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Shawangunk approves $4 million tax levy

The Shawangunk Town Board unanimously passed a 2020 budget during its meeting on Thursday night that includes a $4,093,144 total tax levy for all funds townwide and stays within the state-mandated …
TOMVAC budget woes continue An appeal on behalf of the Town of Montgomery Volunteer Ambulance Corps was among the many critiques of the 2020 Town of Montgomery preliminary budget at the public hearing on Thursday …
Walden’s Finest honored at ceremony People of all ages packed Angry Orchard to see the Village of Walden Police Department’s award ceremony last Wednesday. The event honored Walden police officers and residents for their …
Village of Montgomery looking at comprehensive plan
Eleven years have passed since the last Village of Montgomery comprehensive plan was adopted and some of the issues discussed in that plan have either come to pass or are no longer relevant. For this …
Wallkill mixed choir performs at Radio City Music Hall The Wallkill Senior High School (WSHS) mixed choir performed at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. They performed prior to the Christmas Spectacular, as the warm-up act for the Radio City …

Village of Walden honors its veterans

The Village of Walden held a Veterans Day ceremony and brick dedication and rededication at Walden Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday. Walden residents of all ages packed the park to watch the …

Town of Montgomery celebrates Veterans Day

There was a massive turnout for the Town of Montgomery Veterans Day parade on Monday at town hall. So many people came, that some were forced to park on the road or across the street. All came to …

Skoufis hosts Child Victims Act seminar

Joelle Casteix was in high school when the abuse started. For over two years she was abused by her high school teacher in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. “While the abuse itself was …

OC Planning Commissioner to retire

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced on Wednesday that Commissioner of Planning David Church will retire, effective late January of 2020. Church has served as Orange County’s …

Mount to honor Derrik R. Wynkoop and David Potack

Join Mount Saint Mary College for its Tenth Annual Gala Reception on Friday, December 6, celebrating two pillars of the local community. Derrik R. Wynkoop, President and CEO of Walden Savings …

Maher wins in Montgomery

After a tightly contested race for town supervisor of Montgomery, Brian Maher emerged as the winner Tuesday night. Following an excruciating wait, Maher edged incumbent Rodney Winchell and Dennis …

Montgomery warns truckers: stay off our streets

Trustee Michael Hembury discussed possible Department of Transportation (DOT) signs for Union Street at the Village of Montgomery Board of Trustees regular meeting on Monday night. He noted that …

Día de los Muertos

The Wallkill Public Library hosted a Day of the Dead pumpkin painting event last Wednesday. This was held to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead in Spanish), a Mexican holiday. …

Woman charged with felony DWI

Town of Montgomery Police Tuesday reported the arrest of a woman for felony Driving While Intoxicated. Heather J. Bechtel, 29, was arrested and charged with 4 Felony counts of Aggravated DWI under …

Town police file rape charge

A 19 year-old man was taken into custody by Town of Montgomery last week following an investigation into a report of sexual assault. Devon Austin Payne, 19, was charged with Rape 1st B Felony, …

State Police seek help in locating bar shooting suspect

On the morning of November 3, 2019 State Police investigated the shooting death of Matthew Napoleoni, 23 of Middletown. Napoleoni was shot and killed outside of the Made in Puerto Rico Latin …

Newburgh man charged in murder of Walden woman

The Town of New Windsor Police Department arrested a man Friday in connection to the September 21, 2019 murder of 21-year old Chelsea Debidin of Walden that occurred at The Knox Village Apartments. …

Gardiner seeks to fill board vacancies

The Town of Gardiner has vacancies on both the Assessment Review Board and the Environmental Conservation Commission. Interested parties please contact Supervisor Majestic at 255-9675 ext. 101 or …

New York State DOT braces for winter

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Maybrook yard has prepared for the upcoming winter weather. The NYSDOT Region 8 had until Nov. 1 to train their employees and ready their …

Love of all things French inspires new Pine Bush business

Susanne Monaghan recently opened the doors to her new shop, The French Connection, which is both a boutique gift shop inspired by Monaghan’s love for all things related to Paris and a hand-made …

Fifth annual Orange County farm toy show a success

Farm toy collectors from throughout Orange County gathered at the Maybrook Senior Center for a day of fun on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Orange County Farmers Museum with help from the …

Wallkill School Board examines short-term goals

Innovation and smart short-and-long term planning are critical components of any successful school district, which is why every year the Wallkill Board of Education meets with the district …

Religion and Nationalism: A View from Japan

Americans tend to see the world only from the United States outward, rather than worldly. On Thursday, November 14, SUNY Orange has the opportunity of a different perspective given by a …
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Arts and Entertainment

Italian celebration in Cold Spring

On November 16, Italian multidisciplinary artist Marinella Senatore will engage nearly 100 professional and amateur performers from throughout the Hudson Valley in a monumental procession and …
Renaissance poetry, set to music Kairos: A Consort of Singers, under the direction of Edward Lundergan, continues its 2019 season with a concert titled “Dead Poets Society” on Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m., in the …
SUNY Orange presents ‘Almost Maine’ The SUNY Orange Apprentice Players will present John Cariani’s celebrated “Almost Maine” on stage at the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on the Middletown campus …