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It’s time for Christmas in the Square

Another class of third-grade students will never have to wonder how to pronounce or spell a particular word, thanks to the Walden Rotary Club. On November 21 members of the club visited third-grade …

Holiday festivities set for Saturday

The 2019 Village of Montgomery Police PBA Toy Drive is underway until Dec. 16. Unwrapped gifts for children ages 5-11 will be collected. Please no stuffed animals, toys guns, knives or swords. …

Holiday happenings around the valley

Wallkill Church to host Christmas Wonderland Fair The Wallkill Reformed Church will host its annual Christmas Wonderland Fair on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come get into the …

Rotarians selling Christmas plants

First and foremost, may you all be blessed with a very Happy Thanksgiving.Did you notice, it’s beginning to look like Christmas? Santa’s Elves have been busy putting up lights and wreaths …

Village welcomes the holiday season

The first thing I’d like to say this month is I’m so sorry to Tony Marano for missing his 95th Birthday. I received an email from his daughter Debbie telling me about the wonderful …
School News

Pine Bush ENL classes enjoy a pot luck meal

Bienvenida! Laskavo prosymo! Akeyi! Welcome! What a joyful gathering it was at Pine Bush High School when students and family members in the English as a New Language program shared their culture …

Valley Central Middle School 2019-2020 First Quarter Honor Roll

Grade 6 Honor RollPablo Emilio Abdelsayed Roblero, Gabriel Anderson, Edith Andino Vasquez, Aislin Ardon, Madelynn Baxter, Reilly Benson, Alexander Borman, Keirnan Bresnick, Laila Brestovansky, …

John G. Borden Middle School 2019-2020 First Quarter Honor Roll

Grade 7 High Honor Roll Lucas Adach, Alexander Arenas, George Avila, Taylor Bieszad, Christopher Bobell, Matthew Bongiovanni, Kaitlyn Bonner, Genevieve Brennan, Jesseca Calderon, Charley Callahan, …

The Accelerator hosts second annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference

The Accelerator, a certified New York State incubator focused on bringing manufacturing back to the mid-Hudson Valley, recently partnered with the Orange County Youth Bureau to host the Second Annual Emerging Leaders Youth Conference for sophomore, junior and senior students throughout Orange County.

Area students enroll at SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi welcomed more than 1,100 new students for the Fall 2019 semester. The following local students enrolled at the college which is located in Delhi, NY:Hailey Gundersen of Middletown (Pine …

Ostrander School presents Family Math Game Night

Dozens of Wallkill families filled the Ostrander Elementary cafeteria on Nov. 7 to join together for a meal and some educational gameplay at the school’s Family Math Game Night. Each elementary …

Candlelight Vigil to draw attention to National Runaway Prevention Month

November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM). According to a study from Voices of Youth Count and Chapin Hall, 4.2 million young people, age 13-24, experience some form of homelessness, in …

Mid-Hudson School Study Council recognizes three at VC

Kitty Sarro has been an active member of the Valley Central Scholarship Committee for almost 19 years. She currently fills the role of Recording Secretary. The Valley Central Scholarship Committee …

Katherine Canavan named commended student

VCHS Principal Jayme Ginda Baxter announced that Katherine Canavan has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.A Letter of Commendation from the school and …
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Obituaries

Helen Konefal Bartlett

Helen Konefal Bartlett, a lifetime resident of Walden and Pine Bush, passed away on November 21, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska. Helen was the daughter of John Konefal and Mary Gusicoria Konefal. She …

Harry E. Steinhilber

Harry E. Steinhilber of Phillipsport, NY, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Phillipsport. He was 78. The son of the late Charles and Florence Stanley Steinhilber, he was born December …

Elena Grace Wendland

Elena Grace Wendland, 76, of Middletown, passed away on November 25, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown.

Patricia C. Haegele

Patricia C. Haegele, a retired bookkeeper and resident of the area passed away on November 30, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. She was 82.