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The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry struck by a tree branch.

Wallkill’s Loaves & Fishes damaged by falling tree

The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, an outreach ministry of the Wallkill Reformed Church located at 45 Bridge Street, suffered major structural damage last Tuesday, July 16 after a large tree branch …

Board president acknowledges ‘unrefined’ comment

The Newburgh Board of Education auditorium at 124 Grand Street was nearly filled again on Tuesday, July 16 with district parents, teachers and community members. The Tuesday night meeting followed a …

UCRRA rejects landfills in Plattekill

Last week, Marc Ryder, Executive Director of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA), informed the Plattekill Town Board that his agency has all but eliminated Plattekill as a future …

Crawford wants a sports complex

Residents and council members of Crawford have had one thing on their minds over the last few months: winning the next New York Forward grant and using the money to promote a healthier, more …

City of Newburgh not hiring a new police commissioner

The City of Newburgh plans to move forward without a police commissioner. The position will remain unfunded and not be filled at this time. An open discussion on the future of the position was held …

Old condo project resurrected

Two lightly-attended public hearings, the Buttermilk Falls expansion project and the proposed solar farm on Bingham Road dominated the Marlborough Planning Board’s Monday, July 15 meeting. …

Former teacher rebuked at board meeting

Former Newburgh special education teacher Richard Desiderio appeared at the Newburgh Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, July 16 to speak before the board and public. Parents and other public …

Collapsed portion of Old Indian Trail is reopened

This view looks north past the driveway for 101 Old Indian Trail. Because part of the roadway collapsed, the road stopped just past the driveway for more than a year.

For the first time since April, Old Indian Trail is open from its south end at Old Indian Road through its northern terminus at Milton Landing Park. The announcement came at the Monday, July 22 …

Ulster Fair offers sensory safe space

Nothing says summer in the lower Mid-Hudson region more than the Ulster County Fair. Since 1838, the fair has been a staple in the community, and each year nearby residents flock to the fairgrounds …

Local News

Crawford dedicates walking trail gazebo to Wild family

The Wild family in front of Buddy and Alice’s gazebo, holding up plaques dedicated to the couple.

Runners trekking through the Crawford Walking Trail last Thursday, July 18 may have stumbled on a party at the intersection of the trail’s gentle and difficult routes. This gathering celebrated …

Assemblyman secures funds for Plattekill, Highland

Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson presents a check for $23,000 to the Highland Hose Company. Pictured L-R: Michael Gaffney, Deputy Director-Ulster County Dept of Emergency Services; Mike Schaeffer, Gina Hansut , Ulster County Legislature; Nathan Peura, Alan Barone, Fire Commissioner, Nicholas Rosenkranse, Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson, George Monteverdi, Peter D. Miller, Chief, Roger LaForge, David Plavchak, Town of Lloyd Supervisor; and Everett Erichsen, Director-Ulster County Dept of Emergency Services.

  Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson recently secured funding for the Plattekill Library and the Highland Hose Company.   On July 18, Jacobson presented a check for $15,000 to the …

Montgomery ZBA rejects QuickChek’s area variances

The Town of Montgomery Zoning Board of Appeals, in the latest of several discussions surrounding the QuickChek proposed for Scott’s Corners, denied four of the applicant’s five area …

Local News

Construction for Hudson Valley Food Bank goes swimmingly

The Montgomery facility is expected to be completed by October.

The Montgomery Town Board received several updates for the Hudson Valley Food Bank during its last meeting on Wednesday, July 17, among other discussions regarding Real Deal Management and property …

Plattekill to partner with Special Olympics

Last week, the Plattekill Town Board supported a motion to partner with the Southern Region of the Day Community Opportunities Program [DCOP] that will be holding a series of Special Olympic Games …

Walden tables residency requirements

The Walden Village board, after mulling over the decision for the past few meetings, passed a local law that prevents double parking on East Avenue during the village’s July 16 meeting, …

Briefs

Sewage leaks plague Maybrook homes

A small contingent of Country Club Drive residents begged the Maybrook village board for help at Monday’s meeting as they deal with sewage leaks in their homes. A lengthy discussion among …

Maybrook remembers Amodio, DeMilo

The Maybrook village board began its Monday meeting with a moment of silence to honor the memory of Frank “Frankie” Amodio and James “Jimmy” DeMilo, two well-known village …

Police target mall thefts

On Friday, July 12, 2024 at approximately 4:48PM, members of the Town of Wallkill Police Department, New York State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Department of Probation …

School News

Career & Technical Center celebrates 500 young professionals

Soleil Miller, a young professional in the Fashion Design & Merchandising program was the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Class of 2024 Salutatorian, and offered to emcee the Completion Celebration held at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston. The entire celebration was hosted by our young professionals, who made introductions and announced the program. Soleil is from the New Paltz Central School District.

On May 30, the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center honored more than 500 young professionals from high schools across the region during its Class of 2024 Completion Celebration, which was held …

Beloved Mount professor John T. Reilly passes away at 84

John Reilly, professor of History    Mount Saint Mary College - John Riley 1/2017.Mount Saint Mary College, history, staff, professor, emeritus

Historian, traveler, and professor emeritus John T. Reilly, one of the longest-serving faculty members Mount Saint Mary College has ever known, passed away on Tuesday, July 9 at the age of 84. …

CFOS announces 2024 Make a Difference Grants

The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2024 Make a Difference grants. This year, the Fund will prioritize …

Pine Bush All Stars capture state title

The Pine Bush Senior softball team poses with the New York State Senior League championship banner on Wednesday at Virginia Road Field in White Plains.

It took three games and three wins, and Pine Bush was crowned the New York State Senior League softball champions. Pine Bush finished its three-game sweep with an 18-3 win over Cornwall on …

The Pine Bush juniors baseball team are one win away from the New York State championship after they beat Section 3 South champion Throgs Neck 7-1, on Saturday at Half Hollow Hills Little League in …
The Marlboro Dukes 9Ubaseball team won three straight District 3 tournament games to win the championship on June 30 at Young’s Field in Milton. A week earlier, the 10U team won the …
Montgomery

First Josh Depew pickleball tournament held

From the Montgomery Senior Center: The Book Club will meet on July 17 at 10 a.m. to discuss both Olive Kitteriddge and the July selection The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. All are welcome to attend. …

Newburgh man convicted in Maybrook gun case

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, July 12, Rudolph Davis, 31, of Newburgh, was convicted after a jury trial in the Orange County Court of Criminal Possession …

Highland

Highland Rotary donates to police and fire departments

Two checks totaling $15,000 were donated by the Highland Rotary to the Police and Fire Departments to be used for safety equipment. Pictured L-R are Sal Sorbello, Patricia Mikkelsen, Christine LaForge, BJ Mikkelsen, Al Barone, Roger LaForge, Bruce Desmond, Pete Miller, Steve DiLorenzo, Steve Laubach, Pete Fiorese, Chief James Janso, Anthony Giangrasso, Dave Plavchak, Sgt. Roberto, Christine Giangrasso, Detective Lembo, Christine Sorbello, Officer LaDuca and Deborah Laubach.

Last week the Highland Rotary Club handed out two checks, each for $7,500, to the Lloyd Police Department and the Highland Hose Company.   Rotary President Steve Laubach said the money …