November 16, 1989 – our day of infamy

We remember the day as being unseasonably mild for November, almost balmy. Then came the thick black clouds, the heavy rains and then the wind. Some 125 students were having lunch in the cafeteria …

Honor our Veterans, in word and in deed

On Monday, we pay our annual tribute to all of those who served in the military with a host of services throughout the region, and many special activities. Many organizations and businesses have …

Having a Happy Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for children. Costumes of superheroes and Disney characters and candy can foster lifelong memories of our times of innocence. At least that’s how it’s …

Medicare for all: Good or bad?

Question: When is a tax not a tax? Answer: When it is a FICA. Look at your pay stub. You’ll see withholding to pay your federal tax. You’ll see withholding to pay your state tax. And in …

Kelly Allegra

I have had the opportunity to know Kelly Allegra, candidate for Town Clerk of New Windsor roughly four years. Kelly is a leader not only in her hometown with her role in the local PTO and her …

Water District purchase

Recently the residents of the Town of Newburgh received a brochure about a public hearing in regards to the different charges for the various water and sewage districts. What has not been stated that …

Health becomes a campaign issue

Barring what might well be described as a political upset, the distinguished political career of George A. Green might soon be over. Green, the incumbent, is running for re-election on November 5. …

Not muddle, but merit

I have known Patricia Mullarkey most of my life. Anyone using the word “muddle” in reference to her obviously does not know her. Pat has always been an outstanding member of the New …

Christine Bello for Newburgh City Council

The City of Newburgh has a budget crisis; 39% tax increase and layoffs of police, fire and DPW. It is a crisis City Council has to deal with yet 6 of its 7 members are in their first term of office. …

Alternate choices

In a recent letter to the editor, Ingrid Mazzola wrote about the muddle in New Windsor and I support her comments. Ms. Mazzola questioned why a Town of nearly 27,000 requires TWO individuals to …

Scott Manley

I am writing to endorse Scott Manley for re-election to the office of member of the Town of Newburgh Board. I have known Scott, since he was a student in my Mechanical Drawing class at Newburgh Free …

Elect Sylvia Santiago to New Windsor town council

Voters should elect Sylvia Santiago to the New Windsor Town Council. As an advocate for our entire community, Sylvia has immersed herself into our local organizations which include Boy Scouts of …

Think, then act

If you live somewhere in the towns of New Windsor, Newburgh, and Montgomery, how does it feel, to watch traffic build up on roads you travel every day, see woods and fields dug up for projects that …