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Shawangunk reports a reduction in crime

The Town of Shawangunk experienced a small, but noticeable, drop in year-to-year crime numbers in 2018, according to statistics provided by Shawangunk Chief of Police Gerald Marlatt. The agency head …
Walden warns residents to shovel their sidewalks With winter still in full swing and more snowstorms surely headed to the region in the coming weeks, the Village of Walden is urging residents to shovel their properties promptly after each storm as …
Crawford clerk resigns Crawford Town Clerk Jolene Roy has voluntarily resigned following an ongoing investigation into irregularities with the town’s finances. An irregularity was noted in reports submitted by the …
Montgomery trustees seek re-election Deputy Supervisor JoAnn Scheels and trustee Darlene Andolsek will run for re-election in March, facing resident Don Berger. The polls will be open at the senior center, 36 Bridge Street, from 8 …
Local News

Montgomery Village Board approves local laws

The Montgomery village board approved two local laws on Feb 5, impacting the City Winery and Kings Service Holding, Inc. (KSH) projects. Introductory Local Law No. Two of 2018 authorized the …

Three run for Montgomery Village Justice

Joe Marrero, A former New York City police detective and Jack Byrnes, a former Village of Montgomery police officer in charge, will face off against incumbent Tina Fassnacht for her seat as Village …

Garage explosion results in extensive property loss

A fire at an automobile garage on Feb. 2 at 2151 Bruynswick Road resulted in a total loss of the structure and devastating property damage for all tenants. Owned by John J Lease Realty, the …

Former Walden Mayor heads Purple Heart Hall

Former Mayor of the Village of Walden and longtime aide to Senator Bill Larkin, Brian Maher, was hired to serve as the full time Executive Director of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. …

Dotty and Ken Northrip celebrate 62 years of marriage

When Dorothy “Dotty” missed her bus, Ken Northrip, the boy that lived just around the corner, offered to take her in to work. When she arrived home, he was waiting for her—on his …
Obituaries

Susan Tubbs

Susan Tubbs of Montgomery, a lifetime resident of the area passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2019, in Newburgh. She was 85. The daughter of the late Conrad Zink and Mary Galletly Zink, …

John Anthony Popiel

John Anthony Popiel was born on April 29, 1931 to Anna and Anthony Popiel in Wallkill. John entered into eternal rest on February 6, 2019 at the age of 87 in the loving presence of his …

Bernadette T. Gilgar

Bernadette T. Gilgar, age 71 of Walden, passed away on February 5, 2019 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. The daughter of the late Edward and Helen Moffet Gilgar, she was born on …
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Sports News

PB’s Askey qualifies for state wrestling tournament

Tommy Askey, a Pine Bush 145-pound junior, was 34-4 coming into the Section 9 D-1 wrestling tournament over the weekend at Monroe-Woodbury. He left the tournament in 2018 with a loss the final, …
Panthers challenge Marlboro Dukes The Wallkill boys’ basketball team was so close, the Panthers could taste a victory over the Marlboro Iron Dukes. However, the Panthers couldn’t curb the Iron Dukes’ comeback …
Wallkill Lions host 5th annual curling tournament After another strange week this winter, the first full week of February closed in on Wallkill’s 5th Annual International Curling Tournament with spring-like temperatures. But Friday night …
Wallkill girls overcome by Marlboro, 62-36 Wallkill’s Brianna Cross scored with less than two minutes left in the second quarter at home, and the Panthers had final inched by Marlboro, up 21-20. But that is where the game ended for …
Lady Vikings roll over Newburgh, 61-40 Valley Central’s girls’ basketball team used its aggression Monday, Jan. 28 to stifle the visiting Lady Goldbacks from Newburgh Free Academy. And the tenacity took hold in the first …
Other local news

Skoufis promising bipartisan effort in watchdog role

In some circles they may seem as a political odd couple, but James Skoufis, newly-minted chairman of the Senate Investigations and Joint Operations Committee, and Mike Anagnostakis, his part-time …

Drumset, Cajon & Percussion Plus!

Watching David Silliman set-up his percussion instruments is captivating as so many different sizes and shapes comprise the set. Then, realizing that he perches himself in the middle of them in order …

Library offers photo classes

The Gardiner Library is currently hosting a five class series of Photography Classes with Carl Cox. The second class: How to Make Better Pictures will take place on February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. …

Municipalities face cuts in state funding

A proposed cut to state funding for municipalities in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 executive budget has towns and villages scrambling to fill holes in their budgets. The Aid to and …

Montgomery’s Building Boom

The Town of Montgomery might teem with construction in the coming years as numerous large projects sit before town and village boards. Many of the proposed projects are warehouses, except City …
Events
Arts and Entertainment

New Paltz spring concert series underway

The spring 2019 Department of Music Concert Series at SUNY New Paltz is officially under way, kicking off with an evening of piano four hands on Feb. 5 and presenting more than 20 diverse …
GNSO presents an all-strings concert The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform a strings-only concert on Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. …
Your Community

Enhancement committee to meet next week

Thank you everyone for all of the positive feedback I received regarding my new column. I even received a phone call from someone I have not talked to in many moons and it was fun catching up with an …

Walden Fire Department thanks Bruderhof for new table

Walden P. D. Sergeant/Walden Fire Department Fire Commissioner Roy Werner sends a huge shout out to our local Bruderhof Community at Fox Hill for their generous donation of materials, time and …