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Dutchess County Fair canceled amid COVID-19 health concerns

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and unprecedented challenges, the 2020 Dutchess County Fair has been canceled.  The safety of the Dutchess Fair’s visitors, participants and …
Mail-in ballots due This year has been an uncommon one, with many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools and most public buildings closed and large gatherings not allowed, the state has determined …
Three running for two Valley Central seats This year’s election for the Valley Central School District Board of Education will see incumbents Joseph Bond and Sheila Schwartz and challenger Katie McKnight vie for two open seats. …
Three candidates running for two open seats on Pine Bush Board of Education This year’s election for the Pine Bush Board of Education will see incumbents Cara Robertson and Kristi Kheiralla and challenger Tasha T. Butler vie for two open seats. Those elected will …
Maybrook cancels 4th of July celebration
As our area continues in Phase I of the COVID-19 recovery process, the Maybrook Village Board wants to play it safe and has canceled several upcoming activities. At a “virtual” …

Pine Bush Food Services carry on through school closure

While the Pine Bush Central School District school buildings have been closed since mid-March, much has been going on within the district, including with our Food Service Department. The Pine Bush …

Thanks to our hometown heroes

The tireless efforts of essential workers has helped our communities stay strong during the COVID-19 outbreak. Such efforts may go unnoticed, but it’s important that our communities continually …

Tattoo shop reopens to defy state law

Blasting “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” and other songs that represent rebellion and resistance, the Casa di Dolore tattoo parlor and piercing shop opened up in defiance of the …

Four seek three seats on Wallkill School Board

This year’s election for the Wallkill Central School District Board of Education will see incumbents Kathryn Anderson and Vincent Petroccelli face a challenge from David Bartolone and Michael …

Space Force to land at Stewart?

New York Stewart International Airport has a runway big enough to accommodate the space shuttle and that may be a selling point for the new U.S. Space Force and its 15,382,100 billion budget to call …
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Ulster County Fair canceled

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another casualty: the Ulster County Fair, scheduled for August, wil not be held in 2020.A statement on the Fair’s Facebook page reads as follows: Due to the …
Gardiner Library offers a virtual wine-tasting class
Gardiner Library presents a four class virtual Wine Tasting series via Zoom with Melanie Young beginning Wednesday June 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The series costs $100 for all four or $30 per …
Wallkill Fire Department to host June food drive
The Wallkill Fire Department will host a food drive to benefit the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.The event will take place on Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m. - 12 noon at the Wallkill Hook, Ladder and …

July graduations?

Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury), along with many of his colleagues in the Senate Majority, sent a letter Wednesday to the Governor urging that guidance be developed to permit outdoor, …

Mount students complete Walden Savings Medici program

Seven Mount Saint Mary College students recently graduated from the Walden Savings Bank Medici Scholars Program, becoming the fifth group to complete the prestigious initiative since its inception in …

Walden resident earns SUNY chancellor’s award

Jennifer Zimmerman of Walden was one of three students have been selected as recipients of the 2020 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, as announced recently …

Muffled Memorial Day

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, each municipality could not let veterans’ sacrifices go unnoticed. Small ceremonies were held for Memorial Day. A small gathering took place at Crawford Town …

Shawangunk preparing for reopening

“At some point, we’ve got to open the building,” said Shawangunk Town Supervisor John Valk at a virtual meeting of the town board on Thursday. As of that meeting, the area had …
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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.