Columnists & Community

Newburgh, 1866: on the cusp of change

One hundred fifty-five years ago this month, in 1866, Newburgh elected its first mayor. His name was George Clark and he was a native son who had trained as a house painter, later expanded his …
Interfaith Council hosts weekly Lenten Lunch Breaks Greetings from River City.     The COVID pandemic has caused increased stress for virtually all the world and even worse for some.  It has brought out the best and the worst …
Celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss “The more that you read, the more things you will know.The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”             Dr. Seuss: “Oh, the …
Beware of scams targeting seniors Hello New Windsor. Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic scammers are upping their offensive at an alarming rate taking advantage of our senior citizens with scams. One of the main reasons for the increase in …

Battling the sin of alcohol

I took some time this past week to do some research on my family tree. Well, I found this gem of an article with my great grandfather, Sands Crawford, mentioned. Or, should I say he appears to have …

A winter escape in 1854

If snow and ice are beginning to get you down, remember what your grandparents used to say about weather in their childhoods. We thought they exaggerated about how cold the wind was that whipped …

A sense of urgency is locating vaccines

Hello New Windsor. Both of my parents are in their 70’s and are eligible for the Covid 19 Vaccine. They have been trying extremely hard to find a vaccine appointment and for awhile the closest …

Miss Cindy’s students honor the presidents

February, you are veryDear, when all is done:Many blessings rest above you,You one day (and so we love you)Gave us Washington.”                - Will …

Saint Mary’s Outreach resumes Friday at armory

Greetings from River City.  The news this morning that one of our city’s 7-year olds died in a manner that is, at this point, being questioned, is heartbreaking.  I pray that this …
School News

NECSD receives 2,000 masks from Rotary’s Million Mask Challenge

Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District accepted 2,000 masks from the Rotary’s Million Mask Challenge. Masks will be distributed by NECSD’s My …

My Brother’s Keeper scholars participate in National Day of Service

Scholars in NECSD’s My Brother’s Keeper Program (MBK) engaged in a National Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by handing out masks to community members. The young men were at …

Mount Nursing majors administer COVID-19 vaccinations

About 50 Mount Saint Mary College Nursing majors are administering COVID-19 vaccinations to doctors, nurses, and other staff at four local hospitals.  The effort has been supervised by Lynette …

Collge news

The State University of New York at Potsdam recently named 1,046 students to the President’s List, in recognition of their academic excellence in the Fall 2020 semester. The SUNY Potsdam …

Tuskegee Airmen Scholarships announced

The New Windsor-based Maj. Gen. Irene Trowell-Harris Chapter of the National Tuskeegee Airman Inc. has announced that eight scholarships totaling $13,000 will be presented to deserving Hudson Valley …
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