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Newburgh City Councilman Omari Shakur was under fire this week after release of a video in which he launched a profanity-laced tirade against a Newburgh Police Officer during a traffic stop last …
Newburgh holds first youth advisory committee meeting
In a move to continue its renaissance, Newburgh held its first youth advisory committee meeting last Friday. “The primary focus is for the folks, the young people of the City of …
City to raise Pan African Flag The City of Newburgh will raise the Pan-African flag commemorating Black History Month. The public is invited to the flag raising ceremony on Wednesday, February 26, at 3 p.m. at Broadway Park. Also …
Newburgh Counts premiers ‘Counted’ music video In a break from the tension, Newburgh Counts premiered the official music video for “Counted” by Revival Town at Monday’s Newburgh City Council meeting. Ray Harvey, President of …
What's at risk? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [ATSDR] announced the launch of the PFAS exposure assessment in the City of Newburgh last …
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Wallkill considers second foreign language

At Thursday’s Wallkill Central School District Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Kevin Castle announced that $69,000 is currently being proposed in the governor’s …
Getting ghost guns off the street On Monday Senator Chuck Schumer, surrounded by elected officials and members of the law enforcement community, held a press conference at the City of Kingston Police Department, seeking immediate …
A celebration of winter The City of Newburgh held its third annual winter fest at Crystal Lake on Monday. The event was hosted by Scenic Hudson and its various community partners. Festivities included snowshoeing, …
Newburgh holds Census music video shoot “You can be counted,” Pastor Mike Flowerz and Pastor Elijah Daniels of Revival Town lip-synced in front of the camera. “Don’t beg for nothing, all you got to do is be …
Cornerstone and Hudson Valley Community Services announce merger Cornerstone Family Health Care and Hudson Valley Community Services announced their intent to merge in a press conference last Wednesday morning. “The Hudson Valley Community Services Board …
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Attorney set to challenge Schmitt

The Orange County Democratic Committee has endorsed attorney Sarita Bhandarkar to run for the 99th State Assembly District seat currently held by Republican Colin Schmitt. The lifelong Orange …
Newburgh holds CDBG public hearing
The City of Newburgh held its Community Development Block Grant [CDBG]Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report [CAPER] public hearing at Monday’s city council meeting. Alexandra …
Hook & Reel coming to Newburgh Mall
On February 10, Mason Asset Management announced that Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood and Bar signed a lease for a 5,392 square-foot space at Newburgh Mall. The restaurant will be located at 1401 New …
Arrest reported in Mobil station robbery
The Town of Newburgh Police Department is announcing an arrest in the February 5, 2020 armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station located at 42 South Plank Road. The suspect is identified as Andre …
Newburgh Water Department to host open house
The City of Newburgh’s Water Department invites you to see first-hand how water travels from its source to your tap. Come learn about the pumps, pipes and people who work around the clock to …
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Art master class postponed to March 6

The art master class The Shape of Things ~ Drawing and Mark-Making, by Heidi Lanino has been postponed from February 21 to Friday, March 6. The session starts at 12 noon. The class meets in the …

Maloney’s Valentines for Veterans program is in its sixth year

On Friday, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) delivered a record 7,800 Valentine’s Day cards to Hudson Valley veterans at the Castle Point VA Medical Center in Wappingers Falls. This marks the …

Newburgh supports increasing Orange County sales tax

An 0.25 percent increase in the Orange County sales tax received support from the Newburgh City Council at Monday’s city council meeting. The resolution was introduced at last Thursday’s …

Honor flight’s Kimler picked for national board

Hudson Valley Honor Flight is pleased to announce that current board Chairman Frank Kimler, a Tax and Accounting Manager with Nugent & Haeussler, P.C. of Montgomery, has been elected to serve on …
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Plastic bag ban takes effect March 1

Starting March 1, the Bag Waste Reduction Law will take effect, banning all plastic carryout bags (other than an exempt bag) from distribution by anyone required to collect New York State sales tax. …
Portraits of man’s best friend As March approaches, The Wallkill River School is preparing for a month filled with furry friends! There will be a very special benefit exhibit titled “Paws” which will feature …
A master class is comedy Stand-Up Comedy Featuring Matt Koff is coming to the stage of the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on Friday, February 28. The performance is slated for 7 p.m. Come and unwind with …