Columnists & Community

Community Thanksgiving is curbside pickup

The Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be curbside pick-up 1 -3 pm on Thanksgiving Day. It is at St. Augustine’s School in Highland located at 35 Phillips Ave. The volunteers are …

Marlborough Police to conduct annual toy drive

The Town of Marlborough Police Department will be holding their annual Holiday Toy Drive from Nov.20, thru Dec. 18, 2020. All toys collected go to local children age infant – 16yrs. …

Luis Soto’s 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

As the season whines down, I met up with my friend Luis Soto, and his beautiful rare 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee at the weekly Dutchess Cruisers, Saturday Night Cruise up in Highland last …

Drop off new, unwrapped gifts at the library

The Marlboro Free Library is pleased to once again serve as a drop-off point for the Mental Health Association in Ulster County’s …

Annual reminder of the Town of Lloyd snow ordinance

In order to facilitate the removal of snow and ice from roads in the town maintained by the Town of Lloyd, parking of any motor vehicles is prohibited on all town maintained roads from …
School News

Highland High School Honor Roll 2020-2021 First Quarter

MeritGrade: 9Ethan Berliner, Maeve Cadabal, Benjamin Canino, Diego Castellanos, Alexander Clinton, Andre Coleman, Jr., Yahmire Crowell, Connor Gemmell, James Gescheidle, Andre Grant, Sophia Hajiani, …
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 …
Highland Central School District is seeking applicants for a new Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Committee
The Highland Central School District Board of Education is seeking applicants for its new Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Committee, which is an ad-hoc advisory committee made up of …

Ulster County Schools releasing students early on November 5

Public schools in Ulster County will release students approximately 15 minutes early on Thursday, November 5. Students will be sent home early on this day as part of an annual drill that tests the …

Dukes wear pink!

When we say, “Dukes fight together” we mean it, and the District proved it last week by participating in two dress-down  days sponsored by the Marlboro Faculty Association. Everyone, …

NYSSMA selects four New Paltz students for Virtual Performance

The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) has struck the right note this year in their selection of four New Paltz High School (NPHS) students who will represent the district as …

Ulster County Schools to test Evacuation & Early Dismissal Plan on Nov. 5

Public schools in Ulster County will release students approximately 15 minutes early on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Students will be sent home early on this day as part of an annual drill that tests …

Four from Highland earn honors for excellence in education

Four members of the Highland Central School District community are being honored by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC) for possessing the qualities and skills necessary for making a …
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Ulster BOCES Surgical Technologist Program now accepting applications for Classes beginning in October

Enrollment is still open for the Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center’s Surgical Technologist program, which begins in October. This is an accredited, full-time program that will fulfill …

Warren named Wallkill’s ex-officio student board member

Last Wednesday, Conor Warren was sworn in as the Wallkill Central School District’s Board of Education ex-officio student board member for the 2020-2021 school year. Superintendent of Schools …

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. …