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Back Door Books will be open Saturday

Greetings from River City. As this is written, Mother’s Day is a few days away; I’m looking forward to celebrating the day (along with my birthday) with Gabrielle and Gary and Jenn and …

Meadow Hill School holds annual culture fair

Meadow Hill Travels the Globe with its 7th Annual Culture Fair hosting a Culture Night. This April, as well as years past, enthusiastic teachers and staff, students, families, friends and gracious …

Shelter from life’s storms

There is a renewed interest in Newburgh’s almshouse system. Genealogy fuels some of it as people explore their family history. The marvelous television series “Finding Your Roots” …

The Wobbly Barn

I’m impressed with the knowledge of the people who read my articles, and am grateful for their contributions. I have to admit, I missed one of the venues which occupied the Van’s …
Greetings from River City. I have always enjoyed my birthdays because I was so surprised that I was still here, even as a child. I’m happy to celebrate my birthday any day of the week, any week …
Mothers are precious angels of love who nurtured us with tenderness and taught us right from wrong, celebrated our accomplishments and stood by us through our most difficult moments. There’s …
Nothing is new under the sun. Nearly every theme that appears in recent news has happened before if we are patient enough to look for it and ask our elders how such things played out. While searching …
Another oasis in our community was Van’s Buttonwood Inn over on Route 52, just a little bit west of the intersection with Route 300. In the days of my youth this was one of the “go …
Greetings from River City. On May 8 and 9, I will be celebrating my 89th birthday. I’ve lived long enough to remember when phone booths were a common public sight, with a door that closed, an …
School News
The Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks were tied for first place in the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I for about two hours, after winning the first game of a doubleheader. …
It would have been a perfect senior night for Alina Ferguson and Taryn Judson if the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks could follow the celebration of their two seniors with the clinching of a berth in …
Madison Gravel was in the middle of everything the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks did. She had two hits, including a booming triple in the fourth inning that drove in two runs. She also scored …
The Newburgh Free Academy boys’ 3,200-meter relay team ran the top time in New York state and the fifth fastest time in the nation at the Penn Relays on April 26. The team of Devin …
The Wallkill Panthers don’t feel as though they’ve played their best baseball yet. That could be a scary thought, considering they’ve been unbeaten through their first eight …
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