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Ulster declares a State of Emergency due to rising cases of COVID-19

In response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and the emergence of the new Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced Sunday that he has declared a …
Marijuana debate takes the stage in Shawangunk The Shawangunk Town Board is expected to vote to ban cannabis dispensaries and on-site consumption lounges in the town for the time being after a Dec. 16 public hearing is held on an opt-out local …
TOM considers cannabis ban The Town of Montgomery is expected to join the growing list of communities to opt out of a new state law that permits the sale of marijuana products. The town board has scheduled a public hearing …
A question of confidentiality lingers in Walden Debate over confidentiality, the roles of various village officials and the decor of the meeting room highlighted last week’s Walden Village Board meeting. Tensions were raised when Trustee …
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Public weighs in on Gardiner comp plan

The long-awaited update to the Town of Gardiner’s Comprehensive Plan inched towards approval by the Town Board after eight residents gave their views of the draft proposal on Nov. 16. It now …

Walden receives grant for community center

Senator James Skoufis presented the Village of Walden with a $370,000 grant to support construction of the village’s new community center. The center, to be located in Olley Park on Sherman …

Beloved Camp Wendy may soon be closed

Camp Wendy, a beloved Girl Scout Camp located in Wallkill and donated by the Borden Family, is the possible latest casualty on the chopping block for the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. Camp Wendy …

Longtime Chamber of Commerce CEO D'Ambrosio dies

The Hudson Valley business community is mourning the death of Dr. John D’Ambrosio, the former president and CEO of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. D’Ambrosio, who retired to …
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Sgt. Hank promoted to police chief

Following a closed-door meeting, Monday, it took just nine minutes to approve Sgt. John Hank as the new Town of Montgomery Chief. The Montgomery Town Board voted 4-1 to hire Hank as the new chief …

Skoufis pushes DA probe of Medline

Senator James Skoufis gathered last Wednesday with local taxpayers, including members of Residents Protecting Montgomery, to announce his office would be making a criminal referral and requesting …

PB moves to Phase 4 of Smart Schools Bond Act

The Pine Bush School District is ready to move on to Phase 4 of improvements under the Smart Schools Bond Act. The Pine Bush Board of Education recently voted to approve the preliminary scope of work …

Wallkill vet receives highest state civilian award

Retired Tech Sergeant Peter J. Mulé of the hamlet of Wallkill received the The New York State Liberty Medal recently over a Zoom call through the resolution put forth by New York State Senator …
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PB relay team captures state title

The Pine Bush girls’ swimming team has crowned a state champion. Pine Bush’s team of Elishka Hajek, Samantha McKee, Cora Mance and Mackenzie Gula won the New York State Public High …

PB volleyball season ends at state Final Four

The day didn’t go exactly how the Pine Bush volleyball team had hoped, but they made it to the furthest point any girls volleyball team can make it to in New York State – the Cool …

13 off to state swimming finals

The New York State Public High School swimming championships are back, and 13 area swimmers are making the trip, many of them making a return trip. The last NYSPHSAA championship meet was in 2019, …