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Follow the light

This week, a brilliant leader will be laid to rest. She never ran for elected office and never engaged in partisan debate but the path she traveled is one that Newburghers would be well advised to …
Area churches plan for Easter services Hello New Windsor. This time of year is always so hectic for me and my wife with so many events and activities with my job, my wife’s busy job, as well as I coach baseball, and running the kids …
Celebrating Holy Week, Easter and Passover “The tiny flame that lights up the human heart is likeA blazing torch that comes down from heaven to light upThe paths of mankind. For in one soul are contained The hopes and feelings of all …
Good-Will FD receives RecruitNY award Happy Wednesday!Hope the Easter Bunny hops into your house and brings your favorite candy. April is Volunteer Month. Volunteering is freely offering to do something. More than 500 fire departments …
Easter sunrise service planned for waterfront When I received the email telling me of the passing on April 9, of Frederica Warner, who celebrated her 101st birthday last December, it came as a shock. It seems there are some people who seem to be …
School News

Daddy-daughter ball

Meadow Hill School held its annual Butterfly Ball on April 5. Girls from grades K-5 invited their father or someone special to attend. More than 300 people attended the free event put on by the …

Three local students awarded for short films

A celebration of student film and art was held Friday, April 5 at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf. Students from two area high schools and SUNY New Paltz walked away with jury recognition for …

Who is accountable?

In June of 2016, a teacher noticed his students were ineligible to participate in a championship track meet. The key runners were in serious breach of the school’s attendance policy. Upon …

NFA students, teachers visit Crystal Run Healthcare

On March 15 and March 22, groups of 22 seniors and two teachers from Newburgh Free Academy’s Health Science pathway visited Crystal Run Healthcare to increase interest in STEM careers by …

Mount offers new gifted student teaching certification

Mount Saint Mary College is proud to announce a new addition to its popular graduate Education program: an advanced certificate in Gifted Education. This four-course, 12-credit graduate program …
Briefs

Habitat sponsors Walk for Housing

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh will host its annual Walk for Housing on April 28 this year. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the Walk will kick off at 1:30 p.m. It starts and ends at …

Police: student feared for his safety

An investigation by the City of Newburgh Police Department revealed the reason a young student brought a knife to school on April 8, which was confiscated by Community Resource Officer Humberto …

Yoga Nida class

The Gardiner Library hosts Yoga Nidra classes with Wendy Blair on Saturday April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday April 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. These Community Rest Circles are free of …
Your Community

Tower of Victory rededication set

Greetings from River City. We had a happy gathering for Gabrielle’s birthday with family and some old and dear friends (pals from South Jr. and NFA who are still very much a part of her life …

Easter egg hunt is Saturday

Happy Wednesday! Congratulations to Pietro Geraci for his work with Students For Liberty. His hard work while attending Vassar College for Free Speech on college campus including organizing a …

Easter Bunny visits New Windsor on Sunday

Hello New Windsor. My parents Butch and Rita are celebrating their 49th Wedding Anniversary on April 11. I love when my parents tell stories about how they met and the early days of their courtship. …

Saint Patrick’s to host a Passover seder

“And music was the cornerstone” You are musically invited to attend a concert that will make your heart shine, a concert celebrating the 128th anniversary of Carnegie Hall and honoring …

Handcrafting an essential service

In my small role as City Historian, I may now be the city’s oldest employee. It makes sense to have an old-timer available to give context to the story of our community. Indeed, I still reach …

Library hosts longevity workshop

The Gardiner Library will host a Longevity Workshop with Sarah Choi on Saturday April 20 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This free event encourages community members to rethink their conceptions of health, …

Newburgh honors late town clerk

On April 8, the first Newburgh town meeting held since the passing of town clerk Andrew Zarutskie, the town board took time to honor Zarutskie for his more than 18 years of public service. He passed …

Mount to host free health fair

Mount Saint Mary College will present its 26th annual Beth Roeper Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hudson Hall, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh, Sponsored by the …

Man struck by vehicle on 9W

On April 4, at approximately 3:45 p.m., New Windsor Police and New Windsor Ambulance received a report of a man down unconscious in the rear lot of 2899 Route 9W. Shortly after Units arrived on …

Cronomer Valley home destroyed

Cronomer Valley Fire Dept. was dispatched to a structure fire at 49 Ramblewood Drive in the Town of Newburgh at 8:48 p.m., Thursday, April 4. Cronomer Valley Firefighters arrived on scene within 3 …
More Local News

Equipment malfunction causes water contamination

The City of Newburgh sustained additional contamination in its water supply from Stewart Air National Guard Base on Saturday. The water was contaminated by a C6 foam that was released into a …

City council adopts municipal IDs

The City of Newburgh Activity Center was packed from wall the wall with community members lining up at the microphone to speak in support of Municipal IDs. Many residents shared feelings of …

Retired teacher: school rules not enforced

Students and former teachers are tired of the lack of implementation of policy at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. Chris Eachus a former AP Physics teacher at Newburgh Free Academy watched …

Spring eel migration underway in the Hudson

The immense spring migration of fish and eels silently swimming up the Hudson River “is one of the greatest shows on earth and it’s happening right now,” says retired New York City …

Meadow Hill School box cutter incident investigated

On Friday afternoon, a student at Meadow Hill Elementary School in Newburgh brought three box cutters to school. On the bus ride home, the student attempted to distribute the box cutters, when the …