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Four step down from Montgomery boards

The Town of Montgomery has seen some turnover recently, as two Board of Ethics members and one Industrial Development Agency member have resigned. Ethics Board member Conrad Flickenschild asked …
Stalked and ambushed on Rail Trail “On that day I did not have my phone with me and I was bleeding pretty badly,” said Father Mark Kurowski. Kurowski approached the Shawangunk Town Board on Thursday, requesting safety …
New Hurley Reformed Church celebrates 250th anniversary The New Hurley Reformed Church in the Town of Plattekill is five years older than the nation it resides in. Members of the congregation gathered on Sept. 12 to celebrate the church’s 250th …
Ridge Road project returns on larger scale
A local hydro excavating business is hoping to combine their two locations into a single site on Ridge Road in Montgomery. Spread over 74 acres on both sides of Ridge Road, the project includes …
Not your average cup of joe! A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday for Java Blue Coffee & Food Market in the Village of Montgomery. The café, located at 8 Union Street, features an extensive menu, which …

Skoufis touts importance of census

In the United States a census is conducted every 10 years, as is mandated by Article I, section 2 of the U. S Constitution that states, “Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned …

Safe Harbors presents a Black Renaissance Festival

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a local organization who aims to transform lives and build communities through housing and the arts, is hosting its first annual Black Renaissance Festival on Saturday, …

PB American Legion Post hosts 3rd Annual Car Show

The Pine Bush American Legion Post 1308 held its third annual car show at the Crawford park in Bullville this past weekend. Commander Walter Olsen, who has his own fully restored 1965 Comet said …

Viking strong!

Last school year, remote learning may have been quite a setback for Valley Central staff and families alike, but this year they’re hitting the ground running. Photos provided

Gold star educator

Circleville Middle School (CVMS) Assistant Principal Seth Siegel has been named the Upstate Jane Golub Gold Star Educator Award winner by the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate …
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Gardiner Library news

‘Al Fresco’ Italian classes offeredThe Gardiner Library is continuing to offer its free weekly Italian Conversational Class outdoors on Wednesdays through October 21 from 5:30 to …
Fall leaf tealight holder: Grab and Go at Wallkill Library
The Wallkill Public Library invites you to bring the colors of Fall indoors by designing your own tealight holders. Each kit comes with enough materials to make two small votive/ tealight holders. …
Happenings in Wallkill
The weather forecast is sunny for Saturday’s Town Wide Yard Sale sponsored by Vision of Wallkill is next week. There’s still time to clean your drawers, closets, attic and garage. Put all …

Evolving Artist at Gardiner Library

The Gardiner Library is currently hosting an exhibit by artist Izzy Cubito entitled Real~Unreal: Artwork of an Evolving Artist showcased in the Community Room through October 29. Meet the artist and …

Gardiner Library presents a virtual writing workshop

The Gardiner Library will host a three-part virtual writing workshop series entitled “(Re)Writing Your Life” with Betty Marton beginning on Thursday September 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join …

Halloween Art Along the Sidewalk contest planned for Wallkill

  Vision of Wallkill wants to bring the Halloween spirit to the hamlet, and we need the children’s help!   Vision of Wallkill will offer two top prizes of a $25 Amazon Gift Card …

$100,000 in grants given to Wallkill first responders

Sen. Jen Metzger (SD-42) held a press conference on Saturday with first responders in the Hamlet of Wallkill to announce $50,000 grants to the Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps and the Wallkill Fire …

Man, 82, reported beaten on Walden Rail Trail

An 82-year-old man was assaulted on the Rail Trail on Tuesday morning at around 9:30 a.m. The man was beaten between Lake Osiris Road and the Walden entrance to the Rail Trail, officials …

Town of Montgomery presents Climate Smart Expo

The town of Montgomery invites you to an afternoon of outdoor fun, a mini Repair Café and practical home energy efficiency information at the Climate-Smart Montgomery Expo on Sunday, September …

Maloney, Molinaro and Neuhaus express urgent need for state and local funding

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus hosted a press conference in Beacon last Wednesday, where they discussed the critical …

NYSEG warns of new scam attempts

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) is  urging customers to be vigilant of scammers posing as representatives of the energy companies. The companies have recently received reports of …
Arts and Entertainment

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Conductor dies in California

Randall Craig Fleischer who has led the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra since 1992, died suddenly at his California home on Friday evening. He was 62 "He was much loved by all who knew him …

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 …