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Schumer rips area utilities over power outages

With over 400,000 New Yorkers still without power three days after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Friday made a personal call to the Chief Executive …
Remote learning to continue The Newburgh Enlarged City School District [NECSD] Board of Education [BOE] held a special meeting last Tuesday to discuss operation reopen. “Tonight is a very critical update in this …
Amthor takes the helm of police department In the past twelve years Arnold “Butch” Amthor has managed to move the Town of Montgomery department forward drastically. As Montgomery’s former police chief, Amthor turned a newer …
Mount English professor to retire after 57 years Author, poet, and educator James Finn Cotter, the longest-serving professor at Mount Saint Mary College, will be retiring from teaching at the college on Friday, August 7, after 57 years of …
City celebrates Frederick Douglass visit The 150th Anniversary of the Frederick Douglass visit to Newburgh is being celebrated next Tuesday. In honor of Frederick Douglass’ visit to Newburgh in 1870 and his legacy of voter rights …
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Skoufis hosts Mobile COVID-19 antibody testing for First Responders

Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) hosted free COVID-19 antibody testing in partnership with Cornerstone Family Healthcare. Dozens of first responders got tested outside Skoufis’ Newburgh …

NECSD partners with Newburgh Armory Unity Center

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NECSD) in collaboration with the Newburgh Armory Unity Center (NAUC) has established the Newburgh Armory Unity Center Virtual Academy to help support …

Dry ice and water distributed to customers impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias

Central Hudson has set up dry ice, regular ice and bottled water distribution sites to assist customers impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias. Regular ice, dry ice and bottled water will be available …

Catholic schools plan for in-classroom return

Reopening plans have been announced for the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. This includes Most Precious Blood in Walden. Since April, the Catholic Schools Reopening Council has …

DA’s report highlights ongoing investigations

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, on Friday, July 31, announced the release of the District Attorney’s Office 2019 Annual Report. The Report outlines the structure of the …
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Mount earns $500 towards next Special Olympics event

Thanks to Mount Saint Mary College’s dedicated student-athletes and some help from the community, the Mount Knights were recently declared the winners of the NCAA Division III Special Olympics …

America Rows provides grant to Newburgh rowing club

On July 22, 2020, Anthony LoBiondo, Vice President of America Rows and Swims Newburgh presented Coach Ed Kennedy, president of the Newburgh Rowing Club, with a grant check in the amount of $2,000.00 …

700 Summer School learning kits created, packed and delivered

In just a few very busy weeks, about 45 teachers, therapists, and counselors created summer school kits for the 700 children that are now participating in Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education …
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Central Hudson responds to Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias. was fast and furious, Tuesday, dumping wind and rain all along the east coast. As of 2 p.m., approximately 23,000 Central Hudson customers are without power, with nearly 290 …

Power plant protest

A group of protesters gathered along Grand Street last Tuesday to protest a plan from Danskammer LLC to build a new power plant on the Hudson River. The gathered was sponsored by Food & Water …

Schmitt calls for reopening of gyms

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I, LBT, SAM- New Windsor) today forwarded Governor Cuomo nearly 3,000 petition signatures of New Yorkers joining with him seeking the safe reopening of local gyms …
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Farmer’s Market returns to Safe Harbors

Common Ground Farm is pleased to announce the start of the 2020 Newburgh Farmers’ Market season. The market will be open every Saturday from 10-2 pm until the last day of the season on November …

Social entrepreneurs find a home in Newburgh

Five years ago, Ronald Zorrilla and his wife, Ashley Collazo moved to the Hudson Valley from New York City. They moved to the Hudson Valley after Zorrilla was given the opportunity to work for the …

Bill to permit school wards in Orange County passes State Senate

Last Wednesday, Sen. James Skoufis announced that his bill, S.7587, which permits school boards of education in Orange County to opt-into a ward system for school board elections, passed the State …

Amthor is named Deputy Chief

Former Newburgh deputy police Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor has been named the new deputy chief of the Newburgh city department He will take over command of the Police Department which has …
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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.