Columnists

Grab and Go Program underway at VC schools

Kudos to all the Health Care Providers, First Responders and all who have been working so tirelessly during COVID-19. Please continue to have faith, trust and confidence. God will take care of us and …

Many resources available to town residents

Hopefully the following events will be able to take place, but it is best to call or check the websites before.An Orange County Household Hazardous Waste and Operation Safe Scripts Pharmaceutical …

Operation Reassurance

It is my prayer that everyone remains safe and healthy during these challenging times. If you are able please check on your elderly neighbors. With being housebound, a phone call brings much joy.As I …

VFW auxiliary has been serving for 45 years

I will not mention that thing that’s going on right now, I think we’ve heard enough. I was asked by Jean to wish her husband, Fred Walton, a very Happy Birthday. If you see Fred …

Library programs suspended through March 28

Walden welcomes the Orange County Bagel bakery, a family owned business with four locations, the latest being located at 76 Oak Street at the Thruway Shopping Plaza. Dine in or take out. The business …
School News

Seven Pine Bush teams among winners at Odyssey of the Mind Region 5 Tournament

On Saturday, March 7, 72 teams from 12 local school districts in Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan Counties came together to compete in the Mid-Hudson Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition (Region …

Pine Bush High School showcases SME PRIME school designation and STEAM program benefits

The Pine Bush High School hosted an event on March 11 to showcase their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with industry professionals from Pratt & Whitney, Allendale Machinery …

Valley Central 7th grader wins Regional Spelling Bee

Sophia Amchentsev, a seventh-grade student who attends Valley Central Middle School, became the first winner from her district since 2009 at the annual Orange County Spelling Bee held at …

Valley Central Middle School Second Quarter Honor Roll

Grade 6:Pablo Emilio Abdelsayed Roblero, Braden Algarin, Edith Andino Vasquez, Aislin Ardon, Madelynn Baxter, Alexander Borman, Keirnan Bresnick, Mikayla Carrasquillo, Michael Catania Jr., Felix …

Area schools to be closed for 14 days

Schools in Orange and Ulster Counties will be closed for the next two weeks, it was announced Friday afternoon. Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan, announced the decision at a briefing on Friday afternoon. “Based on what we currently know about the spread of COVID-19, we believe that acting decisively now will significantly reduce the impact on our community and help protect our most vulnerable neighbors,” he said.

Wallkill Schools closed after second Coronavirus case reported in Ulster

The Wallkill Central School District is closing its schools through the weekend following Ulster County’s second confirmed case of coronavirus.

CES students are now published authors

Circleville Elementary School was hopping with excitement on Valentine’s Day. In addition to the holiday festivities going on in various classrooms, there was a very special event happening in …

Unsung heroes in education

Being in education for many years, I have found there are so many individuals that do so much to help our students. Many of these individuals do not get the recognition they deserve. In fact, many …

Wallkill graduate celebrates a sweet career

Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For Elise Macur, it meant building a strong culinary foundation that prepared her to explore a variety of career opportunities in the food …

PBE teachers read to their students round the clock with new Google site

Reading to children benefits them in so many ways – it improves their language and listening skills, expands their vocabulary and helps them develop a lifelong love of reading. And those …
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Obituaries

Main Street needs a hand from Albany

Covid-19 has completely changed the way we all live. But along with worrying about keeping themselves and their families healthy, thousands of small business owners across New York state are …

Frank Joseph Kaminski

Frank Joseph Kaminski, age 94 of Walden, passed away on March 18, 2020 in Oneonta, NY. The son of the late Alexander and Stefania Gladiczewska Kaminski, he was born on March 11, 1926 in Mount Carmel, PA. Frank was married to the late Yolanda M. Kaminski.

Michael R. Brother

Michael passed away at home with his wife of 42 years, Nancy by his side.

Audrey Ryan

Audrey Ryan of Walden, a longtime resident of the area passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, in Montgomery, NY. She was 92.