Coronavirus Coverage

New Windsor Park closed to the public

Effective at 8am on Monday, March 30th, all New Windsor Parks will be closed to the public until further notice. Basketball rims have been removed and tennis courts have been locked. Supervisor Meyers has been forced to take this further action based on large groups of people not observing the social distancing guidelines set by New York State at our parks. New Windsor Police and Recreation Staff will monitor parks to enforce this closure.

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.

COVID-19 Response Fund distributes nearly $62,000 to local nonprofits

Just nine days after the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) launched the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund, it’s distributing its first round of grants.

Meals on Wheels to suspend delivery of hot lunches

The coronavirus outbreak has affected the daily delivery of Newburgh's meals program.

Times to receive journalism grant to aid in pandemic coverage

Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., parent company of Times Hudson Valley Media, has been named one of six newspaper companies in New York State to receive a $5,000 grant to help offset the cost of COVID-19 pandemic coverage.

Health Department confirms second COVID-19-related death in Orange County

The Orange County Health Department on Thursday reported the second death in Orange County as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was an Orange County resident over the age of 70 with multiple pre-existing medical conditions. As of Thursday, Orange County now has 756 positive COVID-19 cases.

No obstacles for food outreach

Checking his clipboard, Joel Feldstein looked for the next house to stop at. Feldstein has been a Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh volunteer for the past two years. Every Thursday morning, he and …

Hospital addresses coronavirus-related needs

Congressman Sean Maloney held a telephone town hall last Wednesday night with Dr. Evan Cohen, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Montefiore St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. The …

Ferry ridership dwindles during coronavirus outbreak

The Newburgh-Beacon ferry parking lot was nearly empty except for a few cars and passersby enjoying the sunny Friday afternoon. When the ferry finally arrived at 5:51 p.m. last Friday, only three …

12 things to do at home

After a few days at home, you may be searching for new ideas to occupy your family. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Get moving!Don’t forget to stay active! A few minutes of activity can …

Neuhaus, Schmitt help provide 60,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Orange County residents

With the support of ShopRite Supermarkets, the Kaplan Foundation and Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus arranged for a tractor-trailer of more than 60,000 pounds of non-perishable food to be delivered to the Encounter Church in Rock Tavern on Friday, March 20
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Calls for calm issued after Newburgh shooting incident

Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey is urging people to stay calm and await the results of an investigation after a Friday evening shooting incident that left one man dead and several police officers wounded.

Former New Windsor Supervisor Green dies

Former New Windsor Town Supervisor George Green passed away at the age of 76 on Monday morning. Green had been a civil servant for over 50 years. Green served 21 years in the New Windsor Police …

Not your average security guard

Standing in Kaplan Hall of SUNY Orange, Michael Corriere greets you with a smile. Corriere is one of the many security guards that roam the halls of SUNY Orange. But he is not your average security …

Maloney releases priorities for coronavirus stimulus package

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released a list of priorities for the urgently needed federal response to fighting COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Congress’s third emergency response bill is expected in the coming week.

Support for those in need

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is launching the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund to address immediate and longer-term needs of residents in Orange and Sullivan counties.
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Orange County Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure in Middletown

The Orange County Department of Health is advising the community of potential COVID-19 exposure in Middletown on Wednesday March, 18th and Friday, March 20th.
Trash dump at Downing Park
Lying in the middle of Downing Park is a pile of trash and debris. To the disdain of the Downing Park Planning Committee and Newburgh residents, the unfortunate sight was found two Sundays ago. …
Business funding available
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) Thursday announced that Orange and Rockland County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are now eligible to apply for federal Small Business …
Town asks for extension of tax deadline
The Town of Newburgh is asking the County of Orange to extend the property tax deadline, in light of the closures and delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “In light of Governor …
Update from the Town of Newburgh Governor Cuomo has issued a new executive order regarding allowable business activity and social distancing procedures. Here is what you need to know:
Other News

Chamber Expo postponed

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has postponed the annual Orange County Business EXPO, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen.
Mobile coronavirus testing center opens at Anthony Wayne
On Wednesday, New York State opened a drive through novel coronavirus [COVID-19] testing center at the Anthony Wayne Recreation area, off the Palisades Parkway. This Bear Mountain testing site is one aspect of the state’s efforts to expand COVID-19 testing.
New Windsor Offices to close
Effective Thursday March 19 New Windsor Town Hall and Recreation Offices will be closed to the public, Supervisor George Meyers announced Wednesday.
City of Newburgh announces official response to coronavirus outbreak
The City of Newburgh has been working closely with its partners in government over the last several weeks regarding this issue and is fully prepared to respond swiftly and appropriately should the …
Statement from the Town of New Windsor in response to coronavirus outbreak
In light of recent developments with the coronavirus pandemic and the public health emergency in New York State, Supervisor George Meyers is taking the following actions to limit exposure to town …
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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.

Business funding available

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) Thursday announced that Orange and Rockland County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are now eligible to apply for federal Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance.

State of emergency

The novel coronavirus outbreak [COVID-19] has reached the Orange County area. As of Monday afternoon, Orange County has 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Since the first case was confirmed on March 12 at …

Stand and be counted

Census 2020 officially started last Thursday. Despite growing concerns over the Novel Coronavirus [COVID-19], Newburgh Counts and other Census committees across the nation have no plans to stop …
Arts & Entertainment

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.
The Art of Quilting comes to Ann Street The Ann Street Gallery’s newest exhibition is comprised of more than 40 quilted works by 20 artists, who are experimenting with this fiber-based artform while pushing boundaries and challenging …