Hall

Life presents many challenges and opportunities which lead to new interests and conceptualizations. With each new timeframe of life, visual artists may approach ideas and express themselves through …

GNSO changes venue for Saturday concert

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) has changed the site of its March 14 concert to the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh from Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus. The concert will take place at 7:30, as originally scheduled, at the Museum located at 250 Lake Street.