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Valley Central vote set for Aug. 20

Voters in the Valley Central School District will have their say on the district’s proposed $22.7 million bond referendum to upgrade district schools in a public vote on Tuesday, Aug. 20. In …
Local firefighter earns lifetime achievement award For six decades, Delbe Spath has been an invaluable and reliable public servant in the Wallkill community, and he was recognized for his contributions in a major way on June 21 when he was granted …
As American as the 4th of July Circleville, with a population of fewer than 1400, came to life for its annual July 4 parade last Thursday.   Humid, some would even say sticky air, hot early morning sun …
Solar project proposed in Shawangunk A community solar project was recently proposed by NY Solar 1000, LLC, in the Town of Shawangunk. All projects are community distributed generation, which means any resident within the district …
Town Planning Board reviews Medline warehouse project
The Town of Montgomery planning board declared the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) complete for the proposed Medline, Inc. warehouse at a meeting on July 8. The DEIS addresses …

5th Annual Jimmy’s Truckin’ Tribute set for Saturday, August 3

The 5th Annual Jimmy’s Truckin’ Tribute Pig Roast and Poker Run, a volunteer-driven event dedicated to raising funds to honor the life of an extraordinary young man, will take place on …

Fighting back: how can communities respond?

On a brisk winter day, the Gardiner Library bustled with residents carrying stacks of CDs, side tables with broken legs, lamps in need of repair, old electronics and more. Stations set up for every …

Project Sailfish requests exemption to local labor policy

Shamrock Construction Group requested an exemption from the Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency (IDA) local labor policy for the construction of Project Sailfish. The policy requires …

SUNY Orange celebrates 69th commencement

Graduate Stephanie Ann Carter spoke of the shared “community” that she and her fellow graduates have built at SUNY Orange, while also celebrating her classmates’ respective …

Sixteen graduate Harmony Christian School

“This graduation will be like no other you’ve experienced before,” promised Harmony Christian School Administrator Kevin Barry, as he welcomed a large crowd of family and friends …
Whipple named Associate VP at SUNY Orange After serving for two years as Interim Associate Vice President for SUNY Orange’s recently formed Division of Learning and Student Success, Dena Whipple has been named to the post full-time as …
Neuhaus completes tour of duty Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has returned to the U.S. from his deployment after being on active duty orders since November with the United States Navy. He served with the Combined Joint …
Skoufis announces winter recovery funding for Senate District 39
Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) announced the restoration of funding for the 39th Senate District’s Extreme Winter Recovery funds that help local governments repair local highways and …

Gardiner Library presents a Family Art Workshop

The Gardiner Library will host a Family Art Workshop with Jill Obrig on Wednesday July 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM entitled Birds All Around Us. Sign up by July 15 for a unique family experience. …
Maybrook completes sidewalk projects
Several sidewalks were recently completed in Maybrook, with more scheduled to be done. Maybrook Mayor Dennis Leahy said sidewalks were replaced on Homestead Avenue between Clark Place and Oak …
Crawford plans for Bullville revitalization Bullville will soon be getting a makeover. Alfred Fusco, Principal Engineer with Fusco Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C., presented preliminary concepts for the intersection of NYS Route 17K …
Crawford to change used car lot definition
The Town of Crawford will hold a public hearing on a local law that will insert the definition of used car sales into the town code. Currently, town code has no definition for used car sales. The …
Guilty plea in drug sale case
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, June 21, Alban K. Rowe, 29, of Walden, pleaded guilty before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill, to Criminal Sale …

Mount’s annual ‘Picturing Writing’ workshop fosters new perspectives on literacy

Mount Saint Mary College’s Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning (CELL) hosted a professional development institute for educators last month, detailing the Picturing Writing literacy …

Absentee ballots confirm Maher’s primary victory

Former Walden Mayor Brian Maher confirmed his narrow victory over incumbent Rodney Winchell in the Town of Montgomery Republican primary for supervisor after absentee and affidavit ballots were …

Solar boom

Solar is booming as four community solar projects recently gained final approval in the Towns of Montgomery and Crawford. All projects are community distributed generation, which means any …

The two lives of an American hero

The name Fred Myers might sound familiar if you live in Maybrook, if only because there is a park named after him near the village government center. History knows him as the first American G.I. to …

Montgomery spending race also close

Republican primary candidates Brian Maher and Rodney Winchell spent more than $25,000 and received more than $38,000 in contributions for the Town of Montgomery Supervisor primary races. Maher won …
Events
Arts and Entertainment

You’re never too old to have a solo show

The Gardiner Library presents the first showing of the works of Raymond Schleinkofer, a 90 year-old, self-taught Wallkill artist. His show will be available throughout the remainder of July, …
Bluegrass with an Italian flair Unison Arts center presents Liv Gard in concert on Friday, June 12. Liv Gard aka Livio Guardi was born in Florence, Italy, where he still lives and teaches music. He has been singing and playing …
Celebrate Independence with music, fireworks There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than with the Army’s oldest band. Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from …