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Marlboro plans Middle School upgrades

Last week architect Thomas Ritzenthaler, of CS Arch, took members of the Marlboro School Board and the Administration on a walking tour of the Middle School, showing the upgrades and changes that his …
Lloyd looks at battery storage plant Jim Quigley, Supervisor of the Town of Ulster and President of the Ulster County Supervisors Association, informed the Lloyd Town Board on a power plant that has been proposed by GlidePath in his …
Marlboro FD holds ice rescue training Even though the Marlboro Fire Department has not, to date, rescued anyone from a freezing pond or an icy river, they still hold training sessions every year for the possibility that one day they …
Local News

Welcome Center slated for spring opening

The Ulster County Welcome Center on the Highland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson is about to get a new cousin on the Dutchess side of the park this spring. Work is progressing on a 1,800 sq/ft …

Plattekill Democrats support Ryan

On Saturday candidate for Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan became the first candidate to receive an endorsement from a Democratic Committee when the Plattekill Democratic Committee overwhelmingly …

A virtual tour of Father Divine’s Ulster County ‘Heavens’

In the 1930’s, Father Divine’s “heavens” were not quite paradise perhaps, but they certainly offered a better life on earth for members of his International Peace Mission …

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 …
Obituaries

John T. Platel

John T. Platel, 75, a longtime resident of the Town of Marlboro, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife Jo-Shereen Platel of 28 years by his side, on February 8, 2019. He was the son of …

Regina Plass

Regina Ann Lane Plass age 44 of Hartsville, SC and formerly of Marlboro, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in South Carolina. Regina was born on July 26, 1974 in Poughkeepsie. She was the …

Regina Ann Lane Plass

Regina Ann Lane Plass age 44 of Hartsville, SC and formerly of Marlboro, NY, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in South Carolina. Regina was born on July 26, 1974 in Poughkeepsie, NY. She was …
Sports

Dukes overcome challenge from Wallkill

It was a night when everyone contributed on both sides of the floor.Daniel Rusk carried the first half, Giovanni Tamburri gave the Marlboro boys’ basketball team the lead for good and Sam …
Highland’s Malherio wins Section 9 wrestling title John McFarland and his coaching staff for Highland’s wrestling team rarely left the corner Sunday at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge during the finals of the Section 9, Division II …
Lady Dukes’ surge buries Wallkill Wallkill’s Brianna Cross scored with less than two minutes left in the second quarter at home, to put the Panthers ahead of the visiting Lady Dukes, 21-20. But that is where the game ended …
Jetta Stephens is captain of the Lady Dukes Marlboro’s Jetta Stephens is playing her final season on the girls’ basketball team, having joined the squad as freshman. She started then and has continued to start for the Dukes. As …
Huskies rally past Wallkill, 71-68 Wallkill’s boys’ basketball team contained Highland for most of the game Friday, holding a slight lead, 41-39, at the end of the third quarter. But the Huskies finally caught the …
Other local news

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. …

Sub-zero heroes

In the past few weeks the Mid Hudson region has experienced a genuine ‘heat wave’ as temperatures hovered in the mid 50s on the mercury scale. But on Saturday, SubZero Heroes, who jumped …

School board to focus on capital project

The Marlboro Central School District is in the early stages of developing a Capital Project to address key infrastructure updates, health and safety issues, and spacing improvements throughout the …
Events
Arts & Entertainment

New Paltz spring concert series underway

The spring 2019 Department of Music Concert Series at SUNY New Paltz is officially under way, kicking off with an evening of piano four hands on Feb. 5 and presenting more than 20 diverse …
GNSO presents an all-strings concert The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform a strings-only concert on Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. …
Your Community

Breakfast a fundraiser to rebuild Kirky’s Deli

The First Presbyterian Church will host a pancake breakfast, with sausage and eggs on Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 – 10:30 a.m. As we all know Kirky’s Deli & Pizza recently was severely …

HHS Harlequins present The Little Mermaid

Save the date! Highland High School Harlequins present The Little Mermaid on Feb. 22 - 23 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 students and senior citizens, $12 adults. (Snowdate: Feb 24 at 7 p.m.).Non …

Christ Episcopal Church to host pancake breakfast

Christ Episcopal Church is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This is a fundraiser for an Eagle Scout Project from Boy Scout Troop 72 in Marlboro. Christ …

Donations are needed for BackPack Food Program

Non perishable food donations are needed on a weekly basis, to assist children in need in the Highland Central School District. Monetary contributions can be made directly to the account with the …