Local News

Council prayer debate rekindles

Prayer created a heated debate at the Council Work Session on Thursday. The discussion was placed on the agenda by Councilwoman Hilary Rayford, to continue the discussions surrounding prayer before …
Labor Union Local 17 opens up apprenticeship
Local 17 Labor Union on Little Britain Road in Newburgh has accepted 100 applications for a four-year apprenticeship program. The union typically opens positions for the apprenticeship program every …
Addiction through a child’s eyes It’s a Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. a young girl is standing at the stop on Broadway nervously waiting for the shortline bus. She climbs on, the coins in her pocket jangle around. She checks …
YPI program shows a softer side to law enforcement The Youth Police Initiative (YPI) Program in the City of Newburgh graduated another class of students on Monday, bringing the tally up to 280 graduates since 2012. The small graduation included eight …
A year of new music with Decora A new sound and direction is starting for Decora, a well known artist in the Hudson Valley with his roots planted in the City of Newburgh. His new album Better is a reflection of the stories he has …
School News

Assault at NFA

On February 7th 2019 at approximately 2 p.m. the City of Newburgh police officer assigned to the main campus of Newburgh Free Academy as the CRO (Community Resource Officer) was notified about an …

Goldback swimmers ready for Section 9 meet

Newburgh’s Aleksey Makarov won the 100-breaststroke in division one during OCIAA championships in Washingtonville over the weekend with a time of 1:01.47 as the Goldbacks finished third with …

Nyah Williams works hard

Nyah Williams is playing her first season for Newburgh’s girls’ varsity basketball team after the junior played two years of junior varsity ball for the Lady Goldbacks. “She is …

Lady Goldbacks fall to VC, drop to 4-9

Valley Central’s girls’ basketball team used its aggression Monday, Jan. 28 to stifle the visiting Lady Goldbacks from Newburgh Free Academy. And the tenacity took hold in the first …
Your Community

Habitat Day of Service rescheduled

Greetings from River City. When Roman Emperor Claudius II stopped marriages and engagements so that his soldiers would not have wives or fiancés to object to leaving, Valentine, a priest, …

Rotary club welcomes new members

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or the Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection on February 14th. We should all celebrate the day, because everyone is loved! The …

Franciscan Friars present a Lenten Journey

Thank goodness for our children, who, with hearts of pure love are the Cupids keeping alive the exciting and festive spirit of Valentine’s Day. Naturally, lovers have called this heart and …

Friendly Visitor’s Program is there to help

Hello New Windsor. My grandmother’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day. She would have been 101 years old this year. We love you Gran and miss you so much. Happy Birthday in Heaven! The …

Turning the pages back to 1783

Presidents’ Weekend is coming, the holiday when we combine the birthday commemorations of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington for the convenience of our having a Monday off. Abe Lincoln was …
Briefs

Skoufis promising bipartisan effort in watchdog role

In some circles they may seem as a political odd couple, but James Skoufis, newly-minted chairman of the Senate Investigations and Joint Operations Committee, and Mike Anagnostakis, his part-time …

Drumset, Cajon & Percussion Plus!

Watching David Silliman set-up his percussion instruments is captivating as so many different sizes and shapes comprise the set. Then, realizing that he perches himself in the middle of them in order …

Library offers photo classes

The Gardiner Library is currently hosting a five class series of Photography Classes with Carl Cox. The second class: How to Make Better Pictures will take place on February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. …

Woman falls through Hudson ice, dies

A woman, who apparently walked out on the ice covering the Hudson River off Poughkeepsie, fell through and died late Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Shortly after 4 p.m. the Poughkeepsie …

Majano to seek council seat

Steven Majano, a former campaign aide to State Senator James Skoufis has announced his candidacy to fill an at-large seat on the Newburgh City Council. He made the announcement last Saturday at the …
More Local News

Dotty and Ken Northrip celebrate 62 years of marriage

When Dorothy “Dotty” missed her bus, Ken Northrip, the boy that lived just around the corner, offered to take her in to work. When she arrived home, he was waiting for her—on his …

Snow Emergency

Interim City Manager Joseph P. Donat has declared a snow emergency in the City of Newburgh effective Monday, February 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Snow Emergency parking regulations will be in effect until …

Bullet-to-body shooting

On February 8th 2019, at approximately 4:25 a.m. the City of Newburgh police responded to the area of Johnston Street and Campbell Street for a ‘Shot Spotter’ activation. Upon arrival …

New look for Ann Street

An abandoned warehouse at 105 Ann St is getting a much needed facelift by the company Between Spaces. The project includes half of the building used for commercial and half for art spaces. ADS …

Not so fast!

The City of Newburgh is joining the conversation on the Danskammer Energy Plant in the Town of Newburgh. A resolution opposing the plant was put on the agenda at the City Council meeting on January …