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Relief on the way for local businesses

Town of Montgomery Supervisor Brian Maher announced Thursday that the Town of Montgomery Community Response Team’s newly established Business Relief Program has allocated $82,000 to 47 local …
Montgomery residents express frustration with Amazon warehouse
Several Montgomery residents expressed their frustration with Project Sailfish at the Town of Montgomery Planning Board meeting Monday evening. To the dismay of many residents, Project Sailfish …
Maybrook also losing a police chief
When the Town of Montgomery lost its police chief, so did the Village of Maybrook. Arnold “Butch” Amthor retired from his town post as of Aug. 1. His last day with the Maybrook Police …
Chapel Field plans for in-school re-opening Chapel Field Christian Schools in Pine Bush have revealed their current plans for the 2020-2021 school year. While the school has only received the preliminary state regulations for reopening school, …
Brescia campaign contribution exceeds legal limit Steven Brescia, the Republican nominee for NY Senate District 39, accepted an illegal campaign contribution from MFPJJRT Enterprises Inc. for $7,500, which is 50 percent over the legal …

Little League season is underway

It was time to “play ball” for three area little leagues on Saturday as Montgomery, Pine Bush and the Town of Wallkill Little Leagues hosted opening day on Saturday morning.It was a long …

Pine Bush announces tentative back-to-school plan

Students in grades K-8 will be in the classroom every other school day, while high school students will continue to receive virtual instruction in the upcoming semester, according to a plan announced …

Valley Central recognized as a School of Distinction by NYSPHSAA

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) has announced its 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners, and Valley Central …

PB to host virtual high school graduation on July 31

Pine Bush High School will host a virtual graduation for its Class of 2020 on Friday at 7 p.m.Tim O. Mains, Pine Bush superintendent, said the district had hoped to be ablate hold an on-field …

Bill to permit school wards in Orange County passes State Senate

Last Wednesday, Sen. James Skoufis announced that his bill, S.7587, which permits school boards of education in Orange County to opt-into a ward system for school board elections, passed the State …
Local News

Amthor returning to City of Newburgh PD

One month after his announcing his retirement as Town of Montgomery Police Chief, Arnold “Butch” Amthor has a new job. Amthor, a former City of Newburgh Deputy Police Chief will return …

TOMSIP to honor Montgomery volunteers

Susan Jolly and the Town of Montgomery Community Response Team will be honored at the 14th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony next Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Montgomery Town Hall. Due to the COVID-19 …

Murdered soldier remembered in Newburgh ceremony

Sunflowers were Vanessa Guillen’s favorite flower. 20-year-old Guillen was an army specialist who went missing from Fort Hood on April 22. More than two months later, Guillen’s remains …
Briefs

Crawford PBA to host golf outing

The Town of Crawford Police Benevolent Association will host its first golf outing on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) at the Winding Hills Golf Course in Montgomery.Entry fee is $125 and includes …
The Gardiner Library hosts...
Library hosts art workshopThe Gardiner Library will host two Family Art Workshop with Jill Obrig via Zoom on Tuesday August 11 and Thursday August 13 from 3 to 4:30 …
Hurley Mountain Band headlines Montgomery concert series
The annual Village of Montgomery Summer Concert series is underway on Thursday evenings at the Clinton Street Bandstand. All concerts are held rain or shine. Guests are asked to bring a chair and …

Couple wed in the 5th-grade classroom where they first met

Dan Moore and Diane Crist-Moore were married last Tuesday in their fifth grade classroom at Walden Elementary School where they met almost 54 years ago. The two hit it off at their fifth grade …

Ryan calls for Federal Coronavirus Assistance

County Executive Ryan during his live Facebook briefing Tuesday called on Senate leadership to include federal assistance for local governments. While the House passed significant aid for state …

Orange County Partnership announces Medline ground breaking

 Medline, a healthcare company and the country’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, is breaking ground on its new 1.3 million square foot facility in …

COVID-19 active cases in Orange and Ulster Counties continues to lower

Residents of Orange and Ulster Counties have done a good job of social distancing and it shows in the number of hospitalizations and confirmed cases.  As of July 14 there were only five …

Maybrook audit issued

Last Wednesday, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced that the Maybrook Village Board did not adequately manage the village’s financial condition during the audit period of …
Arts and Entertainment

Libraries respond to COVID-19

While all libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System have closed the doors to their facilities in response to the public health crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), most through the end of the month, all are still actively serving their communities thanks to well-developed digital collections and innovative approaches to delivering programs and services online and in non-traditional ways.

Paper Works opens at Kaplan Hall

Life presents many challenges and opportunities which lead to new interests and conceptualizations. With each new timeframe of life, visual artists may approach ideas and express themselves through …

GNSO changes venue for Saturday concert

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) has changed the site of its March 14 concert to the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh from Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus. The concert will take place at 7:30, as originally scheduled, at the Museum located at 250 Lake Street.