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Council prayer debate rekindles

Prayer created a heated debate at the Council Work Session on Thursday. The discussion was placed on the agenda by Councilwoman Hilary Rayford, to continue the discussions surrounding prayer before …
Labor Union Local 17 opens up apprenticeship
Local 17 Labor Union on Little Britain Road in Newburgh has accepted 100 applications for a four-year apprenticeship program. The union typically opens positions for the apprenticeship program every …
Addiction through a child’s eyes It’s a Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. a young girl is standing at the stop on Broadway nervously waiting for the shortline bus. She climbs on, the coins in her pocket jangle around. She checks …
YPI program shows a softer side to law enforcement The Youth Police Initiative (YPI) Program in the City of Newburgh graduated another class of students on Monday, bringing the tally up to 280 graduates since 2012. The small graduation included eight …
A year of new music with Decora A new sound and direction is starting for Decora, a well known artist in the Hudson Valley with his roots planted in the City of Newburgh. His new album Better is a reflection of the stories he has …
Local News

Dotty and Ken Northrip celebrate 62 years of marriage

When Dorothy “Dotty” missed her bus, Ken Northrip, the boy that lived just around the corner, offered to take her in to work. When she arrived home, he was waiting for her—on his …

Skoufis promising bipartisan effort in watchdog role

In some circles they may seem as a political odd couple, but James Skoufis, newly-minted chairman of the Senate Investigations and Joint Operations Committee, and Mike Anagnostakis, his part-time …

Drumset, Cajon & Percussion Plus!

Watching David Silliman set-up his percussion instruments is captivating as so many different sizes and shapes comprise the set. Then, realizing that he perches himself in the middle of them in order …

Library offers photo classes

The Gardiner Library is currently hosting a five class series of Photography Classes with Carl Cox. The second class: How to Make Better Pictures will take place on February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. …

Snow Emergency

Interim City Manager Joseph P. Donat has declared a snow emergency in the City of Newburgh effective Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Snow Emergency parking regulations will be in effect until …
Obituaries

Robert Saintmire

Robert Saintmire, 79, entered into rest February 9, 2019. He was born to the late Edwin and Bernice (Laudner) in Newburgh.Bob was born, raised, and lived out his life in Newburgh. He worked at The …

Melchiorre “Gino” Frontera

Melchiorre “Gino” Frontera, 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, joined the Lord Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The son of the late Salvatore and Yolanda (Fazio) Frontera, he was …

Elizabeth Farina

Elizabeth Farina, born in Queensland, Australia, the daughter of the late John Watson and Margaret (Bow) Palmer, died February 9, 2019. A family statement: “We have been very fortunate to …

Bernard “Bernie” P. Dorr

Bernard “Bernie” P. Dorr, 90 of Newburgh, died Friday, February 8, 2019. The son of the late Willy and Frieda (Ehlken) Dorr he was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 8, 1928. Bernard was …

Joseph M. Chernek

Joseph M. Chernek, age 68 of New Windsor passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2019 with his wife Lynda and family by his side. Joe was born on September 13, 1950 to Ann McLaughlin and Joseph …
Sports

Tyler Serafini wins Section 9 title

Tyler Serafini, Newburgh’s 182-pounder, went to the state tournament last season and did not come home with a title. Over the weekend, Serafini prepared for another state title appearance by …
Lady Goldbacks clinch playoff berth Newburgh’s girls’ basketball team made a late run for a postseason berth in 2018, only to come up short and stay home. Playing Middletown Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Lady Goldbacks tipped the …
Aleksey Makarov has some unfinished business Newburgh’s Aleksey Makarov, a senior, will compete in his final Section 9 championships this week at Valley Central in Montgomery. He has already qualified for the state meet in the …
Newburgh Rowing Club Medals at Ironman Erg Classic Some members of the Newburgh Rowing Club attended the 6th annual Ironman Erg classic, an indoor rowing competition, held at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey New Jersey, on January 26, according …
Goldback swimmers ready for Section 9 meet Newburgh’s Aleksey Makarov won the 100-breaststroke in division one during OCIAA championships in Washingtonville over the weekend with a time of 1:01.47 as the Goldbacks finished third with …
Other local news

Assault at NFA

On February 7th 2019 at approximately 2 p.m. the City of Newburgh police officer assigned to the main campus of Newburgh Free Academy as the CRO (Community Resource Officer) was notified about an …

New look for Ann Street

An abandoned warehouse at 105 Ann St is getting a much needed facelift by the company Between Spaces. The project includes half of the building used for commercial and half for art spaces. ADS …
Your Community

Habitat Day of Service rescheduled

Greetings from River City. When Roman Emperor Claudius II stopped marriages and engagements so that his soldiers would not have wives or fiancés to object to leaving, Valentine, a priest, …

Rotary club welcomes new members

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or the Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection on February 14th. We should all celebrate the day, because everyone is loved! The …

Franciscan Friars present a Lenten Journey

Thank goodness for our children, who, with hearts of pure love are the Cupids keeping alive the exciting and festive spirit of Valentine’s Day. Naturally, lovers have called this heart and …

Friendly Visitor’s Program is there to help

Hello New Windsor. My grandmother’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day. She would have been 101 years old this year. We love you Gran and miss you so much. Happy Birthday in Heaven! The …
Events
Arts & Entertainment

New Paltz spring concert series underway

The spring 2019 Department of Music Concert Series at SUNY New Paltz is officially under way, kicking off with an evening of piano four hands on Feb. 5 and presenting more than 20 diverse …
GNSO presents an all-strings concert The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform a strings-only concert on Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. …