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Medline to drop tax suit against Town of Montgomery

Town of Montgomery Supervisor Brian Maher announced last week that Medline Industries has agreed to drop their current tax challenge in State Supreme Court filed in Orange County against the Town of …
Pine Bush strikes school bus deal At the November 23 Board of Education Meeting, the Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education approved an agreement with transportation company Orange County Transit to run 16 bus routes …
PB Lions welcome Santa Santa brought the cold, wintry winds when he arrived in Pine Bush this past Saturday for the Lions Club Event at the Gazebo. The Pine Bush Fire Department happily provided transportation for Santa …
Orange County Chamber makes a move to Maybrook The Orange County Chamber of Commerce will soon re-locate its headquarters to a historic Maybrook address. “After our last Village Board Meeting, I received a phone call from Heather …
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Town budget includes raise for reluctant supervisor

The Montgomery Town Board approved its 2022 spending plan last month with a 4-1 vote, as Town Supervisor Brian Maher was the only dissenter. “I am voting ‘no’ because I do not …

How to reconnect our digitally distracted kids

“In 2020 we all experienced so much screen time, including our children, and some of it was forced. But now, on an average school day, kids are still absorbing more screen time than …

Guilty plea announced in ‘monkey fist’ assault case

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, November 24, Justina Ferguson, 46, of Middletown, pleaded guilty before Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown to …
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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 …
Sports

Local basketball teams await full schedules, full gyms

Basketball is back at area high schools. Well, it never went anywhere, but the 2021-22 season was highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams played 8-game schedules in a highly …

Winter track moves outdoors

The winter track season is usually competed indoors. This will be the second season in which that won’t necessarily be the case as the winter season will be competed mostly outdoors, as long …

Head-to-head swim meets to resume

Area swim teams had more of a season last winter as opposed to their counterparts in the higher-risk sports, but last season was still highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, things …