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Rotary to honor Chief Jeffry Holmes

In support of our local Police Department and to show respect and gratitude for the protection we receive from these officers, the Walden Community Council has available for a $5 donation …

Holiday fairs, fundraisers and more

Please remember that this column runs the third Wednesday each month. I need your news for one month by the second Wednesday of each month.Come and see the “Spooky” Halloween Exhibit on …

Five advance to Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 31, Hudson Valley Council, Heritage District, sponsored by Montgomery Fire Department has the distinct honor of introducing five Eagle Scouts who have just earned the …

Trunk or treat is October 19

The Walden Harvest Fest was truly a great day. Thank you to Mike Bliss, Recreation Coordinator, his committee and all organizations who volunteered and assisted in any way. I’m happy to …

Halloween happenings in the valley

Town of Shawangunk Walker Valley Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday Oct. 27. According to Town Councilman Binker DeWitt, parade line-up is at 12:30 pm and it is suggested that you park at the …
School News

School safety

Members of the Pine Bush Fire Department visited Pine Bush Elementary and E.J. Russell Elementary School in Pine Bush last week for a presentation on fire safety.

Dan Depew honored at Boys and Girls Club Grown Here event

The Town of Wallkill Boys and Girls Club, “serves the underserved kids and I made it my passion to get the Club what it needed. This building was part of an awesome team effort, and I could not …

Ulster BOCES students continue to support the Red Cross

Ulster BOCES students have once again stepped up to help bolster blood supplies. Under the supervision of Certified Nurse Assistant instructor Lucy De Van Trolian, a blood drive was recently hosted …

Culinary students put a healthy twist on popular American fare

Typical fast food tacos and hamburgers can be loaded with fats and calories, but Ulster BOCES Culinary Arts students mastered a tantalizing version of the dish that combines the two favorites. …

Teddy Bear clinic

Most Precious Blood School hosted a teddy bear clinic with the collaboration of Mount Saint Mary College nursing students. Nursing students met with MPB UPK, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders …

Ostrander students walk to school

More than 200 Ostrander Elementary School students recently started off their school day on foot—skipping their usual bus or car rides. Instead, after a light breakfast in Popp Memorial Park …

VCHS End of Construction Zone

Very few people can drive by the Valley Central High School and Middle School complex without noticing the drastic difference in the view. As a part of the Energy, Abatement, and Technology Capital …

Berea Elementary School examines time capsule

All of Berea Elementary School gathered in the cafetorium on a Friday morning, September 20, 2019 to examine the contents of a time capsule that was sealed in the cornerstone of the building on …

Wallkill students learn to ‘escape the vape’

Escape the Vape. That was the urgent message conveyed at an anti-vaping event held in the Wallkill Senior High School library on September 17. Approximately 55 students attended the informational …

VC grad joins SUNY Board of Trustees

Aaliaya Patterson, a criminal justice student from Montgomery, was sworn in as the new student representative to the SUNY Orange Board of Trustees last Tuesday (Sept. 17) and will serve in that …
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Obituaries

Jeffrey T Membel

Jeffrey T Membel passed away in his sleep on Oct 13, 2019. He was 73 years old.

Philip R Marks

Philip R. Marks 64, of New Paltz, died Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Mid-Hudson Regional Medical Center of Poughkeepsie, New York, surrounded by his loving family.

Helen M. Edler

Helen M. Edler of Plattekill, NY, died October 12, 2019 at the age of 93. Helen was born on October 11, 1926 in North Cohocton, NY to the late Annette Holcomb Miller and Robert Garfield Miller. As an …

John F Hart, Jr.

John F Hart, Jr. 58, of New York, passed away unexpectedly on October 11, 2019. He was the son of John F Hart Sr.and Aldina G Hart, born January 19, 1961 in Middletown. He was a graduate of …