Columnists & Community

The ghostly old castle in the bay

This week is the anniversary of the transformation of the little island that has always sat out in Newburgh Bay. Morning commuters riding down Water Street see it in the dawn mists as do people …
Holiday gifts through the years Well, Thanksgiving is behind us, Black Friday madness slowly fading, and we’re planning for the holidays. No matter how you want to celebrate, there is a common thread, the exchange of …
Legion to observe 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Last week we took a trip to New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In the past we always ran two buses to that trip but because of Covid we weren’t sure if we would have …
Prayers for peace and for justice  Here we are at the start of another Christmas season, which means to Christians that we are at the beginning of Advent, November 28, and to slow down and prepare to receive the Savior that God …

City of Newburgh to host socially distant Christmas parade

Greetings from River City.  In the flames of our cities, we have seen the surrender of reason and individuality, to unreasoning mobs rushing willfully, gleefully in through the gates of …

The lives of Limestone Hill

As the east side of West Street across from Warden Heights is being transformed into a giant building site, many Newburghers have been sharing their memories of what once occupied “the …

Hezakiah Harris and The Orange Blossoms

While continuing the cleanup at the Rossville Church and Cemetery, I happened upon a grave marker which caught my eye. First, it was that the surname was Harris, which is on a number of branches of …

Two events will usher in the holiday season

Hello New Windsor. Happy Thanksgiving to all and may God Bless you and your families. The Town of New Windsor annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting is scheduled for Monday November 29 at 5 p.m. in …

Independent Living sponsors toy and coat drive

We are celebrating Thanksgiving, everyone’s favorite day of family togetherness, traveling from near and far, and looking forward to the fun and feasting with great joy, because we will be with …
School News

SUNY to hold admissions day

SUNY Orange is inviting residents of the greater Newburgh area to a Community Day event from 10 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Dec. 4 in the Great Room of Kaplan Hall on the College’s Newburgh …

Girls on the Run Team compete at Rockland State Park

The Girls on the Run Team from Horizons on the Hudson competed on Saturday at Rockland State Park. Congratulations to all of our runners and their families! 

College news

Montclair State University welcomes Nicole Dunne, of Newburgh, who plans to study Marine Biology & Coastal Science. SUNY Delhi has welcomed new students for the Fall 2021 semester. Local …

Mount’s KDP to host virtual education conference

Mount Saint Mary College’s Sigma Tau Chapter 451 of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the international honor society in education, will present a three-day conference titled “Pandemic Pedagogy: …

GAMS teacher featured on NBC’s TODAY Show

Second grade teacher, Ms. Megan Mata was featured on NBC’s The TODAY Show over the summer and received funding for her Zen Den and other school supplies. She was nominated on …
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