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The Newburgh Free Library officially opened their new town branch location at 181 South Plank Road, Suite #2.

Town Library branch finally opens

The Newburgh Free Library Town Branch at 181 South Plank Road, Suite #2 is officially open. The new location celebrated a grand opening on Monday, April 22 with members of the public, library and …

Marlboro approves $65.6m budget

Last week the Marlboro School Board unanimously approved a budget of $65,591,761 for the 2024-25 school year. This is an increase of $1,618,369 from the current school year’s budget. Board …

The case for short-term rentals

Crawford residents crowded the town hall last Thursday, April 18 to learn about the current status of short-term rentals, properties that have sparked divisive discussion among owners and their …

Court strikes down city’s rent stabilization

Rent stabilization in the City of Newburgh was struck down Friday, April 19 by Orange County Supreme Court Justice Timothy McElduff. The ruling determined that the city resolution passed on December …

Marlborough airs revised ridgeline rules

  The newly proposed changes to the Town of Marlborough’s Ridgeline and Steep-Slope protection code came back to center stage at a public hearing at town hall Monday night, April …

Budget time means tough decisions in Walden

Walden’s board of trustees faced a difficult decision during the village’s annual budget report last Tuesday, April 16: should funding go toward restoring Pleasant Avenue or replacing the …

Silver Gardens breaks ground

Richard Gerentine and representatives involved in the Silver Gardens Project broke ground on Silver Gardens last week. Pictured L-R Austin and Adam Gerentine of Girondini, Emily Hamilton, Managing Director of Real Estate Development for RUPCO; Lorne Norton, Sr. Real Estate Development Project Manager for RUPCO, David Plavchak, Town of Lloyd Supervisor; Kevin O’Connor, RUPCO CEO; Richard Gerentine of Girondini; Jen Metzger, Ulster County Executive, Abe Uchitelle - Ulster County Legislator; Darren Scott of NYS Homes and Community Renewal, Upstate East Director of Development; Richard Heese, RUPCO Board Chairman; Joanie Straussman Brandon – Neighbor Works America Northeast Regional Vice-President; Gina Hansut, Ulster County Legislator and Mary Paden, Senior VP of the Community Preservation Corporation.

Last week a groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the official start of the Silver Gardens senior housing project in the Town of Lloyd. It is located on a 5.3 acre parcel off Argent Drive, with …

Montgomery mayor wants a caboose

The caboose sits on a flatbed, awaiting its move to Montgomery.

Maybrook and Campbell Hall each have them to grace the entrance to the community. Now, the Village of Montgomery may soon be getting a railroad caboose of its own. Mayor Mike Hembury and several …

Village of Montgomery adopts 24-25 budget

The Village of Montgomery board, after stewing over its budget review a few weeks ago, approved the 2024-2025 budget during its April 16 meeting, but not before some last-minute discussion. …

Local News

Supervisors brainstorm plans for road funding

Residents of Montgomery, Crawford and Region 8 grow weary of hazardous road conditions on Route 208, 17K, and 211, state routes riddled with cracks and potholes that have left many with damaged …

Ulster celebrates Earth Week with launch of nature bus

Ulster County is thrilled to announce the launch of its trailblazing initiative, the Nature Bus, a new program that kicks off for Earth Week and runs through October 12. Spearheaded by Ulster County …

Local News

Maybrook awarded a cybersecurity grant

It was a sparsely-attended meeting Monday as the Maybrook village board discussed receiving a grant to finance police department computer upgrades, an unsuccessful offer by a land investment company …

Walden Heights officially opens

Walden officials and others gather for the ribbon-cutting.

Walden Heights, the area’s newest residential development for people fifty-five and better, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting event on April 9, facilitated by the Orange County …

Briefs

Stabbing reported on South Street

City of Newburgh Police responded to a stabbing on South Street in area of Allison Avenue on April 18 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Empress EMS transported one subject to Montefiore-St Lukes …

QUES&T proposal presented to City Council

Newburgh City Council were presented with an agreement with Quality Environmental Solutions & Technologies, Inc. (QUES&T) in the amount of $1,302 for professional services associated with a …

School News

Dukes rebound from tough loss to win 10-2

Marlboro third baseman Tom Grogan tags out FDR’s Brice Rider during Friday’s MHAL baseball game at Marlboro High School.

The Marlboro baseball team needed to have a short memory to erase the sting of a walk-off loss in a game they thought they should have won. After a rainout, the Iron Dukes came out Friday …

Sports Shorts

Tomlin pitches Huskies past Rhinebeck Hunter Tomlin threw five innings of one-run baseball with five strikeouts, leading the Highland Huskies to a 5-1 Mid Hudson Athletic League Division III victory …

Lady Dukes continue winning ways

The Marlboro Dukes greet Sam Maleck at home plate after she hits a two-run home run during Wednesday’s non-league softball game at Wallkill High School. The Dukes routed the Panthers.

The Marlboro softball team has its eye on reaching the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championship game. That’s exactly how they’ve been playing to …

Pine Bush girls roll past Newburgh, 16-1

Pine Bush’s Sophia Licardi carries the ball as Newburgh’s Vivian Gage and Gianna Alisandrella (5) defend during a Division I girls’ lacrosse game on April 16 at Newburgh Free Academy North.

Sophia Licardi and Samantha Budney have one more chance for a Section 9 Class A championship and their senior girls’ lacrosse season is off to a good start. The Pine Bush Bushmen won four …

It had been a long nine days for the Valley Central girls’ lacrosse team. After losing two straight games, the Vikings got back in the winning column, tipping their record over .500 with a …
Detz leads Panthers to walkoff win J.J. Detz hit a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, lifting the Wallkill Panthers to a walk-off 10-9 win over the Marlboro Iron Dukes on Wednesday in a Mid …
Montgomery

Valley Central adopts proposed 2024-25 budget

The Valley Central School Board unanimously passed the proposed 2024-25 budget at its April 15 meeting. The budget calls for spending in the amount of $129 million, with a proposed tax levy increase …

Montgomery adds a ‘contact us’ link to its website

For some time, Montgomery residents have made inquiries and requests that their elected officials be more accessible. Now it appears that a step has been made in that direction. The village …

Highland

Hinchey announces Hudson Valley priorities in final State Budget

Senator Michelle Hinchey

Senator Michelle Hinchey has announced that numerous initiatives she created and championed are included in the final State Budget for FY’25, which will benefit Hudson Valley communities and …

Highland MS students adjusting to a school within a school

In his report to the public and the school board, Superintendent Joel Freer spoke about the recent move of the Middle School students and staff to the High School after a devastating fire at the …