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Celebrating the Class of 2020

The grounds of NFA Main were full of excitement and joy. Despite not having the regular in person graduation, graduates were excited to make their final walk across Academy Field. Due to novel …
Council looks at mandating police ID
The Newburgh City Council voted to hold a public hearing on July 13 to hear the public’s comments on requiring police identification at last Monday’s special council meeting. The city …
Illegal fireworks still pose a problem for city Like any other municipality, the City of Newburgh struggles with firework usage during the summer. “The noise from fireworks is keeping people who are blessed to be employed during and …
Council approves amendment to CDBG program
The Newburgh City Council approved an amendment to the Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] program last Monday during a special meeting. The citizen participation plan of the CDBG was …
Arrest made in Newburgh homicide  On Saturday, June 27, at approximately 1:50 p.m., the City of Newburgh Police Department received a call for a stabbing incident. The caller stated that the victim was on the sidewalk near the …
Local News

Arrested made in two Newburgh robberies

The Town of Newburgh Police Department is announcing an arrest in two armed robberies, which occurred earlier in the year.  The first one was at the Gidney Ave. Sunoco on March 1, …

Pathway improvement project to begin

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh will begin an extensive Pathway Improvement Project in July, 2020.  Being the first publicly owned historic site in the Nation, …

Maloney announces local Service Academy appointments

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) HAS announced that 12 Hudson Valley students have accepted offers of appointment at one of the United States’ Service Academies.Every year, Rep. …

NFA celebrates P-TECH students

Newburgh Free Academy celebrated its third graduating class of P-TECH students last week. Students participated in a NFA graduation last Monday and Tuesday. Last Wednesday students were given the …

Indoor shopping centers to remain closed

Just last Tuesday, the Mid Hudson Region officially opened for phase 3 of the state’s reopening plans. Enclosed shopping malls and movie theaters were not included in the excitement and bustle …
Coronavirus Coverage

Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund grants are available through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan

Three months since the establishment of the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS), funding remains available for nonprofits aiding those …
Office for the Aging warns: Don't be scammed! New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds New Yorkers of all ages to stay aware of scams surrounding the novel coronavirus. Scams have become even more sophisticated in recent years, and …
Motor vehicle offices in Orange and Ulster to resume service Area motor vehicle offices will begin opening up next week, as part of Phase 3 of the State’s NY Forward re-opening plan Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt has announced that the Department …
Other News

City expands sidewalk cafes

The Newburgh City Council voted to expand sidewalk cafes at last Monday’s special city council meeting. The council passed an ordinance amending chapter 249 of the city’s code of …

Town engineer to retire

During the most recent town board workshop meeting, it was announced Town of Newburgh Engineer James Osborne would retire. His retirement will be effective on July 17, as approved by the town …

City reappoints members of human rights commission

The Newburgh City Council reappointed Ramona L. Burton, Councilwoman Karen Mejia, and Malinda Ware to the city’s human rights commission for three-year terms at last Monday’s special …
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Juneteenth Observance

The Youth Arts Group of Rural & Migrant Industry Inc. organized a March for Justice last Friday evening. Marchers made their way from Downing Park to City Hall where they were met with speakers …

Presutti takes over as parks commissioner

Chadwick Lake has been a part of Jim Presutti’s life for a long time. In 1974, he worked in the park as a skate guard. He worked renting out the boats. He spent his high school years minding …

Hudson Valley Building Trades to host Danskammer webinar

The Hudson Valley Building and Construction Trades Council will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. During the webinar, community stakeholders, union members and energy …

Renovation work to begin at Delano Hitch Park

The City of Newburgh is pleased to announce several critical improvements to the iconic Delano-Hitch Recreation Park. In 1916, Mrs. Annie Delano Hitch (aunt of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt) …
Arts & Entertainment

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.