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Local officials react to Cuomo allegations

Amid new allegations of inappropriate behavior by Governor Andrew Cuomo, local officials are urging an independent investigation into the governor’s behavior.  On Saturday, the New York …
More vaccines for Newburgh? The Newburgh Armory Unity Center pop-up vaccine site was a success in early February – with over 300 residents who were able to secure an appointment soon receiving their second dose. The City …
Town weighs in on police reform The Town of Newburgh kicked off its Executive Order 203 meetings on Tuesday, February 16, which was led by Town of Newburgh Deputy Supervisor Scott Manley, among others. Last spring, Governor Andrew …
F. J. Spinelli welcomed as fire chief The City of Newburgh hired Francis, “F.J.” Spinelli as the Chief of the Fire Department. During the February 22 council meeting Spinelli was sworn in. It comes with the retirement of …
Giselle Martinez first to declare her intentions Giselle Martinez, born and raised in the City of Newburgh, has announced her run for Newburgh City Council Ward One. She is a first generation American whose parents were Mexican immigrants. She …
Local News

Nursing students distribute vaccines in Newburgh

SUNY Orange Nursing 2 students have been gaining valuable experience in recent months, volunteering at several area hospitals as the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has begun, and Friday provided yet …

DA announces rebound program

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler on Thursday, February 25, 2021, announced the launch of the Orange County District Attorney’s Rebound Program, a program designed to assist …

Investigation continues into the death of Newburgh boy

The City of Newburgh Police Department confirmed the identity of the deceased 7-year-old Newburgh boy as Peter Caucaus. Newburgh Police Department Lieutenant Kevin Lehar said they are continuing to …

Schools celebrate Black History Month

Newburgh residents Donald Fryar and Sadie Tallie helped relaunch Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s earliest Black History Month programming in 2005, which originally dated back to the …

Lujan announces re-election bid

Democrat Kevindaryán Luján, who has served one term as Orange County Legislature for Newburgh, District Four since 2017, announced he is running for re-election. Luján plans to …
Briefs

Nursing students volunteering on vaccination front lines

SUNY Orange nursing students have been volunteering at Hudson Valley hospitals to assist in the dispensing of available COVID-19 vaccines, lending their skills in support of their community while at …

Mount Nursing dean reveals how to ace difficult conversations

Susan LaRocco, dean of Mount Saint Mary College’s School of Nursing, recently presented a live webinar for the American Nurses Association Early Career Series titled “How to Ace Difficult …

Fire on Warden Circle

Newburgh firefighters responded to garage fire on Warden Circle on February 13. Newburgh Command requested a second alarm be transmitted. Heavy black smoke and flames seen in garage area spread to a …

Newburgh hires new fire chief

The City of Newburgh has announced the hiring of Francis “F. J.” Spinelli as Chief of the Fire Department. Spinelli comes to Newburgh after completing a 28 year career with the …
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Years later, no strong leads in 2013 triple homicide

Almost eight years later, family members of one of the victims of the City of Newburgh’s 2013 triple homicide case are still pleading for the community to come forward and for their loved one …

The woman behind Newburgh’s Perfect Sweets

Newburgh resident Hasina Grice decided to make the jump in 2014 and go to the Culinary Institute of America to chase her dreams. After graduating and obtaining her LLC for Perfect Sweets in 2016, the …

A green Gardiner

The Town of Gardiner residents were invited to a public meeting Saturday afternoon to learn more about their participation in the community-wide community choice aggregation program. The Feb. 20 …

Honor Flights suspended through June, 2021

The national Honor Flight Board of Directors has recently decided to suspend all flights for all Honor Flight hubs nationwide through June 30, 2021. Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a 501c3 …
Arts & Entertainment

Met musicians to perform livestream concert

Join members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for an evening of chamber music Feb. 21, the sixth in the ALIVEmusica series of livestreamed concerts. The performance, from the Howland Cultural …

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 …