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Dutchess County Fair canceled amid COVID-19 health concerns

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation and unprecedented challenges, the 2020 Dutchess County Fair has been canceled.  The safety of the Dutchess Fair’s visitors, participants and …

Peaceful protests

What started as a small mask and glove handout led by Councilman Omari Shakur transformed into a peaceful protest that created a sense of unity and strength throughout the diverse community of …

Four school board seats up for grabs

As the June 9 mail-in ballot deadline comes closer, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District [NECSD] is preparing to fill four spots on the district’s board of education [BOE]. There are …

Mount announces staff cuts, closes Desmond campus

Mount Saint Mary College leadership announced Monday that the institution has eliminated 42 staff positions. The cuts bring the Mount’s workforce to about 500 full- and part-time faculty and …

Thanks to our hometown heroes

The tireless efforts of essential workers has helped our communities stay strong during the COVID-19 outbreak. Such efforts may go unnoticed, but it’s important that our communities continually …
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SONIC Drive-In thanks teachers with $1,116 donation to aid distance learning

To recognize the entrepreneurial spirit driving teachers to meet their students’ distance learning needs during this difficult time, SONIC® Drive-In matched all donations to DonorsChoose on …
Monument companies offer free services to help families remember
As life in the Hudson Valley slowly returns from sheltering in place to the “new normal”, three local monument companies are doing their part to help families adjust to life after …
NFA Main Scholar, George Eliadis, named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar George Eliadis, 12th grade scholar at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus has been named a 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholar. George Eliadis is one of 161 outstanding American high school seniors who have …
Space Force to land at Stewart?
New York Stewart International Airport has a runway big enough to accommodate the space shuttle and that may be a selling point for the new U.S. Space Force and its 15,382,100 billion budget to call …
New Windsor Town Hall to re-open
 Effective Monday June 1, 2020, the Town of New Windsor will begin the process of reopening our offices to the public. The town’s court officers will be screening temperatures of all …
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Voter registration deadline nears for 2020 Primary Election

The State Board of Elections reminds all state residents that the deadline to register to vote for the June 23, 2020 state, local and federal Primaries.. Mail-in voter registration forms must be …
July graduations? Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury), along with many of his colleagues in the Senate Majority, sent a letter Wednesday to the Governor urging that guidance be developed to permit outdoor, …
Phase One underway The Mid-Hudson Region is ready for phase one of its reopening, announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Saturday. The region reopened on Tuesday. Cuomo said he had spoken to the region’s …
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LoBiondo seeks town board seat

Anthony LoBiondo, attorney, business owner, and lifelong resident of the Town of Newburgh, has announced his candidacy for the Town of Newburgh Council. There is a vacancy on the Council due to the …

New Windsor Town Hall to re-open

Effective Monday June 1, the Town of New Windsor began the process of reopening our offices to the public. The town’s court officers will be screening temperatures of all visitors and face …

Council weighs fireworks ban

Fourth of July is well known for the excitement of fireworks and celebrations of patriotic pride. The holiday still runs into the risk of dangerous and illegal sparkling devices causing …
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Newburgh Firefighters hold Memorial Day Service

  City of Newburgh Firefighters-IAFF Local 589 held their Memorial Day Service on DuBois Street in front of the Firefighters Monument. Deacon Peter Haight, City of Newburgh Fire Department …

NECSD Teacher Becomes Educational Ambassador for NASA

Ms. Aileen Toback has been teaching 7th grade Life Science in the same classroom at Heritage Middle School in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for 22 years and now, she’s working for …

Mount celebrates nursing grads at virtual ceremony

Mount Saint Mary College honored the graduates of its prestigious Nursing program at a virtual ceremony on Friday, May 15.Susan LaRocco, dean of Mount Saint Mary College’s School of Nursing, …

Newburgh resident earns SUNY chancellors award

SUNY Orange students Chantal Fairclough, along with Jennifer Zimmerman, andDecember graduate Giovanna Cala, have been selected as recipients of the 2020 State University of New York …
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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.