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Walden Council picnic is Thursday

Kudos to Walden Girl Scout Troop 285 who have been working on their Silver Award Project from October 2018-September 2019. At that time they will have completed their 10 hours of leadership 50 …

There’s still room on the seniors’ bus

Happy belated 60th birthday to Mark Schelin - from your brother Steve Schelin. Steve would also like to wish Jennifer Delarosa [of Walker Valley Auto & Truck Repair] a very happy August …

Around the Valley

VOW welcomes Hillbilly Parade, Little Rock to the pavillionVision of Wallkill (VOW) will be continuing their summer entertainment series with the Hillbilly Parade performing a free concert on …

Car show to benefit Cancer Center

Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois and Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center announce their 2nd Summer Car Show will take place Thursday, August 15 on Clinton Street, in the village of Montgomery …

Rotary Club celebrates 90 years

Congratulation to the Walden Rotary Club on their 90 years of being of service to the Town of Montgomery and the Villages of Walden, Montgomery and Maybrook. Every month their club members and …
School News

Valley Central bond defeated by 30 votes

Valley Central taxpayers voted down the district’s proposed $22.7 million bond referendum on Tuesday by a razor-thin margin of 30 votes, as residents declined to fund the district’s planned renovations to the High School-Middle School complex parking lot. The measure was defeated as 585 taxpayers voted against the proposal, while 555 voted in favor of it. The vote was delayed for an hour on Tuesday morning as Town of Montgomery police investigated a terroristic threat that was phoned into the high school, where the voting was taking place. A Walden woman was arrested in connection with the call, and the voting resumed at approximately 11:45 a.m. and continued until 9: p.m. The balloting arrived three months after taxpayers overwhelmingly voted to approve Valley Central’s 2019-2020 budget, but residents balked this week at the district’s proposed referendum package. The district had hoped to begin renovating the high school parking lot before the state Department of Transportation commences its planned work on Route 17K in the fall of 2020 to install at least one traffic light outside of the school complex. The proposed $22.7 million package also included a pool dehumidification system for the high school pool, a concession stand and restroom facility near the football field and renovations to the Montgomery Elementary School parking lot. The district had weighed smaller referendum packages that would have focused on the parking lot renovations, but opted to present voters with a more robust proposal that included infrastructure upgrades throughout the district. Valley Central will now have to go back to the drawing board after voters rejected that plan by a tiny margin this week.
College News
Lyndsay Castle of Wallkill received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island. Eric Wzientek, of Montgomery, graduated from Fort Lewis …
PB grad awarded healthcare scholarship Crystal Run Healthcare’s Dr. Michelle A. Koury, presented Ashley Mathieu with the 2019 Crystal Run Healthcare Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 at the Wallkill East Rotary Club’s …
Wallkill students learn about mental health Wallkill seventh and eighth grade students were hard at work this summer at the Wallkill Central School District Summer Learning Academy, where they learned about mental health and healthy …
Valley Central School District holds open registration The Valley Central School District is currently conducting new student registration.Registration will be conducted at the Administration Building at 944 State Route 17K in Montgomery on August 20-22. …

John G. Borden Middle School 2018-2019 Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Grade 7 – High Honor Roll Luke Adams, Jonathan Albanese, Gianna Alberts, Kendall Albrechtsen, Maya Allessandro, Anthony Annacone, Sean Asendorf Jr, Aaron Baker, Madilyn Becker, Sandra Benitez, …
Best and brightest celebrated at recognition dinner On May 29, the local education and business community joined to celebrate the valedictorians and salutatorians from each of the school districts in the Orange-Ulster Supervisory District. This event, …
Wallkill High School Fourth Quarter 2018-2019 Honor Roll High Honor Grade: 09Brice Afko, Abigail Annacone, Alexandra Avila, Lillianna Baez, Ashley Boggs, Jenna Calderone, Anthony Carvalho, Kylie Castellana, Emily Clark, Margaret Cline, Guinevere Corbett, …
College News More than 690 students graduated from SUNY Delhi in May 2019. Commencement was held on May 18, 2019, and over 750 certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees were …
Valley Central Elementary School Fourth Quarter Honor Rolls All students who have received Honor Roll for 4th grade: They have all achieved A’s and B’s  Sydney Batson, Eva Baxter, Carlie Benincasa, Peyton Bingell, Joshua BurnsThomas …
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Obituaries

Connie Barbara Squillace

Connie Barbara Squillace of Montgomery, a resident of the area passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at home in Montgomery. She was 69.

Alvin Veaz

Alvin Veaz, 58 passed away at Orange Regional Medical Center on August 8, 2019.

Carol A. Huiss

Carol A. Huiss, age 80 of Montgomery, passed away on August 16, 2019 at The Willows at Ramapo Rehabilitation & Nursing in Suffern, NY.

Edna M. DellaPorte

Edna M. DellaPorte of Montgomery, a lifetime resident of the area passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Montgomery. She was 60.