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Health Department warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at Outback Steakhouse in Middletown

The Orange County Health Department is advising residents that if they worked at or visited the Outback Steakhouse, located at 25 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown from 5 p.m. to closing on November …
City set to adopt 2021 budget The City of Newburgh was set to adopt its 2021 budget on Monday, November 23 during its council meeting. The council has discussed the budget from October 13 when it was proposed by City Manager …
School district goes remote once again With the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases in the City of Newburgh and surrounding areas, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District made the call to return to completely remote learning, from …
Handsome Devil BBQ opens in Newburgh After two and a half years of searching for a perfect location and seven months of construction and preparation, Ed Randloph’s Handsome Devil BBQ has opened over the weekend in …
Union gives away pillows and PJs The New York State Laborers Union Local 17 partnered with the New York State Laborer’s Health and Safety Trust Fund to give away pajamas, pillows, school supplies and toys to children in need …
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NYS Office for the Aging reminds older residents to get their flu shot

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is reminding older adults and caregivers about the importance of getting their flu vaccination as soon as possible. Flu season is already …

Organizations combine forces for food drive

Members of the Vails Gate Fire Department and New Windsor Police Benevolent Association held a food drive for the needy people of the community. Vehicles would pull up and fire department and police …

Stricter enforcement, more meters recommended in parking study

Kimley Horn, a planning and design engineering firm, completed a parking study in the City of Newburgh that might lead to stricter enforcement, more meters and for longer hours, if the City decides …

Lack of holiday travel leaves Stewart carriers blue

Stewart Airport, which is run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), has seen a hit in its airline travel, along with many other airports across the country and globe. During …

Annie Rabbitt will not seek 3rd term as Orange County Clerk

Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt announced on Tuesday, November 17 that she will not seek a third four-year term in 2021. “My career in public service has been the experience of a …
Briefs

‘Holiday Lights in Bloom’ return

The Orange County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is pleased to announce it will present the 12th annual “Holiday Lights in Bloom” program beginning on Friday, November …

Newburgh DMV office to re-open

Orange  County’s Newburgh Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office will re-open on Thursday, November 12th. As a precautionary measure, the Middletown DMV will remain closed until …

Shooting reported on Roe Street

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at approximately 6:42 p.m., the City of Newburgh Police Department responded to a Shot Spotter notification for the area of 32 Roe Street. Upon arrival officers found a …

Donate for kids in need

This year the Marines are doing a Toys For Tots drive at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center to help support the community by ensuring no child goes without gifts for the holidays. They are calling …

State funding halted, but DA to fund project at a reduced level

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler and City of Newburgh Police Chief Arnold Amthor, on Monday, November 9 , announced the results of a recent analysis of the City of Newburgh Non-Fatal …
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Ulster BOCES produces Thanksgiving cooking instruction video

This Thanksgiving, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and advisory guidelines urging families to limit the size of gatherings, many may find themselves tasked with cooking a turkey and all its fixings for …

Junior League volunteers at Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

On Saturday, November 14th, active members of the Junior League of Orange County (JLOC), along with provisional members and friends, volunteered at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Volunteers …

Sheriffs don't plan on enforcing 10-person rule for family gatherings

Planning a family Thansgiving and worried about what might happen if it should exceed the 10-person limit mandated by Governor Cuomo? Chances are, nothing will happen, according to the New York State …

Traffic patterns to change for Newburgh-Beacon Bridge

he New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) has announced the start of new traffic patterns at the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge effective Saturday, November 21. The new patterns are being implemented to …
Arts & Entertainment

Safe Harbors presents a Black Renaissance Festival

Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a local organization who aims to transform lives and build communities through housing and the arts, is hosting its first annual Black Renaissance Festival on Saturday, …

Hudson Valley Philharmonic Conductor dies in California

Randall Craig Fleischer who has led the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra since 1992, died suddenly at his California home on Friday evening. He was 62 "He was much loved by all who knew him …

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.