Coronavirus Coverage

State Department of Agriculture launches ShopTasteNY.com

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball has encouraged New Yorkers to continue to support the State’s farms and agricultural businesses. While the State works to mitigate the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Ball reminds consumers that food producing farms, farmers’ markets, food and beverage manufacturers, grocery stores, and retail food stores have been designated as essential to the food supply chain and continue to work to produce, process, transport, stock, and sell healthy, local New York food and beverages.

COVID-19 claims the life of school board member

Newburgh Enlarged City School District [NECSD] Board of Education Vice President Susan Prokosch passed away from complications related to the novel coronavirus [COVID-19] on March 30. …

Bus ridership declines amid crisis

The Newburgh Area Transit continues to operate in the midst of the current novel coronavirus [COVID-19] crisis. Although social distancing by six feet is heavily suggested when out in public, …

New Windsor resident passes away from coronavirus

A 99-year-old resident of the New Windsor Country Inn passed away from the novel coronavirus [COVID-19] last Wednesday. The New Windsor Country Inn is an elderly home, it has become a hotspot for …

Food distribution increases

As grocery stores sell out in products, community figures and groups have united together to provide security in the form of food deliveries, and food distributions to the most in need. These …

Stores offer special hours for seniors

Most national grocery store chains are designating special hours strictly for seniors and other shoppers who are vulnerable to serious illness from the coronavirus pandemic. Big, all-purpose …

Meals on Wheels suspends delivery through April 17

Due to numerous COVID-19 concerns and issues, Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh (MOW) will be suspending meal deliveries for the weeks beginning April 6 and April 13. On Monday, March 30, MOW delivered enough meals to its recipients to last for the entire week. In addition, MOW delivered to all recipients two full-sized grocery bags filled with assorted non-perishable foods to last through April 17. MOW advises anyone seeking other emergency food sources in the area to call 211, the United Way's Emergency Helpline.

New Windsor Park closed to the public

Effective at 8am on Monday, March 30th, all New Windsor Parks will be closed to the public until further notice. Basketball rims have been removed and tennis courts have been locked. Supervisor Meyers has been forced to take this further action based on large groups of people not observing the social distancing guidelines set by New York State at our parks. New Windsor Police and Recreation Staff will monitor parks to enforce this closure.

Plattekill man is Ulster's first COVID-19 related death

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan today confirmed the first death related to COVID-19 in Ulster County. For reasons of privacy, specific information cannot be provided. County Executive Ryan did confirm that the individual is a 76 year old male from the Town of Plattekill who passed away at Vassar Brothers hospital due to complications from COVID-19 on Sunday, March 29.

COVID-19 Response Fund distributes nearly $62,000 to local nonprofits

Just nine days after the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS) launched the Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund, it’s distributing its first round of grants.

Meals on Wheels to suspend delivery of hot lunches

The coronavirus outbreak has affected the daily delivery of Newburgh's meals program.
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Shooting sparks more city tension

Newburgh’s streets were lined with flames, anger, and pain last Friday night. Hours before the chaotic scene a man had been shot and killed by the City of Newburgh Police. As a result of the …

Calls for calm issued after Newburgh shooting incident

Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey is urging people to stay calm and await the results of an investigation after a Friday evening shooting incident that left one man dead and several police officers wounded.

Health Department confirms second COVID-19-related death in Orange County

The Orange County Health Department on Thursday reported the second death in Orange County as a result of COVID-19. The deceased was an Orange County resident over the age of 70 with multiple pre-existing medical conditions. As of Thursday, Orange County now has 756 positive COVID-19 cases.

No obstacles for food outreach

Checking his clipboard, Joel Feldstein looked for the next house to stop at. Feldstein has been a Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh volunteer for the past two years. Every Thursday morning, he and …

Former New Windsor Supervisor Green dies

Former New Windsor Town Supervisor George Green passed away at the age of 76 on Monday morning. Green had been a civil servant for over 50 years. Green served 21 years in the New Windsor Police …
Local News

South Street structure demolished

For years on 545 South Street laid a building that many have deemed an eyesore and sign of urban blight. Last week the building was officially demolished. According to William Horton, City of …
Man who threatened bridge jump charged with attempted murder
A man who had threatened to jump off the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge late Saturday morning has been arrested by Newburgh City Police and charged with attempted murder.City Police were called to the bridge …
Jacobson bill urges voting by mail
Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-104) is introducing legislation (A.10231) directing State Boards of Elections to permit voting by mail in the event of a natural disaster or a state of emergency. …
Skoufis staff aids at Food Bank
Senator James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) and his team volunteered during the Friday morning shift at the Hudson Valley Food Bank in an effort to support food pantries across the Senate District. His team …
Orange County Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure in Middletown
The Orange County Department of Health is advising the community of potential COVID-19 exposure in Middletown on Wednesday March, 18th and Friday, March 20th.
Other News

Linda S. Muller to receive Ottaway medal

For 26 years, the Orange County Citizens Foundation Board of Directors selects a citizen worthy of receiving the Ottaway Medal. Named in honor of Ruth and James Ottaway, prominent philanthropists and …
Trash dump at Downing Park
Lying in the middle of Downing Park is a pile of trash and debris. To the disdain of the Downing Park Planning Committee and Newburgh residents, the unfortunate sight was found two Sundays ago. …
Business funding available
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) Thursday announced that Orange and Rockland County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are now eligible to apply for federal Small Business …
Town asks for extension of tax deadline
The Town of Newburgh is asking the County of Orange to extend the property tax deadline, in light of the closures and delays caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. “In light of Governor …
Chamber Expo postponed
The Orange County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it has postponed the annual Orange County Business EXPO, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen.
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Times to receive journalism grant to aid in pandemic coverage

Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., parent company of Times Hudson Valley Media, has been named one of six newspaper companies in New York State to receive a $5,000 grant to help offset the cost of COVID-19 pandemic coverage.

Ferry ridership dwindles during coronavirus outbreak

The Newburgh-Beacon ferry parking lot was nearly empty except for a few cars and passersby enjoying the sunny Friday afternoon. When the ferry finally arrived at 5:51 p.m. last Friday, only three …

Not your average security guard

Standing in Kaplan Hall of SUNY Orange, Michael Corriere greets you with a smile. Corriere is one of the many security guards that roam the halls of SUNY Orange. But he is not your average security …

12 things to do at home

After a few days at home, you may be searching for new ideas to occupy your family. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Get moving!Don’t forget to stay active! A few minutes of activity can …
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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.