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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 …
URGENT update Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa informed the Lloyd Town Board on steps that his department and the Urgent Task Force is taking to combat the burgeoning opioid crisis that is facing the county. …
COVID resurgence
After a lengthy discussion at last week’s meeting, the Marlboro Board of Education voted 4 – 3 to remain closed immediately following the Thanksgiving break, providing a period of …
Hinchey declared winner in 46th Senate race On election night it looked like Republican Rich Amedure was going to beat Democrat Michelle Hinchey for the open NYS Senate seat for the 46th district. That evening Amedure had 66,784 votes to …
Plattekill initiates police reform committee
Last week the Plattekill Town Board opened a discussion on their new Police Reform Collaborative Committee, which Governor Andrew Cuomo has mandated that towns and municipalities create to address …
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Denizen Theatre to launch salon series in December

The Denizen Theatre is thrilled to kick off their new Denizen Salon Series, a new bi-monthly series dedicated to connecting audiences with authors, with New York Times best-selling author Michael …

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 …

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 …

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 …
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Police committee seeks input

Town of Marlborough Police Reform and Reinvention Committee is looking for public input and recommendations This is a special committee that was formed based on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s …

Free water testing kits not authorized by town

Residents in Lloyd and other communities may have received materials on their front door inviting the homeowners to leave a water sample for a free water test/evaluation. Town officials said the kits …

Modena man faces charges for multiple burglaries

A Modena man was taken into custody Tuesday, facing charges in connection with multiple burglaries in the area. On October 27 after a lengthy joint investigation between the Town of Lloyd Police, …

Marlborough Judge Kraiza is re-elected

On Tuesday, voters in Marlborough sent Republican Michael Kraiza back to the bench for another four year term as their town Justice. The unofficial tally as of press time is 2,533 for Kraiza and …

Gardiner pledges to reduce energy consumption

At its Oct. 13 meeting, the Town Board pushed the town of Gardiner one step closer in attaining its goal of becoming a bronze certified community in the eyes of the Environmental Protection …
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 Boos and Brews on Huguenot Street

New Paltz’s Historic Huguenot Street has been experiencing some haunted happenings this October. Boo’s and Brews haunted walking tour has begun this Fall season and offers an …

Jacobson bill aimed at reducing confusion at polling sites

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed one of his bills (A8257/S5188) which will reduce confusion at polling sites. The new law prohibits, while …

NW to host rabies clinic

Town of New Windsor will be hosting a free, drive-through, rabies clinic, sponsored by Orange County Department of Health. The drive-through rabies clinic is open to Town of New Windsor …

A celebration marking the 100th anniversary of nineteenth amendment

The month of August marked the 100th anniversary of nineteenth amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The town of Marlborough, NY had its own role in the women’s suffrage movement, …

Census deadline is rapidly approaching

Assemblymember Jonathan Jacobson (D-Newburgh) is reminding residents that there are only 5 days left until the September 30 deadline to register with the Census. The 2020 Census will determine how …

Lane Closure Planned for Route 44/55

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising Ulster County motorists to expect a lane closure with alternating traffic along Route 44/55 eastbound and westbound between Route 208 and …