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Wallkill budget, proposition easily passed

    The Wallkill School District’s $81.71 million budget and a $43.8 million capital project were easily approved by district voters Tuesday.      The budget for …
Pine Bush voters approve $128.76 million budget Pine Bush Central School District voters approved the $128,759,335 budget for the 2022-2023 school year with 70.23 percent of voters supporting the district’s plan. This budget included a …
Support gathers for VC educator Long-time Valley Central School District employee Tammy Coleman had supporters showing up on her behalf at the recent Board of Education Meeting after reports surfaced that district officials are …
Pine Bush prepares for 75th Memorial Day Parade The 75th annual Memorial Day Parade is set for Monday, May 30 in Pine Bush. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at two different launch locations. All marches and on-foot participants will start at …
Local News

Shawangunk road woes persist

Two Town of Shawagunk residents complained that their roads were not up to snuff at the May 5 Town Board meeting. Valiant Jones of 56 Pleasant Ave. told the Town Board that road flooding has …
“Skip” Chambers honored for 70 years of fire service In front of a room filled with friends and grateful residents, the Montgomery Village Board, last week, honored a pillar of the community. Norbury “Skip” Chambers, recently recognized …
Crawford sees need for affordable housing
The current lack of affordable housing is taking its toll on residents of New York State. The circumstances of the current market is hurting people in the workforce, seniors, veterans, and people …
Valley Central budget passes by 2-1 margin Voters in the Valley Central School District approved the 2022-23 budget , Tuesday, with 63.9 percent of the votes. The 116,600,000  budget passed by a margin of 737-417. In the school …
Briefs

Gardiner weighs Community Preservation Plan

Jean McGrane, chair of the Gardiner Open Space Commission, and former Town Board member David Dukler, made a presentation to the board on the proposed Community Preservation Plan (CPP) at the …

Village of Montgomery approves water rate increase

Village of Montgomery residents can expect to see an increase in their water bills starting in June. Village officials say it’s long overdue. The village board held a public hearing last …

Montgomery renews Spectrum franchise agreement

Following a brief public hearing, the Montgomery Village Board, last week, renewed its cable television franchise agreement with Spectrum Northeast, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Charter …
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Walden welcomes Brazilian-Polish fusion café

A new café/restaurant called PBF Café has opened at 42A Orchard St. in Walden serving a perfect blend of Brazilian and Polish foods. Also called Polish Brazilian Fusion Café, the …

Martucci to seek re-election in newly-drawn district

Senator Mike Martucci (R,C-New Hampton) Tuesday confirmed that he will be running for re-election in the newly drawn Orange County Senate District. The new district is wholly contained in Orange …

Neuhaus to deliver 2022 State of the County Address on May 25

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus will deliver his 2022 State of the County address at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. The address is open to the public and will take place at the Orange …

OC hosts Veteran’s picnic

Area veterans and active military members were treated to a day in the park on Saturday as Orange County and its Veteran’s Service Agency hosted its annual Spring Picnic and Resource Fair at …
Sports

Vikings edge Panthers, 5-4

The Wallkill baseball team was riding high. The Panthers had won seven straight until they ran into Valley Central’s Cam Stevens on Thursday afternoon at Wallkill High School. Stevens …

Bloop hit lifts Bushmen past Newburgh

It wasn’t always pretty, but it got the job done. It took a strong relief effort, a Newburgh Free Academy error, a bloop hit for the Pine Bush baseball team to open its home-and-home series …

Valley Central suffers dual meet loss

The Valley Central boys’ and girls’ track teams each lost a dual meet to the Warwick Wildcats on May 10. The boys’ fell, 84-57, and the girls’ team suffered a 93-44 defeat …

Vikings girls split with Newburgh, Goshen

The Valley Central softball team split a series with the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks on May 9 and 10. The Vikings earned the split when they beat the Goldbacks, 15-0, in 5 innings on May 10, …