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Enforcement of plastic bag law to resume next month

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will begin enforcement of the ban on single-use plastic carry-out bags starting next month. Enforcement in many stores had come to  …

Marlboro Free Library presents a virtual medicare 101 class

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? On Wednesday, October 14 from 6 - 8 p.m., join James Farnham, MS, MBA, Licensed …

A message from Highland Central School District

Please consider participating in one of our HCSD Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Parent Focus Groups, facilitated by Dr. Gess LeBlanc. Approximately 6-8 District parents/guardians/caregivers will …

Summer reading program comes to an end

The 2020 Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” is now complete at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library .  And Bingo! -- Rachel Mackey won the Milton …

Milton Library presents the 2020 School Supply Drive

Every fall, public libraries throughout New York State encourage their communities to volunteer and address community needs in The Great Give Back.  As the school term revs up, the Sarah Hull …
School News

Marlboro’s Snack Shack welcomes a new school year

  When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across New York state in mid-March, the Marlboro School District realized students were in need of food. Soon enough, the Snack Shack was born.On September …
Fall athletics season postponed The Section IX Athletic Council Thursday  approved  a resolution establishing an opening start date for athletics for all schools in Section IX.  Athletics will begin on November 30, …
Peterson Studio celebrates 30 years In the fall of 1990, shortly after moving to Highland, Maria Peterson found herself as the middle school music teacher, usually staying after school to have private lessons with six of her students. …
College news
The following students have been selected for inclusion on the Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Spring 2020 semester at St. Lawrence University. To be eligible for the …

NYSUT calls on state to make masks mandatory at all times in schools

New York State United Teachers — joined by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, local educators and others — have called on the state to update Department of …

Mount scholar engages in summer research

Through Mount Saint Mary College’s annual Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), more than two dozen enthusiastic student scholars conducted their own diverse research projects this …

College news

Mount Saint Mary College recognized more than 550 graduates on Saturday, May 16, during a virtual Commencement celebration.Among the local graduates are the following:Highland: Makayla Caso (BS), …

Ulster announces rapid response plan in preparation for school district reopenings

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced Saturday that Ulster County has developed and will implement a countywide Rapid Response plan to support all local school districts as they begin reopening …
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Candids from the Highland Class of 2020

Highland High School celebrated its graduating seniors one more time, Thursday, in three separate, socially-distanced ceremonies. Here are some memories of that special day. Photos courtesy …

Highland High School welcomes new Assistant Principal

This summer, Highland High School (HHS) welcomed a new assistant principal: Kevin Murphy. He is replacing Ryan Judge, who accepted a position as the principal of Highland Middle School.Murphy, a …

Highland to host three graduation ceremonies

  Members of the Highland High School Class of 2020 will be honored on Thursday, July 30, in three separate ceremonies at the Dr. Carl F. Meekins Football Field at Highland High …

700 Summer School learning kits created, packed and delivered

In just a few very busy weeks, about 45 teachers, therapists, and counselors created summer school kits for the 700 children that are now participating in Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education …

Marlboro student receives scholarship from Knights of Columbus

Max Borchert is this year’s recipient of the Father Hanley Council # 7266 Knights of Columbus $1,000 scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous member of the parish, an additional …