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Danskammer debate continues

Sandra Kissam, a member of Orange County Residents Against the Pilgrim Pipeline [RAPP], addressed the Marlborough Town Board last week on a proposal by Danskammer Energy LLC to build a new $400 …
Marlboro lays out five-year fiscal plan Patrick Witherow, Director of Business and Finance for the Marlboro School District, recently presented the school board with a long term financial projection that reaches out through the 2022-2023 …
A touch of Italy comes to Highland On the first Friday of the month guitarist Denis Jacobs can be found performing a wide variety of jazz standards at the Hudson Ale Works in Highland. Recently patrons were treated to a special …
Local News

Lloyd to replace old water lines

Ray Jurkowski, of CPL Engineering, addressed the Lloyd Town Board on a water main replacement project he is proposing for the hamlet area. Jurkowski said this issue was brought to the attention of …

Minivan pushes another car over embankment

A Newburgh man, who was backing a Dodge Caravan into a parking space near the Raccoon Saloon on Route 9W in Marlboro around 10 Wednesday morning, unknowingly backed into a parked Honda Civic, causing …

Plattekill Town Board talks insurance

At the Plattekill Town Board’s February 6th meeting, the town’s insurance and liability policies, both set to renew in the next few months, were discussed at length. Information …

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach endorses Pat Ryan

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach endorsed Pat Ryan for Ulster County Executive. Ryan is the first candidate to receive an endorsement from a countywide elected official. “Pat Ryan …
Obituaries

Bobby (Zisimos) Katsaitis

Bobby (Zisimos) Katsaitis, 63, of Highland, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 10, surrounded by his family. Born September 22, 1955, in Kefalonia, Greece, he was the son of the late Angelos …

Benjamin Peter McDonough

Benjamin Peter McDonough, age 27, of Marlboro passed away on Thursday. Ben is the son of Michael and Gudrun McDonough, the brother of Emily McDonough and the grandson of Ursula and Peter Pressmar. …

Donald V. Hart

Donald V. Hart of Highland, passed away on February 10, 2019 at the age of 83. He was born on June 14, 1935 in Kingston, NY to John and Ruth Hart. He grew up in Esopus, NY. He graduated from …
Sports

Dukes overcome challenge from Wallkill

It was a night when everyone contributed on both sides of the floor.Daniel Rusk carried the first half, Giovanni Tamburri gave the Marlboro boys’ basketball team the lead for good and Sam …
Highland’s Malherio wins Section 9 wrestling title John McFarland and his coaching staff for Highland’s wrestling team rarely left the corner Sunday at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge during the finals of the Section 9, Division II …
Lady Dukes’ surge buries Wallkill Wallkill’s Brianna Cross scored with less than two minutes left in the second quarter at home, to put the Panthers ahead of the visiting Lady Dukes, 21-20. But that is where the game ended …
Jetta Stephens is captain of the Lady Dukes Marlboro’s Jetta Stephens is playing her final season on the girls’ basketball team, having joined the squad as freshman. She started then and has continued to start for the Dukes. As …
Huskies rally past Wallkill, 71-68 Wallkill’s boys’ basketball team contained Highland for most of the game Friday, holding a slight lead, 41-39, at the end of the third quarter. But the Huskies finally caught the …
Other local news

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 …

Climate watch bird count underway

This month, the Orange County Audubon Society (OCAS) launched Orange County’s participation in the Climate Watch bird count. This community science program designed by the National Audubon …

Marlboro plans Middle School upgrades

Last week architect Thomas Ritzenthaler, of CS Arch, took members of the Marlboro School Board and the Administration on a walking tour of the Middle School, showing the upgrades and changes that his …
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. …
Your Community

Breakfast a fundraiser to rebuild Kirky’s Deli

The First Presbyterian Church will host a pancake breakfast, with sausage and eggs on Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 – 10:30 a.m. As we all know Kirky’s Deli & Pizza recently was severely …

HHS Harlequins present The Little Mermaid

Save the date! Highland High School Harlequins present The Little Mermaid on Feb. 22 - 23 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 students and senior citizens, $12 adults. (Snowdate: Feb 24 at 7 p.m.).Non …

Dotty and Ken Northrip celebrate 62 years of marriage

When Dorothy “Dotty” missed her bus, Ken Northrip, the boy that lived just around the corner, offered to take her in to work. When she arrived home, he was waiting for her—on his …

Christ Episcopal Church to host pancake breakfast

Christ Episcopal Church is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. This is a fundraiser for an Eagle Scout Project from Boy Scout Troop 72 in Marlboro. Christ …