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First taste of winter

Highway Departments in the Mid-Hudson Region had their hands full on Sunday and Monday. Employees were tasked with clearing snow and ice from countless miles of roads. The key to completing …
Project Sailfish approved After months and months of meetings and countless hours of planning, Project Sailfish was approved at the Town of Montgomery Planning Board meeting last Monday. The approval brings a large …
The last walkout On Friday, November 29, Sergeant James (Jimmy) Johnson was honored with his final walk-out from the Town of Crawford Police Department. Despite being held the day after Thanksgiving, a popular …
Neuhaus announces the re-opening of Dwaar Kill Bridge Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Commissioner of Public Works Erik Denega have announced that the Dwaar Kill Bridge, located along the border of the Towns of Montgomery and Crawford, has …
Ulster County DA race heads for court The saying, ‘it ain’t over till it’s over’ is an apt summation of the current status of the race for Ulster County District Attorney. On election night the tally was three votes apart with …

Water main break in the Village of Montgomery

A water main break occurred in the Village of Montgomery at approximately 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Support Our Heroes seeks your help

Luz Mercado was scared when her son, Luis, went to serve as a Marine in Iraq in 2004. Still, she was determined to support him, so she proceeded to send him care packages. “I cried all the …

Junior League recognizes the Rising Stars of 2019

Twenty individuals who either live, work or volunteer in Orange County were honored at the 13th Annual “Orange County’s Rising Stars,” event at Anthony’s Pier 9 in Newburgh, an event hosted …

Great gravy at Mountain View Church

Ten years ago, volunteers including organizers Gary and Christine Griffin held the first community Thanksgiving dinner at the Mountainview Church in Pine Bush. “Folks roast turkeys at home …

Wallkill’s special education parents seek higher priority

A group of Wallkill parents are concerned about the school district’s special education program, and local mother Tasha Newton presented her issues with the program to the Board of Education …

TOMVAC awarded $100,000 in 2020 budget

The motion to adopt the 2020 budget went down to the wire in the Town of Montgomery last Wednesday night. The town board adopted the budget unanimously on the day of the deadline as mandated by New …

Walden considers fines for homeowners who don’t update their water meters

Since the Village of Walden launched its water meter replacement program two years ago, the municipality has steadily gone forward with installing new cellular devices on residents’ meters that …

Challenge in Crawford

Farmhood Fields, a proposed farm-to-table living community on Crans Mill Road, is challenging the Town of Crawford’s scenic-corridor overlay district regulations, which protect views of the …

Holiday happenings around the valley

Wallkill Church to host Christmas Wonderland Fair The Wallkill Reformed Church will host its annual Christmas Wonderland Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come get into the …

Man dies in snowmobile accident

On Dec. 2, at approximately 10:20 a.m., New York State Police responded to Quarry Road in Campbell Hall for a snowmobile crash. Upon arrival troopers observed the operator of the vehicle, David …

Maybrook Tree Lighting rescheduled

The Village of Maybrook Christmas tree lighting ceremony was postponed on Sunday due to the snowstorm. The ceremony will now take place at the Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park on Wednesday, …

Historical Society to host holiday party

The Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner will host its annual Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. at the Historic 1769 Andries DuBois House, 75 Wallkill Avenue, …

Walden churches hold interfaith Thanksgiving service

Walden is a diverse village, where people of many faiths coexist. That was evident Sunday evening at the First Reformed Church in Walden where the faithful gathered for an evening of songs and …

Village of Montgomery approves signage to warn truckers

The Montgomery Village Board ruled in favor of placing signs warning truckers last Tuesday night. These signs would tell truckers that Department of Transportation (DOT) violations are strictly …

Ciavolino is new owner of Majestic’s Hardware

Michael Ciavolino is the new proud owner of Majestic’s Hardware in Gardiner. Ciavolino bought Majestic’s Hardware in September. At that time, Ciavolino was looking to buy a business …

The Accelerator hosts second annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference

The Accelerator, a certified New York State incubator focused on bringing manufacturing back to the mid-Hudson Valley, recently partnered with the Orange County Youth Bureau to host the Second Annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference for sophomore, junior and senior students throughout Orange County.

Bluewater receives $21.5m tax abatement

At the Montgomery Industrial Development Agency (IDA) meeting on Nov. 12, the board approved a 15 year PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) giving the developer, Bluewater Industrial Partners, a $21.5 …
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Historical Society presents Candlelight Tour

Visitors to Newburgh’s Historic District are awed by its architecture and its views of the Hudson River. For the past three decades, supporters from all over have joined the Newburgh Historical …
Christmastown: A Holiday Noir Classic noir intrigue is infiltrated by bold, vaudevillian characters in Denizen Theatre’s family-friendly December show, “Christmastown: A Holiday Noir,” written by Seattle-based playwright, …
Plein Air exhibit moves to Rock Tavern Works from the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival will be on display in December and January at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern (UUCRT). Twenty-seven artists painted en plein …