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Wallkill to break ground on new firehouse

After more than a decade of planning, the groundbreaking for the new Wallkill firehouse is expected in about a month according to Wallkill Fire District Commissioner Michael Croce. The new …
Local farmers markets open for business With summer in full swing, farmers markets have begun to open up. The Pine Bush Farmers Market is celebrating its nineteenth year. They are open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays from May 23 to Oct. …
With the greatest of ease Flying trapeze is back in the Hudson Valley, through a new partnership between Safe Harbors of the Hudson, Sportsplex New Windsor and The Flying Royals. This year’s program will take place …
Veteran’s Food Pantry receives $250,000 donation ShopRite Supermarkets presented Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus with a check for $250,000 for the county’s veterans food pantry last Wednesday at ShopRite of Montgomery. This …
Two die in Wallkill fire On Sunday morning at about 12:30 a.m., multiple fire, police and emergency medical service personnel responded to 550 Burnt Meadows Road in Shawangunk for a 911 call for a house fire. Initial …

Brescia case adjourned until mid August

A New York Southern District Court Judge has granted an extension in the civil rights lawsuit against Village of Montgomery Mayor L. Stephen Brescia. Judge Philip M. Halpern granted a letter …

A fond farewell to the Mitchell Performing Art Center

Imagine, a young girl, at the precious age of six, heading off to her first dance lessons in Brooklyn – pursuing what she loves to do, immersing herself in ballet, tap, jazz, and more. She …

BOCES CTE celebrates 800 graduates

Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE) will recognize over 800 students who completed their various CTE programs. The 53rd annual CTE Recognition Ceremony will be held …

TCCP forms youth partnership, launches contest

The Tri-County Community Partnership Inc. (TCCP), a drug-free community coalition, has established a youth-led student branch called the Tri-County Youth Partnership. TCCP has always wanted to …

College News

Announcing the graduation of Dr. Ronald J. Lowe III, DDS, Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine, on May 8, 2020.After his graduation from Pine Bush High School, …
Coronavirus Coverage

Decision on school re-opening due in early August

While parents may soon be making back to school plans, it will be a few more weeks before they know of their children will be returning to rthe classrooms when the new school year begins. Gov. …

Mid Hudson set to enter Phase 4

The Mid Hudson Region is set to enter Phase 4 of its re-opening plan on Tuesday, July 7. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during a daily COVID-19 briefing on Monday, July 6 ihat health …

Four Pine Bush employees test positive for COVID-19

Four employees in the district office at Pine Bush Central School District have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, June 23, according to Superintendent of schools Tim Mains. The district …
Briefs

Walden’s Chief Holmes to retire

After 38 years of service to the Village of Walden, Police Chief Jeffry Holmes will have his last official work day on July 17. He began his career in Walden as a part-time police officer in …
Joseph Bond elected VC board president, Messing named VP
During the reorganizational portion of the Valley Central Board of Education meeting on July 6, Joseph Bond was elected unanimously as president and Sarah Messing was elected unanimously as vice …
VC meeting rescheduled
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education that was scheduled to take place on Monday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. has been rescheduled for Monday, July 20, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Due to an abundance of …
Freedom Fest a drive-in event
Orange County’s 2020 Freedom Fest fireworks, which will be held on Saturday, July 18 at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery, will be a drive-in event. As always, the event honors our …
Gardiner has board vacancies
The Town of Gardiner has vacancies on the Zoning Board of Appeals, Open Space Commission and the Board of Assessment Review. Interested parties should send their resume with a letter of interest …

Pine Bush Schools receives $20K grant for summer meal program

The Pine Bush Central School District has received a $20,000 grant for its free children’s summer meal program from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. This grant is to …

College news

Heather Roell of Walden has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the spring 2020 semester. Congratulations to the following local students who have been named …

Maloney announces 2020 Service Academy appointments

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) HAS announced that 12 Hudson Valley students have accepted offers of appointment at one of the United States’ Service Academies. Every year, Rep. …

Valley Central High School 2020 Awards

Editor’s Note: Continued list of Valley Central awards from the June 24th edition. The Bullville Fire Company Scholarship Awards: This year there are 6 awards at $200 each presented to: …

Pine Bush School 2020 Awards

Acton, James - Class of 2012 Alumni ScholarshipAdipietro, Antonia - Deacon Edward Czerwinski Memorial Scholarship, IIsidore and Ethel Wittenberg Memorial Scholarship, Eric Meier PBA Memorial …
Arts and Entertainment

Libraries respond to COVID-19

While all libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System have closed the doors to their facilities in response to the public health crisis of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), most through the end of the month, all are still actively serving their communities thanks to well-developed digital collections and innovative approaches to delivering programs and services online and in non-traditional ways.

Paper Works opens at Kaplan Hall

Life presents many challenges and opportunities which lead to new interests and conceptualizations. With each new timeframe of life, visual artists may approach ideas and express themselves through …

GNSO changes venue for Saturday concert

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) has changed the site of its March 14 concert to the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh from Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus. The concert will take place at 7:30, as originally scheduled, at the Museum located at 250 Lake Street.