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Help for TOMVAC

At Thursday’s Montgomery Town Board meeting, the board made a motion to pay the Town of Montgomery Ambulance Corps’ (TOMVAC) unpaid bills and waived their rent for the second half of 2019 …
Shawangunk weighs options for solar projects
“We kind of protected ourselves when we opted out,” said Supervisor John Valk. “We’ve let the dust settle and now we’ll make a decision.” On Thursday, Dan …
Tim Dempsey is Citizen of the Month At Thursday’s Montgomery town board meeting, Tim Dempsey was named the town’s citizen of the month for February. The town board established this award at their reorganizational …
Stein Road in Shawangunk closed by town
The Town of Shawangunk closed Stein Road on Jan. 29, citing structural collapse and possible failure of the road. Highway Superintendent Joseph LoCicero explained that “on the bad curve where …
Walden Village Board discusses video recording their meetings
During the Walden Village Board meeting last Tuesday, the board discussed video recording their meetings. The board was divided regarding their thoughts on the matter. “I’ve …

Newburgh supports increasing Orange County sales tax

An 0.25 percent increase in the Orange County sales tax received support from the Newburgh City Council at Monday’s city council meeting. The resolution was introduced at last Thursday’s …

Honor flight’s Kimler picked for national board

Hudson Valley Honor Flight is pleased to announce that current board Chairman Frank Kimler, a Tax and Accounting Manager with Nugent & Haeussler, P.C. of Montgomery, has been elected to serve on …

Orange County awarded funds to support Census Count

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and the County’s Planning Department are pleased to announce the availability of New York State grant funds to support ongoing efforts to ensure an …

Study shows PB enrollment on decline

At last Tuesday’s Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education meeting, an updated demographic study was presented, revealing among many things a decline in enrollment in the district. …

Village of Montgomery Police Chief to resign

After five-and-a-half years as Village of Montgomery Chief of Police, Steven Walsh will resign effective March 7. Walsh first became a police officer in 1991 with the Town of Wallkill Police. He …

Montgomery committee ponders its future

On Friday night, the Village Preservation Committee of Montgomery hosted a placemaking session with Nancy Proyect, president of the Orange County Citizens Foundation. During the meeting, Proyect led …

Communications plan outlined for Pine Bush Schools

Linda Smith, Communications Coordinator for the Pine Bush Central School District, gave a presentation at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting outlining how the district communicates and what …

Winding Hills Club getting a facelift

Winding Hills Golf Club in Montgomery is making improvements to its banquet venue, which partygoers will surely appreciate. The indoor space will have a whole new bar area. In addition, this …

Maybrook VFW to host Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Maybrook VFW Post 2064 will host a Valentine’s Dinner/Dance on Saturday, February 15, 6 to 10 p.m. It will include chicken dinner with sides and dessert, 50/50, crazy auction and dance …
Wallkill Library presents Skyhunters in Flight
The Wallkill Library welcomes falconer Brian Bradley to the Shawangunk Town Hall Communty room on Friday, Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. He will conduct a live bird demonstration that will include hawks, …
Gardiner Library events
Ukuleleans to strum againThe Gardiner Library will host another meeting of the Ukulele Club, the Ukuleleans, led by Jeff Pfeffer on Wednesday February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m.This free monthly club is for …
Fraud Prevention Seminar set for Shawangunk
Assemblyman Brian Miller, 101st District, and the Walden Savings Bank, will be presenting a Fraud Prevention Seminar on Wednesday, February 19. It will be held at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of …
Pine Bush Library presents Winter Poetry Readings
The Pine Bush Library Community Center will host Winter Poetry readings on Thursday, February 20 at 7 p.m. All poets are welcome to read their own original winter-inspired poems or works written …

Maloney holds New Windsor Town Hall meeting

Congressman Sean Maloney (NY-18) held his last “Speaking with Sean” town hall in New Windsor this past Sunday. The town hall took place in the New Windsor Justice Hall. The room was …

Suit seeks to thwart Amazon warehouse project

Last Tuesday, Residents Protecting Montgomery and Lerner Pavlick Realty Company filed an Article 78 proceeding in Orange County Supreme Court to vacate State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) …

Walden discusses residency requirement for appointed officials

At the Walden Village Board meeting last Tuesday, the board discussed residency requirements for its appointed officials. The village’s appointed officials are the clerk, treasurer, village …

PB Chamber kicks off 2020 with mixer

Members of the general community are always invited to Pine Bush Area Chamber of Commerce events and mixers as “non-members,” but holding the gathering at R.J. Smith’s race shop …

Medline vies for special exception use permit

Medline Industries, Inc. is vying for a special exception use permit from the Town of Montgomery Planning Board, which would allow them to build a 1.3-million-square-foot facility for offices, …
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Abstract artwork and teaching artists at WRS

Teaching artists from the nonprofit artist’s cooperative the Wallkill River School are inviting the public to live demonstrations as part of their group exhibit titled “Artists who …
Library celebrates Black History Month This February the Newburgh Free Library has several featured programs planned in observance of Black History Month. One hundred fifty years ago in 1870 Frederick Douglass visited Newburgh and spoke …
The Memory of Place at Dorsky The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz announces “Jan Sawka: The Place of Memory (The Memory of Place),” a new exhibition featuring expansive paintings and intricate prints …