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Six candidates, three open seats, one election

As March rolls around and the Village of Walden annual election inches closer, six candidates prepare themselves for the chance to serve a two-year term on one of three open trustee seats. Village …

Marlborough OKs new cannabis regulations

After a public hearing at its February 26 meeting, the Marlborough Town Board approved new town laws regulating cannabis businesses and imposing deadlines for the completion of development …

ATV riders continue to cause concern

City Police Commissioner José Gomérez and City Police Chief Anthony Geraci presented the Newburgh City Council with all-terrain vehicle (ATV) regulations and police policy regulations …

Lloyd makes changes to STR law

Last week the Lloyd Town Board was criticized for proposed changes to the Short Term Rental [STR] law that has been under consideration for more than a month. Supervisor Dave Plavchak explained …

City Council receives burial ground update

In 2008, African American remains were discovered and disturbed during construction of the City of Newburgh courthouse on Broadway. Now, the city is steps closer to re-interring the remains in a new …

Maybrook police investigate ATV and motorcycle drivers

Lieutenant Dennis Barnett of the Maybrook Police Department shared a report during the village’s February 26 meeting addressing recent complaints of ATVs and motorcycles driving through local …

Quartz Rock Vineyard has events on tap

Dan and Jacqui Ferrari Heavens.

  In 2020 Dan and Jacqui Ferrari Heavens purchased their own little slice of heaven when they bought the former Glorie Farm that for decades was lovingly cared for by Doug and MaryEllen …

New life in works for vacant lot

The currently vacant lot at 85 Renwick St is looking to be developed into a new four story mixed-use building.

The project known as 85 Renwick Street proposes the construction of a new four story mixed-use with residential building containing 12 residential apartments and two retail spaces on the ground …

Crawford board approves social media and camera surveillance policies

Members of the Crawford town board discussed four policies for the town’s handbook during their February 22 meeting, passing two for camera security and social media respectively, and …

Local News

Highland High School presents 'Cinderella'

Cinderella (Jenna Merced) is always serving the needs of her self-centered stepmother and stepsisters.

This past weekend the Highland Drama Club presented Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella.” Jenna Merced performed in the lead role as Cinderella and Kamrin Doyle as …

Daughters of Sarah hosts annual Black History Month program

Members of the Daughters of Sarah organization pose for a photo at the Black History Month Celebration on Saturday Feb. 24 at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall in Marlboro.

In an event filled with vibrant performances, delicious food and diverse community, Daughters of Sarah hosted their annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 24 at the First …

Local News

New plan proposed for 196 Broadway

The former Broadway Meat & Grocery may see new life once again with a proposed plan for a new restaurant on the first floor and new units above.

The project known as 196 Broadway made an initial appearance to the City of Newburgh Planning Board on Tuesday, February 20. The proposal is to convert a vacant building into a mixed use building …

Housing grant program application period opens March 11

The Ulster County Housing Action Fund, approved last August by the Ulster County Legislature, will open its first application window on March 11 and will accept applications until May 10, 2024, at 3 …

Briefs
Winona Lake firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at 31 Innis Ave. on Sunday, February 25. Orange Lake, City of Newburgh and Goodwill units also responded to the scene, while Middle …
Newburgh City Council approved an agreement with the Greater Newburgh Parks Conservancy, Inc. for the 2024 Environmental Justice Fellows Program. The amount for the program would be $41,800 which …
The City of Newburgh is seeking volunteers to serve on the Conservation Advisory Council to fill four expired terms. Individuals interested in volunteering must apply by March 11, 2024. The purpose …
School News

Newburgh’s unified bowlers win title

The Newburgh Free Academy unified bowling team is shown on Senior Night on February 1 at Pat Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh.

Bowling was different than anything Newburgh Free Academy special education student Thomas Crudele had done before. Now, in his second year on the Newburgh Free Academy unified bowling team, he …

PB girls claim top seed in tournament

Pine Bush’s Jah-esa Stokes drives through Kingston’s Ava Ottavianno-Scaturro and Jasani Frances-Torres as Diamond Banks (24) looks on during Thursday’s OCIAA Division I girls’ basketball game at Pine Bush High School.

It had been six days since the Pine Bush girls’ team suffered their first loss of the season, a non-league road loss to the Our Lady of Lourdes Warriors. They had two games last week to …

Lions advance to Class D final

Chapel Field’s Jonah McDuffie drives past Livingston Manor’s Anthony Mazenick (5) as teammate Micah McDuffie looks on during Saturday’s Section 9 Class D semifinal boys’ basketball game at Chester Academy.

The Chapel Field Lions survived and lived to play for the championship. The second-seeded Lions nearly lost a 14-point lead in the final minutes of the fourth quarter but got some key free …

Six Goldback swimmers seek a title

Newburgh’s state qualifiers include: second row, from left, Peyton Tuttle, Jack Mummery and Vinny Velasquez; and third row, Jackson Cooper, Aidan Domanico and Angelo Reade. They will compete on Friday and Saturday at the NYS Federation meet at the Kelsey Patridge Bird Natatorium at Ithaca College.

When Angelo Reade clinched his berth to the New York State Federation swim meet on Feb. 3 at the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Division I championships, he hoped several of his Newburgh Free …

Representatives of the Tri-County Community Partnership (TCCP) and POW’R Against Tobacco appeared at Crawford’s February 22 meeting with one goal: to collaborate with the town board on …
The Pine Bush Bushmen planned it from the first day of the season. If they won the Section 9 championship, they would tackle coach Kevin Blackwell into the pool. The championship was won, …
Montgomery

WVT to host Montgomery forum

The Wallkill Valley Times will host a Meet the Candidates forum for Village of Montgomery candidates on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. at the Montgomery Senior Center. Candidates for the March 19 …

Montgomery passes volunteer firefighter tax exemption

The Montgomery Town Board made great headway on discussing and motioning new local laws during its February 21 meeting, including the community garden’s new rules and a local law that provides …

Highland

Lady Dukes honor lone senior with a win

Highland’s Hannah Polumbo goes up for a shot as Highland’s Ciara Teamer defends during Friday’s non-league girls’ basketball game at Marlboro High School.

Hannah Polumbo has seen a lot of Senior Nights, and Friday night was her turn. The Marlboro Dukes honored Polumbo, their only senior, before their 60-42 non-league win over the Highland Huskies …

Highland holds 2nd budget discussion

Last week Highland’s Business Administrator, Lindsay Eidel, gave a presentation to the school board on State Aid and Revenues for a projected $53.9 million budget for the 2024-25 school …