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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
The Valley Central School District is pleased to accept the generous donation of dictionaries from the Walden Rotary Club to all third graders. This effort is part of a national effort called the … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
With Christmas and New Year;’s Day falling on a Saturday, the Town of Shawangunk has rescheduled hours for the Town’s Transfer Station, located at 267 River Road, Wallkill. The … more
Twenty years after the completion of an extraordinary event, the raising of a community playground, volunteers who made it all possible gathered together to mark the anniversary. The 4 p.m. event … more
Maybrook Village Attorney Kelly Naughton happily announced, at the village board’s recent meeting, that sales contracts have been signed for Maybrook to purchase two small parcels near the … more
Jen Watson of the Village of Montgomery was honored recently as the Town of Montgomery Citizen of the Month. She is shown with Deputy Supervisor Ron Feller who noted that Watson had recently come to … more
On a day when the entire town paused to honor those who served, the Town of Montgomery paid a special tribute to two special warriors at its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony. Steve Nicoli, … more
Cannabis dispensaries could open in the Town of Gardiner by 2023 after the Town Board decided not to opt out of allowing marijuana retail stores within the town at its Nov. 9 meeting. The board, … more
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