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YMCA Camp Robbins poised to open for Summer 2020

Though activities will look different this year due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, YMCA Camp Robbins will still open on July 6. The decision came after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that …
Town Board proposes coterminous town-village
At the Crawford Town Board meeting on June 18, the establishment of a coterminous town-village was discussed. If passed, a new Village of Crawford would be incorporated, extending to the entire …
Herlihy heads Village of Montgomery Police William Herlihy officially took over as Village of Montgomery chief of police on March 7 when Steven Walsh’s resignation took effect. Herlihy comes into his new position with plenty of …
Pine Bush adopts two-year special education plan
At last Tuesday’s Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education meeting the special education plan for school years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 was adopted. The district currently serves …
Convenience Store owner ordered to pay $400,000 in fines and back wages
After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and litigation by the Department’s Office of the Solicitor, the U.S. District Court for the Southern …

Pine Bush Schools receives $20K grant for summer meal program

The Pine Bush Central School District has received a $20,000 grant for its free children’s summer meal program from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. This grant is to …

College news

Heather Roell of Walden has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2020 semester. Congratulations to the following local students who have been named …

Maloney announces 2020 Service Academy appointments

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) HAS announced that 12 Hudson Valley students have accepted offers of appointment at one of the United States’ Service Academies. Every year, Rep. …

Valley Central High School 2020 Awards

Editor’s Note: Continued list of Valley Central awards from the June 24th edition. The Bullville Fire Company Scholarship Awards: This year there are 6 awards at $200 each presented to: …

Pine Bush School 2020 Awards

Acton, James - Class of 2012 Alumni ScholarshipAdipietro, Antonia - Deacon Edward Czerwinski Memorial Scholarship, IIsidore and Ethel Wittenberg Memorial Scholarship, Eric Meier PBA Memorial …
Coronavirus Coverage

Metzger shares perspectives of local EMS First Responders in COVID-19 online series

State Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) Thursday hosted a Facebook livestream discussion on the region’s local emergency medical services (EMS) system in her COVID-19 Community Conversations series, …

Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund grants are available through the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan

Three months since the establishment of the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund by the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS), funding remains available for nonprofits aiding those …

Office for the Aging warns: Don't be scammed!

New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds New Yorkers of all ages to stay aware of scams surrounding the novel coronavirus. Scams have become even more sophisticated in recent years, and …
Briefs

Maybrook events scheduled

The annual Village of Maybrook “Kick off the 4th of July Celebration” originally scheduled for this week was canceled due to the COVD-19 pandemic, but several other village events planned …
Gardiner 5K canceled
The 18th Annual Gardiner 5K Classic scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 has been canceled for this year. Organizers are planning for the next one, scheduled for July 15, …
Gardiner Library events
Gardiner Library presents a virtual art classThe Gardiner Library sponsors a fun, virtual 4-week Art Class with Amy Coté on Tuesdays starting July 7 from 7 to 8 p.m.Join Amy …
Wallkill Public Library presents summer programs
  Wallkill Public Library may not be offering your typical Summer Reading Program this year, but there will still be plenty of fun in store for participants, both virtually and, yes, in …
PB Library resumes curbside pickup
  The Pine Bush Library has begun curbside pick-up for Pine Bush Library’s books only.To reserve your book for pick-up, please call 744-3375 and your book(s) for pick-up at a scheduled …

Stewart airlines seeking bailout

The two major airlines serving New York Stewart International Airport, Jet Blue and Allegiant are both positioning themselves for surviving unprecedented financial turmoil from the economic fallout …

Carnes proposes a village within town of Crawford

The Town of Crawford Board meeting was held Thursday, June 18 at the Town Hall and on-line via Zoom. Supervisor Charles Carnes read reports from the various departments including police, building, …

School budgets pass throughout the valley

The results for the school budget votes and board of education elections were finalized last Wednesday. The Wallkill Central School District’s 2020-2021 budget was approved. 2,509 people …

Walden’s Music in the Grove to begin next week

Walden’s annual Music in the Grove Free Summer Concert Series will take place this year with social distancing precautions. A concert will be held each Wednesday from July 1 through August 26 …

Freedom Fest Fireworks set for July 18

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced on Monday that the County’s 2020 Freedom Fest fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 18 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in …
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.