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Spanish-speaking firefighter fights for his job

When Max Carrero stood in front of the city council, he nervously laughed. After getting comfortable, he began to speak. Carrero, and a few other firefighters, questioned the city’s decision to …
Newburgh working to save ShotSpotter
With the recent layoffs to the police and fire department, residents of Newburgh are concerned over the future of ShotSpotter. Although it is too late to include funding for ShotSpotter in the …
City Council honors Richard Fracasse The Newburgh City Council chambers echoed with applause as Richard Fracasse walked up to the front of the room to receive his award honoring his activism before Monday’s City Council …
Schmitt, colleague place friendly Army-Navy bet
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) along with his colleague Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) have once again placed a friendly wager on the historic Army-Navy football game that …
Town Planning Board considers apartment complex for 9W
A senior housing development generated a quizzical reaction at the December 5 Town of Newburgh planning board meeting. The Hudson Place senior housing project is expected to have 216 residential …
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Carole McDermott is Orange County’s Citizen of the Month

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has recognized Carole McDermott of the Town of Newburgh as the Citizen of the Month Award winner for the month of December. McDermott was recognized for …
Maternal Infant Services Network celebrates 30th anniversary Maternal Infant Services Network (MiSN) announced the results of its 30th Anniversary event held on Friday, Nov. 15. The evening featured a performance by Tanya Birl-Torres called “A Play in 3 …
Orange County Safe Homes is now Fearless! Safe Homes of Orange County held their annual fundraising gala on Friday, October 25, at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor, NY. 350 friends and supporters raised $81,000 for the agency’s …
Holiday open house draws visitors SUNY Orange’s 25th annual Holiday Open will conclude this weekend with self-guided tours of Morrison Hall from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15. Nearly 500 visitors enjoyed …
Remembering the Day of Infamy The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was remembered Saturday morning at the Newburgh Waterfront, with a simple ceremony. Christopher Eachus, former Orange County Legislator, led the ceremony near …
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New Windsor holds Christmas tree lighting

New Windsor held its annual Christmas tree lighting last Friday in front of the New Windsor Town Hall. The event was a gathering of all members of the community. The event also featured food …
Christmas at Chadwick Lake The Town of Newburgh’s annual tree lighting was held Friday near the pavilion at Chadwick lake Park. Youngsters enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies while waiting for Santa and Mrs. Claus via a …
St. George’s Church to host comedy fundraiser
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, is holding a Comedy Night Fundraiser, Saturday, December 7 in the parish hall, beginning at 6 p.m. The three stand-up comedians take …
Support Our Heroes seeks your help Luz Mercado was scared when her son, Luis, went to serve as a Marine in Iraq in 2004. Still, she was determined to support him, so she proceeded to send him care packages. “I cried all the …
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Newburgh hosts My Brother’s Keeper relaunch

Quietly sitting at the front of the room were Lonnie Spearman, Qualib Smith, and Nicholas Patterson. The three young men are NFA students, but not only that, they are My Brother’s Keeper fellows. …

Town mourns Jane Sager

The Town of Newburgh is morning the loss of former Town of Newburgh Councilwoman and later Supervisor Jane Sager who passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the age of 84, at her Florida winter …

State senate resolution honors Anita Manley

State Senator James Skoufis presented Anita Manley, mother of Town of Newburgh board member Scott Manley, with the New York State Senate Commendation Award at the most recent town board workshop …

Chuck Thomas reappointed to CAC

Although not a Newburgh native, Chuck Thomas takes pride in calling Newburgh home. In his time in Newburgh, Thomas has helped make his mark as the director of the Newburgh Free Library, and more. …
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Holiday concert includes ‘Messiah’

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) will perform its third annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 14 at 4 pm at Aquinas Hall on the Mount Saint Mary College campus in Newburgh. The …
One man’s version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ The Wallkill Reformed Church is pleased to present... A Christmas Carol – a live storytelling experience featuring Jonathan Kruk, master storyteller on Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. Born an …
Historical Society presents Candlelight Tour Visitors to Newburgh’s Historic District are awed by its architecture and its views of the Hudson River. For the past three decades, supporters from all over have joined the Newburgh Historical …