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Schumer rips area utilities over power outages

With over 400,000 New Yorkers still without power three days after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer Friday made a personal call to the Chief Executive …
Belated honors Last Thursday the Highland Central School District honored the Class of 2020 with near traditional graduation ceremonies that were held outdoors on the school’s football field. The district …
Marlboro unveils Return To Learn plan Last week, Marlboro Superintendent Michael Brooks laid out his administration’s ‘Return To Learn’ plan for reopening the school district in some form in September. He said planning …
Friends Corner opens in Highland On Aug. 1, Friend’s Corner Tea and Snack Bar opened their doors at 6 Main St. to people in the Highland community offering refreshing Asian Culture. Sheryll Petilos Rincon, before coming up …
‘Businesses United in Diversity’ Expo set for August 8
Businesses United in Diversity (BUD) will host a one-day expo highlighting more than fifteen Black-and-minority owned businesses in Ulster County on Saturday, August 8 in the parking lot of the DMV …
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Candids from the Highland Class of 2020

Highland High School celebrated its graduating seniors one more time, Thursday, in three separate, socially-distanced ceremonies. Here are some memories of that special day. Photos courtesy …
Highland High School welcomes new Assistant Principal This summer, Highland High School (HHS) welcomed a new assistant principal: Kevin Murphy. He is replacing Ryan Judge, who accepted a position as the principal of Highland Middle School.Murphy, a …
Marlborough backs scout’s project Last week Boy Scout Joe Desole, of Troop 72, received the support of the Marlborough Town Board to build an octagon gazebo, 12 feet in diameter, at the Town Park to complete the final requirement to …
Catholic schools plan for in-classroom return Reopening plans have been announced for the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. This includes Most Precious Blood in Walden. Since April, the Catholic Schools Reopening Council has …
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State honors Ulster County’s luminary graphic designer

To commemorate the life and legacy of graphic designer and cultural icon Milton Glaser, Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) introduced a memorializing resolution passed unanimously by …

DA’s report highlights ongoing investigations

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, on Friday, July 31, announced the release of the District Attorney’s Office 2019 Annual Report. The Report outlines the structure of the …

Air show may move to Montgomery

The 2020 New York International Air Show, scheduled for the weekend of August 29 and 30, is still on as of this week, but may be moved from New York Stewart International Airport to the smaller …

The Ulster County 4-H program hosts safe, summer fun events

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s 4-H Program is excited to announce summer events in the spirit of agriculture! Our first event is sure to bring joy to families across the …

Plattekill man busted for heroin sales and possession

A Plattekill man was arrested on Thursday, July 16 on felony charges of criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance. The Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested William …
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Newburgh man nabbed in drug bust

Members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) report the arrest of a Newburgh man following a long-term heroin and fentanyl sales investigation in the Town of …

Scam warnings issued

The Town of Newburgh Police Department has received several complaints, from residents, advising that they have gotten threatening or intimidating phone calls from subjects identifying themselves as …

Travel advisory

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising Ulster County motorists to expect a lane closure along Route 32 northbound and southbound in the Town of Plattekill, between Route 44/55 …

Newburgh man killed while walking along 9W

A 39-year-old Newburgh man was struck and killed early Saturday while walking on Route 9W in Highland. State Police said Leon Ponder was walking southbound in the right lane of Route 9W at around …

Malls now open

Indoor shopping malls in the Hudson Valley are now permitted to open.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, that malls in Phase 4 regions can open if they have advanced HVAC systems. HVAC …

Assemblymembers announce summer youth funding

Assemblymembers Jonathan Jacobson (D-104), Didi Barrett (D-106), and Kevin Cahill (D-103) have secured the release of $1.6 million for the 2020 New York State Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) …