Columnists & Community

Census forms are in the mail

The U.S. Census Bureau has mailed out invitations to households across the country to complete a 10-question census form. The census is completed every 10 years and its data is used in a variety of …

Kindergarten teaching teams ‘visit’ their students

One of the Highland Elementary School Kindergarten co-teaching teams- teachers Jessica Compain, Tracey Hajba and their TA Peg Creamer went around the area to go “visit” their students. …

Highland Fire District is hosting an emergency blood drive

Donating blood is safe and easy. Because of the Coronavirus, it is critical that healthy people come to donate to ensure that there is a blood supply for hospital patients. The Highland District is …

Church offers help for those without jobs

During this unprecedented time, many of our community members have been let go from their jobs. The demand for aid is only going to increase.There will be a Livestream Concert, GoFundMe, and Food …

LCPL William Jay Partington remembered

It has been 50 years since the family and friends said good-bye to LCPL William Jay Partington. William was the son of the late George and Florence Partington. He is survived by his brothers, Chuck …
School News

College News

Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the Fall 2019 semester. Among them are Faizah Wulandana of Highland. More than 300 graduates were recognized at SUNY Oneonta’s …
Highland High School Lunch and Learn Series welcomed local first responders Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, Highland High School is hosting local leaders for a series of “Lunch and Learn with a Leader” events. The series is designed to provide …
Highland HS announces National Merit Scholarship finalists Two Highland High School (HHS) students—seniors Minh Tran and Ishani Bansal— were named finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for the National Merit Scholarship, …
Area schools to be closed for 14 days Schools in Orange and Ulster Counties will be closed for the next two weeks, it was announced Friday afternoon. Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan, announced the decision at a briefing on Friday afternoon. “Based on what we currently know about the spread of COVID-19, we believe that acting decisively now will significantly reduce the impact on our community and help protect our most vulnerable neighbors,” he said.

Wallkill Schools closed after second Coronavirus case reported in Ulster

The Wallkill Central School District is closing its schools through the weekend following Ulster County’s second confirmed case of coronavirus.

Marlboro Boy Scout Troop 72 celebrates three Eagle Scouts

Marlboro Boy Scout Troop 72 recently celebrated the achievements of Avery Albright, Eric Borchert and Max Borchert, who each earned scouting’s highest honor: the Eagle Scout Badge. The new …

Marlboro Athletics launch new online streaming service

Marlboro sports fans will now be able to watch many of the High School’s athletic games from the comfort of their own homes, thanks to new technology invested in by the Marlboro Central School …

Marlboro Middle School to host Diversity Night

Marlboro Middle School’s 16th annual Diversity Night will be held on Wednesday, March 18, from 6 to 7:30 PM, at the school, located at 1375 Route 9W in Marlboro. The snow date is March …

Marlboro recognizes students of the month

Middle SchoolHeather Masterson was named the Marlboro Middle School Student of the Month for February by her Spanish teacher Thomas Tarchine, on behalf of the Foreign Languages …
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Ulster BOCES students celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month

Students at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center joined their peers across the nation to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. The Ulster BOCES Career …

Marlboro Middle School celebrates No One Eats Alone

The school counselors and Middle School Junior Ambassadors, recently hosted a national level event entitled “No One Eats Alone” which took place 5th period with 6th grade students. …

Marlboro announces Kindergarten Registration dates

The Marlboro Central School District will be holding Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year on the following dates: Tuesday, March 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March …

Plattekill teacher focuses on exploration and play with first grade students

This year, Plattekill Grade 1 teacher Barbara Bouck is implementing a new model in her classroom that combines Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art, Math, and Social Studies (STREAMS). …

Marlboro’s blood drive a success

Bus issues threatened to shut down the blood drive at Marlboro High School this past Friday, but the American Red Cross and the Town of Marlboro worked together to make the blood drive a reality. …