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City of Newburgh’s police commissioner resigns

City of Newburgh Police Commissioner José A. Gomérez announced his resignation on Tuesday after three years of service. “It is with mixed feelings that I announce my decision …

Montgomery completes installation for accessible kayak launch

The Town of Montgomery’s Benedict Farm Park received a huge upgrade last Friday, May 17: a brand-new, ADA-compliant kayak launch and dock along Wallkill River, equipped with everything needed …

Plattekill to increase transfer fees

Recently Plattekill Supervisor Dean DePew received suggestions from the town’s fee committee on the amounts that are collected at the transfer station. Councilman Wilfrido Castillo, who serves …

Lloyd wins grant to bury power lines

Last week, town Supervisor Dave Plavchak announced that Lloyd has received a long-awaited grant that will be used to bury the utility lines in the hamlet. He said not only will this improve the …

Petition: keep our school in Walden

"We the undersigned request full disclosure and accountability by the Valley Central School Board and Administration regarding the status and future of the Walden Elementary School.” The …

From The Ground Up is planted in Highland

James and Liana in front of their cafe.

As summer approaches, the town of Highland is abuzz with the arrival of a new dining establishment, “From The Ground Up.” Nestled in the heart of The Vineyard Commons Apartment Complex, …

Residents and Rotarians sweep Montgomery’s streets

The volunteers from this year’s clean sweep.

Volunteers from the Town of Montgomery and the Walden Rotary Club gathered at the town hall on Saturday, May 18, and prepared for their grimiest challenge yet: the town’s annual clean sweep. …

Remembering those who gave their lives

Scouts Jaik Karras(l.)  and Ryan Sita place flags in Cedar Hill Cemetery to honor service members.

Members of American Legion Post 1420 and Boy Scout Troop 4027 joined together on the morning of Saturday, May 11 at Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum to place flags at the veteran grave markers and …

MPB honors first responders and military personnel

Several first responders, military personnel, veterans, and the Knights of Columbus together at the MPB Church’s reception on Sunday afternoon.

Across the United States, many citizens take up careers that put themselves in danger’s way to protect others, sometimes at the cost of their lives. These occupations range from firefighters …

Local News

New Windsor celebrates Memorial Day

Donald J. Plunkett is the 2024 recipient of the Lieutenant Commander Nicholas Brooks Award.

Residents of the Town of New Windsor joined together on Sunday, to watch the annual Memorial Day Parade with bands, fire trucks and other community groups marching along. They also took a brief time …

New Windsor Police hold Annual awards ceremony

Octavious Fraser, center, from City of Newburgh Fire Department received the Civilian Recognition Award. While off duty at the Knox Village apartments in June 2023, Fraser saved the life of a drowning child by rescuing that child from the pool and successfully performing CPR.

On May 15, the New Windsor Police Department held its 39th Annual Awards Ceremony, honoring and recognizing first responders for their actions in 2023. The department recognized 29 recipients with 55 …

Local News

Lloyd remembers another fallen hero

For the past three years Dennis Bragg [R] has chosen a Veteran to honor who is buried at the Lloyd Cemetery. Bragg is pictured with John Mackey [L] and Charles Meuser.

Dennis Bragg volunteers his time helping in whatever capacity he can at the Lloyd Cemetery. The cemetery was established in 1861 on a 34-acre parcel and today it is the final resting place for 7,500 …

Ulster announces availability of food security grants

The Ulster County Executive, in partnership with the Ulster County Legislature and Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, is pleased to announce the availability of American Rescue Plan Act …

Briefs

Former Maybrook trustee pleads guilty to health insurance fraud

Gina Bradshaw

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Ulster County District Attorney Emmanuel C. Nneji announced that Gina Bradshaw, an office manager for numerous doctors’ offices in Manhattan, …

Maybrook receives grants for sewer work and fireworks

The focus remains on sewer linings in Maybrook as the village receives yet another Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administered by …

School News

Marlboro takes 5th and 6th in MHAL track

Marlboro’s Robert Jackson, III, runs with the pack in the boys’ 800-meter run during Thursday’s MHAL track and field championship meet at Rondout Valley High School in Accord.

Juliana Juras won two events for the girls and Dan Maher won one as the Marlboro Iron Dukes finished fifth in the girls’ meet with 55.5 points and the boys’ finished sixth with 54.75 …

Wallkill boys 2nd, girls 4th at MHAL meet

Wallkill’s Finnian Reiter runs the boys’ 400-meter hurdles during Thursday’s MHAL track and field championship meet at Rondout Valley High School in Accord.

The Wallkill Panthers won two relays during the boys’ meet and one in the girls’ meet as the boys finished second and the girls took fourth at the Mid Hudson Athletic League track and …

NFA relay teams shine at OCIAA championship

Newburgh’s Giwenn Eloge, left, trails Monticello’s Tahir Denton in the 110-meter hurdles during Friday’s OCIAA track and field championships at Warwick Valley High School.

The Newburgh Free Academy boys’ relay teams ruled the weekend as the Goldbacks finished the first day with a win in the 3,200-meter relay on Friday and then won the 1,600-meter relay on …

NFA doubles team reaches semifinals

Newburgh’s Henry Goings-Perrot returns the ball during Friday’s OCIAA boys’ tennis doubles championship match at MatchPoint Tennis in Goshen.

Henry Goings-Perrot and Alex Cestaro blew through their Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys’ tennis semifinal match. The championship match wasn’t so easy. The …

Newburgh’s Yan wins boys golf title Newburgh Free Academy senior Mark Yan shot a 69 to win the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys’ golf championships on May 13 at …
The Pine Bush Bushmen continued to dominate the girls’ field events when Madison Williams won two events and Ella Galloway won the pole vault, leading the Bushmen to a third-place finish at the …
Montgomery

Spring tea fundraiser benefits the library

All are invited to a Blue Mass at the Most Precious Blood Church at 42 Walnut St. in Walden on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. All Police, Fire, Corrections, EMS and Military are invited to attend. If you …

Montgomery residents want their senior center extension

The Montgomery Village Board, last month, rejected all bids for a proposed extension to the senior center. The cost of the project was cited as the reason.

Last month, the Village of Montgomery board canceled the senior center extension for this year and residents are not too thrilled about the decision. During the village’s April 16 meeting, …

Highland

Highland restores some positions prior to vote

Highland School Administration and the School Board concluded their final budget presentation for the 2024-25 school budget last week. The proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year amounts to …