Columnists & Community

Outdoor worship to begin July 12 at Marlboro Church

First Presbyterian Church of Marlboro has decided to offer outdoor worship experiences on the lawn (weather permitting) beginning on July 12.  More details will follow, but the general idea is …

Berean Park open to Highland residents

The park is open, but due to Covid-19 guidelines only Highland residents can attend the park. They will be wiping surfaces down and engaging in social distancing. The park is …

Nick Gemma’s 1951 Chevy 3100

I recently had a chance to speak with Nick Gemma, a retired Coca Cola Company associate. Nick’s Gem is his 1951 Chevrolet 3100 pickup. Nick told me that he is only the fourth owner of the …

Meet Me in Marlborough awards annual scholarship

Each year Meet Me in Marlborough awards a scholarship to a worthy graduate who has supported our agricultural heritage by working on a farm or participating in farm promotional activities.  This …

St. Augustine Thrift Shop re-opens

St. Augustine’s “One More Time” Thrift Shop has re-opened as of Tuesday, June 23. We will be making several changes for the safety of our customers and staff. · No …
School News

Highland High School 2020 Graduates

Names of the graduating class for Highland High School
Marlboro High School 2020 Graduates
The names of the graduating class from Marlboro High School
Highland Middle School welcomes Ryan Judge as new principal This August, Highland Middle School will welcome a familiar Highland face as it’s new principal: Ryan Judge. Judge currently serves as the assistant principal at the Highland High School and is …
Local school budgets pass
Voters in Marlborough approved the 2020-21 school budget of $58,363,438 by a vote of 1,336 to 681. The public also returned incumbent John Cantone to the Board of Education with 1,275 votes and added …

Magical moments in a motorcade

Graduations all over the country were canceled due to COVID-19, leaving millions of students disappointed. Marlboro Middle School found a creative way to honor their students while continuing to …

Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center celebrates Class of 2020

Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center recognized 408 Ulster County students who completed their trades’ technical endorsement requirements during 22 live Senior Tribute Ceremonies held on …

Marlboro, Highland and Wallkill budgets pass

Voters in Marlborough approved the 2020-21 school budget of $58,363,438 by a vote of 1,336 to 681. The public also returned incumbent  John Cantone to the Board of Education with 1,275 votes and …
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State parks accepting camping reservations

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) are accepting new camping reservations beginning June 8, for check-in beginning June 22. Campers are reminded to …

SUNY Ulster Summer Youth Enrichment Online Programs begin June 15

The Office of Continuing & Professional Education announces Summer Youth Enrichment Programs, formerly Camp Ulster, beginning June 15. Summer Enrichment programs are offered online and are for …

500 Acts of Kindness initiative launched to honor graduates

In recognition of this year’s graduating class, the Hudson Valley Sudbury School community has launched a new initiative to inspire feats of goodwill in honor of each graduate, called 500 Acts …

Maya Gold Foundation offers online program for youth in grades 6 - 8

The Maya Gold Foundation offers “Tools and Teachings for Trying Times” to youth in grades 6th - 8th.  The Maya Gold Foundation’s Community Programs Committee developed an …

Highland, Wallkill reveal graduation plans

Despite the ongoing pandemic, graduating students in Highland may still be looking forwrd to donning their caps and gowns and walking up the aisle to receive their diploma, even if they have to wait …