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A few weeks ago, Orange County Legislature Chairman Steve Brescia stood at a Back the Blue event organized by the Trump Republican Party, and misled the crowd about a recent vote in the Orange County … more
Senator Chuck Schumer described last week what might be the ultimate Catch-22 when it comes to remediation of the City of Newburgh’s tainted water supply. As we all know, chemicals used in … more
The first day of voting drew a large number of voters to Montgomery’s Senior Citizen Center, Saturday, and thankfully nothing more. There were fears of gun violence and voter suppression … more
If you’re considering voting for Donald Trump or Joe Biden and you live in New York State, you’re wasting your time. That’s right, to vote for Trump or Biden in New York State is to … more
We, the rabbis and spiritual leaders of synagogues and Jewish communities across Orange County, unequivocally condemn the large, unmasked, and non-socially distanced gatherings in Jewish communities … more
The Clothesline Project, thanks to a global pandemic is going virtual this year. It’s part of the annual observance of domestic violence awareness month. Facebook Live Clothesline … more
This time of year we are hearing a lot of reasons why we should vote and candidates are providing long lists of reasons to vote a certain way.  I would like to simplify it. I support … more
I write in support of Councilman Anthony LoBiondo. I have known Anthony for many years, and was very excited that he decided to step forward and apply for the vacancy on the Town of Newburgh Town … more
I am writing this letter to express my support for Anthony LoBiondo as a candidate to continue serving as a of Town of Newburgh Councilman. I am a lifelong resident of the Town of Newburgh, a U.S. … more
This has been a most difficult year! I hope you are staying safe and healthy.  I am sad to report that the Brunch Fundraiser in honor of Sue and John Bliss must be canceled. We will honor these … more
Please join me and vote for Rich Steger for the Newburgh Town Board. Earlier this year, Jim Presutti took over as town Parks Commissioner, leaving the Board. Steger should fill this seat and he … more
I am asking you to vote for Anthony LoBiondo for Newburgh Town Councilman on November 3. From the day he was sworn in he has worked with department heads and staff. A big item was working on … more
The October 7th edition of the Times reported the Newburgh City Council would discuss the possibility of 12 year term limits.  Councilman Anthony Grice stated “That’s a long time, … more
As one of the newest residents of the Town of Newburgh, I would like to congratulate Anthony LoBiondo on his appointment to the Newburgh Town Council.  He has been an exemplary Councilman, going … more
A vote for Republicans is a vote against veterans. First the Republicans profit from soldiers, sailors and airmen through the Military-Industrial Complex. Now they want to privatize the Veterans … more
The Roman lawyer and Stoic philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero, advises that the task of living requires that we respect the common nature which all humans have while at the same time following our own … more
The United States is the greatest country that has ever existed on the face of the earth. You don’t hear that often because some take it for granted and others want to deny it and to work to … more
I am old.  Born in the depth of the Great Depression I remember World War II and the death of President Roosevelt.  I have lived all over this country.  I have been proud of our … more
Thanks to the generosity of the Kaplan Foundation, the treasure that became known as the Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment will soon spring back to life. Many residents were upset when the … more
As a lifelong resident, small business owner, Chamber president, and County Legislator, I want to let you know that I stand fully in support of Assemblyman Colin Schmitt in his re-election … more
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