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Figueroa launches re-election campaign

Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa announced his bid for a second four-year term Thursday and made it clear that growing up in the Town of Plattekill had a lot to do with his career path. A …

Lloyd approves road access for developer

Last week the Town of Lloyd Zoning Board of Appeals approved a resolution regarding the zoning for the Falcon Ridge residential subdivision. Lloyd’s Land use attorney Paul Van Cott wrote in the …

Highland honors the ‘Leaders of the Pack’

Elementary SchoolDeclan Gorton was named a Leader of the Pack at the Highland Elementary School for January. Assistant Principal Tulani Samuel said Declan, “is a very hard working, …

New leadership takes the stage in Plattekill

New Town of Plattekill Supervisor Jennifer Salemo was all smiles after presiding over her first Town Board meeting on Jan. 5. Four days after she was sworn in on New Year’s Day along with …

Comptroller urges raises for sheriff, county executive

Ulster County Comptroller released a Memorandum to the Periodic Compensation Review Commission which has Charter mandated responsibility for evaluating the salaries of elected positions on a …
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Jacobson to distribute COVID Test Kits in Town of Newburgh and City of Poughkeepsie

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) will be hosting a drive-thru COVID test kit giveaway at Meadow Hill School (124 Meadow Hill Road) in the Town of Newburgh on Saturday, January 22 at 9am. …

Walden to offer Covid boosters

The Village of Walden, in conjunction with the County of Orange will have a pod for Covid-19 vaccination boosters,  (Moderna & Pfizer) 2pm-7pm Tuesday, Jan. 25 on the 3rd floor of the …

Learn conversational Italian at the Gardiner Library

Gardiner Library hosts Italian Conversational Zoom Classes starting Wednesday January 19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and …

Four Hinchey bills expanding Healthcare Access signed into law

State Senator Michelle Hinchey (SD-46) announced that four of her bills to address health equity challenges in rural and upstate New York have been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. One bill …

School board blocks attempt to make Padilla report public

Two reports commissioned by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District into the conduct of Superintendent Roberto Padilla, currently on a two-year paid leave of absence, will not be made …
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City’s cab drivers seek an increase

For just $5, a cab driver will take you anywhere within the City of Newburgh you need to go. Now the city’s cab drivers think they deserve a raise. Newburgh members of the Orange County Taxi …

Beloved Mount professor passes away at 92

Poet, author, and professor James Finn Cotter of Newburgh the longest-serving faculty member Mount Saint Mary College has ever known, passed away on Saturday, January 8. He leaves behind two sons, …

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She follows the footsteps of luminaries like Marion Murphy who served as town clerk before becoming Orange County Clerk, but Lisa Vance-Ayers is the first female to hold the title in more than two decades.

Lisa Vance-Ayers assumes role of Newburgh Town Clerk

Lisa Vance-Ayers was sworn in as the new Newburgh Town Clerk on Monday, January 10 during the town’s reorganizational meeting. …

Electric charging station sought

Rivian, an electric automobile company, proposed to the Newburgh Planning Board on Thursday, January 6 a new charging station site for …
In the summer of 2020, Minuta defied a state order that tattoo parlors be closed because of the pandemic.

Tattoo parlor owner charged with sedition

Roberto Minuta, 37, owner of a tattoo parlor in the City of Newburgh, was one of 19 Oath Keeper members indicted by the United States …
UNFI Hudson Valley is seeking to expand it’s Town of Montgomery facility.

UNFI expansion at impasse

“I’m thankful that nothing serious has happened out there, but it’s only a matter of time,” said Town of Montgomery Planning …
The new home of the Wallkill Fire Department should be ready by late March.

Wallkill firehouse nears completion

Three years after voters in the Wallkill Fire District gave their long-anticipated approval, the new Wallkill Fire House is about to …

Gardiner delays adoption of short-term rental law

Following an impassioned plea by Gardiner Town Clerk Michelle Mosher that her office wouldn’t be able to process short-term rental …