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Pandemic can’t scare Halloween

Usually once October hits, those who love Halloween are decorating their houses, planning their costumes, pre-ordering their candy and celebrating the spooky season to its fullest extent. This …
Town budget up less than two percent
The Town of Newburgh unveiled its preliminary town budget for 2021 during a public hearing on Monday. The budget totaled up to $43.4 billion, which was a less than two percent increase from last …
Critical Mass Bike Ride - Halloween Edition On the last Friday of every month between April and October, the Newburgh Transportation Advisory Committee hosts a critical mass bike ride. They have been doing so for the past four years, and even …
Judicial seats up for grabs Both the Orange County Court Judge and Family Court Judge positions are up for re-election this season. County Court Judge Robert Freehill is retiring at the end of 2020, which opens his seat for …
Early voting begins in Orange County Crowds flocked to the City of Newburgh Activity Center, Saturday, for the first day of early voting in Orange County. Early voting continues throughout the week: Sunday,  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; …
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Wallkill MS student tests positive for COVID-19

Wallkill Central School District Superintendent of Schools Kevin Castle announced Monday that a student at John G. Borden Middle School tested positive for COVID-19. Due to many privacy laws, the …

Skoufis, Brescia square off in 39th Senate District debate

Differences over state spending, public health and personal demeanor highlighted the debate of 39th senate district candidates last week State Senator James Skoufis (D/WFP/SAM) and challenger L. …

Town to host its first ‘Fall into Local’ festival

Town of Newburgh Small Business owners have joined Deputy Supervisor Scott Manley and Town Councilman Anthony LoBiondo to plan a socially distant “Fall Into Local Festival” on Saturday …

Orange County Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at AT&T store in Middletown

The Orange County Health Department is advising residents that if they worked at or visited the AT&T store, located at 330 Route 211 East in Middletown, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, …

Police Chief pledges more transparency

The Newburgh Police Department has been increasing its communication with a revived Facebook page, new information on its website and now an invitation to the public for a conversation with Newburgh …
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Bark (or Meow?) Mitzvah returns to CAI

Bring your favorite furry (or feathered ) friend to Congregation Agudas Israel this Sunday to hear tales from Noah’s Ark, some refreshments and a blessing for all creatures.Blessing of the …

Town declares Halloween curfew

A Halloween curfew will be implemented in the Town of Newburgh on door to door trick or treating and other Halloween-related activities. The curfew will run from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., starting on …

Altercation leads to shooting outside the Golden Rail

A Town of Newburgh man is in police custody following a Friday-night shooting outside the Golden Rail Ale House in the Town of Newburgh. Town of Newburgh Police responded to the tavern on Friday …

Town police announce promotions, new officers

At the September 28th Town of Newburgh Town Board Workshop Meeting, Police Officers Julia Haight and Aaron McGrady were promoted to the position of Sergeant. Supervisor Gil Piaquadio stated that …

Schmitt celebrates designation of Juneteenth Holiday in New York State

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM- New Windsor) is proud to announce that legislation he co-sponsored designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State was recently …
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City promises good news in 2021 budget

The City Manager, Joseph Donat, announced the proposed 2021 fiscal year budget at the Tuesday, October 13 Council meeting. The proposed budget has kept the same tax levy, meaning there will be no …

Grand Street proposals have mixed response

The three County-owned properties on Grand Street in Newburgh have been a part of developmental discussions for a while now. At first the former Masonic lodge, YMCA and American Legion Hall were …

Bhandarkar challenges Schmitt in 99th Assembly race

Republican Colin Schmitt is campaigning this season to keep the title of Assemblyman for the 99th District, which covers parts of Orange and Rockland county, that he has held since November of …

Gauzza challenges Jacobson for 104th Assembly

The race for the New York State 104th Assembly seat has newcomer Republican Andrew Gauzza IV challenging first term Democrat Jonathan Jacobson. The 104th district encompasses the towns of …
Arts & Entertainment

Safe Harbors presents a Black Renaissance Festival

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a local organization who aims to transform lives and build communities through housing and the arts, is hosting its first annual Black Renaissance Festival on Saturday, …

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Conductor dies in California

Randall Craig Fleischer who has led the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra since 1992, died suddenly at his California home on Friday evening. He was 62 "He was much loved by all who knew him …

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.