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Busing still an issue for angry Pine Bush parents

At Pine Bush Central School District’s Board of Education meeting on Monday night. parents expressed their dissatisfaction regarding the busing at Pine Bush Schools. Each parent voiced their …
Medline to withdraw IDA application In a joint announcement Montgomery, Medline and the Town of Montgomery announced the company is withdrawing its application for the proposed Montgomery IDA Pilot agreement. In addition, Medline will …
Montgomery launches Historian of the Month The Village of Montgomery is looking to preserve historical artifacts for years to come as it launches its new Historian of the Month initiative. At the Tuesday, October 1 Board of Trustees meeting, …
Shawangunk anticipates 1.53% tax increase
Shawangunk presented its tentative 2020 budget during its Town Board meeting on Thursday night, and the proposal would see the municipality stay within the state-mandated tax cap for the ninth …
Hearing date set for Farmhood Fields
The Crawford Zoning Board of Appeals held hearings for two properties on Wednesday evening. They tackled issues related to Farmhood Fields and two area variances on 161 County Route 17.The hearing on …

Walden sidewalk work not likely done before winter

Ulster Avenue in Walden is bustling with construction work for the village’s sidewalk replacement project, but the current time frame for the road work could see portions of the project pushed …

Truck traffic an issue

Village of Montgomery officials and residents expressed concerns about the increasing traffic from commuter vehicles and trucks at the recent Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 1. With new …

The human face behind Bleu’s K9 Rescue Inc.

The doorbell rings, and suddenly barking comes from all around the house. A group of four dogs come tumbling to the door seeking an opportunity to drown the new visitor in heavy slobbery licks of …

9-11 hero is laid to rest

The Fire Department of New York motto is, “New York’s Bravest.” Richard “Ricky” Tanagretta was indeed brave; as a 9/11 First Responder, 26 year member of the FDNY, past …

VC re-vote on hold?

The future of a second potential Valley Central public bond referendum vote later this year remains uncertain after the Board of Education completed a special work session on the proposal on …

Montgomery projects press onward

“The main change that we made was the removal of the entrance to Route 17K,” said engineer Larry Marshall. Marshall’s update on the proposed warehouse complex at the intersection …

Comptroller: Maybrook in moderate fiscal stress

The Village of Maybrook is along among the local municipalities experiencing fiscal stress, according to a report released last week by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Nearly six …

Impara a parlare italiano

The Gardiner Library’s weekly Italian Conversation Class now meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language …

Shawangunk Democrats to host dinner fundraiser

The Town of Shawangunk Democratic Committee is hosting a fundraiser dinner on October 22 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. to present the local candidates running for office. Pat Ryan, the incumbent running for …

TOMSIP hosts a senior resource day

The public is invited to attend a free Resource Day Program sponsored by Town of Montgomery Seniors Independence Project. It will be held on Wednesday, Oct 16, 2 - 4 p.m. at Montgomery Town Hall, …

World War II: origins and consequences

The Pine Bush Library Community Center will host a six-week series on World War II, a global conflict that included the vast majority of the world’s countries that formed two great military …

Read to dogs

The Gardiner Library will hold its Read With Dogs program on Saturday October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beginning and struggling readers sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to certified …

Walden resident shares cancer story to help others

Before being diagnosed with ovarian cancer two years ago, Charlene Conklin had felt sick for about a year but didn’t know why. She tried to find out what was wrong, seeking medical attention, …

New management team coming to Stewart

With Norwegian airlines gone the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has negotiated a new professional team to manage and promote New York Stewart International Airport, according to minutes of …

Neuhaus presents his 2020 Orange County budget

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus released his proposed $816 million operating budget for fiscal year 2020 last Wednesday. The County tax rate will be $3.73, which is lower than it was both …

Teen’s death prompts call for suicide prevention awareness

Fourteen-year-old Alex Cypher was a lifelong resident of Highland. He was a quiet child, and suffered from bullying at school. On Aug. 14, tragedy rippled throughout the community when he committed …

Beauty of Wallkill Art Contest winners

The 6th annual Beauty of Wallkill Art Contest was judged at the annual Weekend of Wallkill celebration. Categories for Teens and Adults included paintings and photography. With over 60 pieces of art …
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duality at Unison Gallery

duality is an exploration of unexplained experiences beyond the ordinary realm of human understanding; elements that have properties of being both mystical and physical. Carl Cox has been a …
Arctic photographer chronicles ‘unicorn of the sea’ Far north in the high Canadian Arctic and Greenlandic waters lives a marine mammal so unique that it has mythical qualities. Known as the Unicorn of the Sea, the narwhal is a creature steeped in …
Jazz at Atlas presents bassoonist Borca Jazz at Atlas is presenting as part of its 2019 live concert series the innovative, criminally under-recognized bassoonist Karen Borca. The Karen Borca Quartet will perform on Saturday, October 5 at …