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Recently, the Facebook site, Remembering Newburgh NY, posted a photo of a large crowd gathered on lower Broadway. Stretched across the wide avenue is a multi-tiered banner advertising “Regular … more
Greetings from River City. Harineta Rigatos, Digital Strategist announced the Newburgh Arts + Cultural Study (NACS), the first comprehensive inventory and assessment of the diverse arts and culture … more
          Most of us are already weary of the political campaigns, yet we know that electing a president and other leaders has profound implications for our lives and … more
Hello New Windsor. My nine-year-old son Mattingly has been back to school in person two days a week for the last four weeks and he is so happy the days he is in person to school rather than doing it … more
About a month ago, I received a request for information about an old family cemetery over by the site of the Balmville Tree. I was able to provide some basic facts about this tiny, but well-kept … more
Endless political debate has been swirling around the topic of another federal COVID relief bill. Will congress come to any agreement on ways to support the many Americans who have lost their … more
Students in Miss Kathy’s class, at Miss Cindy’s Nursery School were excited to visit Lawrence Farms Orchards and go apple picking on a perfectly beautiful autumn day.  The prize … more
Hello New Windsor. Recently my dad injured his knee to the point that he has been on crutches for a few weeks. He is a lifelong athlete who played sports actively into his late 50’s so his … more
Greetings from River City.  Looking for an art student to do the Library’s artwork, Newburgh Free Library Director, Helen Eldrige, called Newburgh Free Academy art teacher, Irene … more
A few weeks ago, with a buddy of mine, I took my 1937 Dodge up to Mount Tremper to join in a road rally, commemorating the Historic 1903 Automobile Endurance Run. It was a fantastic day, with clear … more
Historians often say that they work on the stories of our past because “people’s lives matter” and their lessons should not be forgotten. I was privileged to stand among many of … more
Greetings from River City.  The hatred and intimidation that is all too present in our country, is deeply disturbing.  Disturbing because it is evidence of a darkness by which humanity is … more
On October 4, 2020, at the Thomas Felton Community Park in the Town of Plattekill, a dedication ceremony was organized by the Plattekill Historical Preservation Society. The purpose of the event was … more
 Knight of Columbus Domingo Ampil enjoyed a serendipitous moment when he and Knight Greg Gaetano were selling raffles and recruiting new Knights to join their Msgr. Henry O’Carroll … more
Hello New Windsor. Recently our upstairs bathroom toilet at home was clogged so I was thinking one of the kids just flushed too much toilet paper down. I got the plunger out and starting plunging. No … more
On my block, we began to rake leaves this week. The trees are far from bare but the sidewalks are filling up and the crackling sound of autumn echoes in the footsteps of passing neighbors. As we look … more
This week, our town announced the construction of a natural playground for our children at Chadwick Lake Park! Immediately my mind wandered back after seeing some of the photos. Growing up in the … more
Greetings from River City . News that President Trump has been diagnosed with coronavirus, it has brought out the best and worst sentiments of some human beings.  I do not care whether you … more
Hello New Windsor. As the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of New Windsor one of the best parts of my job is getting to see so many kids come through and grow up in our programs. I have … more
The October 7 feast of Our Lady of Victory, today celebrated as Our Lady of the Rosary, is a testament to the power of this devotion.  The feast dates back to the 16th century with one … more
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