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‘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 …
Restoration over renovation Newburgh is not so much a hidden gem anymore. Between its proximity to the Hudson River, beautiful architecture and rich history, it’s easy to understand why a real estate group might have its …
Schools to begin COVID testing The Newburgh Enlarged City School District held a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, January 5 for parents and guardians to learn about the return to a hybrid model for the end of January, which …
Local News

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 …

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 healthcare workers from phase 1a, now individuals age 75 and older, …

Catholic Charities to honor region’s essential workers

Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster’s 15th annual Celebration of Charity will pay tribute to the region’s essential workers. The non-profit agency is seeking nominations …
Briefs

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 …

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. …

City of Newburgh receives positive credit outlook

In the beginning of the new year, the City of Newburgh received an updated “positive” credit outlook from Moody’s Investors Service. The city’s rating remains unchanged at …

Final walkout

Last Wednesday at City of Newburgh Police Headquarters, Detective Pete Fredericks took his final walk. Lined up outside were members of the City Police Department,local and state police members who …
Stories you may have missed

Code Club strives to support girls in STEM

The Newburgh Girls Code Club (NGCC), made possible by the Newburgh Free Library, took a short hiatus during the pandemic, but are now making a revival for the spring session. The club is “a …

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 …

First round of vaccine distributed in Orange County

The first round of COVID-19 vaccines in Orange County were administered last Wednesday. More thsan 800 people received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Orange County Emergency Services Center in …

Allegiant to add two Stewart routes

Allegiant Air will be adding two additional routes from New York Stewart International Airport later this year. Savannah, Georgia will be served via Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport …
Arts & Entertainment

Pianists Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung to perform Jan. 24

Four hands plus one piano equal the internationally renowned duo (and spouses) Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, who will present a live-recorded concert Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Howland Cultural Center …

American Voices through Art and Poetry

During this academic year while the galleries on both SUNY Orange campuses are closed, Cultural Affairs invited the college community and the community-at-large an opportunity to express their …

Chadwick Lake tree lighting is Dec 2

Due to COVID-19, the Tree Lighting at Chadwick Lake Park will be virtual only. Please enjoy the live stream video of the event from the safety of your home. The event will take place on Wednesday, …