Columnists & Community

City is now part of the COVID yellow zone

It’s that time again--The City of Newburgh has announced its and Regina Angelo’s annual search for the perfect blue space, 35-foot Christmas tree to display on Lower Broadway.  The …
Saint Patrick’s honors the Delgado family Thanksgiving, the first of our colorful holidays this season of the year is not going to be the typical, over the river and through the woods to grand-mother’s house we go, as we have normally …
More COVID casualties: tree and menorah lightings Hello New Windsor. Thanksgiving this year will definitely be a lot different for a lot of people especially for me and my family as we are used to a huge gathering for this holiday. Thanksgiving is …
Our busy downtown train set Among the many strange benchmarks of the year 2020, is the fact that it saw travel shrink dramatically. Americans have been known as a nation always on the move. Newburgh’s geography made that …

Orange Lake once had its own post office

Everyone today is accustom to our Postal System. It wasn’t always this way it is today. Let’s drift back about 100 years or so and look at what we had in our Town.Early in the history of …

City begins annual search for a Christmas tree

Greetings from River City.  Most happy birthday greetings to our dearest Chris who celebrates his candles and cake day on Nov. 21. Happy Birthday, dearest!      …

Tots kids celebrate the old west

There is something about the outside of a horseThat is good for the inside of a man.”Winston Churchill  Children in Miss Liz’s class at Tots-N-Us Nursery School and Daycare were …

Vails Gate FD, NWPBA to host food drive

Hello New Windsor. If you have read this column for any time you know that my wife and I have a nine-year-old son named Mattingly, who is named after my all-time favorite baseball player Don …

Remembering the fiery crash of 1954

It was a morning like these we are having – crisp sunshine and a breeze blowing away the final leaves of autumn. Children were in school that Friday morning and adults were busy at their jobs. …
School News

P-TECH graduate paves way at IBM

Jose Cuacuas, a 2018 graduate of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) at the Newburgh Free Academy (NFA), has had the opportunity to have an internship, apprenticeship and now …

Padilla named 2021 NYS School Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been named the 2021 New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School …

Last chance: Mount’s virtual ‘Screenagers’ Conference ends Nov. 30

There’s still time to register for “Screenagers,” Mount Saint Mary College’s 11th annual Center on Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) conference, which is being held …

Surgical Technologist Program graduates 19

After completing a rigorous, nationally accredited Surgical Technologist program at the Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center, 19 graduates attended a socially-distanced commencement ceremony on …

Padilla named 2021 New York State School Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been named the 2021 New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School …
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