Shawangunk reports a reduction in crime

The Town of Shawangunk experienced a small, but noticeable, drop in year-to-year crime numbers in 2018, according to statistics provided by Shawangunk Chief of Police Gerald Marlatt. The agency head …
Walden warns residents to shovel their sidewalks With winter still in full swing and more snowstorms surely headed to the region in the coming weeks, the Village of Walden is urging residents to shovel their properties promptly after each storm as …
Crawford clerk resigns Crawford Town Clerk Jolene Roy has voluntarily resigned following an ongoing investigation into irregularities with the town’s finances. An irregularity was noted in reports submitted by the …
Montgomery trustees seek re-election Deputy Supervisor JoAnn Scheels and trustee Darlene Andolsek will run for re-election in March, facing resident Don Berger. The polls will be open at the senior center, 36 Bridge Street, from 8 …
Montgomery Village Board approves local laws
The Montgomery village board approved two local laws on Feb 5, impacting the City Winery and Kings Service Holding, Inc. (KSH) projects. Introductory Local Law No. Two of 2018 authorized the …
School News

Valentines for Vets

The preschoolers at Montgomery Nursery School made “Valentine’s for Vets” that will be distributed to our local veterans at the Castle Point VA Hospital. The kids each colored …
Supporting Music Education
The Supporters of Music Education (S.O.M.E.) of the Wallkill Central School District, a parent-led volunteer group, is holding its third booster shirt campaign. The funds raised will go toward …
Course: crush the SATs
The Gardiner Library will host a free presentation by the authors of Crush the SAT with Growth Mindset: A Complete Program to Overcome Challenges Unleash Potential and Achieve Higher Test Scores on …
Berea Elementary presents The Wizard of Oz Berea Elementary School presented their drama production, The Wizard of Oz, in two performances on Saturday, February 2, with a performance for the school on Friday, February 1. The students began …
Weber’s appreciation dinner postponed again

The appreciation dinner for Weber’s Hardware scheduled for Feb. 12 was postponed again due to inclement weather and rescheduled for 5:30 pm. on Feb. 17 at Nu CAVU restaurant, Plains Road. …

Open house at the Fire District

All residents in the Wallkill Fire District are invited to attend an Open House at the Wallkill Fire House, 18 Central Avenue, on Saturday, February 16th during the hours of 1-3 pm. Commissioners …

Open House at the Wallkill Fire Dept.

All residents in the Wallkill Fire District are invited to attend an Open House at the Wallkill Fire House, 18 Central Avenue, on Saturday, February 16th during the hours of 1 - 3 p.m. Fire …

Your Community

Enhancement committee to meet next week

Thank you everyone for all of the positive feedback I received regarding my new column. I even received a phone call from someone I have not talked to in many moons and it was fun catching up with an …

Walden Fire Department thanks Bruderhof for new table

Walden P. D. Sergeant/Walden Fire Department Fire Commissioner Roy Werner sends a huge shout out to our local Bruderhof Community at Fox Hill for their generous donation of materials, time and …

Dotty and Ken Northrip celebrate 62 years of marriage

When Dorothy “Dotty” missed her bus, Ken Northrip, the boy that lived just around the corner, offered to take her in to work. When she arrived home, he was waiting for her—on his …

Leadership Day program postponed again

More than 100 people attended the Walden American Legion Post 158 Winter BBQ on Sunday, January 27. Steve Nicoli, Legion Commander thanks everyone who attended and participated in any way. …

Rotary breakfast a sweet success

The Wallkill East Rotary Club (WER) held its annual pancake breakfast Jan 27 and as per normal the event was again a sweet success.Now in its 10 year, first year in the Town of Crawford Community …
Briefs

Proposed church prompts concerns for Lake Osiris traffic

Lake Osiris Road residents expressed concern about an increase in traffic resulting from Good Canaan Land Church, a church proposed on the residential road. Lawrence Marshall, Principal Engineer for …

Shawangunk Democrats back Ryan

On Saturday February 9, the Town of Shawangunk Democratic Committee joined their Democratic neighbors from Plattekill in endorsing Pat Ryan for Ulster County Executive. Due to Pat Ryan’s …

Two-alarm fire damages residence in Pine Bush

The Pine Bush Fire Department was dispatched to 164 Boyce Road, Pine Bush for a reported structure fire at 2:06 p.m. on Feb. 5. Arriving fire department personnel were met with heavy smoke coming out …

Climate Smart Gardiner submits emissions report

The Climate Smart Gardiner task force presented a synopsis of the town’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a town board meeting on Feb. 5, highlighting successes and outlining room for …

Former Walden Mayor heads Purple Heart Hall

Former Mayor of the Village of Walden and longtime aide to Senator Bill Larkin, Brian Maher, was hired to serve as the full time Executive Director of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Inc. …
Other News

Garage explosion results in extensive property loss

A fire at an automobile garage on Feb. 2 at 2151 Bruynswick Road resulted in a total loss of the structure and devastating property damage for all tenants. Owned by John J Lease Realty, the …

Skoufis promising bipartisan effort in watchdog role

In some circles they may seem as a political odd couple, but James Skoufis, newly-minted chairman of the Senate Investigations and Joint Operations Committee, and Mike Anagnostakis, his part-time …

Drumset, Cajon & Percussion Plus!

Watching David Silliman set-up his percussion instruments is captivating as so many different sizes and shapes comprise the set. Then, realizing that he perches himself in the middle of them in order …

Library offers photo classes

The Gardiner Library is currently hosting a five class series of Photography Classes with Carl Cox. The second class: How to Make Better Pictures will take place on February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. …

Municipalities face cuts in state funding

A proposed cut to state funding for municipalities in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 executive budget has towns and villages scrambling to fill holes in their budgets. The Aid to and …