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Learn more about your old glass bottles!

Are you a bottle collector, local history fan, or just have that odd bottle on your shelf? Consider attending the Hudson Valley Bottle Club’s fall open house on Friday, October 18 from 7 to 9 …

Italian dinner benefits varsity cheerleaders

Highland Varsity Cheer is holding their second annual Italian Dinner on November 3 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Lloyd Rod and Gun Club, 65 Clearwater Road. Proceeds raised will help benefit the Highland …

Suicide Awareness organizers say ‘thanks’

The organizers of the Suicide Prevention Community Night held on Friday, September 27, would like to offer a thank you to everyone for the support of this important event. Additionally, they would …

Marlboro Dukes fight together

The Marlboro Faculty Association in an effort to raise money for cancer teamed up for their fifth annual kick-off fundraiser at Mary Jane’s Dairy Bar in Middlehope this past week. Meg Gallo, …

One more Book Barn this season

The Friends of the Marlboro Free Library Book Barn will be open once more this season, during which time they will hold their End of Season Sale, where books will be $5 a bag (bag provided by the …
School News

Marlboro students tour local manufacturing company

Engineering students from Marlboro High School took a field trip to the Sono-Tek Corporation in Milton on October 4 to tour the manufacturing company’s facilities and learn more about how it is …
Ulster BOCES students continue to support the Red Cross Ulster BOCES students have once again stepped up to help bolster blood supplies. Under the supervision of Certified Nurse Assistant instructor Lucy De Van Trolian, a blood drive was recently hosted …
Mock Trial at Marlboro Middle School Was SpongeBob SquarePants guilty of the murder of Mr. Krabs? That is what a jury had to decide during a Mock Trial that took place during Chelsea Wolfert’s Grade 7 English class on October 3. …
Members of Highland’s school community to be honored for Excellence in Education This fall, three members of the Highland Central School District (HCSD) community will be honored by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC) for possessing the qualities and skills necessary for …

Food for hungry families

The Stuff the Bus event, put on by the Highland Central School District, took place on Saturday, Oct. 5, and raised food for the Highland Community Backpack Program. The school district has been …

Touch-a-Truck event benefits Highland Library

The Highland Library parking lot was overrun with different kinds of trucks during their second annual Touch a Truck and Book Sale fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Touch a Truck event is …

Highland High School presents Lunch and Learn with local leaders

Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, Highland High School (HHS) will be hosting local leaders for their new Lunch and Learn with a Leader series. The series is designed to provide real life …

Highland honors students of the month

Navigating the halls of Highland Elementary School can be challenging, especially when you’re just starting Kindergarten. Two fifth grade students, Paisley Wilklow and Ciara Teamer helped make …
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Wallkill students learn to ‘escape the vape’

Escape the Vape. That was the urgent message conveyed at an anti-vaping event held in the Wallkill Senior High School library on September 17. Approximately 55 students attended the informational …

Highland Central School District transportation department installs 6 foot stop arm to enhance safety

The Highland Central School District (HCSD) is piloting an extended “stop arm” safety device on one of its school buses. The device, which is attached to the vehicle’s original stop …

Marlboro to host financial aid night

On Tuesday, October 1, Marlboro High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night. The event will be held in the Marlboro High School Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.Sue Mead, Assistant Vice President for …

SUNY Ulster Offers Web Development Bootcamp Courses this Fall

The SUNY Ulster Office of Continuing and Professional Education is offering a series of web development courses this fall. Website Development I: Website Construction Principles HTML5 & CSS …

Another successful Special Olympics for the Highland Huskies

The entire Highland Huskies Special Olympics team qualified for States, which allowed them to represent Highland Central School District and the Hudson Valley region at The Special Olympics New York …