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How do we overcome a bad reputation?

Crime in the City of Newburgh comes in at an all-time low for 2018, yet the city cannot shake the reputation of being one of the most dangerous in the country. A recent article from USA Today labeled …
City appoints new comptroller Newburgh Interim City Manager, Joe Donat, appointed a new Comptroller at the City Council meeting on February 11. Todd Venning will steer the city financially after previous comptroller, Katie Mack …
Council prayer debate rekindles Prayer created a heated debate at the Council Work Session on Thursday. The discussion was placed on the agenda by Councilwoman Hilary Rayford, to continue the discussions surrounding prayer before …
Labor Union Local 17 opens up apprenticeship
Local 17 Labor Union on Little Britain Road in Newburgh has accepted 100 applications for a four-year apprenticeship program. The union typically opens positions for the apprenticeship program every …
Addiction through a child’s eyes It’s a Saturday morning at 4:30 a.m. a young girl is standing at the stop on Broadway nervously waiting for the shortline bus. She climbs on, the coins in her pocket jangle around. She checks …
Local News

Valentine’s tradition continues at Broadway & Robinson

On the corner of South Robinson Ave and Broadway, every year for the past 28 years you will find the owners of Miriam’s Boutique selling handmade baskets on Valentine’s Day. Miriam …

Crystal Lake hosts 2nd annual Winterfest

The second annual Winter Fest was held Monday by Scenic Hudson to bring attention to Crystal Lake. Shuttles were set up at various locations around the City for residents to visit the lake and take …

Neuhaus supports tax cap

Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced that he supports Governor Cuomo’s proposal to make the tax cap permanent. Prior to the enactment of the tax cap law, many …

Tax season scam warnings issued

Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and Sheriff Carl E. DuBois are reminding residents to remain vigilant about income tax return scams as tax season kicks into full gear and individuals …

Gardiner presents Storytime Theatre Program

The gardiner Library will host a Storytime Theatre Program with Carolyn Thorenz. This program is designed for ages 9-11. Meetings will be held on 5 consecutive Fridays March 1 through April 5 from …
Obituaries

Lorraine May Skonber

Lorraine May Skonberg, born to Laura (Denny) and Michael McDermott on February 24, 1934 in Newburgh, went home to be with the Lord on February 15, 2019. Lorraine was married to the late Kenneth …

Howard A. Brown

Howard A. Brown of New Windsor, died Friday, February 8, at the age of 77. Howard was born in Bronx, NY on December 6, 1941 to the late, Louis and Gertrude Brown. Howard served in the U.S. Air …

Daniel James Baxter

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel James Baxter, 65, of New Windsor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Newburgh on Nov. 5, 1953 to William and …

Robert Saintmire

Robert Saintmire, 79, entered into rest February 9, 2019. He was born to the late Edwin and Bernice (Laudner) in Newburgh.Bob was born, raised, and lived out his life in Newburgh. He worked at The …

Melchiorre “Gino” Frontera

Melchiorre “Gino” Frontera, 81, beloved husband, father and grandfather, joined the Lord Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The son of the late Salvatore and Yolanda (Fazio) Frontera, he was …
Sports

Tyler Serafini wins Section 9 title

Tyler Serafini, Newburgh’s 182-pounder, went to the state tournament last season and did not come home with a title. Over the weekend, Serafini prepared for another state title appearance by …
Lady Goldbacks clinch playoff berth Newburgh’s girls’ basketball team made a late run for a postseason berth in 2018, only to come up short and stay home. Playing Middletown Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Lady Goldbacks tipped the …
Aleksey Makarov has some unfinished business Newburgh’s Aleksey Makarov, a senior, will compete in his final Section 9 championships this week at Valley Central in Montgomery. He has already qualified for the state meet in the …
Newburgh Rowing Club Medals at Ironman Erg Classic Some members of the Newburgh Rowing Club attended the 6th annual Ironman Erg classic, an indoor rowing competition, held at Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey New Jersey, on January 26, according …
Goldback swimmers ready for Section 9 meet Newburgh’s Aleksey Makarov won the 100-breaststroke in division one during OCIAA championships in Washingtonville over the weekend with a time of 1:01.47 as the Goldbacks finished third with …
Other local news

YPI program shows a softer side to law enforcement

The Youth Police Initiative (YPI) Program in the City of Newburgh graduated another class of students on Monday, bringing the tally up to 280 graduates since 2012. The small graduation included eight …

A year of new music with Decora

A new sound and direction is starting for Decora, a well known artist in the Hudson Valley with his roots planted in the City of Newburgh. His new album Better is a reflection of the stories he has …
Your Community

Habitat Day of Service rescheduled

Greetings from River City. When Roman Emperor Claudius II stopped marriages and engagements so that his soldiers would not have wives or fiancés to object to leaving, Valentine, a priest, …

Rotary club welcomes new members

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or the Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of love and affection on February 14th. We should all celebrate the day, because everyone is loved! The …

Franciscan Friars present a Lenten Journey

Thank goodness for our children, who, with hearts of pure love are the Cupids keeping alive the exciting and festive spirit of Valentine’s Day. Naturally, lovers have called this heart and …

Friendly Visitor’s Program is there to help

Hello New Windsor. My grandmother’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day. She would have been 101 years old this year. We love you Gran and miss you so much. Happy Birthday in Heaven! The …
Events
Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating Pete Seeger in song and dance

The center of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is the river itself. It is indeed a treasure. But for a long time the river and its wildlife and environs were not respected and …
UUC welcomes noted singers, composer The Great Music of the Hudson Valley series of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, will feature three nationally noted local professional musicians on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. …